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View Programme Profile (Academic Year: 2024/2025)
Programme NameBachelor of Science (Agriculture) (1201)
DepartmentDepartment of Agriculture
FacultyFaculty of Agriculture and Forestry
Admission CriteriaThe Diploma in Agriculture from the Guyana School of Agriculture or its equivalent.
OR
A Trained Teacher's Certificate with a specialization in Science and a minimum of 3 subjects at CSEC or equivalent inclusive of Mathematics and a Science subject.
OR
The Associate of Science from the University of Guyana or its equivalent.
OR
At least five (5) subjects at the CSEC General Proficiency (grades 1 or 11, (or 111 from 1998) or five (5) subjects at GCE 'O' Level examinations, and must include English Language and Mathematics and passes in any two of the following subjects: Agriculture Science (either Double or Single Awards), either Biology or Human & Social Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Science, Physics and Food & Nutrition.
OR
Persons of mature age (a minimum of 21 years in the calendar year of entry to the University) who do not meet the minimum requirements but who can satisfy the University with evidence of recent academic achievement and relevant experience and a pass at the University of Guyana Entrance Examination (UGEE).
Tuition FeeFirst Year - GYD: $228,448 | USD: $5,711
Second Year - GYD: $228,448 | USD: $5,711
Third Year - GYD: $228,448 | USD: $5,711
Fourth Year - GYD: $228,448 | USD: $5,711
First Year
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Delivery Mode Course Credit Remarks
AAA4104 Additional Course (4 Credits) Not Specified 4 Slot for Chinese courses
AGR1101 Crop Botany Hybrid (Online and In Class) 4 -
CHM1102 Introduction to General Chemistry Hybrid (Online and In Class) 3 -
CHM1103 Chemistry Laboratory I Hybrid (Online and In Class) 1
ENG1105 Introduction to the Use of English Hybrid (Online and In Class) 4 -
MTH1101 Algebra Online 4 -
UGC1101 Computer Literacy I Online 4 This course replaces UGC1100 with effect from academic year 2016/2017
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Delivery Mode Course Credit Remarks
AAA4204 Additional Course (4 Credits) Not Specified 4 Slot for Chinese courses
AGR1201 Agricultural Zoology Hybrid (Online and In Class) 4 -
CHM1204 General Chemistry II Online 4 -
ENG1203 Technical Communication Online 4 -
PHY1200 Foundation Physics Online 3 -

Total Cost: GYD $228,448 | USD $5,711

Second Year
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Delivery Mode Course Credit Remarks
AGR2103 Principles of Livestock Production Hybrid (Online and In Class) 4 -
ECN1100 Introductory Micro-Economics Hybrid (Online and In Class) 4
MST1101 Basic Statistics Not Specified 4 -
MST1102 Introduction to Statistics Hybrid (Online and In Class) 4 This course replaces MST1101 which is no longer being offered with effect from academic year 2018/2019.
ZZZ2101 Elective (4 credits) Not Specified 4 Choose from either CST 1102 or AST 1102.
ZZZ2102 Elective (4 credits) Not Specified 4 Choose from either AGR 2102 or AQU 2102 after consultation with your Head of Department.
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Delivery Mode Course Credit Remarks
AGR2101 Agricultural Biochemistry Hybrid (In Class/Online) 4 -
AGR2201 Agricultural Microbiology Hybrid (Online and In Class) 4 -
AGR2202 Fundamentals of Genetics and Cytogenetics Hybrid (In Class/Online) 4 -
AGR2203 Fundamentals of Soil Science Hybrid (Online and In Class) 4 -
AGR2204 Statistical Methods & Experimental Designs Not Specified 4 This is an additional course, which is not required for the completion of this programme.

Total Cost: GYD $228,448 | USD $5,711

Third Year
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Delivery Mode Course Credit Remarks
AGR3102 Agricultural Entomology Hybrid (In Class/Online) 4 -
AGR3104 Rural Sociology & Extension Education Hybrid (Online and In Class) 4 -
FOR3206 GIS and Remote Sensing Applications Hybrid (Online and In Class) 4 This course replaces FOR 3201 which is no longer being offered.
WWW3102 Elective (3 or 4 credits) Not Specified 3 Select any 3- or 4-credit course from across the University, except from the Department of Agriculture and similar courses done within the programme.
ZZZ3101 Elective (4 credits) Not Specified 4 Choose a 3000 -level course according to your option after consultation with your Head of Department.
ZZZ3102 Elective (4 credits) Not Specified 4 Choose from either AGR 3101 or AQU 3101 after consultation with your Head of Department.
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Delivery Mode Course Credit Remarks
AAA3201 Additional Course (4 Credits) Not Specified 4 Use for any additional course.
AAA3209 Additional (1 credit) Not Specified 1 This is an additional one credit course slot to be used in consultation with your Head of Department.
AGR3204 Experimental Design and Research Methods in Biological Sciences. Hybrid (Online and In Class) 4 -
AGR3205 Agribusiness Management Online 4 -
FOR3201 Remote Sensing & GIS for Forestry Not Specified 4 -
ZZZ3201 Elective (4 credits) Not Specified 4 Choose a 3000 -level course according to your option after consultation with your Head of Department.

