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Bachelor of science Botany program

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Bachelors Degree Program 4years

Course Details

Course Overview

Bachelor of science Botany (BSc Botany) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) is awarded to students who major in Botany but do not specialize in any of the specified area.

Courses taken in Bachelor of science Botany (BSc Botany) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) include plant growth and development, physiology of plant growth, genetics, molecular biology, etc

Minimum Entry Requirements

A student wishing to study Bachelor of science Botany (BSc Botany) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) must satisfy the minimum University requirements and Faculty of Science regulations.  A student must have passed Biology or Biological Sciences in the KCSE at a minimum grade of B-.  In addition, a student must have passed any two subjects from the following alternatives at the grades shown:-

Alternative A
Chemistry
Physics
Mathematics

Alternative B
Physical Science
Mathematics
Geography/Agriculture

Course Objectives

Students with a Bachelor of science Botany (BSc Botany) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) may work in the agriculture, pharmaceutical and research organizations.

Course Program

 Bachelor of science Botany (BSc Botany) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT has the following course program;

In the first and second year of  Bachelor of science Botany (BSc Botany) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT , students are introduced to introductory courses. In the third and fourth year of  Bachelor of science Botany (BSc Botany) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT , the student may study Botany as a major, regular or minor subject.

 Bachelor of science Botany (BSc Botany) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT  will offer the following programs: 3:3:2:2, 3:3:2:1, 3:3:1:1 as stipulated in BSc (7) and BSc (8) of the Faculty of Science of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology regulations. In third year student can major and graduate degree in the following areas.

  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science in Plant Ecology and Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Plant Pathology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology and Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Botany majors/regulars/minors

In the final year of the study, students who major may conduct a research project in their respective specialized areas. They are equipped with skills in data collection, analysis, synthesis and report writing.

Each and every unit has a detailed course description that is available in the department. Note- The major students who take the Biotechnology and microbiology combination can only do one research project in either biotechnology or microbiology. With effect from May 2009 the following specialized combinations with other departments are also possible.

  • Microbiology with zoology
  • Ecology (botany) with Ecology (zoology)

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