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Department of Crop and Soil Sciences


Undergraduate Program in Crop and Soil Sciences

The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences consists of three major program areas of Crop Sciences, Horticulture and Soil Sciences that share a common mission of education, discovery, and communication to improve the understanding and management of plant and soil systems. At the undergraduate level the department offers majors in Crop Sciences, Horticulture and Soil Sciences. The department also offers two undergraduate minors (Agricultural and Environmental Soil Sciences). At the graduate level the department shall in future, offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Agriculture and Soil Sciences.

The undergraduate degree program in soil science is designed to build up knowledge progressively starting from Soil Genesis to Soil Management providing necessary theoretical background in Soil Physics, Soil Chemistry, Soil Mineralogy, Soil Microbiology, Soil Survey and Classification, Plant Nutrition, Soil Fertility and Land Use. Practical applications of all the courses address agronomic and environmental concerns giving equal emphasis on both.

Laboratory and field practical sessions are integral components of all courses. Through these sessions, students develop skills to analyze soil, plant, manure, fertilizers and water and subsequently make judgments on their suitability for food production based on the availability of nutrients, and organic and inorganic contaminants.

 
 
 

Mission of the Department of Agronomy
The mission of the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is to improve the understanding and management of plant and soil systems that are the foundation for food and fiber production, environmental quality, and community well-being. We educate students regarding stewardship of these systems, preparing them for fulfilling private- and public sector employment; we discover answers to complex problems that threaten sustainable land use through science-based research; and we communicate our findings through scholarly publications and relevant outreach programs.

Vision
The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences will lead in the development and application of science-based knowledge for understanding and managing diverse and sustainable landscapes for food and fiber production, critical ecosystem functions (e.g., water and air quality, biodiversity, climate stability), and community well-being. The Department will continue to be responsive to developing problems, but will seek to be forward looking and proactive in the stewardship of plant and soil resources. To accomplish this vision the Department must expand multidisciplinary teams to address critical regional, national and international needs( that have significance in Cameroon). We strive to evolve our learning and outreach activities to address current and future economic, social, and technological developments and maintain an active dialogue with managers of rural and urban landscapes.

Objectives
To produce agricultural technicians well grounded in the sciences of crop production and the management of soil fertility, CROP AND SOIL SCIENCES, of major field crops of Cameroon.

Areas of coverage

Crop Science
Soil Science
Horticulture

Briefs


Level of Studies
Undergraduate
Degree Offered
Bachelor of Science (BSc.)
Specialty
Agronomy
Duration of Studies
4 years (8 Semesters)
Deadline For Application

Program Requirement

Tuition Fees



University Requirement
Application Procedure
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Future, Career and Employment Opportunities
Career opportunities in the crop and soil sciences specialties include:

  • Agronomists

  • Plant breeders and genetics

  • Plant Pathologists and related disciplines

  • Soil Scientists

  • Extension and rural sociologists

  • Agribusiness manager

  • Food technologists

  • Farm mangers

  • Pasture managers

  • Weeds specialists

  • Plant biotechnologists

  • Find challenging work with the soil conservation service, the extension service or Private Industry.

  • Horticulturists(manage a personal business as a retail or wholesale nurseryman, florist, landscape contractor or fruit and vegetable grower) even in relation with firms or companies that sell chemicals, fertilizers, and seed stock.

  • A gradutes may also further his/her studies to levels that enable him/her work both as a researcher and University Lecturer.


Fees
The tuition fee per year is 839,500 F CFA for Cameroonians and 1,239,500 F CFA for foreign students. To read more about fees  lt click here

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