Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Crop Science

The mission of the Crop Science Degree is to provide continued excellence in agronomic research, teaching, and extension activities. Crop Science is a diverse field of study that encompasses aspects of plant pathology, plant biology, plant physiology, crop production and soil management. The Crop Science option was introduced in August 2004 and is set to grow to meet the crop production challenges in the country and beyond. The main goals of the Unit include the expansion of knowledge in crop science; development and dissemination of appropriate information and technologies for agronomic practice to the farming community; preparing students for successful careers and higher education in agronomy and related sciences.

Entry Requirements:

All applicants have to meet  the following minimum requirements for admission prescribed under the general regulations (i.e.):

  • have obtained at least five Ordinary Level subject passes including English Language and Mathematics passed with a grade C or better
  • Passes at Advanced Level in at least two subjects as follows:
    Category 1: Any two of the following, Biology, Agriculture, Chemistry, Physics or Food Science.
    Category 2: Either Mathematics or Geography in addition to any one subject in Category 1


Code                  Description

AG101                Introduction to Agricultural Economics
AG102                Introduction to Sociology and Ethics in Agriculture
AG103                Introduction to Statistics for Agriculture
AG104                Introduction to Agricultural Education and Extension
CS 101               Introduction to Computer Science
AG106               Introduction to Animal Science
AG 112              Agricultural Biochemistry I
AG 113              Agricultural Biochemistry II
AG109               Principles of Genetics 
AGC 101            Introduction to Entomology
AGH111             Principles of Horticulture        
AGH112             Introduction to Microbiology             
AGP101             Practical Agricultural Management I  
AGP102             Practical Agricultural Management II
ES 102              Introductory Soil Science
ES 103              Introduction to Plant Science             
HS 101              HIV/AIDS Education            
PC 108              Citizenship Education and Conflict Transformation
PC 103              Communication Skills

Code                  Description

AG 201               Principles of Agricultural Marketing
AG 202               Principles of Organic farming 
AG 203               Farm Business Management I 
AG 205               Principles of Agronomy
AG 211               Biometry
AGC 203             Crop Physiology
AGC201              Biology of Plant Pathogens and Insect Pests
AGC202              Seed Science and Technology
AGC205              Principles of Weed Science
AGC207              Plant Breeding and Genetics I            
AGH216              Principles of Plant Propagation
AGE207              Agricultural Extension
BS222                Entrepreneurship 
ES209                GIS and Remote Sensing


AG 301:             Research Project
AGP 301            Attachment

Code                 Description

AGC401             Weed Management and Control
AGC402             Plant Breeding and Genetics II
AGC403             Irrigation and Water Management 
AGC404             Plant Protection 
AGC405             Seed Production
AGC406             Agronomy 
AGH411             Plant Biotechnology
AGH417             Nursery Production and Management
AGE407             Post Harvest Crop Management
AGE406             Forage Science
AGM404            Farm Business Management II
ES404               Agro-forestry  
ES 407              Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition