Ms Natasha Tashinga Kurwakumire
MPhil Soil Science, University of Zimbabwe, 2015
BSc Soil Science, University of Zimbabwe, 2008
Essentially, all life depends on soil. There can be no life without soil and no soil without life; they have evolved together. (Charles E. Kellogg). The department offers a four year Bachelor of Science honours degree in Soil Science with focus on soil formation, physics, chemistry, ecology and biology of soils. Undergraduates are equipped with requisite practical and theoretical skills which provide a springboard for further education at the postgraduate level. The programme recognizes the dynamic nature of the environment and also addresses contemporary issues such as climate change in agriculture and the environment. Soil Science is vital to life!
The Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Soil Science equips students with knowledge on current concepts in soil and environmental resources. The programme provides comprehensive and integrated training at the undergraduate level culminating in the production of an accomplished graduate of agricultural science. A bachelor’s degree in soil science offers varied career opportunities not only in agriculture but environmental sciences as well as land use reclamation.
Bachelor Science (Honours) Soil Science
Passes in any two of the following Advanced Level (GCE” A” Level) subjects: Geography, Environmental Science, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
The applicant should have at least 5 ‘O’ level passes, including English language, and Mathematics with grade C or better.
Career opportunities (One can be employed as):
- Soil Chemist;
- Soil Conservation Technician;
- Soil Conservationist;
- Soil Fertility Expert;
- Soil Morphologist;
- Soil Physicist;
- Soil Scientist;
- Soil Surveyor
- Soil Analyst
- Soil Tester
- Graduates can open up consultancy firms in soil science
- Graduates can also further their studies by enrolling for Masters and then PhD
Ms Wadzanai Linda Mvundura
MSc International Land and Water Management, Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands, 2022
BSc Environmental Science (Honours) Natural Resources Management, Bindura University of Science Education, 2015
Phone: +263 775 748 279