BACHELOR OF SCIENCE AGRONOMY HONOURS DEGREE (HAGRO)
The Agronomy Department aims at contributing towards sustainable food and
cash crop production, economic growth and overall food security.
The department will accomplish its mission by:
a. Developing curricula that provide appropriate theoretical knowledge and
practical skills in feld crop production.
b. Production of competitive and innovative graduates for various career
opportunities in private and public sectors as well as self-employment.
c. Departmental participation in agricultural development through research
and outreach programmes.
d. Collaborating with relevant stakeholders.
Prospective students should have at least five ‘O’ Level passes including English
Language and Mathematics at grade C or better and at least two ‘A’ Level passes in
science subjects including Biology/Agriculture.
This is a 3 year degree program aimed at individuals already in employment. In addition to satisfying the general entry requirements, they should either have Diploma in Agriculture or other relevant Tertiary qualifcation. Level 2 and 3 run concurrently.
On successful completion of the degree programme, graduates can be formally employed in the private or public sector. They may also be self – employed.
The following career prospects are available to graduates:
Private Sector – Agronomists, Plant Breeders, Crop Protection offcers,
Technical and Sales Representatives, Farm Managers, Consultants.
Public Sector – Researchers (Agronomists, Plant Breeders, Crop Protectionists)
Self-Employment – Farmers, Consultants.