Agriculture Programmes

Undergraduate Degree Programmes

Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • BSc Agribusiness Management
  • BSc Agriculture
  • BSc Human Nutrition & Dietetics
  • BSc Human Ecology
  • BSC Geography
Bachelor of Science (BSc) General

Awarded for one or more majors and minors chosen from among the following:


  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Science
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Environmental & Natural Resource Management
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Food and Food Service Systems Management
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Geography
  • Tropical Landscaping


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Communication & Extension
  • Environmental & Natural Resource Management
  • Sports Nutrition

NOTE: A major in any Food & Agriculture discipline may also be taken together with another major or one or two minors from this or another faculty.

Certificate Programmes

  • Certificate In Tropical Agriculture
  • Certificate of Specialisation in Tropical Agriculture

Diploma Programmes

  • Diploma in Agriculture Extension
  • Diploma in Institutional and Community Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Undergraduate Diploma in Agriculture


Programme Descriptions

BSc Agriculture
BSc Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness
BSc Agricultural Extension

As societies across the region and the world focus on attaining and maintaining food security, opportunities in agriculture and related industries are expanding. The St. Augustine Campus of The UWI, with our long tradition in agricultural teaching and research is putting a new focus on the potential contributions to generating weal and building healthier communities. We believe it is imperative that we in the Caribbean retain traditional, agricultural commodities, while offering new products to meet the changing tastes for different foods.


BSc Geography

Geography brings together Earth’s physical and human dimensions in the integrated study of people, places and environments. There are two main branches of geography: human geography and physical geography. Human geographers work in the fields of urban planning, transportation, marketing, real estate, tourism and international business. Physical geographers on the other hand study climate patterns, land forms, vegetation, soils and water. Geographers also examine linkages between human activity and natural systems. They study issues of global warming, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, groundwater pollution and flooding. Geography is an attractive major as its theories and methods provide marketable skills and the broad perspectives on environment and society that are applicable over a broad spectrum of occupations. Geography also provides a sound foundation for students who plan to enter graduate work in a variety of fields, from geography to business, land use planning, law and medicine.


BSc Human Ecology

This is a multidisciplinary programme. Students enrolled in this programme may pursue, the Majors listed below:

The Major in Family and Consumer Sciences includes courses in microeconomics and biostatistics, nutrition, and foodservice systems management as well as textiles, pattern development, fashion industry and business among others.

The Major in Nutritional Science includes courses in biochemistry and physiology. Students learn about nutrition throughout the life cycle, how it relates to health and disease and its contribution to sports and fitness. There is also a Minor in Sports and Nutrition.

The Major in Foods and Food Service Systems Management includes courses focused on food science, nutrition and food service systems as well as financial accounting, food product development, new venture creation and management as well as the development of a Caribbean cuisine.


BSc Tropical Landscaping

Students gain practical skills while studying landscape design, the relationship between plants and people, turfgrass management, and constructing and maintaining a hardscape. The programme includes an internship and a course in new venture creation.


Diploma in Institutional and Community Nutrition and Dietetics

The Diploma/Internship programme in Institutional and Community Nutrition and Dietetics qualifies graduates of the BSc Human Ecology (Nutrition and Dietetics Option) for professional accreditation. Developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Trinidad & Tobago this programme equips students with the practical experience needed to function effectively as a nutritionist, a dietician or as a professional in a related field.


Undergraduate Diploma in Agriculture

The main goal of the UWI undergraduate diploma in agriculture is to enhance access and to increase the availability of human resources with post-secondary training in agriculture to support the development of the food and agriculture sector throughout the CARICOM region.

This diploma programme is designed to equip graduates with the necessary competencies, skill sets and knowledge to:

  • become modern-day farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs (e.g. Horticulturists, Aquaculturist)
  • become specialists in agricultural technologies
  • commence a career in the agriculture sector as entry level technical or support personnel
  • become agricultural extension agents
  • pursue degree level training in agricultural science and technology-oriented programmes
  • serve as teachers of agriculture at the primary school level


University Certificate Programme in Agriculture (UCPA) By Distance

The UCPA by distance teaching offers a:

  • Certificate in Tropical Agriculture (CTA), which targets post-secondary school candidates with limited work experience who wish to matriculate into the Agri-business Management or general Agriculture degree programme offered by the Faculty.
  • Certificate of Specialisation in Tropical Agriculture (CSTA) which is designed to fulfil the training needs of middle managers and other professionals in the Agri-food, Agro-environment and Education sectors, who have a Diploma or Bachelor’s degree and after years of work experience, wish to upgrade their knowledge or require certification in a specialised area.