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BS in Agriculture in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA) is a four-year degree program designed to provide students with the technical knowledge in crop raising, agricultural chemicals, fertilizers, integrated pest management, seed conditioning and technology and other areas related to production and quality control in the food and fiber industry. It also teaches students about livestock raising and managing a farm and agribusiness. The BS in Agriculture program helps students understand modern farming by teaching them the process and techniques in identifying, diagnosing, and analyzing problems and in designing, packaging, and applying technologies needed in the development and conservation of agriculture and food system resources.

Students who satisfactorily completed the first two years shall be awarded the Certificate of Agriculture Science (CAS) which the students may use for immediate employment or application for TESDA Skills Certification subject to the requirements of the specific TESDA Training Regulation being applied for.

Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who want to pursue a degree in Agriculture are encouraged to take the Agri-Fishery Arts Strand under the Technical-Vocational and Livelihood (TVL) track. This strand provides various topics in Animal Production, Crop Production, Landscaping, Food Processing, and Fisheries. Learning these basic topics beforehand will be useful in college.

Subjects and Curriculum

  • Crop Science
  • Crop Protection
  • Animal Science
  • Soil Science
  • Agricultural Extension and Communication
  • Agricultural Economics and Marketing
  • Introduction to Agriculture
  • Fundamentals of Agricultural Engineering
  • Introduction to Ecological Agriculture

Admission Requirements


  • The student must be a high school graduate.
However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS)
and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.
  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.

Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate
  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2” ID Picture

Program Outcome

Graduates of Agriculture are expected to be able to:

  • Create and implement the development of agricultural plans and programs
  • Understand and apply agricultural productivity and sustainability in national, regional, and global development context
  • Participate in agricultural production and post-production activities
  • Promote sound agricultural technologies to different clients
  • Use information technology tools to solve agricultural problems

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in a farm, plant, laboratory, or other corporations and establishments that will provide more practical experience in agriculture.

Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university.

Board Exam

To become a Licensed Agriculturist in the Philippines, a graduate of BS in Agriculture needs to pass the Agriculturist Licensure Examination. The examination is conducted by the Board of Agriculture under the supervision of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).

Career Opportunities

Graduates of BS in Agriculture may pursue a career path in a farm, plant, laboratory, or other corporations and establishments that are part of the agricultural industry. They may apply for roles such as a horticulturist, irrigation specialist, and commercial farm manager. 

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Reviews of BS in Agriculture graduates:

J. H.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
◈ At Bicol University - Guinobatan
◈ Graduated 1982

list bulletWhy did I choose Agriculture: In my time that was one of the courses where I passed in the university where I want to study so I have no choice but to just take it.

list bulletAbout my college education: It was fun and I find it not so difficult. We were assisted casually. It was an interesting course for me.
In studying any course you have to be patient and need to study hard in whatever field you are in.

list bulletMy current job: I now settled with my investments and business. I previously worked as a technician in a farm owned by a biggest meat producers in the country.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Yes. Because in my business now. I am the one managing and still practicing what I have learned from my school and from work.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: Just right after I graduated. We were endorsed to different companies and got a chance to choose which field we are going to go.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Agriculture: I believe my course is still an in demand course and even has greater opportunities for graduates and skilled agriculturists abroad compare to other courses. It was an interesting career and could help you a lot of things in agriculture. It could be personal or by employment.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: Focus on the major and field you are in. There are several studies in agriculture that may excel with.
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