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Agronomy is a branch of agriculture dealing with field-crop production and soil management,
which has led to major improvements in yield and quality of food, fibre and energy crops over
the last century. This degree considers crop production systems that meet the economic
objectives of producers, demands from society and consumers, and changing climatic conditions.
Agriculture is one of the primary means for survival in the current global economic environment;
hence there is always a drive to find innovative means and strategies to facilitate increased
production. Because of the value and importance of agriculture, knowledgeable and trained
individuals will be necessary to effectively carry out improvements in the agronomy sector. The
Bachelor of Science in Agronomy programme comprises 140 credits broken down as follows: 60
credits core requirements, 42 credits cognates, and the minimum General Education credit
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
Whilst many persons who studied Agronomy are employed in farm management or go on to
manage their own farms, others use the breadth of skills and experience that they develop
during their degree to follow a range of opportunities in the service and supply industries. These
include research, and advisory and consultancy work with public and private organizations.


  • Listing ID: 4150
  • 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
  • Entry Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Agronomy: Five (5) GCE/CSEC passes in English, Math, Chemistry,
    Biology/Agricultural Science, and one (1) other subject with at least a grade 3 (III) or a grade of C.
    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 ā€œCā€.
  • Number of Credits: 140
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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