UNAM Bachelor of Science in Crop Science

Degree

Bachelor of Science Honours

Admission Criteria

The normal basic requirement for entrance to Diploma programmes shall be a Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary Level (NSSC O-Level) or a recognized equivalent, provided that a candidate has passed five subjects with a minimum of 22 points on the UNAM Evaluation Point Scale. The following minimum requirements will apply:

i) English with a ―D‖ symbol at NSSC O-Level (English as a Second Language);
ii) Mathematics with a ―D‖ symbol;
iii) For Higher Diploma in Agriculture: Any two of the following: Biology NSSC O-Level (D symbol
better), Agriculture NSSC O-Llevel (D symbol or better) or Physical Science NSSC O-Level (E symbol or better);
iv) For Higher Diploma in Natural Resources Management: Any two of the following: Biology NSSC O-
Level (D symbol or better), Agriculture NSSC O-Level (D symbol or better), and Physical Science NSSC O-Level (E symbol or better) or Geography NSSC O-Level (E symbol or better); and
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v) Any fifth additional subject.

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not necessarily ensure admission. Admission is based on the number of places available and is awarded on the basis of merit after a rigorous selection process. The Faculty reserves the right to interview candidates before admission.

Duration of Study

Subject to the provisions of Faculty Special Regulations the minimum duration of full-time study for a Bachelor‘s degree shall normally be four years, and that of the Diploma normally three years.

The maximum period of full-time study for a Bachelor‘s degree or a Diploma, is the minimum full-time period of study for that Degree or Diploma plus two years.

Modules

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 1
English for Communication and Study Skills
Computer Literacy
Contemporary Social Issues
Introduction to Biology
Physics for Life Sciences I
Basic Mathematics
YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2
English for Academic Purposes
Chemistry for Life Sciences
Physics for Life Sciences II
Diversity of Life
Pre-calculus
YEAR 2, SEMESTER 1
Principles of Microeconomics
Rural Sociology
Genetics
Plant Science
Soil Science for Crop Production
Agronomy
YEAR 2, SEMESTER 2
Production Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Biochemistry
Livestock Production Systems
Biostatistics
YEAR 3, SEMESTER 1
Agricultural Engineering
Field Crop Production
Weed Science
Field Attachment I
Horticulture I—Vegetables, Herbs and Spices
Plant Breeding
Farm Planning and Management
YEAR 3, SEMESTER 2
Research Methods
Crop Ecophysiology
Crop Handling and Storage
Farm mechanisation
Agricultural Extension
Agricultural Marketing
YEAR 4, SEMESTER 1
Research Project
Field Attachment II
Seed Science and Technology
Agricultural Entomology
Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
Project Planning and Management
YEAR 4, SEMESTER 2
Research Project
Horticulture II—Fruit Crops and Ornamental Plants
Plant Pathology
Plant Biotechnology
Soil Conservation and Irrigation