Bachelor of Science Honours in Agricultural Education and Extension

The primary mission of the Horticultural Science unit is scientific discovery and dissemination of knowledge to students and the horticulture industry so as to improve the quality, availability and sustainable utilization of horticultural products. The Unit strives for excellence in scientific research, teaching and extension services related to floriculture, fruit production, olericulture, biotechnology, controlled environment agriculture and landscaping. The degree programme prepares students for challenging positions in the horticulture industry, as researchers, consultants, educators and extensionists.

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 and Food Science.
    Category 2: Either Mathematics or Geography in addition to any one subject in Category 1.

PART I         
Code              Description

AG 101           Introduction to Agricultural Economics
AG 102           Introduction to Sociology and Ethics in Agriculture
AG 103           Introduction to Statistics for Agriculture
AG 104           Introduction to Agricultural Education and Extension
CS 101           Introduction to Computer Science
AG 106           Introduction to Animal Science
AG 109           Principles of Genetics
AG 112           Agricultural Biochemistry I
AG 113           Agricultural Biochemistry ll
ES 103           Introduction to Plant Science
AGH112         Introduction to Microbiology
AGP101          Practical Agricultural Management I
AGP 102         Practical Agricultural Management II
ES 102           Introductory Soil 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 210            Project Appraisal
AG 207            Principles of Animal Production
AG 211            Biometry
AGA201           Principles of Pasture and Rangeland Management
AGA206           Principles of Animal Breeding and Genetics
AGA203           Animal Health
AGA 207          Animal Physiology I
AGE 207          Agricultural Extension
ESW 408         Range Animal Nutrition
BS222             Entrepreneurship
AGA209           Nutritional Biochemistry
AGA 201          Animal Biotechnology
ES209             GIS and Remote Sensing

AG 301:          Research Project
AGP 301         Attachment

Code               Description
AG 403           Agricultural Marketing
AGA401          Beef and Small Ruminant Production
AGA 402         Dairy Production
AGA405          Monogastric Production
AGA408          Animal Physiology II
AGA404          Animal Products
AGA 407         Livestock Improvement
AGE 403         Animal Nutrition
AGE 408         Range and Animal Production
ESW 401        Wildlife Ecology and Management
ES 404           Agroforestry