BSc Dryland Agriculture and Enterprise Development 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 Dryland Agriculture and Enterprise Development Bachelors Degree program.

The BSc Dryland Agriculture and Enterprise Development program at Kenyatta University places great importance to agricultural research and development in order to encourage growth of agriculture as the engine of growth of Kenya’s economic development.

Entry requirements for BSc Dryland Agriculture and Enterprise Development

In addition to meeting the University entrance requirements of overall C+ at KCSE or equivalent, candidates for admission to the B.Sc. (Dryland Agriculture and Enterprise Development) program 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).
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 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 Dryland Agriculture and Enterprise Development Course Subjects

The degree to be awarded is designated: Bachelor Science in Dryland Agriculture and Enterprise Development, (B.Sc. Dryland Agriculture and Enterprise Development)

Unit Code and Title

Level 100
KCU 100: History and Development of East African Agriculture
KCU 101: Fundamentals of Mathematics
KRM 103: Physiology and Anatomy of Farm Animals
KBT 107: Introduction to Agribusiness
KST 112: Basic Botany
KST 110: Introduction to Crop Protection
UCU 103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking
KRM 105: Introduction to Animal Science
KRM 102: Farming Systems
KST 103: Fundamentals of Physics
KST 104: Fundamentals for Chemistry
UCU 100: Communication Skills
UCU 104: Entrepreneurship
KRM 106: Dryland Ecology

Level 200
KCU 202: Principles of Soil Science
KCU 201: Principles of Crop production
KRM 213: Dry land Crops Production
KRM 204: Principles of Animal Breeding
KRM 203: Principles of Animal Production
KCU 200: Statistics for Agriculture
KRM 215: Soil Chemistry
KRM 216: Dryland Animal Nutrition and Feeding
KRM 201: Agricultural Field Engineering
KBT 213: Farm Business Management
KBT 203: Agribusiness Production Economics
KST 214: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
SMB 303: Agricultural Microbiology
ASC 205: Rural Sociology

Level 300
KRM 313: Rangeland Resources Management
KRM 311: Water Resources and Management in Dry lands
KRM 300: Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
KBT 308: Food Security and Trade
KBT 312: Agri-Entreprise Development
KST 305: Plant Breeding
SMR 305: Wildlife Ecology and Management
KRM 315:Beef and Camel Production
KRM 314: Agriculture and Environment
KRM 306: Principles of Forage Production and Conservation
KCU300: Field Attachment (Not a taught unit)
KCU 301: Research Methods
KST 302: Crop Diseases and Management
BBA 310: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Develop.

Level 400
KRM 410: Dry land Livestock Production Systems
KRM 413: Management of Ranching Enterprises
KRM 414: Apiculture Production and Marketing
KST 408: Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
ESU 400: Environmental Conflicts and Peace - building
KRM 413: Vegetable and Fruits production
KCU 400: Research Project (TWO UNITS)
KRM 411: Animal Health and Diseases
KRM 403: Principles of Irrigation and Drainage
KRM 415: Aquaculture Production and Marketing
KRM 406: Soil and Water Conservation
KST 401: Post Harvest Technology
KST 413: Agriculture Policy and Law

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