Faculty of Natural & Agricultural Sciences

The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) will place you at the front-line of science and push you to think beyond the normal boundaries. You can pursue careers ranging from the proverbial A to Z: from an actuary to a zoologist, from a forensic expert to a meteorologist – the list is as endless as mathematics itself. Once you graduate with an internationally recognised degree from the NAS Faculty, you will have had access to programmes that will allow you to be ready for the workplace or able to start your own business and contribute to the economy. 

The Faculty is the largest of its kind in Africa. This diverse faculty is renowned for its expertise in forestry and agriculture, food systems, biotechnology as well as life sciences and mathematical and statistical sciences and our international rankings underline this.  

Among others, the Faculty ranks 51-100 in Agriculture and Forestry on the QS World University Rankings by Subject and is number one in mathematics and computer science in South Africa according to the Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University.

Our broad range of disciplines allows us to tackle interdisciplinary societal problems by finding cures for poverty-related and infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV/ AIDS and Malaria.


 


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