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About us

Background

The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences hosts three departments namely: Department of Agriculture, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences and Department of Natural Resource Economics and Agribusiness. Our students are in demand in the job market because of a long-term built track record of discipline, integrity and professionalism that are synonymous with the UCU brand.

Faculty vision

To become a center of excellence in food and nutrition security and sustainability of food and resource systems for the wellbeing of human, the environment , plants and animals

Mission

To collaboratively connect with stakeholders in sustainably co-creating knowledge to address agricultural, food and nutritional needs and challenges for environmental and socio-economic development

The courses in the Faculty are:

  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science and Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology
  • Masters of Science in Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Masters of Science in Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Masters of Science in Agriculture by Research (Crop Science/ Animal Science options)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Systems and Value Chain Management (New)

Why study a degree with us

Our staff consists of highly qualified lecturers who will give you  the best start to your career in food, nutritional sciences and agribusiness. Our understanding of these subjects will enable  you provide public health advice and   also enhance your ability to facilitate the food industry to develop new products that deliver great taste in a healthy package.

As a faculty, we provide a breadth of practical teaching. So for whatever course you do, you will have the chance to leave with the practical skills and experience to make you stand out and begin a great career.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are accredited by the National Council for Higher Learning and our program is recognized for delivering evidence-based food and nutrition education at professional level.

Skills development and laboratory facilities:

The department utilises a 50 acre piece of land located at Ntawo, Mukono for students’ practical learning. The functions of this centre include Training, Research, Technology generation, and dissemination of appropriate technologies to the surrounding communities. The department also has a fully and well equipped microbiology, chemistry and food science Lab to facilitate research and practical learning. Instructional facilities at the university include; Ham Mukasa Library which is fully stocked with relevant reading materials and E-resources, Computer laboratories, research laboratories and screen house facilities