BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (DRYLAND AGRICULTURE AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT)

Entry Requirements

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

Examinations
University examination regulations shall apply. Students enrolled for the Bachelor of Science (Dryland Agriculture and Enterprise Development) degree program will be expected to take written examinations on all taught units. The final written examinations will constitute 70% of the total marks while the continuous assessment tests (CATS), practicals and assignments will constitute 30%. Pass mark for all units shall be 40%. Research projects, and field attachments / practicum shall be assessed by continuous assessment and/or practical exam in accordance with university examination regulations. Field trips shall be assessed by field reports and assignments given during the field trip.

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

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Unit Code and Title

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

Level 200
KCU 200: Statistics for Agriculture KCU 202: Principles of Soil Science KDM 200: Dryland Ecology
KDM 204: Dryland Crop Production KRM 201: Agricultural Field Engineering KRM 203: Principles of Animal Production KRM 204: Principles of Animal Breeding
KBT 203: Agribusiness Production Economics
KBT 208: Farm Management
ASC 205: Rural Sociology
SMR 305: Wildlife Ecology and Management
SBT 326: Agricultural Microbiology

Level 300
KCU 301: Research Methods
KCU 300: Field Attachment
BBA 310: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
ESU 400: Environmental Conflicts and Peace- building
KBT 301: Food Security and Trade
KDM 301: Dryland Animal Nutrition and Feeding KDM 303: Rangeland Resources Management KDM 304: Agriculture and Environment
KDM 306: Water Resources and Management in Drylands
KRM 300: Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development

KRM 306: Forage Production and Conservation
KST 300: Seed Science and Technology
KST 305: Plant Breeding
SBT 303: Principles of Plant Pathology
SMR 305: Wildlife Ecology and Management

Level 400
KCU 400: Research Project
KBT 402: Organisational Management and Team Building
KBT 420: International Trade in Agriculture
KDM 401: Dryland Livestock Production Systems
KDM 402: Animal Health and Hygiene
KDM 403: Management of Ranching Enterprises KDM 404: Apiculture Production and Marketing KDM 405: Aquaculture Production and Marketing
KRM 402: Principles of Organic and Conservation Agriculture
KRM 406: Soil and Water Conservation
KST 401: Post Harvest Technology
KST 408: Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
KST 413: Agriculture Policy and Law

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