Soil Science – Course Modules

 

First Year

First Semester

Major Courses (Elective)

Course Code Course Title Units
SSL 101 Introduction to Land and Soil Resources 2
CAB 161 Introduction to Agro-Biotechnology

 

2
AEX 101 Philosophy and Principles of Agricultural Extension

 

2
AFC 101 Introduction to Agricultural Economics I

 

2
ANS 101 Introduction to Animal Science and Animal Genetics

 

2

Required Ancillary Courses

 

AGR 101 Biomathematics 2
CHEM 101 Basic Principles of Chemistry I 2
CHEM 171 Basic Practical Chemistry 2
BIO 151 General Biology I 3
MTH 111 El ementary Mathematics I 3

General Studies Courses

GSP 101 Use of English I 2
GSP 201 Social Sciences 2
 

TOTAL

     

18

 

Second Semester

 

Major Courses

 

SSL 104 Introduction to Rural and Urban Land Management 2
AGR 102 Agricultural Physics

 

4

 

Required Ancillary Courses

CHEM 112 Basic Principles of Chemistry II 2
CHEM 122 Basic Principles of (Physical) Chemistry III 2
BIO 152 General Biology II 3
BIO 154 General Biology (Practical) 2

 

General Studies Courses

GSP 102 Use of English     II 2
GSP 202 Issues in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies 2
 

TOTAL

     

19

 

SECOND YEAR

First Semester

Major Courses

Course Code Course Title Units

 

SSL 201 Principles of Soil Science 2
SSL 211 Rural and Urban Land Inventory by GIS Techniques and Management

 

2
SSL 241 Climatology and Climate Change 2

 

Required Ancillary Courses

 

AGR 201 General Agriculture 3
ANS 241 Nutrition, Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals 2
CSC 221 Crop Anatomy, Taxonomy and Physiology 2
HSN 201 Introduction to Home Science 2
CSC 201 Principles of Forestry 2
COS 101 Introductory to Computer Science 2

 

General Studies Courses

GSP 207 Humanities I 2

 

TOTAL     21

 

Second Semester

Major Courses

Courses Code Course title Units

 

      SSL 242 Biogeography and Land Resources 2

 

Required Ancillary Courses

 

AGE 202 Principles of Agricultural Economics 4
AGE 212 Enterpreneurship I 2
ANS 222 Introduction to Agricultural Biochemistry 2
 

ANSC

272 Fisheries & Wildlife Production 2
ANS 274 Principles of Animal Production 2
CSC 222 Principles of Crop Production 2
FST 102 Introduction to Food Science and Technology 2

 

General Studies Courses

GSP 208 Humanities II 2
 

TOTAL

     

21

 

 

THIRD YEAR

First Semester

Major Courses

Course Code Course Title Units
SSL 311 Land Classification and Evaluation 2
SSL 321 Pedology 3

 

Required Ancillary Courses

 

AGE 301 Basic Farm Management and Production Economics 3
AGX 311 Introduction to Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology 2
ANS 371 Non-ruminant Animals Production 2
CSC 321 Arable Crop Production 2
CSC 331 Principles of Crop Protection 2
COS 201 Computer Programming I 2
 

TOTAL

     

21

 

Second Semester

Major Courses

Courses Code Course Title Units

 

SSL 362 Soil Chemistry and Micro-Biology 2

 

Required Ancillary Courses

AGR 302 Agricultural Statistics and Data Processing 2
AGE 312 Enterpreneurship II Mathod 2
ANS 322 Agricultural Biochemistry and Methods 2
ANS 332 Animal Genetics and Breeding 2
ANS 372 Ruminant Animals Production 2
CSC 322 Crop Genetics and Breeding 2
CSC 342 Permanent Crops Production 2
ABE 304 Introductions to Farm Machinery 2
 

TOTAL

     

20

 

FOURTH YEAR (FARM YEAR)

 

First Semester

Major Courses

Course Code Course Title Units

 

SSL 411 Digital Land Map Prod. For Land Use Management 2
SSL 431 Farm Design, Survey & Land Use Planning 2
SSL 441 Agricultural Meteorology, Irrigation and Drainage 2

 

Required Ancillary

Ancillary Courses

AGR 401 Agricultural Product Storage 2
ANS 471 Animals Husbandry Techniques (Cattle, Sheep Goat,                                         Poultry, Pigs, Rabbit)

 

3
CSC 421 Crop Production Techniques (Permanent, Arable, Horticultural, etc.)

 

4
CSC 431 Crop Protection and Pest Control 2
TOTAL   19

 

 

Second Semester

Major Courses

Courses Code Course Title Units

 

SSL 412 Management of Wastes through Land Application 2
SSL 462 Soil Fertility, Soil and Water Management 2

Required Ancillary Courses

AGR 402 Farm Work Project and Report Writing 6
ABE 401 Agricultural Engineering Practical 2
AGE 422 Farm Management and Accounting Practice 2
AGX 412 Extension Practice 2
FVM 443 Animals Health Management 2
 

TOTAL

     

18

FIFTH YEAR

First Semester

Major Courses

Courses Code Course Title Units
SSL 511 Qualitative and Quantitative Land Management 2
SSL 521 Soil Genesis and Classification 2
SSL 531 Soil Survey and Land Use Planning 2
SSL 541 Soil Physics 2
SSL 551 Soil Conservation and Land Management 2
SSL 561 Soil Chemistry, Microbiology and Bio-remediation 2
SSL 562 Soil and Plant Analysis 2

Required Ancillary Courses

CSC 541 Vegetable Crops 2
CSC 521 Field Crops 2
CSC 511 Field Experimentation 2

 Elective

CSC 531 Plant Protection 2
SSL 581 Seminar 1
 

Total

23

Second Semester

Major Courses

Courses

 

Code Course Title Unit
SSL 512 Land Use Survey and Management 2
SSL 543 Principles of Irrigation and Drainage 2
SSL 563 Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition 2
SSL 572 Soil Biology and Biochemistry 2
SSL 581 Seminar 1
SSL 590 Special Project 4

Required Ancillary Courses

CSC 544 Plantation Crops 2
CSC 522 Forage and Fodder Crop Production 2
CSC 523 Plant Breeding (Including Seed Production) 2

(Choose one Course below)

CSC 534 Weed Sciences 2
CSC 544 Post Harvest Physiology and Product Storage 2
TOTAL 21