BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (CROP IMPROVEMENT AND PROTECTION)

 Entry Requirements
i. The common Kenyatta University and the School of Agriculture and Enterprise
Development admission regulations shall apply.
ii. Candidates must have passed with a mean grade of C+ (plus) at KCSE or equivalent.
In addition, the student must have obtained a minimum of C+ (plus) or equivalent in Biology/Biological sciences and any two (2) of the following subjects: Chemistry, Agri culture, Geography, and Physical Science/Physics. In addition candidates must have obtained Grade C (plain) in Mathematics at KSCE or equivalent.
iii. OR Mean grade of C (plain) at KCSE with a Diploma of at least a Credit pass in a relevant field of study from a recognized institution.
iv. OR at least two (2) Principals and one (1) Subsidiary in science subjects with a Principal
pass in biology at KACE (A-level) or its equivalent.
v. OR Mean grade of C- at KCSE and have progressed from certificate to Diploma at
Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions.
vi. Students can also transfer from other Institutions or Departments to the University on
Credit transfer provided they meet the minimum admission requirements.

Examinations regulations
Kenyatta University common examination regulations shall apply.Students enrolled for the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree programme will be expected to take written examinations on all taught units. The examinations will constitute 70% of the total marks while the course work assessment tests (CATs) will be 30%. Field trip courses and field attachment assessments will account for 100%. They will be followed by a diary, comprehensive report and marks will be awarded as stipulated in the School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development regulations. The continuous assessment will comprise of students diaries assessment, written exam based on the trip. The final exam will comprise of elaborate trip reports.
The pass mark for the examinations will be 40%.

Certification
The degree to be awarded is designated as: Bachelor of Science in Crop Improvement and Protection

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Unit Codes and Titles

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 Africa Agriculture
KCU 101: Fundamentals of Mathematics
KAP 100: Introduction to Animal Science

KBT 100: Principles of Agribusiness Economics
KST 101: Agricultural Zoology KST 103: Fundamentals of Physics KST 104: Fundamentals of Chemistry
KST 110: Introduction to Crop Protection KST 111: Plant Growth and Development KST 112: Agricultural Botany
KRM 102 Farming Systems
KST 130: Field Course 1

Level 200
KCU 200: Statistics for Agriculture
KCU 201: Principles of Crop Production
KCU 202: Principles of Soil Science
KBT 202: Agricultural Production Economics
KRM 201: Agricultural Field Engineering
KST 202: Plant-Pathogen Interactions
KST 206: Principles of Agricultural Biotechnology
KST 208: Insect Biology and Ecology
KST 209: Principles of Crop Improvement KST 214: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry KST 230: Field Course 2
SBC 120: Introduction to Genetics
SBT 202: General Microbiology

Level 300
KCU 300: Field Attachment KCU 301: Research Methods KBT 300: Applied Agribusiness
KRM 300: Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
KST 300: Principles of Seed Science and Technology
KST 301: Agricultural Entomology
KST 302: Plant Pathology and Management KST 303: Agro-climatology and Meteorology KST 304: Weed Science and Management KST 305: Plant Breeding
KST 307: Crop Production in Controlled Environment
KST 309: Pesticide Formulation, Use & Safety
KST 330: Field Course 3

Level 400
KCU 400: Research Project (equivalent to 2 units)
KBT 414: Agribusiness Entrepreneurship and Management
KST 401: Post Harvest Technology
KST 407: Integrated Pest and Disease Management Strategies
KST 408: Agriculture Extension and Rural Development
KST 412: Plant Mycology and Bacteriology
KST 413: Agricultural Policy and Law in Kenya
KST 416: Field and Industrial Crops Production
KST 417: Plant Virology and Nematology
KST 418: Breeding Plants for Biotic and Abiotic Stress
KST 420: Pests and Pathogens of Stored Products
KST 421: Horticultural Crops Production
KST 430: Filed Course 4
KRM 402: Principles of Organic & Conservation Agriculture

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