At a glance

Program Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Duration 4 Years
College College of Agriculture & Food Science
Department Department of Agronomy
Campus VSU Main Campus, Baybay City, Leyte
Majors Agronomy

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About the Program

The Department of Agronomy (DA) offers one of the oldest degree programs in VSU. Agronomy was formerly a major under the Bachelor of Science in Education in 1975. In 1979, the program was transferred to become a major in BS Agriculture.

The Department was previously fused with Soil Science forming DASS. It was later on split into two separate departments in 2014, creating the Department of Agronomy or DA, and the Department of Soil Science or DSS.

The DA is handled by 11 regular faculty, 6 affiliate faculty and 6 administrative staff.


Program highlights

  • Undergraduate Program
    • BSA (Agronomy)
  • Graduate Programs
    • MS Agronomy
    • MAgDev- Agronomy
    • PhD in Agronomy (to be offered on CY 2021-2022)
  • Field of Specialization
    • Crop Production and Management
    • Seed Science and Technology
    • Crop Physiology
    • Ecological Agriculture
    • Forage and Pastures
    • Cereals (lowland and upland rice)
  • Crops of Interest
    • Cereals (rice, corn, sorghum and adlai)
    • Legumes (peanut, mungbean, soybean and cowpea)
    • Rootcrops (sweet potato, cassava, taro and Ube)
    • Forage (Pasture crops and grasses)
    • Sugar crop (Sugarcane)
  • VSU Agronomy Career Opportunity
  • VSU Agronomy Notable Alumni
  • VSU Agronomy Contact

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program can be

  • Government agencies – Research & Extension Workers/Agricultural Technicians
  • Academe – Faculty/Researchers/Administrator
  • Banks – Loan Assessors/Bankers
  • Private Firms – Farm Managers/Sales Representative/Supervisors
  • NGOs – Research Assistants/Livelihood Officer
  • Business – Proprietor

Notable Alumni

The following Viscans who graduated in this program have made a name in their field:

  • Dr. Jose L. Bacusmo – (Class of 1975) Former Presidents of the VSU
  • Dr. Othello B. Capuno – (Class of 1975) Former Vice Presidents of the VSU


Department of Agronomy
College of Agriculture and Food Science
Visayas State University
Visca, Baybay City, Leyte
Philippines 6521
Phone: 053-563-7636 or 563-0600-1013
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