Entry Requirement

  • KCSE minimum grade of C+ in either of the following subjects:
    • Alternative A: Biology or Agriculture, Geography or Home Science.
    • Alternative B: Business Studies, Commerce, Accounting or any Other Art-Based Subjects.
  • Or mean grade of C (Plain) at KCSE or equivalent with a Diploma of at least credit pass in Community Development or Extension-related work from a recognized institution.
  • Or Mean grade of C- at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma of at least credit pass in Community Development or Extension-related work at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions.


List of units across Semesters

Level 100

University Common Units

UCU 100: Communication Skills

UCU 103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking

UCU 104: Entrepreneurship


100 Level Departmental Core units

HCR 100: Community Resource Management

HCR 101: Human Development

HCR 102: Trends in community Development


2nd and 3rd Department Units

Students take 3 units each from 2 other departments of choice at 100 level


Sociology Units

ASC 100: Introduction to Sociology

ASC 101: Introduction to Social Anthropology

ASC 103: Social Structure of African Societies

Gender and Development studies Units

AGD 100: Introduction to Gender & Development

AGD 101: Evolution of Gender & Development

AGD102: Gender Culture & Development

Level 200

HCR 200: Community Development Planning

HCR 201: Youth and Development

HCR 202: Community Outreach and Extension Programmes

HCR 203: Community Mobilization and Social Action

HCR 204: Consumer Economics

HCR 205: Family Health


2nd and 3rd Department Units

Students take 3 units each from 2 previously chosen departments at level 200


Sociology Units

ASC 200: Introduction to Sociological theory

ACU 202: Methods and Techniques of Social Science Research

ASC 205: Rural Socialogy


Gender and Development studies Units

AGD 200: Gender Issues in Governance & Development

AGD 201: Gender development Theories

AGD 202: Participatory Approaches in Gender & Development

AGD 203: Gender & Agriculture development



Level 300 Core Units

HCU 301: Introductory to statistics (School Common Unit)

HCU 300: Introduction to Research Methods (School Common Unit)

HCR 302: National Development Policies

HCR 304: Integrated Rural Development

HCR 306: Practicum

HCR 307: Leadership and Management in Community Practice

HCR 308: Household Resource Management

HCR 309: Community Housing and Development

HCR 310: Children in Need of Special Protection

HCR 312: Community Advocacy and Networking

HCR 314: Survey of Community Welfare Programs

HCR 315: Professional Community Practice

ECD 321: Resource Mobilization & Economic Empowerment


400 Level-Core Units

HCU 400: Project Design Monitoring & Evaluation

HCR 401: Community Nutrition and Food Security

HCR 402: Poverty, Wealth Creation and Development

HCR 404: Participatory Approaches in Community Practice

HCR 405: Community Intervention Programmes

HCR 406: Community Capacity Building

HCR 407: Project in Community Resource Management

HCR 409: Communities with Special Needs

HCR 410: Management of Children’s Services

HCR 411: Aging and Social Welfare Services

HCR 412: Resource Management for Urban Communities

HCR 413: Management of Community –Based Organization