Bachelor of Natural Resources in Smart Organic Farming is a multidisciplinary program concentrating on managing sustainable natural resources with organic farming.

This educational course incorporates biology, ecology, soil science, and agricultural economics with essential hands-on learning. After finishing the program, you can successfully develop, implement, and manage environmentally responsible, economically-viable, and socially equitable farming systems that are genuinely organic.

Furthermore, it includes a curriculum that will successfully teach you organic agriculture with natural inputs and no synthetic pesticides and genetically modified organisms or GMOs.

Finally, you will also learn the social, economic, and environmental advantages of organic farming, plus the marketing techniques and practical regulatory frameworks in an organic food business.

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Degree info

  • Bachelor of Natural Resources
  • 4 academic years / 240 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Tuition fee: 9 700€ / academic year
  • Campus: Mustiala

Edunation application period

Regular Admissions
• 25.10.2023 - TBA
Pathway to Finland program
• Online studies: 31.07.2023
• Study hub in Finland: 17.07.2023

The curriculum will include these modules:

  • Agricultural expertise in global context
  • Animal production
  • Crop production
  • Agricultural and rural system studies
  • Practical training in rural work placement
  • Analyzing agricultural data
  • Planning rural development
  • Diversity in agricultural environment
  • Practical training in rural expert placement
  • Organic production and food system
  • Business and expert services in the field of agriculture
  • Sustainable crop production
  • Sustainable animal production
  • Sustainable farm technology choices

There is a wide range of career opportunities once you complete the Bachelor of Natural Resources in Smart Organic Farming in environmental science, agriculture, and sustainability.

Here are examples of exciting career paths you may successfully pursue:

Agricultural consultant:  Professionally guide and advise farmers and enterprises on improving operations and increasing profits. 

Organic farmer: You may successfully start your farm or work at an existing one. This program will equip you to be professionally responsible for planning and implementing proven and sustainable farming practices like utilizing natural inputs, composting, and crop rotation.

Research scientist: You can continue and professionally pursue a career in research. It will allow you to do further studies on soil health, plant genetics, and the effects of changes in the climate on agriculture. 

Non-profit employee: Non-profit organizations handle issues regarding sustainable agriculture and environmental concerns. You may work with these specialized organizations and share your knowledge in smart organic farming. 

Government agency employee: State or federal agencies need competent professionals with knowledge about smart and organic farming. You may apply at the Environmental Protection Agency or the Department of Agriculture for their sustainable agriculture and protection mission. 

As the world is leaning toward sustainability and supporting organic products, there are more career paths once you finish a Bachelor of Natural Resources in Smart Organic Farming.

This exciting educational program can upgrade your passion for sustainable agriculture while being an efficient steward of our environment.

Our Edunation Pathway to Finland program offers guaranteed access to HAMK’s bachelor programs and you can get accepted within 2 days.

The admission requirements are:

  • High school diploma / Higher Secondary Education
  • Transcript of records
  • Proof of English language: from IELTS 5.5, TOEFL IBT 46-59, Duolingo 85-90, or equivalent
  • Copy of passport ID page

You can find more information about the English language requirement on our page.

Students are pre-screened on a first-come, first-served basis.

The admission requirements for the program can be found on the university page.

Further information about the tuition fee and available scholarships for the program can be found on the university page.


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