Bachelor of Science in Agronomy

The aim of the programme is to produce graduates with broad knowledge in agronomic, agricultural, environmental, natural resource management and communication technology who shall be able to work in the agricultural industry.

 

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  • ABOUT PROGRAMME
  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  • TUITION FEES
  • HOW TO APPLY
  • HELP/SUPPORT
Programme Availability
College of Agriculture
Host Department
Department of Soil and Geological Sciences
Level of Study
Undergraduate Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
3 Years

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

SEMESTER 1
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
SS 103    Agricultural  Chemistry                
AEA 101    Agricultural Economics and Development                
CS 101    Agricultural Microbiology                
CIT 100    Computer  Applications                
SS 101    Introductory Geology and Soil Formation                
CS 103    Plant Physiology                
EE 101    Introductory Sociology                
SUB TOTAL                
ELECTIVE COURSES
MTH 102    Basic Mathematics                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
AEA 104    Introduction to Micro and Macro Economics                
DS 100    Principles, Theories & Contemporary Issues                


SEMESTER 2
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
MTH 106    Introductory Statistics                
SS 100    Agro-Meteorology                
SS 102    Soil Physics                
CS 104    Agricultural Botany                
CS105    Genetics                
SC 101    Communication Skills II                
CS 102    Introductory Entomology                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
AE 201    Principles of Hydrology and Irrigation                
EE 104    Introduction to Agricultural Extension                
AEA 102    Introduction to Agribusiness                
FBL 102    Fundamentals of Ecology                

SEMESTER 3
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
MTH 201    Biometry                
CS 201    Crop Physiology                
SS 203    Soil Chemistry                
SS 204    Soil Classification                
SS 207    Management of Dry lands                
SS 205    Wetland Ecosystems and their Management                
AE 302    Irrigation and Drainage                
CS 207    Molecular Biology                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
EE 202    Extension Methods                
AEA 201    Production  Economics                
AE 202    Introductory Land Surveying                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
AEA 210    Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development                

SEMESTER 4
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
SS 200    Research  Methodology                
CS 203    Introduction to Plant Pathology                
CS 206    Weed Biology                
SS 206    Agrochemicals and Manures                
CS 205    Annual Crops                
CS 204    Principles of Agronomy                
SS 202    Soil Biology                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
AE 301    Farm Power and Mechanization                
AEA 204    Farm  Management                
AS 205    Pasture Establishment and Management                

SEMESTER 5
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
SS 300    Research Project I                
CS 304    Applied  Entomology                
SS 301    Soil Fertility and Land Productivity                
SS 302    Land Husbandry and Conservation Agriculture                
CS 302    Seed Technology                
SS 305    Environmental Pollution & Management of Agricultural Wastes                
AE 414    Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS                
CS 311    Plant  Biotechnology                
ELECTIVE COURSES
SS 307    Farm & Agronomic Enterprise Skills                
HT 307    Organic Farming                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
SS 308    Principles and Application of Agro-forestry                

 
SEMESTER 6
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
SS 300    Research Project II                
CS 303    Perennial Crops                
SS 304    Agricultural Land Use Planning                
CS 310    Weed Management                
SS 303    Plant Nutrition                
CS 301    Plant Breeding                
CS 308    Applied Plant Pathology                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
ENV 306    Environmental Impact Assessment                
ENV 309    Global Climate Change & Disaster Management                
SS 306    Management of Natural Resources & Sustainable Agriculture                
RD 309    Rural Development Project management, Monitoring & Evaluation

Admission for the Bachelor of Science in Agronomy requires Two principal passes (4 points) in Biology/Botany and either of the following: Chemistry, Science and Practice in Agriculture, Physics, Mathematics, or Geography at A- level certificate OR Diploma with a GPA of not less than 3.0 in Agriculture or related fields and THREE credits   or FOUR passes in relevant science subjects at O-level certificate. 

Tshs 1,263,000 per year. 

  1. Applicants should apply directly to SUA using the online admission system “Application for Admission” button at www.suanet.ac.tz. (See guide for online application below) or physically submit the forms to the admission office (Room No. 223 and 224 in the Administration Block). 
     
  2. Applications to all programs must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of ten thousand Tanzania shillings (10,000/=) only.
     
  3. Payment can be made through M-pesa, Tigo pesa, Airtel money, Halopesa, Master card, Visa card. Instructions on these modes of payment are contained in the application form during the application process.
     
  4. Application fee cqan also be paid at CRDB bank, Sim-banking, Fahari Huduma, using the invoice number generated at preliminary registration during online application. Detailed instructions on how to effect payment are provided on the application panel.
     
  5. Some instructions, including the Invoice number are sent to your e-mail after filling the first application page.
     
  6. Applications must be accompanied (uploaded at application) by genuine copies of relevant certificates and a passport size photograph. Applications without photocopies of certificates will not be considered
     
  7. Applicants with foreign secondary school certificates should arrange with the National Examinations Council (NECTA) for equivalence translation before lodging their applications.
     
  8. Applicants should meet the minimum stated qualifications; otherwise such application will not be processed.
     
  9. Application Deadline for 2017/2018 Application = 30th August, 2017

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The office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics),
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P. O. Box 3000,
MOROGORO.


Inquiries should be sent to:-
Admission Help desk
Directorate of Undergraduate Studies,
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3000, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro

Telephone No: 0765997885 OR 0692762372

Email: admission@suanet.ac.tz

 

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