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Tuition Fees:$961 /year
Applications Begin:May 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Start Date:August 2021
Academic Unit:College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: July 2021
Programme Overview

To be admitted for a course leading to the award of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture [B.Sc. (Agric.)], a candidate must satisfy the general minimum entrance requirements of Makerere University which are clearly stated in the University Prospectus.

Curriculum

Year One
First Semester:
– MATHEMATICS
– BIOCHEMISTRY I
– GENDER IN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
– Introduction To Soil Science
– INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL AGRICULTURE
– AGRICULTURAL BOTANY AND PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
– INTRODUCTION TO PLANT MICROBIOLOGY
– INTRODUCTORY MICROECONOMICS

Second Semester:
– CLIMATOLOGY AND FIELD ENGINEERING
– AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION EDUCATION PRACTICAL SKILLS
– SOIL BIOLOGY I
– INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
– ZOOLOGY AND ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
– Animal Production Practical Skills
– INTRODUCTION TO ENTOMOLOGY AND NEMATOLOGY
– INTRODUCTION TO AGRONOMY AND ECOLOGY
– INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS
– CROP PRODUCTION PRACTICAL SKILLS

Year Two
First Semester:
– ANNUAL CROPS AGRONOMY
– INTRODUCTION TO GENETICS
– PRODUCTION ECONOMICS
– FARM POWER AND MACHINERY
– INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION
– SOIL PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY
– BIOMETRICS

Second Semester:
– PERENNIAL CROPS AGRONOMY
– Horticulture
– PRINCIPLES OF FARM MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTS
– FARM STRUCTURES
– WEED SCIENCE
– PRINCIPLES OF FARM MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTS
– RURAL SOCIOLOGY
– FIELD CROPS DISEASES
– INTRODUCTORY LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT

Year Three
First Semester:
– PASTURE AGRONOMY
– AGROFORESTRY
– PRINCIPLES OF PLANT BREEDING
– ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY AND NEMATOLOGY
– INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION AND EXTENSION METHODS
– DAIRY PRODUCTION SYSTEMS ANS
– POULTRY MANAGEMENT I

Second Semester:
– POSTHARVEST TECHNOLOGY
– AGRICULTURAL MARKETING
– ANIMAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE
– SOIL CONSERVATION AND LAND RECLAMATION
– ANIMAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE
– SPECIAL PROJECT
– SPECIAL PROJECTS
– ANIMAL FEEDS AND FEEDING
– SPECIAL PROJECT
– APICULTURE
– SPECIAL PROJECT
– SPECIAL PROJECT

Year Four
First Semester:
– FISH FARMING
– RURAL DEVELOPMENT
– Econometrics
– Applied Soil Fertility & Plant Analysis
– Intermediate Macroeconomics
– Soil Biology
– Agroforestry
– Livestock & Poultry Breeding Methods
– Pig & Rabbit Production Systems
– Poultry Management II
– AGRICULTURAL POLICY AND PLANNING
– Integrated Pest Management Systems
– APPLIED FARM MANAGEMENT
– Integrated Pest Management Systems
– AGRICULTURAL COMMUNICATION
– SOIL SURVEY AND LAND EVALUATION
– ECONOMETRICS
– Agricultural Communication
– PLANT PATHOLOGY
– CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING METHODS
– MINERAL FERTILISER TECHNOLOGY
– INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS
– Seed Science & Technology
– CROP PHYSIOLOGY
– SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODS II
– APPLIED SOIL FERTILITY AND PLANT ANALYSIS
– Agricultural Communication
– SEED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
– ADULT EDUCATION
– SOIL BIOLOGY II
– Curriculum Development & Training Methods
– SEED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
– PARTICIPATORY APPROACHES IN EXTENSION
– Social Research Methods II
– INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
– Participatory Approaches In Extension
– LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY BREEDING
– INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
– Adult Education
– PIG AND RABBIT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
– FISH FARMING

Second Semester:
– PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY
– LAND USE POLICY AND LAWS
– APPLIED RUMINANT NUTRITION
– PLANT VIROLOGY AND BACTERIOLOGY
– BEEF PRODUCTION AND RANGE MANGEMENT
– ANIMALPHYSIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
– SMALL RUMINANT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
– RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
– INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN AGRICULTURE
– APPLIED SOIL PHYSICS
– EXTENSION METHODS
– BIOFERTILISER TECHNOLOGY AND ORGANIC FARMING
– ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP
– SOIL PRODUCTIVITY MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT
– AGRICULTURAL FINANCE
– PLANT BREEDING TECHNOLOGIES
– PROGRAMME PLANNING AND EVALUATION II
– SOIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
– INTRODUCTION TO AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Admission Requirements

