• To equip students with skills and laboratory techniques required in the livestock sector.


  • To produce graduates who are knowledgeable in the fields of animal nutrition, physiology, breeding and management of various animal production systems in order to increase livestock productivity.


  • To produce graduates who are knowledgeable in scientific rangeland management.
  • In order to qualify for normal entry to the programme in Animal Science and Rangeland Management, a prospective student must satisfy the following Faculty requirements:

    Have obtained a pass at „A‟ level in the following TWO core subjects or their recognized equivalents, (which are specified in the general regulations) biology and chemistry.

    Have obtained at least 5 O‟ Level subjects including

    English Language and Mathematics.

    Holders of relevant Diplomas from recognized Agricultural colleges or other recognized institutions will be admitted provided that they would have attained an approved standard of performance in their Diplomas. Those students who, after assessment by the Departmental interviewing panel and after scrutiny of their transcripts, are deemed to deserve it, may be exempted from part of the programme

  • The 5 subjects at Ordinary level should include English Language with at least a C grade.
  • Apart from 5 subjects at Ordinary level a student must have passed at least two subjects at „A‟ level. Preference shall be given to candidates with A‟ level Management of Business, Business Studies, Sociology or any Arts subjects.
  • In approved cases a student may be exempted from Part I courses on condition that the student does not complete the full-time programme in less than three full academic years.
  • Special Entry : Candidates who have successfully completed the Higher National Diploma in Human Resources Management or have otherwise obtained equivalent qualifications and have passed the Diploma with merit (credits and distinctions) in half of the programme courses may apply for direct entry into Part II of the degree programme.

4 years Conventional and Block Release.

  • Extension Officers


  • Animal nutritionists Rangers


  • Technical Researchers Meat Inspectors


  • Animal Health Inspectors Ranch Managers


  • Sales Representatives in Veterinary Pharmacies Field Officers


  • Teachers/Lecturers Farmers
Full Programme Structure


ASAS 1100 Introduction to Computers and Information Literacy
ASAS 1101 Chemistry
ASAS 1102 Cell Biology, Genetics and Biotechnology
ASAS 1105 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
ASAS 1130 Introduction to Soil Science
ASAS 1106 Plant Ecology and Physiology


ASEB 1201 Introduction to Agricultural Economics and Policy
ASAS 1201 Agricultural Biochemistry
ASAS 1202 Farm Machinery
ASAS 1203 Agricultural Microbiology and Entomology
ASAS 1209 Biometry I
ASAS 1210 Wildlife Behaviour and Parks Management


ASAS 2104 Animal Nutrition
ASAS 2102 Applied Animal and Plant Breeding
ASAS 2106 Freshwater Fish Production
ASAS 2108 Animal Production
ASAS 2107 Animal Diseases and Animal Health
ASAS 2109 Biometry II


ASAS 2200 Soil and Water Conservation
ASEB 2202 Farm Management and Entrepreneurship
ASAS 2203 Crop Production
ASAS 2206 Pasture and Rangeland Management
ASSS 2208 Environment Impact Assessment
ASAS 2204 Land Evaluation and Land Use Planning


ASIA 3000 Industrial Attachment

  • Student's Work Related Learning Report
  • Academic Supervisor's Assessment Report
  • Employer's Assessment Report
  • ASAS 4102 Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • ASAS 4104 Advanced Animal Nutrition
  • ASEB 4113 AgriculturalExtension and Communication
  • ASEB4114 Rural Development and Finance
  • ASAS 4116 Farming Systems and Agroforestry
  • ASAS 4112 Poultry, Pig and Ostrich Production
  • ASPR 4000 Research Project (credits are given at the end of Part 4)
  • ASAS 4201 Animal Products and Processing
  • ASAS 4213 Beef Production
  • ASAS 4214 Dairy Production
  • ASAS 4215 Small Ruminant Production
  • ASPR 4216 Research Project