Arid and semi–arid landsASALs. occupy 80% of Kenya‘s total land surface. Despite its fragile nature, ASALs serves as important biodiversity reservoirs, wildlife habitat, and a resource for livestock production, various minerals, renewable energy and landscape of great attraction.
Sustained productivity from these ASAL ecosystems is needed for economic and social development of the country in line with vision 2030.
This BSc (Dryland Resources and Management) degree programme at Egerton University is intended to produce specialists in range resource management and dryland farming.
The curriculum is designed especially to promote the following skills/ objectives;
To be eligible for admission to the BSc (Dryland Resources and Management) programme at Egerton University, the applicant must have achieved the minimum entry requirements for university, and at least grade B- in Biology or B in Biological Sciences, B- in Geography, C+ in Chemistry or B- in Physical Sciences and C+ in Mathematics at K.C.S.E. or equivalent examinations.
An added advantage will be given to candidates who have passed with at least a C grade in Agriculture or Economics at K.C.S.E or equivalent examination.
Admission will also be granted to outstanding Diploma holders who have passed with Distinction, Credit or equivalent in Range Management, Animal Husbandry, Forestry, Animal Health, Wildlife and other related fields recognized by the University Senate.
These categories of students will qualify for a maximum of 30% credit transfer and thus shortening the duration of their course.
Mininum Entry Requirements for Bachelor's Degree at Egerton University
The entry requirements set out below are only minimum, and they in no way entitle an applicant to a place in the University. Applicants must:
Meet additional entry requirements as may be specified by the respective Department, Faculty, School or Institute.
To be admitted for a PRE-SERVICE DEGREE PROGRAM, a prospective candidate must have all the requirements set up by the joint Admission Board (JAB), with a prospective IN-SERVICE student must have completed a diplomaprogram in the relevant field and graduated with at least a CREDIT.
Regular students will take four academic years. Part-time students shall be put on a tailor-made programme to ensure that they cover all the C.Fs required.
To graduate from this programme, a student must have acquired the CF of 199.5.
Some of the subject areas to be covered include: