Horticulture is a fast-growing and major subsector of the agricultural industry in Kenya. Its contribution towards both small-scale and large-scale farm incomes, employment, foreign exchange earnings and food production security cannot be overemphasized. However, the full potential of horticulture in is yet to be realized, hence the need for a highly qualified workforce to drive the industry.
The major goal of the Bachelor of Science in horticulture degree programme at Egerton University is to prepare the graduates to meet challenges faced by the horticultural industry in realizing its full potential.
The broad objective of this BSc. Horticulture programme at Egerton University is to train advanced level personnel with practical and theoretical skills in general horticulture, who through research, extension, marketing and entrepreneurship, will be able to increase production and use of horticultural and other crops.
On completing the programme, graduates will be able to do the following:
Candidates applying for the Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture at Egerton University must satisfy the minimum Egerton University entrance requirements in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.
In addition, they must have studied and passed the following subjects with minimum grades as shown below:
Candidates who have studied and passed agriculture will have an added advantage. However, these requirements may change from time to time.
Alternatively, admission may be granted to candidates with at least a CREDIT, or its equivalent, in Diploma in horticulture or agriculture from a recognized University or College.
Diploma holders may qualify for credit transfer from their diploma programmes.
Mininum Entry Requirements for Bachelor's Degree at Egerton University
The entry requirements set out below are only minimum, and they in no way entitle an applicant to a place in the University. Applicants must:
Meet additional entry requirements as may be specified by the respective Department, Faculty, School or Institute.
To be admitted for a PRE-SERVICE DEGREE PROGRAM, a prospective candidate must have all the requirements set up by the joint Admission Board (JAB), with a prospective IN-SERVICE student must have completed a diplomaprogram in the relevant field and graduated with at least a CREDIT.
The Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture at Egerton University shall normally take a full time student four academic years each with two semesters.
Some of the subject areas to be studied include: