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The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture is geared towards empowering individuals to be
independent and to allow for a greater level of food security on the island. It is in keeping with
the Government’s thrust to grow what we eat and eat what we grow and it will be a beacon in
equipping young and old alike with technical knowledge to successfully manage their plant and
animal production businesses. No longer will the farmer be looked upon as the ignorant old man
in dirty clothes with his hoe or machete slung over his shoulder, but this degree will bring
credence to the profession of farmers to denote a technically savvy individual that has expertise
in Agricultural Sciences. The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture programme comprises 146 credits
broken down as follows: 60 credits core requirements, 48 credits cognates, and 38 credits
General Education requirements.
Increasing world population and the effects of climate change means society faces key
challenges to use resources more sustainably, to provide food security and to provide energy
from renewable sources.
Agriculture is at the centre of many of these challenges and offers a diverse area of study. At
Northern Caribbean University, we draw on a broad range of subject areas, from biology, soil
science and nutrition to management, accounting and law.
Career Opportunities
The BSc in Agriculture is geared towards creating well rounded individuals that can fit into any
aspect of the agricultural field both locally and internationally. Individuals will be able to enter
their own businesses, teaching, research or consultancy. Graduates will also find employment in
commercial companies supplying fresh and processed produce, seeds, fertilizers, agrochemicals,
animal feeds, veterinary products and equipment.
We are confident that Northern Caribbean University will develop their students to have the
breadth of knowledge and skills needed to succeed in whatever they choose to do.


  • Listing ID: 4146
  • Institution Category: Universities
  • Institution Type: Private
  • Awarding Body: Northern Caribbean University
  • Qualification Level:
  • Education Sector: Higher Education
  • ISCED Code: 08 Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries & Veterinary- 081 Agriculture- 0811 Crop & Livestock Production
  • Qualification Developer: Northern Caribbean University
  • Quality Assurance Body: UCJ
    In addition to the general requirements for entry into the University, the requirements for
    matriculation into our departmental programmes are specified as follows:

    Bachelor or Associate of Science in Agriculture: Five (5) GCE/CSEC passes in English, Math,
    Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science, and one (1) other subject. Students who do not have a
    pass in Chemistry will be matriculated into the department after successfully completing
    CHEM111,112 Intro to Chemistry I, II with no grade lower than “C”. Alternatively, an Associate of
    Science in Agriculture or Associate of Science in a natural science programme and graduates of
    HEART Trust/NSTA with a level 3 or above in Agriculture will also be considered for matriculation
    into the BSc in Agriculture programme.
  • Number of Credits: 146
Contact details

Manchester Road, Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica, W.I.Northern Caribbean University 18765663088 vivienne.quarrie@ncu.edu.jm https://www.ncu.edu.jm

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