Welcome to the University of Pretoria. Our Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, also known as NAS, is the best home you could choose for expanding your passion for life and exploring new opportunities and careers in the sciences. Just like the fields of study we work across, our faculty thrives on diversity – NAS is diverse in talent, disciplines, and the way we look at the world. This diversity has inspired thousands of students before you, and I’m sure it will also provide the fuel to boost your curiosity about the wonderful world of science.
We have something for everyone – from being on the forefront of astronomy research and helping to strengthen our country and continent’s food security through agriculture and plant sciences, to the fundamental mathematical and physical sciences.
We offer a few unique degrees, such as our BSc in Nutrition and BSc in Meteorology – and while you may see similar offerings elsewhere, we also offer interesting double-major options.
As a NAS student, you will be mentored by leading scientists, and trained in the use of state-of-the-art equipment. We value excellence in teaching and learning, too, and you will enjoy high-quality support as you increase your knowledge and skills. You will be at the forefront of scientific research, and you’ll be inspired to think in new ways.
At NAS, you will have the opportunity to use your knowledge to the benefit of society, and make a positive impact on the world. Many of our researchers work closely with industry partners, and this real-world experience will give you the edge when interviewing for a job. We also have programmes in place that will teach you how to start your own business, or help you land that crucial first job.
Here you will be part of THE UP WAY, which is our way of life at the University of Pretoria. It’s how we teach, learn, innovate, impact and live in an ethical, caring and sustainable way.
The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences offers programmes that will unlock these opportunities for you, and launch you on the pathway to a fulfilling career that makes an impact in the real world.
So, Choose UP, and we look forward to welcoming you next year!