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Soil Science Course Requirement

Soil Science Course Requirement

Welcome to Soil Science Course Requirement, how to study Soil Science, Jamb subject combination of Soil Science, courses involved to study Soil Science in any institution. read through the full details.

Do you want to study Soil Science? or if you have gotten admission in the Department of Soil Science, here are what you need to know.

SSCE requirement:

Five (5) important credit subject include:

(1) English

(2) Maths

(3) Agriculture (Biology)

(4) Chemistry

(5) Physic

Soil Science is one of the professional course concern about the study or understanding the nature, classification and mapping; physical, chemical, biological, and fertility properties relation to the use and proper management.

Duration of study: 5 years

As a fresh SSCE graduate preparing to further studies in any tertiary institution JAMB is important.

Subject combination – JAMB

Soil Science – English, Biology, Chemistry, Maths

The above subjects are the key requirement to be registered during the jamb admission registration form.

Meanwhile, If you are a newly admitted students, the area of concentration is what we are looking at in this article.

The list of courses you need to study as a first-year or fresh students in any tertiary institution include:

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Course Code

First Year

First Semester

Major Courses (Elective)

Course Code Course Title Units
SSL 101 Introduction to Land and Soil Resources 2
CAB 161 Introduction to Agro-Biotechnology

 

2
AEX 101 Philosophy and Principles of Agricultural Extension

 

2
AFC 101 Introduction to Agricultural Economics I

 

2
ANS 101 Introduction to Animal Science and Animal Genetics

 

2

Required Ancillary Courses

 

AGR 101 Biomathematics 2
CHEM 101 Basic Principles of Chemistry I 2
CHEM 171 Basic Practical Chemistry 2
BIO 151 General Biology I 3
MTH 111 El ementary Mathematics I 3

General Studies Courses

GSP 101 Use of English I 2
GSP 201 Social Sciences 2
 

TOTAL

 

18

 

Second Semester

 

Major Courses

 

SSL 104 Introduction to Rural and Urban Land Management 2
AGR 102 Agricultural Physics

 

4

 

Required Ancillary Courses

CHEM 112 Basic Principles of Chemistry II 2
CHEM 122 Basic Principles of (Physical) Chemistry III 2
BIO 152 General Biology II 3
BIO 154 General Biology (Practical) 2

 

General Studies Courses

GSP 102 Use of English     II 2
GSP 202 Issues in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies 2
 

TOTAL

 

19

 

SECOND YEAR

First Semester

Major Courses

Course Code Course Title Units

 

SSL 201 Principles of Soil Science 2
SSL 211 Rural and Urban Land Inventory by GIS Techniques and Management

 

2
SSL 241 Climatology and Climate Change 2

 

Required Ancillary Courses

 

AGR 201 General Agriculture 3
ANS 241 Nutrition, Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals 2
CSC 221 Crop Anatomy, Taxonomy and Physiology 2
HSN 201 Introduction to Home Science 2
CSC 201 Principles of Forestry 2
COS 101 Introductory to Computer Science 2

 

General Studies Courses

GSP 207 Humanities I 2

 

TOTAL 21

 

Second Semester

Major Courses

Courses Code Course title Units

 

      SSL 242 Biogeography and Land Resources 2

 

Required Ancillary Courses

 

AGE 202 Principles of Agricultural Economics 4
AGE 212 Enterpreneurship I 2
ANS 222 Introduction to Agricultural Biochemistry 2
 

ANSC

272 Fisheries & Wildlife Production 2
ANS 274 Principles of Animal Production 2
CSC 222 Principles of Crop Production 2
FST 102 Introduction to Food Science and Technology 2

 

General Studies Courses

GSP 208 Humanities II 2
 

TOTAL

 

21

 

 

THIRD YEAR

First Semester

Major Courses

Course Code Course Title Units
SSL 311 Land Classification and Evaluation 2
SSL 321 Pedology 3

