Beyond the future of Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management and Agriculture (General) Degree
With the primary intention to promote environmentally and economically sustainable management of natural resources and agriculture and contribute towards sustainable food security, self reliance and the well being of Zimbabwe, the BSc NRMA (Gen) was introduced in 2005 with its first intake in March of the same year.
Noting the proliferation of Agricultural Colleges that were offering agro-education and training students up to diploma level, the BSc NRMA (Gen) seeks to add more intellectual and pragmatic depth and value at degree level.
The programme further provides a fertile pedestal for postgraduate studies, should the graduates realise the need to be masters in their field.
In addition, the programme seeks to equip students with aggressive research skills in the sustainable management of natural resources management and agriculture.
The curriculum also provides hands on skills in agriculture and natural resources management.
To enrol in the department candidates should possess a diploma in agriculture or natural resources management with a good pass from a recognised institution. Preference is however, given to candidates with ‘O’ level English, Mathematics, Agriculture, Physical Science and Geography.
An ‘A’ level pass in Biology or Agriculture is an added advantage.
As the programme is meant for holders of recognised diplomas in agriculture, on successfully completing the degree programme, graduates can be employed in the areas of Agronomy, Horticulture and Livestock production.
Graduates may as well work as consultants and specialists in government and the private sector as extension officers or research officers.
The programme also empowers graduates with requisite skills to become self employed as farmers.
Driven by our passion to be pacesetters in the academic frontiers, the programme is constantly reviewing its curriculum so as to maintain relevance with what is obtaining in industry, the thrust being on developing areas of specialisation towards the end of the programme and equipping students with the latest knowledge and skills in the field of natural resources management and agriculture. In addition to these, a lot more of critical academic surprises have been lined up.
Come join the pace setting family.