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Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Modes of Study  Full-time
Duration 3 Years
Level Undergraduate
Course Code 07BAGA


The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture provides a systematic and coherent introduction to the knowledge, principles, concepts,
data,  theories  and  problem‐solving  techniques  of  the  agriculture  discipline.  The  programme  will  enable  students  to  acquire 
cognitive/  intellectual  skills,  practical  skills  and  key  transferable  skills  and  to  apply  these  skills  in  solving  agricultural  related 
problems that face the Namibian agriculture and commercial/subsistence farming sectors. This programme also intends to provide
basic managerial competence through teaching, extension and research, thereby sustaining the agricultural industry, creating new 
employment opportunities, and contributing to Namibia’s economic development. This programme enables students to specialise 
in Agribusiness Management; or Sustainable Agriculture.

Overall, the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture aims at:

• Equipping students with relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes to contribute to agricultural production and sustainable 
resource management;
• Providing students with a sound foundation in the fundamental concepts and theories of agriculture; developing the ability 
of students to analyse agricultural information from a wide range of sources; • Providing graduates with basic managerial competencies for effective agricultural management, human resources and 
• Equipping graduates with the requisite skills to work effectively as individuals and as members of a team; and
• Providing students with opportunities for continued career education.


Admission Requirements 

Candidates may be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture if they meet the University’s General Admission Requirements 
(GI2.1 in Part 1 of the Yearbook). Candidates must also comply with the following additional requirements:

• A candidate must have done and passed Biology and Mathematics, with a minimum of E‐symbol at NSSC/NSSCO or level 4 at NSSCH or
an E Symbol at NSSCAS.

• In addition to Biology and Mathematics, the candidate must have done Natural Resource Science related subjects such as; Agriculture, 
Physical Science, Life Science and Geography.
Candidates who meet the Mature Age Entry requirements of the NUST (GI2.2 in Part 1 of the Yearbook) will also be considered for 

Holders of the NUST’s Diploma in Agricultural Management (Level 6) will be admitted to the second year of this programme and 
will get an exemption for the corresponding courses. They will be exempted from Work Integrated Learning (WIL), but are required 
to fulfil the requirements of their selected strand in order to qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.

Candidates must be medically and physically fit for fieldwork, which forms an integral part of the programme.

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