What is Agricultural Science?
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 concerning the factors that affect the long-term wellbeing of agricultural resources, and places emphasis on the managed use of these resources.
Why study Agricultural Science?
Agricultural Science is the fastest growing science subject at Leaving Cert level. The examination consists of (a) a terminal examination paper and (b) an assessment of the work of the candidate during the course. It is a practical based subject, with 25% of the course allocated to a portfolio, which is completed and submitted before the Leaving Cert exam. Agricultural Science is an accepted Science subject for university matriculation and may be taken in addition to Biology. The course content also overlaps with Chemistry and Geography. Ag Science is currently offered as an additional night class in 5th and 6th Year.
In addition a portfolio is prepared which will contain reports of field trips, an ecology report, experiment write-ups and a farm study.
Careers in association with Agricultural Science
Food science and technology, Veterinary medicine, Veterinary nursing, Genetics, Forestry, Horticulture, Agricultural engineering, Biotechnology, Equine studies, Research and Teaching.
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