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Bachelor of Science in Community Development




    3.5 Years

  • FEE

    From: $1000/year

About Course

There is an urgent need for comprehending the rapid changes affecting families, communities and the larger society. These changes are attributed to cultural, economic, technological, political, environmental and human factors at different levels in the society. In development, a range of complimentary policies including active participation of individuals and families at the grass root level is important for many interventions in communities’ sustainable development. Development projects are more likely to succeed if they emphasise beneficiary participation at the individual, family and community levels. It is therefore the aim of this programme to develop strategies focussing on humans, as individuals in families at community and society levels.

Program Objectives

By the end of the training, the graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competencies in management and leadership for community development.
  • Promote the welfare of individuals, families and communities.
  • Have a better understanding of various issues affecting individuals, families and communities.
  • Apply analytical research skills crucial for improving the quality of life in individuals, families and communities.
  • Engage in gainful employment for self- reliance.
  • Pursue advanced studies in areas related to community development studies.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Graduate will be able to use acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes to:-

  • Demonstrate leadership competencies in management for community development
  • Have a better understanding of various issues affecting individuals, families and communities.
  • Mobilise resources for the benefit of society and carry out research and innovations
  • Be adaptable to various working environment and be able to undertake further studies.
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Candidates must satisfy entry requirements for Egerton University. In addition candidates must have passed KCSE at minimum grades indicated below:
Biology C+ or Biological sciences B-
Chemistry C+ or Physical sciences B-
Or B- in any of the Humanity subjects.

Applicants with a minimum of credit (or pass with at least two years of experience) at diploma level in Agriculture and Home Economics, Agricultural Education and Extension, Co-operative management, Community development and any other related field from institutions recognised by Egerton University senate may be considered for admission.

How to Apply

  • Apply online via the link given below the Program
  • In the Registration portal, click apply and fill out your details in the fields
  • Pay the Application fee of Kshs. 2,000 through Egerton University Account Number: KCB Bank A/C No. 1101906812


Fee Structure Annual charges for the programmes will be as follows:
Tuition Fee per Course Unit:
Undergraduate KES. 5,900.00

Administrative Costs Annually:
Undergraduate KES. 19,140.00

The breakdown of the administrative charges is given below

Item Frequency Amount (Kshs)
Registration Per Academic Year 1500
Examination Per Academic Year 3700
Material Development Per Academic Year 4200
Library Fees Per Academic Year 2500
Field Attachment Per Academic Year 3340
Student Union Per Academic Year 400
CUE Charge Per Academic Year 1000
Student ID Once 500
Caution Money Once 2000
Total First Academic Year 19140

The Annual Administrative fee for the other years (2nd to 4th year) is less the Caution money and Student ID Charges (total, Kshs.2,500) amounting to Kshs. 16,640

The fee summary is given below per academic year

Academic Year Administrative Fee Number of Units Tuition Total Total (Kshs)
Year 1 19140 15 units 15*5900=88500 107640
Year 2 16640 17 units 17*5900=100300 116940
Year 3 16640 16 units 16*5900=94400 111040
Year 4 13300 11 units 11*5900=64900 78200

Note that the amount might be more depending on the number of units you take each session.
The fee is paid through the following bank account

KCB, Account no. 1101893680

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Program Coordinator

Dr. Susan Kamuru

Lecturer : Applied Community Development Studies (ACDS)
Phone # : +254 722 154 111
Email : lol@egerton.ac.ke

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