Physics Building Expansion Officially Opened
Physics Building Expansion Officially Opened
An extension to the Department of Physics at the University of the Free State (UFS) was officially opened on the Bloemfontein Campus on 20 April 2016.

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Prof Danie Vermeulen, new Faculty Dean
Prof Danie Vermeulen, new Faculty Dean
The Council of the UFS approved the appointment of Prof Danie Vermeulen as Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences during its meeting on 11 March 2016.

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UFS Scientists part of team: Dissecting the Milky Way
UFS Scientists part of team: Dissecting the Milky Way
H.E.S.S. (High Energy Stereoscopic System) scientists publically revealed their latest galactic discovery in the international science journal, Nature, on 16 March 2016.

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Institute for Groundwater Studies Lab Globally Endorsed
Institute for Groundwater Studies Lab Globally Endorsed
The IGS Laboratory at the UFS is on equal footing with international testing labs. With its accreditation in March 2016 by SANAS, this lab now officially meets global standards.

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Lithium-Ion Batteries Research Improving Ordinary Lives
Lithium-Ion Batteries Research Improving Ordinary Lives
The future of scientific research at the Qwaqwa Campus is in good hands. Dr L Koao is one of the members of the Vice-Chancellor’s Prestige Scholars Programme (PSP) on this Campus.

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Agricultural Economics

Why agricultural economics?

Which degree is the right one for me?

A four-year B.Sc.Agric. degree in Agricultural Economics (agricultural and commerce subjects).
A three-year B.Com. degree in Agricultural Economics (commerce subjects).
A three-year B.Agric. degree in Agricultural Management.
A three-year B.Agric. degree in Irrigation Management.
A two-year diploma in Agricultural Management.

Why agricultural economics?

  • Our internationally recognised programme prepares students for careers with a professional, competitive salary.
  • Our students are sought after throughout the world in agriculture and the business environment and are a popular choice when it comes to work opportunities.
  • Exchange programmes present exciting opportunities for students to study at selected overseas universities.
  • We have a rich tradition that built upon excellence and established values.
  • We are accessible and centrally located in an area that reflects the biggest part of the agricultural sector of Southern Africa.
  • A pulsating student life and popular residences present opportunities for students to participate in sport, cultural and religious activities, student fun and training-orientated excursions and projects.

  The Department is committed to:

  • Improving the welfare of the community by impartial applied economic problem-solving.
  • To continuously improve the human capital of our students and staff.
  • Excellence in public and private endeavours.
  • The creation of a feeling of communality by continuous recognition of diversity and devotion to an uncompromising level of inclusivity.

Admission requirements

  • Admission to the University is an Endorsed Senior Certificate.
  • The admission requirement for the B.Sc.Agric. degree is Grade 12 Mathematics with a passing rate of at least 40%.
  • For admission to the B.Agric. degree a passing rate for Grade 12 Mathematics on Standard Grade or Mathematics N4 must be achieved.
  • For admission to the Dipl.Agric. a Grade 12 Certificate or a minimum M-score of 28 must be achieved.

Each of these degrees can be followed by Honours, Masters and Doctoral degrees These post-graduate qualifications make our students very competitive in the international arena.


Career opportunities

 A Kovsie degree in this department can be your key to a career in:

  • Agri-business
  • Marketing
  • Importing and Exporting
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Irrigation Management
  • Co-op Management
  • Agricultural Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Research and Development

This is why Kovsies must be your number one choice!

Last updated: 03 February 2011 11:47