BSc. – Dryland Agriculture

The Bachelor of Science in Dryland Agriculture from Lukenya University offers you a global perspective on agriculture, providing you with the skills, knowledge and experience you need to pursue a career in agriculture, for employment within government or private sector, own business  and not-for-profit sectors. It lays special emphasies on how to turn land in unproductive land due to harsh weather conditions or pollution into arable land.
A degree in Dryland Agriculture provides you with the scope to enter a wide range of agriculture-based business fields, reflected in the various majors offered within this degree. We offer specializations in the following areas:

  • Animal Production
  • Apiculture
  • Aquaculture
  • Agribusiness
  • Emerging livestock
  • Range management

The course of the programme is to achieve the following goals:

  • To develop an understanding of the general issues and approaches to Dryland Agriculture and management.
  • To enhance self-confidence and ability to critically evaluate Agriculture and develop solutions from the moral, professional and academic perspectives.
  • To develop a problem-solving attitude and ethics in the practice of Agricultural management.
  • To prepare the candidates for progression to higher levels of study.
  • To prepare candidates who can meet the needs of global agricultural challenges.

Duration of the programme

  • The Bachelor of Science in Dryland Agriculture programme shall run for a period of four (4) years (equivalent to eight (8) semesters).
  • Each semester shall comprise of 17 weeks of which 15 weeks are for teaching and 2 weeks for examinations.
  • Courses shall be offered in terms of units, one unit being defined as a series of 45 contact hours.
  • The minimum number or course units will be 58 which is equivalent to 174 credit units (equivalent to 2610 lecture hours).
  • 12 weeks industrial attachment which is part of the programme.

Programme admission requirements

An applicant must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Commerce programme. Either;

  • Be a holder of KCSE certificate with at least a mean grade of C+ (Plus).


  • Be a holder of two principal passes or its equivalent or a Diploma in a related area with at least a Credit pass from a recognized institution.


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