Agricultural Science is the study of the science and technology underlying the principles and practices of agriculture. It aims to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes regarding the factors that affect the long-term well-being of agricultural resources, and places emphasis on the managed use of these resources.
This includes topics such as the study of Soils, the general structure and function of plants, farm crops, structure and function of the animal body and animal production
Agricultural science is suited to pupils from a farming background or those who have a great interest in farming and environmental issues and wish to develop their knowledge further. It also suits pupils who wish to undertake a science subject which may be a requirement for their future third level studies.
There are a broad range of careers in Agriculture ranging from Veterinary Surgeon, Agricultural adviser, Environmentalist, Horticulturist, Botany, Crop adviser, Teaching, Animal breeder, AI technician, Agribusiness and sales and Forestry to name but a few.