Maseno University

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Department of Soil Science

The Department of Soil Science was established in 2012 with the 1st student intake in September same year. It offers undergraduate and graduate degree programmes in Soil Science. Besides, it offers service courses to BSc Agronomy with IT, BSc Horticulture with IT, BSc Agricultural Education with IT, and BEd. Science with IT degree programmes.

Programmes Offered:


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS.

  • Applicants must satisfy the minimum entry requirements for admission to the university.
  • Applicants must satisfy the entry requirements for admission to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.


DEGREE  STRUCTURE
The department offers course within the degree structure as spelt out by the faculty.

COURSE STRUCTURE

  • The Department offers courses in terms of units as defined by the Faculty; a unit is defined as one hour lecture per week per semester, or two hours of tutorial per week per semester, or three  hours of practical work per week per semester.
  • There are CORE, ELECTIVE and REQUIRED courses.  CORE courses are mandatory, while ELECTIVE courses may be chosen by students from an approved list of courses in fulfilling the full-time load requirement.
  • The normal fulltime load for one academic year shall be at least 40 units but not more than 48 units.

Course units from the department shall be distributed as follows:

  • A minimum of 12 units in each of the first two years and a minimum of 21 units in each of the subsequent two years for the 3.3.2.2. degree pattern; and
  • A minimum of 12 units in each of the first two years and a minimum of 42 units in each of the subsequent two years for the 3.3.1.1. degree pattern.

EXAMINATION REGULATIONS.

  • The general University examination regulations shall apply.
  • A written research project shall be marked out of 100% marks.
Prof. Dalmas Sigunga

E-mail:dsigunga@maseno.ac.ke

Address: P.O. Box 333 – 40105 Maseno, Kenya

Qualifications:

  • PhD
  • MSc.
  • BSc.

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Prof. Peter  A. Opala

E-mail:

Address: P.O. Box 333 – 40105 Maseno, Kenya

Qualifications:

  • PhD
  • MPhil.,
  • BSc AGED & EXTN.

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