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Egerton University
Egerton University

Egerton University is located in Njoro, about 25 kilometers from Nakuru town. It is the oldest higher learning institution in Kenya. So, the institution was started as a Farm School in the year 1939 by a British national from Tatton known as Lord Maurice Egerton. He had come and settled in the country 1920s. In the year 1950, the institution got an upgrade to an Agricultural College that would offer diploma programs.

Its history

Therefore, the Egerton Agricultural College’s ceremony was conducted in the year 1955. However, in 1979, the Government of Kenya, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) participated in funding its expansion to a major institution. The college was gazetted in 1986 as a constituent of the University of Nairobi. In the year that followed, that is 1987,  the establishment of Egerton University through an Act of Parliament was revoked. It was replaced by Universities Act No. 42 of 2012 and chartered again in the year 2013.

So, the main campus accommodates the Faculties of Agriculture, Arts and Social Sciences, Education and Community Studies, and Veterinary Medicine & Surgery. Engineering and Technology, Environment and Resources Development, Science.

Also, there are two academic directorates, that is the College of Open and Distance Learning and the Institute of Gender and Women Development Studies. The main campus in Njoro also accommodates the Board of Undergraduate Studies and Field Attachment and the Board of Postgraduate Studies. Their town Campus College in Nakuru has got the Faculties of Commerce and Health Sciences.

Egerton University aerial view
University aerial view

Degree courses at Egerton University

B.Sc. in;

  • Horticulture.
  • Geography.
  • Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Food Science and Technology.
  • Environmental Science.
  • Ecotourism and Hospitality management.
  • Economics and Statistics.
  • Dryland Resources Management.
  • Dairy Technology and Management.
  • Criminology and Security Studies.
  • Computer Science.
  • Biomedical Science and Technology.
  • Biochemistry.
  • Applied Computer Science.
  • Applied Aquatic Sciences.
  • Animal Health Management.
  • Agriculture.
  • Agricultural Engineering.
  • Agricultural Economics.
  • Actuarial Science.
  • Community Development.
  • Clothing, Textiles, and Interior Design.
  • Agricultural Education and Extension.

B.Ed. in;

  • Science.
  • Early Childhood Development & Education.
  • Arts.

B.A in;

  • Sociology and Religious Studies
  • Peace Education
  • Kiswahili and Communication
  • History and International Studies
  •  History
  • Gender, Women, and Development Studies
  •  English and Communication
  •  Economics and History
  •  Economics & Sociology
  • Communication & Media
  • Wildlife Enterprise and Management
  • Water and Environmental Engineering
  •  Natural Resources Management
  • Animal Sciences
  • Agriculture

Masters courses at Egerton University

M.Sc. in;

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Masters in Measurement and Evaluation
  • Research and Public Policy
  • Knowledge Management
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Information Systems
  •  Information Science
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Administration
  • Water Resources and Environmental Management
  • Statistics
  • Soil and Water Engineering
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Physics
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Natural Resources and Peace
  • Medical Parasitology
  • Livestock Production Systems
  • Limnology
  • Horticulture
  • Food Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Engineering Systems and Management
  • Dryland Resources Management
  • Dryland Integrated Land Management Systems
  • Dryland Farming
  • Dryland Agro-Pastoral Systems
  • Crop Protection
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Animal Physiology
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • Agronomy
  • Agricultural Information and Communication Management
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics
  • Agribusiness Management

M.Ed. in;

  • Science Education
  • Guidance and Counseling
  • Educational Management
  • Educational Foundations
  • Curriculum and Instruction