Course summary

Agricultural scientists contribute to shaping tomorrow’s agriculture and food-production industry. Both these sectors are gaining importance, in Switzerland and worldwide. Along with water resources management, they are essential to our existence. Furthermore, consumers want their food to be healthy and inexpensive. We need well-educated experts to deal with all these challenges.

Studying practically
The students learn the underlying theory for their future professional activity and then consolidate this theory with directly relevant practice, for example in experiments, excursions, case studies and while writing academic papers.

Five attractive majors
After acquiring basic agricultural knowledge and skills during their foundation year, students in agriculture specialise in one of five majors:

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Plant Sciences and agroecology
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Horse Management
  • International Agriculture

Furthermore, they can obtain an additional qualification in Organic Agriculture and Resource Protection or take one of two minors, Management & Leadership or Teaching & Advising.


Title / Qualification Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
MajorsAgricultural Economics
Plant Sciences and Agroecology
Animal Husbandry
Horse Management
International Agriculture
Program study options Full or part-time/in conjunction with a job
Language(s) of instruction German/French, partly English
Campus(es) Zollikofen
Professional qualification yes
Course begins Week 38
Deadline for applicationsApplication deadline for the Bachelor program
Subsequent master program Master of Science in Life Sciences - Agricultural and Forest Sciences
Special featuresThe BFH ist the only Swiss university of applied sciences to offer this course.
Possibility of studying for an additional qualification in organic agriculture.


Surveys show that professional opportunities for graduates with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture are excellent. They are qualified to take on positions of responsibility in the agricultural sector in downstream and upstream businesses, organisations or public administration. Possibilities include:

  • advising farmers on future-related issues
  • improving animal genetics
  • breeding new plants
  • researching better feeding methods
  • communicating new agricultural trends
  • opening up markets for innovative products
  • educating young professionals
  • working in development cooperation

Detailed information

BSc Agriculture

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Head of degree programme

Dr. Samuel Kohler

T +41 31 910 21 60


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