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The department is supportive to all disciplines in the school of agriculture, rural development and forestry. Graduates can specialize in one or more of the soil Science disciplines. Graduates can work as extension officers in soil Scinece, soil Scientists, training or research.

Below is a list of the modules offered by the department.

CODE NAME OF MODULE (Prerequisite in brackets)
SSC 2541 Introduction to Soil Science
SSC 3531 Soil biology and ecology
SSC 3632 Soil fertility and analysis
SSC 3633 Soil physics
SSC 3541 Soil classification and mapping
SSC 3542 Soil chemistry (Prereq SSC2541,Coreq CHM 3520)
SSC 3643 Pedology (Prereq SSC 2541)
SSC 3644 Regional pedology (Prereq SSC 2541,Coreq SSC3643)
SSC 4541 Soil-plant-water relationships (Prereq SSC 2541,SSC 3633)
SSC 4642 Advanced soil chemistry(Prereq SSC 3531, CHM 3520)
SSC 4643 Advanced soil physics(Prereq SSC 3633)
SSC 4081 Project and Seminar presentation
SSC 4542 Land evaluation
SSC 5531 Soil genesis and morphology
SSC 5631 Soil survey and classification
SSC 5632 Soil technology and conservation
SSC 5099 Research project and mini-dissertation
SSC 6531 Soil genesis, survey and classification
SSC 6532 Soil chemistry and clay mineralogy
SSC 6533 Soil physics
SSC 6631 Project and seminar presentation
SSC 6632 Chemical analysis of soils, plants , fertilizer and water
SSC 6633 Soil fertility and fertilizer use
SSC 6634 Soil biology and biochemistry
SSC 6635 Soil technology and conservation
SSC 6099 Dissertation
SSC 7099 Thesis

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The following is a list of staff members in the Department of Soil Science.

Designation Name Contacts
Head

Ass. Prof. JJO Odhiambo

BSc (Agric)(Hons)(Nairobi),MSc(Agric)(Nairobi),
PhD(Univ. of British Columbia, Canada)

Tel: +27 15 962 8431
E-mail: judeodhiambo@univen.ac.za
Lecturer

Mr.J Mzezewa

BSc(Agric)(Hons)(UZ), MSc(Agric)(Aberdeen), PhD (UFS)

Tel: +27 15 962 8759
E-mail: Jestinos.Mzezewa@univen.ac.za
Lecturer

Mr. HP Nemakundani

BSc(Agric)(Unin), BSc(Agric)(Hons)(UP),Masters in
Sustainable Agric (UFS)

Tel: +27 15 962 8431
Cell: 00(27)722415910/0(27)823092582
E-mail: nemakundani@univen.ac.za
Lab Technician

MP Tshidada

Dip in Agric (Tompi Seleka College), Cert in Soil Water
and Plant Analysis(UF), B Tech(Lab Mgt)(TUT)

Tel: 015-962 8181
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