Bachelor of Science in Animal Science

The aim of the program is to produce graduates with knowledge in animal production. Such knowledge and skills will enable graduates to either employ themselves or be employed in the private or public sector in the animal production industry.

Magadu Farm (owned by DAARS) that is used for students’ practical training and research

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Programme Availability
College of Agriculture
Host Department
Department of Animal Aquaculture and Range 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
AQ 102    Chemistry for Life Sciences                
VM 131    Parasitology and Entomology                
VM 116    Basic Anatomy of Farm animals                
VM 132    Animal Microbiology                
AS 101    Introduction to Animal Production and Health                
AS 102    Introductory Animal Genetics                
AEA 101    Agricultural Economics and Development                
CIT 100    Computer Applications                
ELECTIVE COURSES
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
EE 101    Introductory Sociology                
DS 100    Principles, Theories and Contemporary Issues of                
    Development                
MTH 102    Basic Mathematics                
SUB TOTAL                
TOTAL                
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 2

COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
MTH 106    Introductory Statistics                
AS 103    Physiology of Farm animals                
AS 104    Introduction to Animal Nutrition                
ENV 103    Biochemistry                
ENV 102    Botany                
SC 101    Communication Skills II                
ELECTIVE COURSES
EE 104    Introduction to Agricultural Extension                
EE 105    Principles of Administration & Management                
AEA 102    Introduction to Agribusiness                
SS 100    Agro-Meteorology                

SEMESTER 3

COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
MTH 201    Biometry                
VM 262    Prevention and Control of Livestock Diseases                
AS 201    Applied Animal Nutrition                
AS 202    Principles of Growth and Development                
SS 201    Fundamentals of Soil Science                
AEA 201    Production Economics                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 210    Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development                
AEA 202    Agricultural Marketing Management                
EE 202    Extension Methods                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                

SEMESTER 4
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
AS 203    Animal Feeds, Processing and Conservation                
AS 204    Livestock Policies, Legislations and Animal Welfare                
AS 205    Pasture Establishment and Management                
AS 206    Principles of Animal Breeding                
AS 208    Farm Structures and Animal Housing                
VM 251    Reproductive Physiology and Artificial Breeding                
AS 210    Research Methodology                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
RD 208    Conflicts Management                
EE 206    Programme Planning and Evaluation                
AE 301    Farm Power and Mechanisation                
AEA 204    Farm Management                

SEMESTER 5

COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
AS 300    Research Project I                
AS 301    Applied Animal Breeding                
AS 302    Range Management                
AS 303    Small Ruminant Management                
AS 304    Poultry and Rabbit Production                
AS 305    Pig Production                
AS 306    Beef Cattle Management                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
AS 307    Introduction to Ecology and Wildlife Management                
CIT 300    Information and Communication                
 
    Management                
AEA 305    Agribusiness Project Appraisal and Evaluation                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 6

COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
AS 308    Dairy Cattle Management                
AS 309    Milk and Milk Products                
AS 310    Meat and Meat Products                
AS 311    Processing and Preservation of Hides and Skins                
AS 312    Draught Animal Management and Non-Conventional Animal Farming                
AS 313    Animal Biotechnology                
AS 316    Research Project II                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
AS 314    Farm    Animal    Genetic    Resource Management                
AS 315    Introduction to Aquaculture                
AEA 306    Human Resource Management                
SS 305    Environmental    Pollution    and Management of Agricultural Wastes                

Admission for the Bachelor of Science in Animal Science  requires Two principal passes (4 points) in Biology/Zoology and Chemistry/ Science and Practice in Agriculture /Physics/Mathematics at A- level certificate OR Diploma with a GPA of not less than 3.0 in Animal Husbandry/ Animal Health/ 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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