Bachelor of Science in Horticulture
Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Horticulture
Candidates must have obtained the minimum University and School admission requirements.
The following shall be eligible for registration for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Horticulture in the Department of Water & Agricultural Resources Management:
a) Holders of KCSE with mean grade of C+ with passes at C or above in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics or Geography, and any one of the following: English, Kiswahili, Physics (if not included above), History and Government, Geography (if not included above), Christian Religious Education, Islamic Religious Education, Hindu Religious Education, Home Science, Art and Design, Agriculture, Aviation Technology, Computer Science, French, Germany, Arabic, Music, Business Studies.
b) Holders of K.A.C.E or equivalent with minimum 2 principal passes in Biology and Chemistry and at least a subsidiary pass in Mathematics. If Mathematics was not offered at K.A.C.E, then it is accepted at Ordinary Level but with a minimum of a credit pass.
c) Holders of a Diploma in Biological Sciences or related sciences from a recognized institution with credit or distinction, with KCSE mean grade of C or above.
d) Holders of a degree in biological sciences or related sciences from a recognized University.
e) qualifications to the above from institutions recognized by the Senate
Duration of Study
Four (4) academic years
Expected Learning Outcomes
At the end of the degree programme, the student should be able to:
i) Perceive and appreciate the importance of horticultural crops in the national economy,
ii) Contribute to improved production and marketing of horticultural products,
iii) Set up and run private horticultural enterprises,
iv) Participate in scientific research on various facets of horticultural and other crops,
v) Promote domestic, urban and institutional landscapes through design, development and maintenance.
The University of Embu aims to train Agriculturist who will work in industry and academia
Bachelor of Science Horticulture Courses/Unit Distribution Table
|CCS 001||Communication Skills||45|
|CCS 010||HIV & AIDS||45|
|SCH 101||Inorganic Chemistry||45|
|SCH 103||Physical Sciences Chemistry||45|
|ACS 101||Agricultural Botany||45|
|CCS 002||Fundamentals of Development||45|
|AEC 102||Introduction to Micro-economics||45|
|AEB 101||ICT and Computers||45|
|SCH 102||Organic Chemistry||45|
|ACS 104||Principles Plant Physiology||45|
|ACS 105||Principles of Genetics||45|
|ASS 102||Introduction to Soil Science||45|
|AEC 201||Sociology and Development||45|
|AEC 202||Introduction to Macro-economics||45|
|ACS 201||Principles of Crop Production||45|
|AEB 201||Power Systems and Machinery for Agriculture||45|
|AEB 202||Farm Structures and Materials||45|
|ACP 202||Agricultural Entomology||45|
|ABC 201||Plant Biochemistry||45|
|ACH 201||Plant Propagation and Nursery Management||45|
|ACP 203||Principles of Weed Science||45|
|ACH 202||Greenhouse Production and Protected Environment||45|
|ACH 203||Beverages, Medicinal and Nut crops||45|
|ACP 201||Principles of Plant Pathology and Disease Control||45|
|ACS 302||Principles of Plant Breeding||45|
|ACH 301||Olericulture 1: Temperate Vegetables||45|
|ACH 302||Herbs and Spices||45|
|ACH 304||Floriculture 1 – Cut Flower Production||45|
|ACH 303||Seed Science and Technology||45|
|ASS 307||Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Use||45|
|AEC 301||Farm Management||45|
|ACP 304||Environmental Management||45|
|ACP 305||Crop Pests and their Management||45|
|AEB 302||Irrigation and Water Management||45|
|AEC 304||Agriculture Policy and Law||45|
|ACH 305||Landscape Design and Maintenance||45|
|AEC 302||Production Economics||45|
|ACS 306||Design and Analysis of Experiments||45|
|ACH 306||Horticulture Field Attachment|
|ACS 410||Plant Biotechnology||45|
|AEC 403||Agric. Extension and Technology Transfer||45|
|ACP 409||Pesticides and Phytosanitary Regulations||45|
|ACH 401||Pomology 1 - Tropical and Sub-Tropical fruits||45|
|ACH 402||Flower Arrangement and Utilization||45|
|ACH 407||Turf Grass Management||45|
|ACS 409A||Special Projects and Seminars||45|
|ACS 404||Post-harvest Physiology and Technology||45|
|AEC 410||Agricultural Marketing and International Trade||45|
|AEC 408||Micro-Enterprise Development & Management||45|
|ACH 404||Pomology II – Temperate fruits||45|
|ACH 405||Olericulture II - Indigenous and Unique Vegetables||45|
|ACH 406||Floriculture II – Landscape and Indoor Flowers||45|
|ACS 409B||Special Projects and Seminars||45|
i) To qualify for the award of a degree, a candidate for the Bachelor of Science in Horticulture degree shall take a minimum of fifty seven (57) units during the four years of study.
ii) A candidate may be allowed, on requisition, to graduate with a maximum of one failed unit. The unit shall be non-core unit.
iii) The degree award and classification shall be based on the average score of all the units taken in the programme.
Award of Degree
a) The degree award and classification shall be based on the average score of all the fifty-eight (57) units taken in the programme.
b) The degree award shall be Bachelor of Science in Horticulture.
Classification of Degrees
A candidate who qualifies for Award of the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Horticulture shall be placed in one of the classes as follows:
i) First Class Honours 70% - 100%
ii) Second Class Honours (Upper Division) 60% - 69%
iii) Second Class Honours (Lower Division) 50% - 59%
iv) Pass 40% - 49%