WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$2,691 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:College of Agriculture, Engineering & Science
Specialisations:Horticultural Science
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

Since 1998, the Faculty of Science and Agriculture has offered AGRIBUSINESS in its four-year BScAgric degree.  Colleagues in the USA report that Agribusiness has become a major drawcard at their Universities too.

The AGRIBUSINESS degree option is offered jointly by the Disciplines of Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Crop Science, Horticultural Science, and Wildlife Science.  Students take a co-major (joint major) between Agricultural Economics and any one of these production disciplines.

After completing a BScAgric degree in Agribusiness, graduates may study towards an MScAgric or PhD degree.


Year 1

Semester 1BIOL101(16), CHEM110(16), MATH150(16), PHYS131(16)

Semester 2 BIOL102(16), CHEM120(16), MATH143(8), PHYS133(8), STAT130(16)

Year 2

Semester 1 AGEC210(16), 220(16), STAT221(16), Elective(16)

Semester 2 AGEC270(16), AGPS200(16), (ZULN101(16) or Elective(16)), Elective(16)

Year 3

Semester 1 AGEC380(16), AGPS301(16), (AGPS305(16) or 309(16)), AGPS307(16)

Semester 2 AGEC370(16), AGPS308(16), Electives(32)

Year 4

Semester 1 AGEC750(16), AGPS701(8), 32C from (AGPS710(16), 715(16), 716(16), 733(16))

Semester 2 AGEC740(16), AGPS791(8), 16C from (AGPS712(16), 714(16), 732(16), 734(16))

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
– NSC degree pass with Maths, English, Life Orientation and Agricultural Science/Physical Science/Life Science at level 4.
– Admission points required: 28-48 (highest scoring students taken first; BSc in Industrial and Applied Biotechnology requires a minimum point score of 30).
– The closing date for applications is 30 September.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $28
Application Fees for International Students: $128

Closing dates for Undergraduate Programmes:

Medicine: 30 June
All other programmes: 30 September
– Applications to study must be made in the prescribed manner via the Central Applications
Office (, and must include the presentation of the Matriculation Certificate where specified.
– An applicant who has studied at any other tertiary education institution must, in addition, present an academic record and a certificate of conduct from that institution.

For new admissions:
– APS (Accumulated points score)
– Selections are processed on a sliding scale, on academic merit, with the minimum as per subject requirements.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Farm management specialist for agricultural extension.
– Agricultural policy specialist for public organization.
– Farm manager.
– Farm bureau executive.
– Grain merchandiser.
– Commodity trader.
– International and domestic grain trader.
– Price / risk manager in commodity marketing firm.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $2,691
Tuition Fees for International Students: $12,747

South African students pay R44626 per year as tuition fees.
Students from SADC countries pay local tuition fees plus a levy of R3400 (R1800 per semester)

Application fee:
– All students from SADC and other African countries pay: R470
– All students from outside of Africa: U$146
– Students from within Africa but outside SADC and from the rest of the world are required to pay US $ 14 535.00 per annum; i.e. U$ 6 895.00 per semester (first or second) inclusive of the international levy, where registration is required for one semester only to complete a qualification.


Relevant Contact

Prof. Muthulisi Siwela
Academic Leader
Mrs Anusha Maikoo
Undergraduate Administrator