Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

The BSc Agriculture course has been developed to cover everything that impacts production in the entire agriculture value chain while considering global goals relating to sustainability. The programme focuses on training students in multi-disciplinary agricultural science underpinning food production, food processing, marketing and animal sciences. Students will learn how to use biology and technology to maximise crop and animal production to meet targets and achieve agricultural objectives, while gaining valuable practical skills.

This is a high-level science degree programme combining the study of management of agricultural processes, giving learners understanding of the economic and business principles that underlie management and its application to agricultural development. The programme will impart skills required for critical observation and analysis of agricultural systems in highly populated landscapes.

Overview

Code KSA
Duration 4 Years
Study time Fulltime
Intake August

Entry requirements

UACE (or equivalent) with Principal passes in Biology and Chemistry or Agriculture, plus UCE (or equivalent) with 5 passes;

OR a Diploma in a related field of study

Fees structure

Tuition Fees per Semester (East African) Tuition Fees per Semester (Non East Africans)
UGX 1,250,000 $730

Functional Fees

Registration fees (per Academic Year) 20,000
Late Registration (per semester; after the deadline for official registration) 30,000
Examination fee (per semester) 50,000
Research fee (per Academic Year) 20,000
Student Manual (Payable once in the 1st Semester) 20,000
Computer Laboratory fee (per Academic Year) 30,000
Identity Card (Payable once in the 1st Semester) 20,000
Library fee (per Academic Year) 20,000
Medical (per semester) 15,000
Development Fund (per Academic Year) 100,000
Late Payment of Fees (after the deadline for official fees payment) 50,000
Replacement of Admission Letter (per Issue) 5,000
Retake/Supplementary/Missed  Exam fee (per course) 50,000
Special Exam (per course) 30,000
Student Games Union fee (Academic Year) 20,000
Student Guild fee (per Academic Year ) 20,000
Contribution to the Uganda National Students’ Association (UNSA) (per Academic Year) 2,000
Graduation fee (Payable on Completion of Studies) (Including: Transcript, Certificate, Convocation) 150,000
Certification (per copy) 3,000
Contribution to National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) Collections (per Academic Year) 20,000
Training materials (for Students of Engineering only)            (per Semester) 50,000=
Skills Laboratory Fee (for Students of DEHS, BNS, BEHS, MBChB only)  (Per semester) 200,000=

Fieldwork, Study, Industrial Training, Attachment, Internship, School Practice fee

Amount UGX 300,000 (Per Year)

  1. The University Council reserves the right to adjust the fees without prior notice.
  2. These Programmes are run over Weekends, during Fulltime, or in Recess/Holiday Sessions.

Contribution to NCHE should be deposited using a reference number generated via www.schoolpay.co.ug


Download Fees Structure 2021-2022

Application and selection

Apply online

The application form is available at the Kabale university website; fill it in and attach all academic papers, the university will revert back to you as soon as possible

Course details

  • LH Lecture Hours
  • CH Contact Hours
  • TH Tutorial Hours
  • CU Credit Units

Duration
The programme duration is 48 months consisting of eight semesters and four field attachment terms. Each semester is 17 weeks of which 15 weeks are for imparting knowledge and skills and student farmer exchange of knowledge and ideas, and 2 weeks for University examinations. Overal the programme will take 4 years; 3 years dedicated to teaching and learning at the university and one year of industrial/practicum training.

Programme structure
This is a 4 years programme; the first 3 years consists of two semesters will cater for lectures, laboratory, and farm or fieldwork. The three years will prepare students for fields of specialization in one of the 5 options. At the end of the first year, a recess term is introduced to students to impart practical skills and increase interaction with researchers and instructors. During the second year, the recess term will consist of the development of practical projects with entrepreneurs/farmers/communities and researchers involved. These will continue until the end of year four and be translated into project reports that are examinable and part of the university examination. During the fourth year, students will major in one of the five areas of specialization;

  • Option (A): Agricultural Economics
  • Option (B): Soil Science
  • Option (C): Crop Science
  • Option (D): Animal Science
  • Option (E): Agriculture Extension

The faculty will work closely with identified research organizations and communities to support training of the students on this programme.

Career opportunities

After completion graduates will be deployed as agricultural officers, work in district production officers, extensionists, nutrition’s, Agricultural value chain analysis, soil scientists, plant pathologists, farm managers, advisors and researchers, plant and quarantine inspectors, regulators and enforcement personnel among other careers in the agricultural sector.