WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,000 /year
Part-time Study:8 years
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Human Ecology
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Education and Community Studies
Campus:Main campus
Application Deadline: October 2021
Programme Overview

The B.Sc. in Agriculture and Human Ecology Extension is a double major in Agriculture and Human Ecology. The programme aims at graduating professionals who will adequately advise on the techniques of improving agricultural enterprises, better management and utilization of farm produce, family, and community resources.

The graduates will also have skills and knowledge in areas such as project planning and management, entrepreneurship, community consultancy, gender and development, appropriate technology among others that address community development issues.

The B.Sc. Programme in Agriculture and Human Ecology Extension at Egerton University is one of its kind in East Africa integrating two areas of study crucial for any country‟s growth and development.

Objectives of Courses
The objectives of the programme are to:
– Equip students with skills necessary for improving the physical, psychological and socio-economic development and well being of individuals, families and the community.
– Prepare students with competencies needed for employment in agricultural extension, rural and urban development, micro and small enterprises.
– Enable students acquire research skills to effectively address issues affecting the quality of life of individuals, families and communities.


Course Structure and Duration
The degree programme may be undertaken either as fulltime or as part time for a minimum of 160 Credit Factors. The duration of study may vary from two and a half years to four academic years, depending on Credit hour Transfer from previous Diploma training from Institutions recognised by Egerton University Senate, for full time students and five to eight years for part- time students.
Course Coding:
AGHE Denotes: AG – Agriculture; HE – Human Ecology Extension
Three digits are used for coding as follows:-
First digit is for year of study
Second digit is for the sub-discipline as follows:-
Entrepreneurship & Consumer Studies
Community Projects & Development
Human Development
Research and Seminars
Field Attachment
Third digit indicates the level of the course.

Examination Regulations
All examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute XXVIII.

Grading System
The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute XXVIII.

Graduation Requirements
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.

Degree Classification
Degree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXVIII.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
Applicants must satisfy entry requirements for admission into the University. In addition the applicants must:-
– Have passed KCSE with the minimum grades in the subjects indicated below.
Biology B or Biological Sciences B
Chemistry B or Physical Sciences B
Mathematics C+ or Mathematics C+
**Applicants with a Diploma with Credit or Pass with at least two years of relevant experience at Diploma level in Agriculture related fields from Institutions recognized by Egerton University, will be considered.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East African Community Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Application Guidelines:
Required Documents to be attached during Application include:
– Certified copies of your Result Slip, Certificates and Transcripts.
– ORIGINAL RECEIPT (Application Fee): KShs. 2,000 for ALL Degree Programmes and Kshs. 1,000 for all Undergraduate Diploma Programmes: Payable to; Account Name; Egerton University, Kenya Commercial Bank; Account No:1108550703.
– Copy of your National ID Card or Birth Certificate.

Online application procedure

– Simply complete the Egerton University Online Application form and upload all the necessary documents, so that it can be processed by the administrative department
– The application will be complete once all the necessary fees have been paid.

Offline Application Procedure
– An Application form can be downloaded through the school website:
– The application form must be fully filled and the relevant academic documents attached. It must be returned to the admissions office of the university according to the deadline set by the admissions office.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities for this programme include:
– Health Educators
– Financial Examiners
– Early Childhood Program Managers
– Secondary Teachers

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East African Community Students: $1,000
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,299

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs. 110000
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs. 143,000
**EAC (East African Community) Students pay the same amount as Kenyan students. Countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.


– Foreign students out of the East African Community pay 30% more that the Kenyan students.
– The University reviews tuition fees on a regular basis.

Relevant Contact

Prof. Micah C. Chepchieng
Dean Faculty of Education and Community Studies
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries
School Office
General Enquiries