BSc Agricultural Education and Extension Program Offered at Kenyatta University


Kenyatta University (KU)

Kiambu County

Bachelors Degree 4 years Fulltime Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Bachelors Degree (Accredited by: Kenyatta University)

About BSc Agricultural Education and Extension Bachelors Degree program.

Graduands witha BSc in agricultural education and exension degree from Kenyatta University are equipped with knowledge and multi-disciplinary research skills necessary for devising innovative and practical solutions to multiple and complex challenges in educating and training individuals who are in the agricultural sphere, either through formal education programmes or extension services.

Objectives of BSc Agricultural Education and Extension

The main objectives of the programme is to train and equip students with knowledge and skills to enable them identify, address, evaluate and advise confidently on the contemporary issues and challenges affecting agricultural development. In this regard, we intend to produce broad and focused cadre of competent and dependable managers in animal resource, land, water and soil fertility; trainers in secondary, university and other institutions of higher learning.

Entry requirements for BSc Agricultural Education and Extension

In addition to meeting the University entrance requirements of overall C+ at KCSE or equivalent, candidates for admission to the B.Sc. (Agriculture Resource Management) programme at Kenyatta University are required to have obtained a minimum of C+ in any three of the following subjects:

  • Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture or
  • Geography, Mathematics or
  • Physics or Physical Sciences

as specified by Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services (KUCCPS). 

Candidates with ‘A’ level certificate with at least one principal in requisite subjects in criteria number (i) above or candidates with International Baccalaureate certification.

Grade C in KCSE or its equivalent and a Diploma with a minimum of credit in a subject related to Agriculture, Environmental Studies, Applied Biology, Agribusiness or any other related discipline from a recognized Institution.

Mean grade of C- at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions.

BSc Agricultural Education and Extension Course Subjects

The degree to be awarded is designated: Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Education and Extension).

Unit Code and Title

Level 100
KCU 100: History and Development of East African Agriculture
KRM 103: Physiology and Anatomy of Farm Animals
KCU 101: Fundamentals of Mathematics
SBT 100: Cellular Basis of Life
SBC 120: Introduction to Genetics
SZL 105: Lab. Methods and Techniques in Zoology
EPS 100: Introduction to Psychology
UCU 103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking
KRM 104: Fundamentals of Agricultural Education and Extension
KST 101: Agricultural Zoology
KST 104: Fundamentals for Chemistry
EFN 102: History of Education
UCU 100: Communication Skills
UCU 104: Entrepreneurship
SBT 101: Survey of Plant Kingdom
SBT 102: Plant Morphology and Anatomy

Level 200
KCU 202: Principles of Soil Science
KRM 204: Principles of Animal Breeding
KCU 200: Statistics for Agriculture
KCU 201: Principles of Crop Production
EAP 201: Curriculum Development
ECT 202: Instruction methods
EPS 200: Developmental Psychology
SZL 201: Invertebrate Zoology
KRM 201: Agricultural Field Engineering
KRM 214: Animal Nutrition and Feeds
KBT 203: Agricultural Production Economics
EFN 204: Sociology of Education
EPS 201: Psychology of Learning
SBT 200: Plant Ecology
SZL 200: Vertebrate Zoology
ASC 205 Rural Sociology

Level 300
KRM 300: Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
KRM 308: Annual Crops Production
KST 301: Agricultural Entomology
ECT 300: Educational Technology
EFN 302: Philosophy of Education
SZL 306: Human Biology
KRM 301: Ruminant Animal Production
SBT 310: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
SBT 301: Taxonomy of Higher Plants
KCU 301: Research Methods
KRM 313: Principles and Methods of Agricultural Extension
KST 302: Crop Diseases and Management
ECT 304: Methods of Teaching Biology
ECT 330: Methods of Teaching Agriculture
ECT 301: Teaching Practicum (TWO UNITS)

Level 400
KRM 419: Extension Program Planning, Implementationand Evaluation
EFN 402: Comparative Education
EMP 401: Educational Administration
EPS 400: Educational Testing & Measurement
KBT 211: Agricultural Marketing
SZL 304: Evolutionary Biology
KRM 406: Soil and Water Conservation
KRM 413: Vegetable and Fruits production
KRM 309: Perennial Crops
KRM 408: Organic Farming and Agroforestry
KRM 307: Non-ruminant Animal Production
KST 413: Agricultural Policy and Law
EAP 403: Economics of Education & Educational Planning
KRM 411: Animal Health and Diseases
KBT 213: Farm Business Management
KCU 300: Field Attachment (Not a taught unit)

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