Undergraduate Degree

The Faculty offers courses leading to the award of B. Agriculture, B. Forestry and Wildlife, B.Sc. Agricultural Extension and Community Development (for the Sasakawa Programme only), B.Sc. Food Science., and B.Sc. Home Economics Degrees.

Agriculture

The main objectives of the B. Agriculture programme include:

  • To produce graduates geared towards self employment;
  • To produce graduates with sufficient technical, productive and entrepreneurship skills who will be involved in production, research and entrepreneurship in any aspect of agriculture and other related disciplines;
  • To produce graduates that are relevant to themselves, the industry and society and who can contribute effectively to national development goals in Agriculture.

Forestry and Wildlife

The main objectives of the department include, but not limited to:

  1. Produce graduates with massive entrepreneurship and self-employment capabilities;
  2. Impart graduates with skills in all areas of forestry and wildlife;
  3. Produce graduates relevant to industry and society and who can impart positively on National and International forestry and wildlife goals.

B.Sc Agricultural Extension And Community Development

This is a three-year special programme supported by the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education(SAFE), Japan, with emphasis on enhancing the capacity of Extension Agents with H.N.D. qualifications. It is different from the faculty B.Agriculture degree which has five-year duration for candidates.

The main objectives of the programme are to:

  1. Train mid-career extension and rural development professionals in specialized technical areas along the entire agricultural value chain;
  2. Improve the effectiveness of grassroots extension and community development programmes in Nigeria; and
  3. Upgrade the academic and professional qualifications of extension and community development professionals by equipping them with up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge applicable in the field.

B.Sc. Food Science

Food Science deals with the treatment of food materials so as to convert them into food products of such nature, quality and stability, so packaged and distributed as to meet the requirement of the consumer and of safe and sound practice. The programme is geared towards production of graduates that are adequately equipped with comprehensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for engaging in food production, processing and preservation for national food self-sufficiency. The Food Science programme is tailored towards the production of graduates that will be self-employed. Students will be equipped with sufficient technical, productive and entrepreneurship skills required for production and research in Food Science.

The programme aims at imparting to students orientation for local sourcing of raw materials through novel utilization of local agricultural produces, upgrading of indigenous technologies for national food self-sufficiency.

B.Sc. Home Economics

The programme will produce graduates that will develop certain fundamental abilities or competencies that must and will be effective in living, regardless of the particular circumstances of the individual or family.  Hence the programme will cover instruction in:

(i)                Food and Nutrition

(ii)              Clothing and Textiles

(iii)             Family Life, Hospitality

(iv)             Human Development and

(v)              Household and Institutional resource management

The overall objectives of the programme include the following:-

(a)    Exposing the students to the concept and philosophy of Home Economics.

(b)    Exposing students to the principles and practice of research in Home Economics

(c)    To produce graduates with sufficient technical, productive and entrepreneurship skills to improve the quality of life of families, with special emphasis on rural areas and the society in general.