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BS Environmental Science

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Environmental science is a dynamic and evolving field. The quality of life in tomorrow's world hinges on our ability to understand the world around us and to provide solutions to important environmental issues. These issues are complex because they are about the natural environment and impacts of humans who live in and depend on that environment. You can make a difference in tomorrow’s world by pursuing a degree in Environmental Science, a field with relevance today and into the future.

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Environmental Science aims to provide students in the program with both basic and advanced training in the field of Environmental Science. Students will develop skills in how to monitor environmental conditions as well as analyze environmental problems. The main areas of study will include conservation and restoration ecology, environmental management, or natural resources and wildlife management. Today’s environmental problems call for scientists who are educated in more than one discipline, highly trained in technical skills, and aware of the political and social dimensions of environmental problems and how to make decisions with regard to these situations. Coursework includes a variety of interdisciplinary topics ranging from fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems, environmental systems, soil, water, global change, environmental law, and environmental assessment. Students will gain hands-on experience with many of the instrumental techniques used in environmental analysis and have the opportunity to engage in teamwork for field studies, excursions and laboratory studies. There is a strong emphasis on producing graduates with well-developed oral and written communication skills who are capable of complex problem solving.

 Aim of Program

Our main aim is to take an interdisciplinary and applied approach to understand and solve problems arising from human/environment interactions.

As an Environmental Science student, you will:

  • Participate in classes designed to be active, hands-on learning focusing on identifying and solving local and regional environmental problems.
  • Receive a rigorous science and policy education foundation comprised of courses, laboratory training, fieldwork, and problem-solving experience.
  • Learn to analyze environmental data and problems in the field and work with diverse community, government, and industry interests.
  • Apply knowledge and skills to community environmental projects.
  • Work with environmental professionals through our internship program.
  • Develop a portfolio that can be shown to prospective employers and graduate schools.

Our curriculum prepares students for a variety of professional roles in the environmental field as well as for graduate school.

Career Opportunities

 Students graduating in Environmental Science may find jobs in various areas; some of those are listed below:

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Technician
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Ecologist
  • Government sector
  • Educational and Research institutions
  • Toxic and industrial waste Management

Program Summary

Duration 04 years

Semesters 08

Credit Hours 130

Admission Requirements

12 years of formal education A Level/FSc

Matric 50%

intermediate 50%

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