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 emphasize 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. This curriculum is a result of a survey that was carried out by the department of Agriculture and Human Ecology Extension to determine the current needs in family and community development.
By the end of the training, the graduates will be able to:
i) Demonstrate competencies in management and leadership for community development.
ii) Promote the welfare of individuals, families and communities.
iii) Have a better understanding of various issues affecting individuals, families and communities.
iv) Apply analytical research skills crucial for improving the quality of life in individuals, families and communities.
v) Engage in gainful employment for self-reliance.
vi) Pursue advanced studies in areas related to community development studies.
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.
Course Structure and Duration
The degree programme may be undertaken either as fulltime or as part time for a maximum of 170.5 Credit Factors.
CDEV – Denotes: C – Community
DEV – Development
Three digits are used for coding as follows:-
First digit is for year of study,
Second digit is for the sub-discipline as follows:-
Seminars and Field attachment.
Third digit indicates the level of the course within a sub discipline.
All examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute XXVIII
The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute XXVIII
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.
Degree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXVIII.