| Bachelor of Science in Agriculture - Crop Science

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture - (Crop Science) - Kenyatta University

The BSc Agriculture (Crop Science)  curriculum at Kenyatta University provides students with unique education that is science-based, effective in developing personal skills, and that prepares them for entry-level positions in government, agribusiness, farm management, graduate study, and for other positions where a problem-solving approach to issues in crops, soils and the environment is needed.

 Bachelors Degree  4 years  Fulltime Fee: on application
KU
Public University Ruiru - Constituency, Kiambu - County

The BSc Agriculture (Crop Science)  curriculum at Kenyatta University provides students with unique education that is science-based, effective in developing personal skills, and that prepares them for entry-level positions in government, agribusiness, farm management, graduate study, and for other positions where a problem-solving approach to issues in crops, soils and the environment is needed. This curriculum will provide graduates with the education and training necessary for them to become effective agricultural professionals and leaders.

Entry requirements

The common Kenyatta University and the School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development admission regulations shall apply.
Candidates must have passed with a mean aggregate of C+ (plus) at KCSE or equivalent.
In addition, the student must have obtained a minimum of C+ (plus) in any three (3) of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture or Geography, Mathematics or Physics/Physical Sciences OR
Mean grade C (plain) at KCSE or its equivalent with a Diploma of at least credit pass in a subject related to Agriculture, environmental studies, applied biology or any other related discipline from a recognized Institution OR
At least two (2) Principals and one (1) Subsidiary in science subjects with a Principal pass in biology at KACE (A-level) or its equivalent OR
Mean grade of C- at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions.
Students can also transfer from other Institutions or Departments to the University on Credit transfer provided they meet the minimum admission requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture - Crop Science - course content

The degree to be awarded is designated as: Bachelor of Science Agriculture Crop Science Option

Unit Codes and Titles

Level 100
UCU 100: Communication Skills
UCU 101: Development Studies
UCU 103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking
KCU 100: History and Development of East Africa Agriculture
KCU 101: Fundamentals of Mathematics

KST 112: Agricultural Botany
KBT 100: Principles of Agribusiness Economics
KAP 103: Physiology and Anatomy of Farm Animals
KST 101: Agricultural Zoology
SIT 103: Fundamentals of Physics
KST 104: Fundamentals of Chemistry
KST 111: Plant Growth and Development
KRM 102: Farming Systems
KST 130: Field Course 1
KAP 100: Introduction to Animal Science

Level 200
KCU 200: Statistics for Agriculture
KCU 201: Principles of Crop Production
KCU 202: Principles of Soil Science SBC 120: Introduction to Genetics KST 203: Animal Nutrition & Feed
KST 206: Principles of Agricultural Biotechnology
KRM 201: Agricultural Field Engineering
SBT 202: General Microbiology
KST 208: Insect Biology and Ecology
KST 209: Principles of Crop Improvement KST 214: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry KST 230: Field Course 2
KBT 202: Agricultural Production Economics

Level 300
KCU 300: Field Attachment KCU 301: Research Methods KBT 300: Applied Agribusiness
KRM 300: Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
KST 300: Principles of Seed Science and Technology
KST 301: Agricultural Entomology
KST 302: Crop Disease and Management
KST 303: Agro-climatology and Meteorology
KST 304: Weed Science and Management
KST 307: Crop Production in Controlled Environment
KST 309: Pesticide Formulation, Use and safety
KST 318: Value Addition of Farm Products
KST 330: Field Course 3

Level 400
KCU 400: Research Project (equivalent to 2 units)
KBT 414: Agribusiness Entrepreneurship and Management KRM 402: Principles of Organic and Conservation Agriculture KRM 406: Soil and Water Conservation
KST 401: Post Harvest Technology
KST 407: Integrated Pest and Disease Management Strategies
KST 408: Agriculture Extension and Rural Development
KST 413: Agricultural Policy and Law in Kenya KST 414: Pastures and Fodder Crops production KST 416: Field and Industrial Crops Production KST 420: Pests and Pathogens of Stored Products KST 421: Horticultural Crops Production
KST 430: Field Course 4