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Agricultural and Forest Sciences

Study Agricultural Sciences in Germany

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Climate change poses new challenges for many sectors; food production is just one of them. What crops will thrive in our soils in the future? How can we make animal husbandry more ecological and species-appropriate? Your course of study will deal with these and many other questions. The agricultural sciences are an interdisciplinary field of study, covering economic, technical, biological, and social science topics.


32 Higher Education Institutions

Bachelor, Master

German, English

3-9 Semesters

What content can I expect

The agricultural sciences cover a whole range of different areas of study:

  • Agrobiology
  • Aquaculture, fisheries
  • Horticulture
  • Agriculture
  • Husbandry
  • Viticulture

All courses of study cover crop production and some also deal with animal production. They equip you with knowledge of the fundamentals of natural sciences, e. g., from biology or zoology. This can include, e.g., agricultural land use and welfare-oriented animal husbandry. You will also deal with content from the economic sciences in your course of study, such as marketing, corporate management, or product quality. Aspects from the social sciences are also taught. After you graduate, you will be expected to factor major global problems such as climate change, food security, and environmental protection into your decision-making. Obligatory internships are also built into the curriculum, both at universities and at universities of applied sciences.

Your course of study does not exclusively prepare you for a career as a farmer. Many graduates go on to work in teaching, consulting, administration, or in food production in the private sector.

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