Total Cost: GYD $228,448 | USD $5,711

Fourth Year
Annual
Course Code Course Name Delivery Mode Course Credit Remarks
AGR4100 Project Hybrid (In Class/Online) 6 -
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Delivery Mode Course Credit Remarks
AGR4102 Agricultural Policies and Laws Hybrid (Online and In Class) 4 -
ZZZ4101 Elective (4 credits) Not Specified 4 Choose a course from the appropriate list for the Selected Major after consultation with your Head of Department. Agronomy major:CSC 4101, CSC 4102, CSC 4105, SSC 4101, SSC 4104, CSC 4202, CSC4205, SSC 4102, CSC 4201. Animal Production major: ASC3201, ASC 3202, ASC 4101, ASC 4106, SSC 4104/GEO3107, ASC3204, ASC4201, ASC4202, ASC4206. Fishery & Aqua major: AQU3102, AQU4101, ENV3202, ENV3104, SSC 4101, BIO3203, BIO 4104, BIO 4202, AQU 4201, AQU4202, CSC 4202, ENV 3203. General Agric. Of the five courses one each must be from ASC, CSC, and SSC courses. General Agric Major can also choose from: SSC 4103, ENV 4101, SSC 4104/GEO3107, SSC 4201, SSC 4203, ECN 3102.
ZZZ4102 Elective (4 credits) Not Specified 4 Choose a course from the appropriate list for the Selected Major after consultation with your Head of Department. Agronomy major:CSC 4101, CSC 4102, CSC 4105, SSC 4101, SSC 4104, CSC 4202, CSC4205, SSC 4102, CSC 4201. Animal Production major: ASC3201, ASC 3202, ASC 4101, ASC 4106, SSC 4104/GEO3107, ASC3204, ASC4201, ASC4202, ASC4206. Fishery & Aqua major: AQU3102, AQU4101, ENV3202, ENV3104, SSC 4101, BIO3203, BIO 4104, BIO 4202, AQU 4201, AQU4202, CSC 4202, ENV 3203. General Agric. Of the five courses one each must be from ASC, CSC, and SSC courses. General Agric Major can also choose from: SSC 4103, ENV 4101, SSC 4104/GEO3107, SSC 4201, SSC 4203, ECN 3102.
ZZZ4103 Elective (4 credits) Not Specified 4 Choose a course from the appropriate list for the Selected Major after consultation with your Head of Department. Agronomy major:CSC 4101, CSC 4102, CSC 4105, SSC 4101, SSC 4104, CSC 4202, CSC4205, SSC 4102, CSC 4201. Animal Production major: ASC3201, ASC 3202, ASC 4101, ASC 4106, SSC 4104/GEO3107, ASC3204, ASC4201, ASC4202, ASC4206. Fishery & Aqua major: AQU3102, AQU4101, ENV3202, ENV3104, SSC 4101, BIO3203, BIO 4104, BIO 4202, AQU 4201, AQU4202, CSC 4202, ENV 3203. General Agric. Of the five courses one each must be from ASC, CSC, and SSC courses. General Agric Major can also choose from: SSC 4103, ENV 4101, SSC 4104/GEO3107, SSC 4201, SSC 4203, ECN 3102.
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Delivery Mode Course Credit Remarks
MKT4200 Agricultural Marketing Online 4 -
ZZZ4201 Elective (4 credits) Not Specified 4 Choose a course from the appropriate list for the Selected Major after consultation with your Head of Department. Agronomy major:CSC 4101, CSC 4102, CSC 4105, SSC 4101, SSC 4104, CSC 4202, CSC4205, SSC 4102, CSC 4201. Animal Production major: ASC3201, ASC 3202, ASC 4101, ASC 4106, SSC 4104/GEO3107, ASC3204, ASC4201, ASC4202, ASC4206. Fishery & Aqua major: AQU3102, AQU4101, ENV3202, ENV3104, SSC 4101, BIO3203, BIO 4104, BIO 4202, AQU 4201, AQU4202, CSC 4202, ENV 3203. General Agric. Of the five courses one each must be from ASC, CSC, and SSC courses. General Agric Major can also choose from: SSC 4103, ENV 4101, SSC 4104/GEO3107, SSC 4201, SSC 4203, ECN 3102.
ZZZ4202 Elective (4 credits) Not Specified 4 Choose a course from the appropriate list for the Selected Major after consultation with your Head of Department. Agronomy major:CSC 4101, CSC 4102, CSC 4105, SSC 4101, SSC 4104, CSC 4202, CSC4205, SSC 4102, CSC 4201. Animal Production major: ASC3201, ASC 3202, ASC 4101, ASC 4106, SSC 4104/GEO3107, ASC3204, ASC4201, ASC4202, ASC4206. Fishery & Aqua major: AQU3102, AQU4101, ENV3202, ENV3104, SSC 4101, BIO3203, BIO 4104, BIO 4202, AQU 4201, AQU4202, CSC 4202, ENV 3203. General Agric. Of the five courses one each must be from ASC, CSC, and SSC courses. General Agric Major can also choose from: SSC 4103, ENV 4101, SSC 4104/GEO3107, SSC 4201, SSC 4203, ECN 3102.

Total Cost: GYD $228,448 | USD $5,711