BSc Animal Health and Production 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 Animal Health and Production Bachelors Degree program.

The BSc in Animal Health programme at Kenyatta University provides a strong background in basic life sciences with application in animal immunology and infection, animal physiology, nutrition, behavior and welfare, animal production and food processing.

It is of value to students with an interest in the food animal production industry or in the field of companion animals. 

Entry requirements for BSc Animal Health and Production

An applicant will qualify for admission into the Bachelor of Animal Health and Production Programme if they have met any of the following requirements:

  • A minimum of grade C+ in KCSE with at least C+ in Biology or Biological Sciencesand any one of the following subjects: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Sciences.
  • Two principals and one Subsidiary pass at KACE level or equivalent, one of which must be in biology and in any other science subject
  • A minimum of C plain in KCSE and at least Credit in Diploma in Animal Health/ Agriculture/ Medical Laboratory Technology /Animal production/ Range management from an institution recognized by the University Senate
  • A minimum of C- in KCSE with at least a Credit in both Certificate and Diploma Animal Health/ Agriculture/ Medical Laboratory Technology, Animal production/ Range management from an institution recognized by University Senate
  • A degree in a Biological Science from institutions recognized by the University Senate
  • Any other qualifications equivalent to the above from an institution recognized by the University Senate

BSc Animal Health and Production Course Subjects

The degree awarded will be Bachelor of Science in Animal Health and Production. The degree will not be classified.


Unit Code and title
Level 100
UCU100: Communication Skills
UCU104: Entrepreneurship
KAS101: Basic Botany and Zoology
KAS102: Gross Anatomy I
KAS103: Animal Ecology and Environment
KAS104: Animal Physiology I
KAS105: Embryology
KAS106:Cell Biology
UCU103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking
KAS107: Gross Anatomy II
KAS108: Biochemistry I
KAS109: Animal Physiology II
KAS110: Histology
KAS111: Protozoology and Helminthology
KAS112: Entomology
KAS113: Introduction to Microbiology


Level 200
KCU200: Agricultural Statistics
KAS201: Animal Physiology III
KAS202: Biochemistry II
KAS203: Animal Health Applied Skills
KAS204: Bacteriology
KAS205: Immunology
KAS206: Principles of Animal Nutrition
KAS207: Mycology
KAS208: Farm Structures and Mechanization
KAS209: General Pathology I
KAS210: Clinical Pathology
KBT213: Farm Management
KAS211: Epidemiology
KAS212: Animal Genetics and Breeding


Level 300
KAS301: Research Methods in Agriculture
KAS302: Feeds and Feeding
KAS303: Pastures and Fodder production
KAS304: General Pathology II
KAS305: Beef Production
KAS306: Pharmacology
KAS307: Rangeland Resources Management
KBT300: Applied Agribusiness
KAS308: Pasture and Fodder Utilization and Conservation
KAS309: Poultry Production
KAS310: Metabolic and Nutritional Disorders
KAS311: Microbial Diseases I
KAS312: Farm and Field training
KAS313: Dairy Production
KAS314: Toxicology
KCU300: Field Attachment


Level 400
KCU400: Research Project (2 units)
KAS401: Viral and Rickettsial Diseases
KAS402: Sheep and Goat Production
KAS403: Pig Production
KAS404: Apiculture and Aquaculture
KAS405: Protozoal and Helminth diseases
KAS406: Reproductive problems and their Management
KAS407: Rural Sociology and Development
KAS408: Zoonoses and One Health Concept
KAS409: Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law.
KAS410: Microbial Diseases II
KAS411: Equines, Camels and Emerging Livestock
KAS412: Public Health
KAS413: Herd Health
KST414: Agricultural Extension

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