The course of Agronomy of UFRGS confers the title of Agronomist and it annually offers 88 vacancies. The course has a duration of 10 semesters (5 years) and the workload is of 257 obligatory credits (4155 hours), 6 complementary credits (90 hours), 10 electives (150 hours)in addition to 300 hours of supervised practice, totalizing a workload of 4395 hours for graduation.
The professional profile of a graduate agronomist from the Faculty of Agronomy of UFRGS is: "The agronomist must have basic general education, with a solid foundation in the fundamental areas related to scientific and technical knowledge in agricultural sciences and the environment, as well as humanistic education that will enable understanding, analysis and management of the process of agricultural, rural and global society transformation. This basic general training is followed by a complementary diversified training (CDT) that will enable students to complete their professional training through expansions in different areas of development of agricultural science and practice. This additional training allows students to make decisions on certain areas or fields of work and to complete their degree study by adding knowledge and skills according to their personal preferences, in view of the sustainable development, which also considers the technical-economic, socio-cultural, environmental, political and ethical dimensions.
Moreover, two supplementary training have also been established:
a) Communicating professionally and scientifically, i.e. being a conscious professional of the area that constitutes their field of work; keeping up and engaging to technological innovations; keeping up with the guidelines of governments agricultural policy, trying to determine what is relevant to their particular situation; having certainty concerning about the information and decisions made in relation to the profession;
b) Adapting the actual action to the socio-economic-cultural context in which they are working, i.e. acting in a way that the producer and the community gain confidence in their work as technicians; respecting the work of the producer and demonstrating The consequences that the alternative proposals may bring to his activities ; positioning by the producer as a consultant, considering that the decision making is up to him; acting according to the interests of the community; recommending technologies harmonics with the ecosystem and the socio-economic and cultural conditions of the community.