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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,635 /year
Applications Begin:July 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Biological Science
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline:
Programme Overview

Environmental studies offers invaluable knowledge and skills to meet these challenges on a daily basis and offer possible solutions to key issues affecting people at all levels of society. They include enabling one to analyze environmental issues, use the information as tools in decision making, leading to sustainable exploitation and management of resources.

This programme endows the user with appropriate skills and up-to-date knowledge for acquiring, processing analyzing and maintaining environmental information.  It also provides the user with advanced analysis functionalities that allow complex environmental analyses to be performed.  The duration of the course is eight semesters on full time basis.

The course will comprise of theoretical and practical approaches necessary for orderly utilization of resources, the conservation and management of environment for systematic planning of sustainable national development.

TARGET GROUP
Professional or students who are involved in natural resource management or aspire to acquire environmental information systems knowledge including but not restricted to:
– Environmentalists
– Natural resource Planners
– Natural resource managers / professionals.

Curriculum

CORE UNITS

FIRST YEAR
FIRST
 SEMESTER
– COMMUNICATION SKILLS
– BOTANY
– MICROBIAL DIVERSITY
– INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
– ALGEBRA FOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
– INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
– FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY
– HIV/AIDS
– PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

SECOND SEMESTER
– INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING
– PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
– DEVELOPMENTAL STUDIES AND SOCIAL ETHICS
– FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTING
– TROPICAL ECOLOGY
– ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
– CALCULUS FOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
– ENERGY, DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT
– INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCES

SECOND YEAR
FIRST
SEMESTER
– INTRODUCTION TO GIS AND REMOTE SENSING
– APPLIED COMPUTING
– AGRO-FORESTRY AND FOREST RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
– PRINCIPLES OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
– VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
– ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION
– TECHNIQUES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING
– MINERAL RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT

SECOND YEAR – SECOND SEMESTER
– CLEAN PRODUCTIONS AND GREEN CHEMISTRY
– CELL BIOLOGY AND GENETICS
– ARTHROPOD BIOLOGY
– CLIMATOLOGY
– BIOSTATISTICS I
– HAZARD IDENTIFICATION AND RISK MANAGEMENT
– ANIMAL ECOLOGY
– BIOPROSPECTING AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

THIRD YEAR
FIRST 
SEMESTER
– APPLICATIONS OF GIS AND REMOTE SENSING
– ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
– LAND ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
– ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
– SOIL SURVEY AND LAND USE PLANNING
– BIOSTATISTICS II
– ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND AUDIT I
– OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

THIRD YEAR
SECOND
SEMESTER
– RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
– EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
– AIR AND NOISE POLLUTION
– MARINE ECOLOGY
– RESTORATION OF DAMAGED ENVIRONMENTS
– ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND AUDIT II

(OPTIONAL)
– INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT

FOURTH YEAR
FIRST
SEMESTER
– ENTREPRENEURSHIP SKILLS
– FRESH WATER ECOLOGY
– WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
– MOLECULAR ECOLOGY
– TROPICAL BIODIVERSITY
– WATER USE AND MANAGEMENT
– BIOETHICS

(OPTIONAL)
– RESEARCH PROJECT

FOURTH YEAR
SECOND
SEMESTER
– SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
– ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY
– ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
– BIOSAFETY
– AGRO-METEOROLOGY
– SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
– WATER AND LAND POLLUTION

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East Africa Community Students: $14
Application Fees for International Students: $45

How to Apply
Application Requirements for qualified students:
– A dully filled registration form – to be obtained from the offices/website upon payment of non-refundable fee.
– Two passport size photos.
– Copies of relevant certificates

Application Procedure
Applications for the courses are on official application forms.
1. click to download JKUAT IT Department application form. or obtain a hand-copy from the office.
2. Pay a non-refundable application fee as follows:
– Certificates: Kshs500
– Diplomas: 1000
– Degrees: Kshs1,500
– Masters: 1,500

Bank Account Numbers:
– Standard Chartered Bank Account number 0108023434900
– Barclays Bank Account Number 0775001216
– Co-operative Bank of Kenya Account Number 01129098952900
– National Bank Account Number 0100359580600
– Equity Bank Account Number 0090291251426

3. Proceed on with filling the application form, ensuring all mandatory fields are filled, attach photocopies of required certificates and submit when done.
Note:
– You will be required to present certified copies of the relevant certificates, Result slips, National Identity Card, Birth Certificate for verifications when reporting.
– IT Department will call or send an SMS to request successful candidates to pick An official admission letter.
Career Opportunities

The graduates of the programme can work as:
– environmental officers,
– research scientists/officers,
– academicians (lecturer, teacher, and tutor),
– product sales specialists,
– environmental safety officers,
– or they can further their education in more advanced field of environmental sciences.

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East Africa Community Students: $1,635
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,962

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs180,000
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs216,000
**EAC (East African Community) Students pay the same amount as Kenyan students. Countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
NOTE: The tuition fees charged, may vary from programme to programme and from time to time, with foreign students paying 20% more that the Kenyan students.:

Relevant Contact

 
School of Biological Sciences Office
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Admissions Office
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