Environmental Sciences Program

BS (Hons) Environmental Sciences Program 

Environmental Science is allied with the expression and consequences of human behavior on the physical state of the earth and also on biological life on the earth.  Environmental issues are escalating.  It thus is absolutely necessary that causes of concern be understood so that society can work together, through education, discussion and action, to solve problems and prevent escalation of damage to the earth.  Discussion and action involves all of society at local, national and global levels.

Environmental Science encompasses multiple scientific disciplines including physics, chemistry, earth geography, ecology and biology.  It is based on human knowledge, world environmental issues, challenges, and plans of action.  Variations in understanding, needs, and action plans exist in different parts of the world depending upon local features and issues.

The Environmental Science Program at FCC aims to identify environmental problems and their causes.  World-wide issues will be studied and emphasis will be on environmental issues in Pakistan.  Faculty and students through energetic courses, descriptive field trips, and special programs will work to propose understandable and workable guidelines for conservation, restoration, and sustainability of the environment to meet local and national needs.

Faculty Research Areas in Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences offers two concentrations

  • Biological Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

Students should take a minimum of 29 Core credit hours and a minimum of 19 elective credit hours in their chosen area of concentration.
Stat, Math, Biol, Chem and Phys at Intermediate/A-level are prerequisite.
Those who have not studied Biology at higher secondary or A-level or equivalent must take BIOL 104.
Those who have not studied Math at higher secondary or A-level or equivalent must take MATH 101.
Those who have not studied Chemistry at higher secondary or A-level or equivalent must take CHEM 100.
Those who have not studied Physics at higher secondary or A-level or equivalent must take PHYS 100.
Those who have not studied Statistics at higher secondary or A-level or equivalent must take STAT 101 or 102.

Core courses include

BIOL 202: Diversity in Plants (4 credits)
BIOL 205: Biostatistics (3 credits)
BIOL 302: Animal Form and Function (4 credits)
BIOL 303: General Ecology (3 credits)
CHEM 114: Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry (3+1 credits)
PHYS 101: General Physics I (4 credits)/PHYS 102: General Physics II (4 credits)
PHYS 103: Mechanics (4 credits)
GEOG 210: Earth’s Physical Realms (3 credits)

Biological Sciences Concentration

19 credits from the following electives:

CHEM 401 (4), CHEM 410 ,(2),ENVR 498 (6) ENVR 499 (6), GEOG 312(3), GEOG374(3), GEOG 474 (4), GEOG 240 (3), GEOG 314 (4), ENVR 251 (3), ENVR 303 (3), ENVR 304 (3), ENVR 306 (3), ENVR 402 (3), ENVR 403 (3), ENVR 404 (3), ENVR 406 (3), ENVR 413 (3), ENVR 305 (4), ENVR 251 (3), PHYS 151 (3).

Physical Sciences Concentration

19 credits from the following electives:

Electives I

(At least 1 from Phys, 2 from Chem)

CHEM 221 (4), CHEM 401 (4), CHEM 405 (4), CHEM 432 (4), ENVR 305 (4), ENVR 251 (3), GEOG 240 (3), GEOG 312(3), GEOG 314 (4), GEOG 374(3), PHYS 151 (3), PHYS 255 (3), PHYS 351 (3), PHYS 221 (4), PHYS 452 (3).

Electives II

ENVR 498 (6), ENVR 499 (6), PHYS 334 (3), PHYS 342 (3), PHYS 451 (3), CHEM 218 (4), CHEM 308 (4), CHEM 310 (4), CHEM 362 (4), CHEM 410 (2), GEOG 474 (4).