Bachelor of Science in Tropical Agriculture

Admission Requirements


The entry for Form 6 and Form 7 leavers with B grades and above in English, Math, and Sciences, or a holder of Certificate in Tropical Agriculture with 2.8 GPA, or above enters a diploma program for the first two years of Bachelor. Diploma graduates from SINU and other universities may enter year 3 of the BSc in Tropical Agriculture.  Cross-crediting is available for Diploma students and students transferring from other universities, upon review by the Curriculum Committee of FAFF and BSc Coordinator in the Department of Agriculture.

Program Structure


Code: NBTA
Title: Bachelor of Science in Tropical Agriculture
Duration: 4 years
Core Units: 31 Units
Total Credit Points: 480
Campus: Kukum

Unit CodeUnit TitlePre-requisiteSemester OfferedCredit Points
YEAR 1
COM502
Communications and Study Skills110
MAT501
Mathematics and Computer Applications110
AGR503
Introduction to Plant Biologys120
AGR504
Introductory Animal Biology110
AGR505
Agriculture Economics 110
AGR506
Rural Sociology210
AGR507
Pigs & Poultry Production210
AGR508
Organic Vegetable Production215
AGR509
Food & Nutrition Science210
AGR510
Principles of Soil Science215
YEAR 2
AGR601
Crop Pathology & ProtectionAGR503115
AGR602
Soil Fertility & ManagementAGR510115
AGR603
Farm Management PrinciplesAGR505115
AGR604
Extension Methods & CommunicationsAGR506115
AGR605
Statistics for Applied SciencesMAT501215
AGR606
Plantation Crops ProductionsAGR304215
AGR607
Ruminant Animal ProductionAGR504215
AGR608
Agriculture Marketing215
YEAR 3
AGR701
Field Crops, herbs & Spices115
AGR702
Climate Change & Agriculture115
AGR703
Survey and GIS Applications115
AGR704Para-veterinary and One Health (Animals in human environment)115
AGR705
Extension Systems, Approaches & Training (AGEX)AGR604115
AGR706
Agribusiness Management (AGBS)AGR608115
AGR707
Land Use & Development215
AGR708
Agricultural Economics II215
AGR709
Soil Water & ManagementAGR510215
AGR710Aquaculture Technology & Management215
AGR711
Extension Programme Planning (AGEX)215
AGR712
Agriculture Cooperatives215
YEAR 4
AGR801Agroforestry115
AGR802Post-Harvest Management AGR701115
AGR803Research Projects I: Proposals & DesignsAGR605115
AGR806MAL and Government Policies110
AGR810Investment Analysis in Agriculture (AGBS)110
AGR811Adult Teaching & Learning Theories110
AGR804Honors Project in Extension or Education (AGRO)210
AGR805Agriculture Project Management210
AGR807Plant Genetics & Breeding AGR503215
AGR808Research Projects II: Data Management & Reporting215
AGR809Animal Breeds & Genetics215
AGR812Honors Project in Agronomy (Crops & Livestock)210
AGR713
Work-based Learning in Tropical Agriculture done during School Break215