B.Sc. Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Sociology

Degree Offered

--> Bachelor of Science (BSc.)


--> Agricultural Economics, Extension, and Rural Sociology

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October 1, 2020
4 years (8 Semesters)



Mission of the Department

The mission of the department is to produce well trained, well-disciplined and fully qualified graduates at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels, who are of international repute in the discipline of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, and Rural Sociology, and are capable of successfully facing all the challenges of these disciplines.

The Objective of the Department

The objective of the Department is to train students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the fields of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, and Rural Sociology for the immediate consumption of both the public and private sectors. The undergraduate

programme also prepares its graduates for postgraduate studies.

Career Opportunities for Agricultural Economics Graduates

Agricultural Economists are more micro-economics oriented and they easily find jobs in the following sectors of the economy.

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Breweries, distilleries and bottling plants
  • Cigarette manufacturing
  • Food processing mills
  • Governments and NGOs
  • Information Technology
  • Pulp and paper industry
  • Saw/lumber mills and wood products
  • Textile processing and manufacturing, logistics and supply chains
  • Leather tanning, foot wear and hand bag production
  • Cooperatives
  • Research
  • Government and parastatal agricultural institutions and programmes
  • Teaching in universities and rural development training centres

Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology specialists usually serve in the bottom three in the above list. However, first degree graduates of the department can serve in openings in any of the departments listed above.


There is no specialization in the department at the undergraduate level. At the graduate level, specializations are envisaged in the future to be in Agricultural Extension Education, Rural Sociology and Agricultural Economics. Other possible fields of specialization include: Production Economics/Farm Management, Agricultural Marketing, Agricultural Finance, Agribusiness Management, Development economics, and Quantitative Methods.



These are presented along with the general courses taken by all agricultural students during the first two years. The general courses taught by the department include General Economics, Farm Management and Accounts, Agric Cooperatives, Entrepreneurship, and Land Use Economics.


After the above general courses taken in the first and second years by all students of the School of Tropical Agriculture and Natural Resources, students of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension, and Rural Sociology shall be required to take the courses presented below during their third and fourth years.

LEVEL THREE: First Semester

Course No. Course Title Status Credit Value L T P Prere-quisite
 AEE 3101 Micro-economics C 4 30 10 General economics
AEE 3102 Applied Statistics II C 4 30 10 I
ANS 3106 Economics of Crop and Livestock Production C 4 30 10


Project Analysis and Evaluation C 4 30 10
AEE 3104 Agricultural Marketing C 6 40 20
MMS3101 Communication Skills C 4 40
AEE 3105 Rural Sociology C 4 30 10
  Total   30 230 70    

Second Semester

Course No. Course Title Status Credit Value L T P Prere-quisite
MMS 3201 Human Resource Management C 4 30 10
CSS3203 Topics in Tropical Agric. (grain, tubers, vegetable and fruits)  






AEE 3201 Agricultural Production Economics C 4 40
ANS 3209


Livestock and Poultry Production Management* E 3 30      
AEE 3202 Economic Development C 4 30


AEE3203 Agribusiness Management C 4 40
AEE 3204 Agricultural Extension Methods C 4 40
AEE 3205 Macro-economics C 4 40
Total   30 490 20    

 LEVEL FOUR: First Semester

Course No. Course Title Status Credit Value L T P Prere-quisite
MAC 4101 Basic Accounting C 4 40
AEE 4101 Research Methods C 4 40
AEE 4102 Agricultural Credit and Finance C 4 40
AEE4101 Environmental & Resource Economics E 4 40
CSS 4101 Post-harvest and Processing Techniques E 3 30
AEE 4103 Rural Institutions C 4 40
AEE 4104 Agricultural Project Analysis C 4 40
MMS 4101 Supply Chain Management E 3 30
MMS 4103 Entrepreneurship & Business Management C 3 30
  Total   33 330      

 Second Semester:

Course No. Course Title Status Credit Value L T P Pre-requisite
AEE 4201 Agricultural Policy C 4 40
AEE 4202 Introduction to Econometrics C 3 30
AEE 4203 Seminar in Agric. Economics C 4 40


AEE 4204 Research Project Report C 12
MES 2204 Structures of the Economy of Cameroon E 4 40
CSS 4205 Introduction to Forestry and Agro-forestry E 3 30
Total     30 180