Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental studies (BES) shall run for four full time academic years (8 semesters) excluding a 3 month industrial attachment to be taken between the 6th and 7th semesters.

FIRST YEAR

SEMESTER I

  1. CMJ 1100-1 Communication skills I
  2.  ZOO 1100-1 HIV/Aids and other Emerging Diseases
  3.  MAT 1200-1 Quantitative skills
  4. BES 1103-1 Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation
  5. SAS 1103-1 Applied Writing Skills
  6. BES 1104-1 Introduction to Environmental Studies
  7. BES 1105-1 Environment and Development

SEMESTER II

  1. COM 1200-1 Computer and Information literacy
  2.  BES 1206-1 Principles of Natural Resources Management    
  3. BES 1207-1 Human Ecology
  4. BHM 1207-1 Theory and Practice of Management
  5. BES 1208-1 Genetics and Evolution
  6. BES 1209-1 Introduction to Water Resource Management
  7. BES 1210-1 Kenya Biophysical Survey
  8. GEO 1210-1 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

YEAR TWO

SEMESTER I

  1. BES 2100-1 Environmental Skills (for other undergraduate programmes)
  2. PHG 2100-1 Critical Thinking Skills
  3. BCM 2106-1 Human Resource Management
  4. BES 2111-1 Environmental and Occupational Health
  5. GEO 2111-1 Introduction to Remote Sensing
  6. BES 2112-1 Basic Statistics
  7. BES 2113-1 Sustainable Development
  8. CHE 2113-1 Chemistry for Forestry
  9. BES 2114-1 Environmental Law, Policy and Politics

SEMESTER II

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  1. BES 2215-1 Environmental Pollution   
  2. BES 2216-1 Environmental Ethics and Philosophy
  3. CHE 2216-1 Biochemistry                
  4. BES 2217-1 Renewable Energy       
  5. BES 2218-1 Principles of Natural Resource Economics
  6. BES 2219-1 Solid Waste Management  
  7. BES 2220-1 General Microbiology

Course Structure

YEAR THREE

SEMESTER I

  1. GEO 3103-1 Climatology
  2. BES 3121-1 Climate Change Science
  3. BES 3122-1 Environment, Health, Food and Nutrition
  4. BES 3123-1 Water, Health and Sanitation
  5. BES 3124-1 Terrestrial Ecosystems
  6. BES 3125-1 Epidemiology and Global Health 
  7. BES 3126-1 Arid and Semi-Arid Ecosystems
  8. BES 3127-1 Biostatistics             

SEMESTER II

  1. BCM 3200-1 Entrepreneurship and Work Skills
  2. BES 3228-1 Research Methods in Natural and Social Sciences
  3. BES 3229-1 Techniques in Environmental Studies 
  4. BES 3230-1 Environmental Education and Extension
  5. BES 3231-1 Freshwater Ecology and Conservation 
  6. BES 3232-1 Gender and Environment
  7. BES 3233-1 Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit
  8. BES 3234-1 Industrial Attachment        

YEAR FOUR

SEMESTER I

  1. BES 4135-1 Wastewater Management
  2. BES 4136-1 Conservation Biology
  3. BES 4137-1 Environmental Toxicology
  4. BES 4138-1 Wildlife Ecology and Management in East Africa
  5. BES 4139-1 Research Project and Seminar I
  6. BES 4140-1 Marine Ecology and Conservation
  7. CHE 4136-1 Environmental Chemistry

SEMESTER II

  1. BES 4241-1 Ecology of Wetland Ecosystems
  2. BES 4242-1 Biotechnology and Environment
  3. BES 4243-1 Integrated River Basin and Coastal Zone Management
  4. BES 4244-1 Environmental Microbiology
  5. BES 4245-1 Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management
  6. BES 4246-1 Research Project and Seminar II
  7. EPM 4235-1 Project Planning, Management and Evaluation

Admission Requirements

  1. The general Rules and Regulations governing University admission shall apply.
  2. In addition to satisfying the minimum University requirements, the candidate should also possess passes at grade C or above in Biology or Biological Sciences and a minimum of a C plain in, Chemistry and either Geography, Agriculture or Mathematics OR,
  3. At least two Principal and one Subsidiary passes in Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) in Biology, Chemistry, Geography or Mathematics; OR,
  4. A two-year Diploma in Applied Biology, Environmental Management, Forestry, Wildlife Management or Public Health and Sanitation from Maasai Mara University or any institution recognized by Maasai Mara University Senate with at least a credit pass.
  5. Diploma holders who meet the admission requirements will join the programme in the 2nd year of study.
  6. Holders of any other qualifications recognized by Maasai Mara University Senate may be admitted after passing a prescribed entry examination

Fee Structure and Funding

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