BSc Agricultural Resources Management 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 Resources Management Bachelors Degree program.

Graduands witha BSc in agricultural resource management 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 agricultural resources management and in dryland ecosystems.

Objectives of BSc Agricultural Resources Management

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; and researchers in agricultural resources management. Of late there is demand of this cadre in the banking industry.

Entry requirements for BSc Agricultural Resources Management

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 Resources Management Course Subjects

The degree to be awarded is designated: Bachelor of Science (Agriculture Resource Management).

Unit Code and Title

Level 100 

KCU 100: History and Development of East African Agriculture

KRM 103: Physiology and Anatomy of Farm Animals

KBT 107: Principles of Agribusiness Management

KCU 101: Fundamentals of Mathematics

KST110: Introduction to Crop Protection

KST 112: Basic Botany

SBC 120: Introduction to Genetics

KRM 102: Farming Systems

KST 101: Agricultural Zoology

KST 103: Fundamentals of Physics

KST 104: Fundamentals for Chemistry

UCU 103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking

UCU 100: Communication Skills

UCU 104: Entrepreneurship


Level 200 

KCU 202: Principles of Soil Science

KRM 204: Principles of Animal Breeding

KRM 203: Principles of Animal Production

KRM 205: Aquatic Resources Management

KCU 200: Statistics for Agriculture 

KCU 201: Principles of Crop Production

KRM 215: Soil Chemistry 

KRM 201: Agricultural Field Engineering

KRM 214: Animal Nutrition and Feeds

KBT 203: Agribusiness Production Economics

KST 214: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

KBT 213: Farm Business Management

SMB 303: Agricultural Microbiology

ASC 205: Rural Sociology


Level 300 

KRM 300: Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

KRM 303: Field Crops Production

KST 301: Agricultural Entomology

KST 305: Plant Breeding   

KST 300: Seed Science and Technology

ESU 300: Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing

KRM 301: Ruminant Animal Production 

KRM 313: Rangeland Resource Management

KRM 306: Principles of Forage Production and Conservation

KRM 307: Non-ruminant Animal Production

KCU 300: Field Attachment (Not a taught unit)

KBT 309: Agriculture Business Strategy and Marketing plans

KCU 301: Research methods

KST 302: Crop Diseases and Management


Level 400 

KRM 401: General Soil Management 

KRM 311: Water Resources and Management 

KST 408: Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

ESU 400: Environmental Conflicts and Peace-building

KRM 413: Vegetable and Fruits production

KBT 427: Agricultural  Project Management

KCU 400: Research Project (TWO UNITS)

KRM 403: Principles of Irrigation and Drainage

KRM 406: Soil and Water Conservation

KRM 408: Organic Farming and Agroforestry 

KST 401: Post Harvest Technology

KBT 419: Agricultural Land Economics 

KST 413: Agricultural Policy and Law

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