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A Bachelor of Science in Agriculture will prepare you to get the most out of this thriving job market. You will be taught by industry and research leaders in courses that address the most significant issues of our time. Starting with a strong foundation in science, you will learn about managing food production and the sustainable use of natural resources. Importantly, you will be put to the test in real situations that give you a chance to try out your thinking in the lab, office and field.

The BSc in Agriculture degree programme at Makerere University is carefully structured over a four year period as follows:
The first year provides students with a strong foundation in the basic sciences and their importance in agriculture with all students studying chemistry, botany, microbiology, soil science and animal physiology. Students are also introduced to basic concepts in agricultural systems, data analysis, agricultural business and economics.

The second year involves application of the agricultural science knowledge and skills. Topics studied include crop and pasture science, pasture agronomy, animal nutrition and agribusiness. Students also learn essential skills in communication, in various forms, essential for all professions regardless of career path.

In the third year, the programme takes on a management focus within agricultural disciplines, and includes; management of plant pests and diseases, crop production, soil  fertility and grazing animals are key focuses. Students also undertake a three-month industry practicum (internship or field attachment) and they may choose an agricultural company such as a bank, Agribusiness Company, agronomic consultancy, research body, corporate farm or other agricultural service provider. During this time, students gain insight and experience into the day to day workings of agricultural industry, which will assists in making an easy transition from study to full-time employment. The student will also have the advantage of being sought after by employers looking for graduates with the practical experience.

In year four, students choose among the five course options as specialized areas of study and onward career paths. This is the time when many students carry out their agricultural research. This involves completion of a research project on a topic of interest to the student. 

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Computer Studies
Subsidiary Mathematics
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