Bachelor of Science in Agronomy


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Course Overview

Agronomy is the study and practice of field crop production, and the management of land and water resources. It aims to meet the demands of producing food, feed, fuel and bioproducts while maintaining a sustainable environment. The Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) in Agronomy teaches students how to manage land for crop production. Students explore soil and landscape fundamentals, soil and water management, cropping systems, crop physiology and the biology of seed plants. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
AGRO 101 Introduction to Agribusiness Management 5
AGRO 102 Natural Resources and Primary Agricultural Production 5
AGRO 103 Production, Distribution and Utilization of Agricultural Products 5
AGRO 104 Technical Communications 5
AGRO 105 Biology 1: Principles and Themes 5
AGRO 106 Biological Diversity, Function and Interactions 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credits
AGRO 111 Structure and Modelling in Chemistry 5
AGRO 112 An Introduction to Organic Chemistry 5
AGRO 113 Introduction to Microeconomic Principles 5
AGRO 114 Introduction to Macroeconomic Principles 5
AGRO 115 Elements of Discrete Mathematics 5
AGRO 116 Techniques of Classical and Linear Algebra 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
AGRO 201 Vector Geometry and Linear Algebra 5
AGRO 202 Matrices for Management and Social Sciences 5
AGRO 203 Introduction to Calculus 5
AGRO 204 Introductory to Calculus for Management and Social Sciences 5
AGRO 205 Critical Thinking 5
AGRO 206 Ethics and Biomedicine 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
AGRO 211 Ethics and the Environment 5
AGRO 212 Business Ethics 5
AGRO 213 Principles of Ecology 5
AGRO 214 Elements of Biochemistry 1 5
AGRO 215 Genetics 5
AGRO 216 Introduction to Agricultural and Food Marketing 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Fifth Semester Courses Credit
AGRO 301 Animal Production 5
AGRO 302 The Flowering Plants 5
AGRO 303 Crop Production 5
AGRO 304 Plant Physiology 5
AGRO 305 Cropping systems 5
AGRO 306 Physiology of Crop Plants 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Sixth Semester Courses Credit
AGRO 311 Soils and Landscapes in Our Environment 5
AGRO 312 Soil and Water Management 5
AGRO 313 Soil Fertility 5
AGRO 314 Crop Protection Entomology 5
AGRO 315 Weed Science 5
AGRO 316 Plant Disease Control 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Seventh Semester Courses Credit
AGRO 401 Grassland Agriculture: Plant, Animal and Environment 5
AGRO 402 Fundamentals of Horticulture 5
AGRO 403 Principles of Plant Improvement 5
AGRO 404 Introduction to Agrometeorology 5
AGRO 405 Physical Properties of Soils 5
AGRO 406 Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Eighth Semester Courses Credit
AGRO 411 Soil Ecology 5
AGRO 412 Machinery for Agricultural Production 5
AGRO 413 Water Management 5
AGRO 414 Crop Preservation and Handling 5
AGRO 415 Entrepreneurship 5
AGRO 416 Research project 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30

 

Career Opportunities

This degree will provide you with a solid foundation for career opportunities in agribusiness-related consulting and management in the public or private sector. In addition to direct employment in the agriculture sectors, there are a broad range of supporting industries that need graduates skilled in both agriculture and business:

  • Rural lending and investment
  • Product development
  • Rural politics
  • Commodity trading
  • Small and medium enterprise management
  • Government departments such as trade and industry
  • Marketing
  • Strategic management
  • Transport logistics
  • International development
  • Professional farm management
  • Exporting
  • Financial management
  • Agronomic and livestock sales
  • Business consulting
  • Agribusiness management
  • Agribusiness banking

 

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