• Department of Soil Science @Faculty of Agriculture

B. Agriculture Programme

1. General Introduction

The Bachelor of Agriculture programme is a 5-session (i.e 10-semester) porgramme that...

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2. Entry Requirements

The general University admission policy is based on NUC approved admission requirement. Candidates offered admission must fulfil the minimum entry requirements stated against the Faculties into which they are admitted. For B. Agriculture, candidates may be admitted into the programme either at 100 Level (Regular UTME) or at 200 Level (Direct Entry).

(a) 100 Level Admissions

Candidates for 100 Level admission must have obtained:


Five (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry and any one of Mathematics, Physics, Geography and Economics in not more than two sittings.


Registered the following subjects and sat for the examinations through the JAMB UTME: Use of English, Chemistry, Biology/Agriculture and any one of Physics or Mathematics.


High enough scores in the JAMB UTME to meet or exceed the cut-off point set for the year in which their applications are being considered.

NOTE: You may also see the latest admission requirements by checking the JAMB portal.


(b) 200 Level (Direct Entry) Admissions

Candidates for 200 Level (Direct Entry) admission must fulfill the following:


Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Chemistry and one from Biology/Botany/Zoology/Agricultural Science, Economics, Physics, Geography and Geology/Mathematics (Pure & Applied).


Five (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry and any one of Mathematics, Physics, Geography and Economics in not more than two sittings.


Holders of the following qualifications from Institutions recognised by the University may also be considered for admission into 200 Level:

  1. Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Agriculture with an over-all Distinction pass.
  2. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Agriculture with an over-all credit pass.

Candidates are to note that there are many factors that determine whether they secure admission into the University or not. Consequently, the entry requirement details provided above is for informational and guidance purpose only, and does not warrant or imply that satisfying or even exceeding the stated requirements will automatically assure any candidate of admission into the programme.

3. Graduation Requirements

A student enrolled into this programme at 100 Level requires a minimum of 120 credit units and maximum of 180 credit units to graduate over the 5-session B. Agriculture degree programme. For those admitted into 200 Level, 90 - 160 credit units must be earned. These credit units are made up of cognate, elective, project, SIWES and General Studies (GENS) courses.

For a full-time student, at least 12 credit units of core and elective courses must be registered for during each semester. These credit units are earned from assessments of exams based on lectures, laboratory/project work, as well as field components of the Programme. Two field courses of one credit unit at the 300 level and two credit units at the 400 level of study to satisfy the requirements for professional field experiences are offered to the students as core requirements for graduation.

4. Career Prospects

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