Sokoine University of Agriculture was established on 1 July 1984 by Parliamentary Act No. 6 of the same year. It is 3.0 km from the centre of Morogoro Municipality, which is about 200 km west of Dar es Salaam. The university is made up of four campuses and one constituent college. The campuses are the
Main and Solomon Mahlangu campuses in Morogoro
Olmotonyi Campus in Arusha
Mazumbai Campus in Lushoto
SUA has six mandates: selling, customs care, training, research, consultancy and outreach. SUA offers training that lead to awards of certificates, diplomas, bachelors, masters, and doctorates. Non-degree programmes include Diploma in Information and Library Science, Diploma in Records, Archives and Information Management, Diploma in Animal Health and Production, Diploma in Laboratory Technology.
SUA trains students at undergraduate level leading to degree awards in BSc. Agriculture General, BSc. Agronomy, BSc. Human Nutrition, BSc. Food Science and Technology,BSc. Horticulture, BSc. Applied Agricultural Extension, BSc. Agriculture Economics and Agribusiness, BSc. Aquaculture, BSc. Range Management, BSc. Animal Science, BSc. Agricultural Engineering, BSc. Forestry, BSc. Wildlife Management, Bachelor of Tourism Management, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, BSc. Biotechnology and Laboratory Sciences, BSc. Environmental Sciences and Management, BSc. Education (Chemistry & Biology; Chemistry & Mathematics; Geography & Biology; Geography & Mathematics and Informatics & Mathematics options), BSc. Informatics, Bachelor of Rural Development, BSc. Agricultural Education, Bachelor of Family & Consumer Sciences, BSc. Irrigation and Water Resources and BSc. Bio-process and Post-harvest Engineering.
The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) in collaboration with faculties, centers and other institutes offers short-term in-service programmes to field and operational staff as well as training and extension services to farmers and community leaders. It also coordinates outreach programmes.