The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA) is one of the flagship programs of the College of Agriculture of the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines – Claveria Campus approved through Board Resolution No. 21, Series of 2009. It is a four-year science and technology-based curriculum for future agriculturists. Relevant revisions of the curriculum to better equip its graduates for the Licensure Examination for Agriculturist (LEA) was approved by BOT Resolution No. 3 on March 2012. Moreover, it is recognized and granted by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as a Center of Development (COD) status by virtue of CHED Memorandum Order No. 38, Series of 2015
The course offers five areas of specialization based on students’ interests:
The program prepares its graduates for:
After completing two (2) years of the required curriculum, it awards the Certificate of Agriculture Science (CAS) and prepares students for TESDA Skills Assessment for Competency to earn AGRIC CROPS NC I and ANIMAL PRODUCTION NC II and HORTI NC I, respectively. Further, the course offers five areas of specialization for the aggie students to choose based on their interests. Major fields include: Animal Science, Crop Science, Entrepreneurship, Dairy Science (per BOT Resolution No. 3, S 2012) and Agricultural Education, respectively.
Abroad/Foreign Student OJT Opportunities
In the BSA curriculum, students will not only be immersed on science-based curriculum but also in technology-based through several platforms of practical learning in agriculture. In the junior year, students will be exposed to On the Job Training (OJT) to various Research and Production projects of the University. Thus, giving them a feel of both the research and production dimensions of their would-be profession. Being a science-curriculum, students are fully exposed to undergo individual or group researches based on their respective area of specialization during their senior year, culminating with a thesis project or manuscript. Similarly, aggie students who take teaching as their calling by majoring Agricultural Education will be equipped of the pedagogy and andragogy of mentoring through their very competent professors. Hence, job opportunities such as becoming a Senior High School teacher in the K-12 programs of the Department of Education just beckon in the corner.