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Agriculture Science Online - Bachelor's, Master's, Doctor Ph.D. Degree.

 

Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences via distance learning

 

Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences

 

 

Agriculture Science via distance learning

 

This program of agricultural science provides a broad multidisciplinary study of the production and processing of food and fibers. It considers the technologies of soil fertility, crop cultivation, harvesting, animal production and the processing of plant and animal products for human consumption and use. It encompasses the natural, economic, technological and social sciences that are used in the practice and understanding of agriculture, combining aspects of livestock production, crop production, agricultural economics and agricultural engineering.

 

Academic Supervisor : John Stanley Bircham
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Agriculture Science Online via distance learning

Specialist, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctor - Agriculture Science.

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. For example: Agribusiness - Agricultural Engineering - Agroecology - Biotechnology - Botany & Plant Science - Farm Management - Food Science - Forestry - Livestock & Animal Science - Soil Science - Sustainable Agriculture - Wood Science .

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Agriculture Science Online
Tuition Fee: 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online: 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program. More info...
Composition: Agriculture Science via distance learning = 39 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from the specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - Agriculture Science Online
Tuition Fee: Min. 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... Max. 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online: 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program. More info...
Composition: Agriculture Science via distance learning = 39 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Sustainable Agriculture.

 

Master's Degree - Agriculture Science Online
Tuition Fee: Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online: 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program. More info...
Composition: Agriculture Science via distance learning = 39 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Sustainable Agriculture. + 13 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Agriculture Science Online
Tuition Fee: Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online: 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program. More info...
Composition: Agriculture Science via distance learning = 39 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Sustainable Agriculture. + 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).

 

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...

 

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Agriculture Science Online

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...

 

Agriculture Science
The course covers the theoretical basis of sustainable agriculture; designing alternative systems and technologies; alternative production systems; and managing insect pests, pathogens, and weeds. It provides examples from throughout the developed and undeveloped world.
Academic Supervisor: John Stanley Bircham

Drainage & Irrigation
This course explores all issues related to drainage and irrigation including soil-water-plant relationships, theory of infiltration and evapotranspiration, saturated and unsaturated flow through soils, movement of chemicals in the vadose zone, the design of surface and subsurface drainage systems, design of sprinkler, trickle, and subsurface irrigation systems. It studies the management of irrigation systems in developing countries.
Academic Supervisor: Rafif Srour

Animal Breeding
This course studies the reproductive process of animals with special emphasis on the application of recent techniques in solving reproductive problems associated with fertility and infertility. It considers the biometrical relationships among relatives, methods of estimating genetic parameters, application of crossbreeding systems, and livestock selection techniques. It explores reproductive programs applying techniques of artificial insemination and pregnancy evaluation in livestock.
Academic Supervisor: José Luis Corona Lisboa

Animal Nutrition
This course explains the role of animal nutrition in modern agriculture and society, of nutrient metabolism, the formulation of diets from an array of available feedstuff, and the life-cycle feeding of animals. It describes the properties of feedstuff used in the feeding of domestic animals and the feeding practices for a variety of livestock and exotic animal species. It discusses the agronomic, nutritional, and toxicological properties of feedstuff, and gives a solid grounding in the fundamentals of feed processing and diet formulation.
Academic Supervisor: José Luis Corona Lisboa

Livestock Industry
This course presents today's modern livestock industry and the multifaceted issues it is facing. It explores various livestock production in rangeland environments and considers breeding, reproduction, nutrition, marketing, and distribution, as well as the techniques in live animal evaluation.
Academic Supervisor: José Luis Corona Lisboa

Soil & Water Conservation
This course reviews the problems, principles, and control of soil erosion by water and wind, land planning for soil conservation, and water management including irrigation and drainage problems.
Academic Supervisor: Rafif Srour

Agriculture Machinery
This course reviews the selection, use, evaluation, maintenance, and management of farm, industrial, and turf equipment. It also explores the calibration, efficiency, cost considerations, and labor performance of agriculture machinery.
Academic Supervisor: John Stanley Bircham

Soil Fertility
This course explores all aspects of soil fertility including nutrient availability, soil chemistry, solubility relationships, ion exchange, and oxidation-reduction reactions in soils. It considers the sources, properties, and utilization of fertilizers and other formulas to affect soil fertility.
Academic Supervisor: Rafif Srour

Horticulture
This course explores the science and technology related to horticulture with emphasis on the physiological components of growth and development of ornamentals, fruits, and vegetables.
Academic Supervisor: John Stanley Bircham

Food Science
This course deals with the management of food service systems including purchasing, receiving, regulation of inventory, and factors affecting nutrients in food. It reviews food quality-control parameters (sensory, color, and texture) and added-value such as traditional or novel commodity, ingredient, and process combinations.
Academic Supervisor: Leonie van Heerden

Agroecology
This course of agroecology centers on food production that makes the best use of nature’s goods and services while not damaging these resources. Agroecological farmers seeks to improve food yields for balanced nutrition, strengthen fair markets for their produce, enhance healthy ecosystems, and build on local ancestral knowledge and customs.
Academic Supervisor: John Stanley Bircham

Food Production Quality
This course reviews the standards, principles, and techniques of food production in different systems. It discusses ingredient control and recipe standardization in addition to food preparation, delivery, and service. Special emphasis is placed on quality assurance and evaluation methods during food production.
Academic Supervisor: Jose W. Rodriguez

Sustainable Agriculture
This course reviews the idea of agricultural sustainability; economic, ecological, and social components; landscape management; agri-food communities in urban and rural systems; pest management; water availability and use for irrigation and other purposes, and the importance of water to agriculture and society; in addition to the land, food, and nutrition and their impact on human health continuum.
Academic Supervisor: John Stanley Bircham

 

 

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Agriculture Science Online via distance learning

Recommended Professional References.

Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional.

 

Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...

 

ABRH - Associação Brasileira de Recursos Hídricos
ACSS - African Crop Science Society
AIAEE - Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education
ASA - American Society of Agronomy
CAST - Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
CNA - Confederação da Agricultura e Pecuária do Brasil
CSSA - Crop Science Society of America
FAO - Food And Agriculture Organization
IAAS - International Association of students in Agricultural and related Sciences
ICSS - International Crop Science Society
IOBC - International Organization for Biological Control
ISHS - International Society for Horticultural Science
ISPA - International Society of Precision Agriculture
SECH - Sociedad Española de Ciencias Hortícolas
WAA - World Association of Agronomists
WF - World Farmers
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Admission requirements - Agriculture Science

Specialist - Expert Diploma, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctor Ph.D. Degree.

 

For official admission status at Bircham distance education university; you need to send in a filled out, dated, and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from the website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to our address. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in a PDF Format. More info...

 

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission. More info...

 

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program. More info...

 

Duration - Agriculture Science Online via distance learning

For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies. More info...

 

All information related to the distance learning degree programs is in English, although you may, upon request and approval, submit the required assignments in other languages.

 

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Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences via distance learning

Agriculture Science Online

Specialist - Expert Diploma, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctor Ph.D. Degree.