Department of Agricultural Biology
Agricultural biologists strive to effectively manage farm crops and animals. To do this they study pests like insects, birds and small mammals. They also study plants, farm animals and beneficial insects like bees. Specialties include animal genetics, animal physiology, botany, entomology, horticulture and toxicology. Thus they find ways to improve the production of farm crops and animals.
The Department of Agricultural Biology offers opportunities and exposures to a plethora of theoretical and applied aspects of Microbiology, Entomology, Pest Management Systematic, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and Germplasm Conservation.
The Program also provides extensive hands-
In addition to its contribution to the core program, the Department offers four modules for the advanced program of the degree. The academic staff of the Department have wide diversity in their advanced training which affords this possibility. Hence, students are able to master the principles of Economic and Applied Entomology, Genetic Improvement of Plants, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology or Plant Pathology and Microbiology, amongst others.
Objectives of the Degree Program
To produce agricultural Technicians with strong background formation in the agro-
Students can specialize in any of the following areas:
1. Plant Physiology
2. Genetics and Plant Breeding
3. Genetics and Animal Breeding
5. Molecular Biology
6. Biotechnology and Germplasm Conservation
7. Agricultural Microbiology
8. Agricultural Chemistry and Biochemistry
9. Crop Protection and Pest management
10. Agricultural Entomology
Future, Career and Employments
Agricultural biologists may work as basic or applied research scientists, as consultants to businesses and farmers or as food production managers. Potential careers may include research and development scientists, agribusiness sales representatives, extension agents, farmers, farm managers and range scientists. Others become administrators or managers of research anddevelopment programs in industry. For example, research and development programs may focus on food products, agricultural chemicals or farm machinery. These administrators or managers may not actively conduct research, but manage the people involved in the research program.
1.With a degree in plant Pathology, Entomology, and Pest Management jobs are available in Research, Product development or sales in the agricultural chemistry industry.
2.With a degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Agricultural chemistry, plant Physiology, Agricultural microbiology, bacteriology, a large number of potential opportunities are available in the field of Agricultural sciences.