COURSE: BSC (AGRIC) IN PLANT PATHOLOGY

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3 Years Full Time
This programme equips graduate students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to enter the plant pathology industry.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 4 years full time

Compulsory Subjects


First year subjects:


  • Computer literacy

  • General chemistry

  • Academic literacy

  • Molecular and cell biology

  • General physics

  • Mathematics

  • Biometry

  • Plant biology

  • Information literacy

  • Introductory genetics

  • Introduction to microbiology

  • Animal diversity


Second year subjects:


  • Introduction to proteins and enzymes

  • Introduction to soil science

  • Gene and chromosome organisation

  • Introduction to financial management in agriculture

  • Introduction to agricultural production economics

  • Introduction to crop protection

  • Plant biochemistry evolution

  • Soil fertilisation and plant nutrition

  • Gene analysis and manipulation

  • Crop propagation

  • Agricultural economics

  • Growth activities and control of fungi

  • Principles of plant pathology


Third year subjects:


  • Plant ecophysiology

  • Growth diversity and control of bacteria

  • Structure and diversity of viruses

  • General plant pathology

  • Sustainable production

  • Plant genetics and biotechnology

  • Gene manipulation and microbes

  • Plant disease control

  • Host pathogen interactions


Fourth year subjects:


  • Biometry

  • Environmental microbiology

  • Weed science

  • Research project

  • Agroclimatology

  • Molecular biology of prokaryotes

  • Experimental design and analysis

  • Nursery and seed pathology

  • Insect pest management


Careers: plant pathologist.

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