WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:August 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Agronomy
Start Date:October 2020
Academic Unit:School of Tropical Agriculture and Natural Resources
Campus:Bamenda Campus
Application Deadline: September 2020
Programme Overview

The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences consists of three major programme areas of Crop Sciences, Horticulture and Soil Sciences that share a common mission of education, discovery, and communication to improve the understanding and management of plant and soil systems. At the undergraduate level the department offers majors in Crop Sciences, Horticulture and Soil Sciences.

The undergraduate degree programme in soil sciences is designed to build up knowledge progressively starting from Soil Genesis to Soil Management providing necessary theoretical background in Soil Physics, Soil Chemistry, Soil Mineralogy, Soil Microbiology, Soil Survey and Classification, Plant Nutrition, Soil Fertility and Land Use. Practical applications of all the courses address agronomic and environmental concerns giving equal emphasis on both.

Laboratory and field practical sessions are integral components of all courses. Through these sessions, students develop skills to analyze soil, plant, manure, fertilizers and water and subsequently make judgments on their suitability for food production based on the availability of nutrients, and organic and inorganic contaminants.

The mission of the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is to improve the understanding and management of plant and soil systems that are the foundation for food and fibre production, environmental quality, and community well-being. We educate students regarding stewardship of these systems, preparing them for fulfilling private- and public sector employment; we discover answers to complex problems that threaten sustainable land use through science-based research; and we communicate our findings through scholarly publications and relevant outreach programmes.

The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences will lead to the development and application of science-based knowledge for understanding and managing diverse and sustainable landscapes for food and fibre production, critical ecosystem functions (e.g., water and air quality, biodiversity, climate stability), and community well-being. The Department will continue to be responsive to developing problems, but will seek to be forward looking and proactive in the stewardship of plant and soil resources. To accomplish this vision the Department must expand multidisciplinary teams to address critical regional, national and international needs (that have significance in Cameroon). We strive to evolve our learning and outreach activities to address current and future economic, social, and technological developments and maintain an active dialogue with managers of rural and urban landscapes.

To produce agriculturalists who are well grounded in the sciences of crop production and the management of soil fertility.

Areas of covered:
– Crop Science
– Soil Science
– Horticulture

Admission Requirements

General Requirements:
– A pass in the GCE Ordinary Level or Probatoire
– A pass in at least two GCE Advanced Level subjects or BAC
– A pass in English Language at the GCE Ordinary Level or proof of Proficiency in the English Language from an accredited Language Learning Centre or the University Intensive English Language Course

Specific Requirements:
O/L – Biology, A/L – Biology/Botany & any other A/L Science Subject

Application Process
Application Fees for Cameroonian Students: $0
Application Fees for International Students: $0

1. Pay a Registration Fee of 10.000frs into into any of our Bank Accounts: Cameroon and collect a receipt of payment.

Account Name: Catholic University of Cameroon, (CATUC) Bamenda
a) ECOBANK = 0200122608355201
b) SGBC = 05160350250-22
c) NFC BANK = 17301022306
d) Union Bank of Cameroon (UBC) = 00111013204
e) United Bank of Africa (UBA) = 04050000060

NB: All Payments should be done in the Student’s Name.

2. Present the Bank Receipt at the Registry, and collect an Application Form A1 (for Faculty of Business – FBMS, Faculty of Science – FSC, Faculty of Humanities -FHSS), or collect an Entrance Form (for those sitting the Entrance Exams into the Professional Schools; School of Engineering – SENG, School of Agriculture -STANR, School of Health & Medical Sciences -SHMS).

or Download the appropriate application form from the internet

3. Fill the Form A1 and submit it to the Registry with the following documents attached:

i. One clean photocopy of Birth Certificate
ii. One clean photocopy of GCE O’L Certificate/Result Slip or Probatoire
iii. One clean photocopy of GCE A’L Certificate/Result Slip or BAC
iv. 1000frs for Passport-size Photograph (hard & soft to be taken on campus)

– Students with foreign degrees/certificates should present Equivalences to their certificates obtained from the Ministry of Higher Education
(MINESUP), Yaounde.
–All students applying for the Philosophy programme should certify all their certificates.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities in the crop and soil sciences specialties include:
– Agronomists
– Plant breeders and genetics
– Plant Pathologists and related disciplines
– Soil Scientists
– Extension and rural sociologists
– Agribusiness manager
– Food technologists
– Farm managers
– Pasture managers
– Weeds specialists
– Plant biotechnologists

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Tuition Fees for Cameroonian Students: $0
Tuition Fees for International Students: $0

Tuition Fees per year for Cameroonian Students = 645,500 F CFA
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 1,045,500 F CFA

A message from the school about the 2020-2021 academic year reads:
Cognizant of the fact that the people of the Northwest and Southwest regions have been groaning under the weight of the socio-political crisis for close to four years now, and that currently the entire country is in the grips of the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic which both have far-reaching economic implications, the Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda have decided to grant certain percentage discounts on tuition fees to the ‘early birds’ who enrol on any of the school’s degree programmes, beginning next academic year till further notice.

Relevant Contact

Lana Afor Foncham Taboh
Executive Assistant to Vice Chancellor
General School Office
For General/Admission Enquiries