 

Required Ancillary Courses

 

AGE 301 Basic Farm Management and Production Economics 3
AGX 311 Introduction to Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology 2
ANS 371 Non-ruminant Animals Production 2
CSC 321 Arable Crop Production 2
CSC 331 Principles of Crop Protection 2
COS 201 Computer Programming I 2
 

TOTAL

 

21

 

Second Semester

Major Courses

Courses Code Course Title Units

 

SSL 362 Soil Chemistry and Micro-Biology 2

 

Required Ancillary Courses

AGR 302 Agricultural Statistics and Data Processing 2
AGE 312 Enterpreneurship II Mathod 2
ANS 322 Agricultural Biochemistry and Methods 2
ANS 332 Animal Genetics and Breeding 2
ANS 372 Ruminant Animals Production 2
CSC 322 Crop Genetics and Breeding 2
CSC 342 Permanent Crops Production 2
ABE 304 Introductions to Farm Machinery 2
 

TOTAL

 

20

 

FOURTH YEAR (FARM YEAR)

 

First Semester

Major Courses

Course Code Course Title Units

 

SSL 411 Digital Land Map Prod. For Land Use Management 2
SSL 431 Farm Design, Survey & Land Use Planning 2
SSL 441 Agricultural Meteorology, Irrigation and Drainage 2

 

Required Ancillary

Ancillary Courses

AGR 401 Agricultural Product Storage 2
ANS 471 Animals Husbandry Techniques (Cattle, Sheep Goat,                                         Poultry, Pigs, Rabbit)

 

3
CSC 421 Crop Production Techniques (Permanent, Arable, Horticultural, etc.)

 

4
CSC 431 Crop Protection and Pest Control 2
TOTAL   19

 

 

Second Semester

Major Courses

Courses Code Course Title Units

 

SSL 412 Management of Wastes through Land Application 2
SSL 462 Soil Fertility, Soil and Water Management 2

Required Ancillary Courses

AGR 402 Farm Work Project and Report Writing 6
ABE 401 Agricultural Engineering Practical 2
AGE 422 Farm Management and Accounting Practice 2
AGX 412 Extension Practice 2
FVM 443 Animals Health Management 2
 

TOTAL

 

18

FIFTH YEAR

First Semester

Major Courses

Courses Code Course Title Units

 

SSL 511 Qualitative and Quantitative Land Management 2
SSL 521 Soil Genesis and Classification 2
SSL 531 Soil Survey and Land Use Planning 2
SSL 541 Soil Physics 2
SSL 551 Soil Conservation and Land Management 2
SSL 561 Soil Chemistry, Microbiology and Bio-remediation 2
SSL 562 Soil and Plant Analysis 2

Required Ancillary Courses

CSC 541 Vegetable Crops 2
CSC 521 Field Crops 2
CSC 511 Field Experimentation 2

 Elective

CSC 531 Plant Protection 2
SSL 581 Seminar 1

 

 

Total

23

Second Semester

Major Courses

Courses

 

Code Course Title Unit
SSL 512 Land Use Survey and Management 2
SSL 543 Principles of Irrigation and Drainage 2
SSL 563 Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition 2
SSL 572 Soil Biology and Biochemistry 2
SSL 581 Seminar 1
SSL 590 Special Project 4

Required Ancillary Courses

CSC 544 Plantation Crops 2
CSC 522 Forage and Fodder Crop Production 2
CSC 523 Plant Breeding (Including Seed Production) 2

(Choose one Course below)

CSC 534 Weed Sciences 2
CSC 544 Post Harvest Physiology and Product Storage 2
TOTAL 21

Immediately the admission has been offered to the student in any higher institution, the first thing to do is to register and submit the above courses online and the printed copies will be submitted to the Faculty officer for verification and authorisation.

The registration of course form always lasts for two (2) weeks after the resumption.

Federal Universities in Nigeria you can be admitted without stress

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