Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

The aim of the program is to produce competent graduates that are able to integrate horticultural components in farming systems, to understand farmers’ circumstances and provide technical solutions compatible to the available resources, conversant with different types of horticultural industries, from the smallholder farmer and cooperative level to large estates and also from field/greenhouse production to marketing and export aspects. The programme is also aiming at providing skills in planning, organization, management and administrative tasks related to horticultural production.

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Programme Availability
College of Agriculture
Host Department
Department of Crop Science and Horticulture
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                
CS 101    Agricultural Microbiology                
HT 101    Principles and Practices of Horticulture                
CS 103    Plant Physiology                
AEA 101    Agricultural Economics and Development                
SS 101    Introductory Geology and Soil Formation                
CIT 100    Computer Applications                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
DS 100    Principles, Theories and Contemporary Issues of Development                
EE 101    Introductory Sociology                
AE 101    Principles of Agricultural Engineering                
AEA 104    Introduction to Micro- and Macro-                
    Economics                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                


SEMESTER 2

COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITTLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
CS 102    Introductory Entomology                
CS 105    Genetics                
CS 104    Agricultural Botany                
MTH 106    Introductory Statistics                
HT 102    Plant Propagation and Nursery Management                
AE 201    Principles of Hydrology and Irrigation                
SC 101    Communication Skills II                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
EE 104    Introduction to Agricultural Extension                
RD 111    Introduction to Natural Resources Management                
EE 105    Principles of Administration and Management                
SS 100    Agro-Meteorology                

SEMESTER 3
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITTLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
HT 201    Vegetable Production I                
CS 201    Crop Physiology                
CS 207    Molecular Biology                
SS 201    Fundamentals of Soil Science                
AE 202    Introductory Land Surveying                
AE 302    Irrigation and Drainage                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 210    Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development                
AEA 202    Agricultural Marketing Management                
AEA 201    Production Economics                
RD 201    Introduction to Gender and Development                
EE 202    Extension Methods                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
                
                
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 4
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITTLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
CS 200    Research Methodology                
HT 202    Vegetable Production II                
HT 203    Fruit Production I                
HT 204    Spice Crop Production                
HT 205    Post-Harvest Practices                
CS 203    Introductory Plant Pathology                
CS 206    Weed Biology                
ELECTIV E COURSES
AEA 204    Farm Management                
RD 210    Computer Application in Statistical Data Analysis                
RD 202    Natural Resources Management                
SS 206    Agrochemicals and Manures                

SEMESTER 5
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITTLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
HT 300    Research Project I                
CS 311    Plant Biotechnology                
CS 302    Seed Technology                
HT 301    Ornamental Crop Production                
HT 302    Fruit Production II                
SS 301    Soil Fertility and Land Productivity                
CS 304    Applied Entomology                
HT 307    Organic Farming                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
RD 303    Rural Development Planning                
SS 310    Soil and Water Conservation                
HT 303    Horticultural Farming Systems                
FEC 303    Resource Policy, Legislation & Land Use Economics                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
 
SEMESTER 6
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITTLE        
                    
CORES COURSES
HT 308    Research Project II                
HT 304    Landscape Design and Maintenance                
HT 305    Controlled Environment and Soilless Plant Culture                
CS 301    Plant Breeding                
CS 306    Legislation on Plants, Food and Agricultural Inputs                
CS 310    Weed Management                
CS 308    Applied Plant Pathology                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 312    International Agricultural Trade                
HT 306    Floristry                
SS 305    Environmental Pollution and Management of Agricultural Wastes                
SS 303    Plant Nutrition                
CS 305    Vertebrate Pests                
 

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