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BSc Honours in Environmental Science

Offered by the Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences

BSc Honours programme in Environmental Science is a multi-disciplinary academic programme which focuses on physical, biological, socio-economic and other aspects of the environment. It provides the opportunity for students to gain an in-depth knowledge on an array of important topics covering natural resources, the causes and consequences of the human interaction with the environment, risk and impact assessment, and remedial measures. It is aimed at developing specialized students in the field who would have the capacity to face challenges in resolving any critical environmental issues and concerns.  The programme consists of course work, laboratory and field components that would help enhance both hard- and soft skills of the students.  The final year research project provides the opportunity for students to develop their capacity to work independently under proper guidance; this would help the students to improve their analytical skills and critical thinking ability, while opening a multitude of path/s toward interdisciplinary research approaches, future higher studies and career opportunities.

Degree Aims

  • Establish a strong background/ knowledge on important environment-related topics with regard to both theory and practice  
  • Develop skills and capacity required to face and resolve global and local environmental challenges
  • Enhance students’ analytical and critical thinking ability
  • Prepare students for a wide array of careers ranging from research to teaching, policy making to public outreach, enterprises and entrepreneurship  to  corporate planning
  • Develop a team of specialized students well-suited for pursuing higher studies or career paths in any local or foreign setting

Entry Requirements

GPA of 3.00 for EN 1008 and EN 2008 and GPA  of 2.67 for core courses of either ZL, BT or CH are required to be eligible to apply for this programme.

Course Modules

(L – No. of Lecture hours, P – No. of Practical hours)

Level 3

Semester I

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours
EN 3060 Environment Resource Management 4C 45L 30P
EN 3061 Natural Hazards & Disaster Risk Management 3C 30L 30P
EN 3062 Environmental Economics & Sustainable Development 3C 45L
EN 3019 Climate Change 3C 30L 30P

Semester II

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours
ZL 3070 Ecotoxicology 4C 45L 30P
ZL 3069 Fundamentals of Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management 3C 30L 30P
EN 3064 Environment & Industry 3C 30L 30P
EN 3065 Landscape Ecology 4C 45L 30P
EN 3066 Public Policy & Social Movement 2C 30L
EN 3020 Seminar 1C 15L

Level 4

Semester I

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours
ZL 4052 Research Project 8C 240P
EN 4021 Tools of Environment Management 3C 30L 30P
EN 4022 Environmental Education, Journalism & NGO’s 3C 30L 30P
EN 4023 Environmental Policies, Legislation & Administration 2C 30L
EN 4024 Environmental Issues 3C 45L

Semester II

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours
ZL 4066 Project Development 1C 15L
ZL 4048 Seminar 1C 15L
ZL 4049 Guided Reading & Essay 3C 45L
EN 4025 Nuclear Technology & Environment 3C 30L 30P
EN 4026 Instrumentation for Environment Management 3C 15L 60P