Admission to the course is through three avenues
– Direct Entry
– Mature Age Scheme
– Diploma Entry Scheme

Direct Entry
Candidates seeking admission through this avenue must have obtained:
(i) at least a credit in Mathematics at the Uganda Certificate of Education (U.C.E) examination or its equivalent,
(ii) at least two principal passes at the Advanced Level in Biology and Chemistry obtained at the same sitting, and
(iii) a minimum weighted points set by the University Admission Board

Mature Age Scheme
Admission may be granted under the Mature Age Entry Scheme after passing the appropriate Mature Age Entry Examination

Diploma Entry Scheme
A candidate may be admitted if she/he has a National Diploma or its equivalent of at least a Second Class standing or equivalent in Agriculture, animal husbandry, veterinary and any other related science based diploma, from recognized local and international institutions.

Direct Admission to Second and Third year
Admission, other than to the First year shall require a recommendation of the Faculty Board and approval by Senate on the basis of studies undertaken at another recognized university or equivalent institution

Application Process
Application Fees for Ugandan, EAC and Refugee Students: $14
Application Fees for International Students: $47

HOW TO APPLY
**Local Students:
1. Application forms and other relevant information may be obtained from undergraduate admissions Office, Level 3, Senate Building, Makerere University. Admissions are processed in May/June every year.
2. Non-refundable application fee of UG Shs.50,000 plus Bank charge of UG Shs.2,500/= should be paid from the following banks using Makerere University Paying-in-slips:

BANKS
i. Any STANBIC BANK BRANCH  MUC – FEES COLLECTION ACCOUNT 9030005816385
ii. DFCU BANK MAKERERE BRANCH  MUC – FEES COLLECTION ACCOUNT 01013500181512
iii. CENTENARY BANK    MUC – FEES COLLECTION ACCOUNT 4912300001
iv. CRANE BANK    MUC – FEES COLLECTION ACCOUNT 0145053500100
3. After paying, each applicant must attach a copy of the paying – in slip to the application form and submit the completed application form to the Undergraduate Admissions Office in the Senate Building, Makerere University.
Candidates who hold grades X, Y, Z, 7 and 9 of ‘O’level results should not apply because they are Not eligible for admission.
Diploma holder applicants who hold class three (3) Diploma Certificates are not eligible for admission and therefore should not apply, except where stated in the diploma holders requirements.

**International Students:
Makerere University welcomes International Students who should follow the Application Procedure below;
1. Get pay in slips from Stanbic or DFCU bank at the main campus Makerere University where applicable.
2. After paying the Fee of USD $ 75 or 172,500 UGX  take the bank slip to the main building (Finance Department) for verification where applicable.
3. On presentation of the application fee bank slip, pick the application form from Room 316, Level 3, Senate Building.
4. Applicants with academic documents prescribed in other languages other than English should be submitted to the School of Languages, Makerere University for translation into English.
5. Applicants who obtained qualifications elsewhere other than Uganda should take their secondary school academic documents to Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) located in Ntinda for purposes of being equated to Ugandan grades.
6. Completed forms should be returned to level 3, Senate Building, Room 316, and the following documents MUST be attached to the application form:
– Original Pay in slip from the Bank
– One Passport size photograph of the applicants’ current likeness
– Photocopies of Secondary School  Certificates (i e Ordinary Level and Advanced Level) or its equivalent.
7. Diploma/Degree holder’s applicants MUST attach certified photocopies of their academic transcripts issued by the awarding institutions.
8. Applicants from countries where the language of instruction is not English are required to bring evidence of proficiency of English. However, Makerere University (School of Languages) conducts proficiency tests on request.
9. Applicants wishing to be admitted to the Bachelor of Laws programme offered by Makerere University are required to take a pre-entry examination.
10. International students MUST present insurance certificates from a reputable insurance firm at the time of admission. So, the insurance firm should cater for any eventuality not Makerere University.
11. The Academic Year normally starts in August every year. Applicants can download the form and send it with academic documents attached to; The Academic Registrar (Admissions), Makerere University, P O BOX 7062, Kampala-Uganda.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for Bachelor of Science in Agriculture include:
– Agricultural Engineer
– Agricultural Food Scientist
– Agricultural Inspector
– Agricultural Manager
– Agricultural Specialist
– Agronomist
– Aquatic Ecologist
– Arborist

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Tuition Fees for Ugandan, EAC and Refugee Students: $961
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,601

Tuition Fee Per Year for Ugandan Students = 3,554,880 UGX
Tuition Fee per Year for International Students = 5;924,800 UGX

NOTE: Students from countries within the East African Community (EAC), as well as Refugee students, pay the same tuition fee as Ugandans.
**Member countries of the EAC sub Region include; Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania.

Relevant Contact

 
John Baptist Tumuhairwe
Head, Department of Agricultural Production
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries