Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary subject that draws upon knowledge from the Biological, Physical, Earth and Social Sciences. Study of the subject gives students the opportunity to find out how we, through our use of water, land and energy resources, are affecting our surroundings and the world at large. Knowledge is also gained about the actions that could be taken to reduce, control and, in some case, reverse the damage caused to the environment. A degree in Environmental Sciences from FCCU will not only make the graduate a very well-informed person about some of the greatest challenges faced by humanity today, but also point to a number of avenues for higher studies or gainful employment, both locally, nationally and internationally, as worldwide demand for such professionals is growing. The Department of Environmental Sciences is part of Faculty of Natural Sciences.


BS (Hons) in Environmental Sciences at FCCU is based on core courses that will strengthen the student’s understanding of the broad subject of Environmental Sciences. Students can then broaden their knowledge of a specific area by studying several courses out of a large selection of elective courses on offer. At the end of six semesters, students meeting certain minimum requirements can either opt for an Internship or a Research Project while others have to take two additional courses from the electives.

The core courses, offered by the department and as cross-listed courses by other departments at FCCU, begin for example with an Introduction to the subject of Environmental Sciences and the Sources of Energy, after which the student is exposed to the Earth’s Physical Realm and the Statistical Techniques used for data collection and analysis. The remainder of the courses covers Environmental Analysis, Ecology and Evolution, and Environmental Impact Assessment. The final selection of courses include Environmental Chemistry, Microbiology, and Toxicology. The elective courses are similarly available in the Departments of Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Geography, and Physics.

The Department of Environmental Sciences has local and foreign trained faculty who are well-qualified and highly experienced in teaching and researching the broad subjects making up Environmental Sciences. Their aim is to make studying Environmental Sciences at FCCU a pleasant, rewarding and meaningful experience.

Program Objectives:

A graduate of this program will:

  • Develop an understanding of environmental (air, water, soil), chemical, waste management, energy resource, ecological and sustainability concepts
  • Develop an understanding of land-based renewable resources including forests, rangeland, agriculture, outdoor recreation, and wildlife
  • Develop an understanding of the institutional framework regarding the formulation and implementation of environmental laws and regulations
  • Develop an understanding of the tools used for environmental risk assessment and evaluation of the environmental impacts
  • Be able to evaluate the impact of the removal of mineral and energy resources
  • Be enabled to gain entry into national and international postgraduate (MS or PhD) degree programs in Environmental Sciences

Learning Outcomes:

After successfully passing the Environmental Sciences courses, students should:

  • Understand the natural environment and its relationships with human activities
  • Be able to characterize and analyze human impacts on the environment
  • Be able to apply the interdisciplinary knowledge when addressing environmental problems
  • Understand the methodologies involved in collection, management, evaluation, and interpretation of environmental data
  • Be able to design and evaluate strategies, methods and technologies, to sustainably manage environmental systems and to remediate or restore degraded environments

Roadmap for BS (Hons) Environmental Sciences

Eligibility criteria For BS (Hons):

  • Students who have passed their Intermediate
  • A- Level students who have cleared at least 3 principal A-Level exams (not AS Level) Equivalence attested from the IBCC Needed .
  • A- Level students who have given their A levels exams in October, November and are awaiting results are eligible to apply, they need to attach a copy of the statement of entry.
  • Students who have done their American High School. Equivalence needed attested from the IBCC .
  • Students who have  done their Intermediate from the Technical Board
  • Students applying for BS (Hons) Biotechnology must have done FSc Pre-Medical or should have studied Biology and Chemistry in A-Level.

Dr Derk Machiel Bakker

Chairperson & Associate Professor

PhD Civil Engineering (University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia)
BEng Land and Water Management (College of Land and Water Management, Velp, The Netherlands)
Room # 338, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 550

Dr Hamid Saeed

Professor Emeritus

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room # 401, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 500

Dr Shinho Chung

Associate Professor

PhD (University of Seoul, Korea)
Master of Engineering (University of Seoul, Korea)
Room # 133, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 589

Dr Muhammad Shahbaz Akhtar

Associate Professor

PhD in Environmental Sciences (Okayama University, Japan)
MPhil in Soil & Environmental Sciences (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad)
Room # 121, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 540

Dr Sohaib Aslam

Assistant Professor

PhD in Environmental Sciences (AgroParisTech, Paris, France)
MPhil in Earth Environmental Sciences with specialization in Soils, Water and Wastes (Aix-Marseille University, France)
On Post Doctoral Fellowship

Dr Shazia Ilyas

Assistant Professor

PhD ‘Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Membrane Engineering (EUDIME)’ (University of Twente, The Netherlands; KU Leuven, Belgium; Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, France)
MS Environmental Engineering (National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad)
Room # 160, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 591

Silvia Machado

Assistant Professor

MPhil (Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal)
Room # 326, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 546

2020FA2021SPTotal Fee per Year Excluding TaxTotal Fee per Year Including Tax Per Credit Rate 
Tuition FeeAdmission Fee for Fall AdmissionsSecurity for Fall AdmissionsTotal Tuition FeeAdmission Fee for Spring AdmissionsSecurity for Spring AdmissionsTotal 
       152,000        20,000        18,000      190,000      152,000        20,000        18,000      190,000           342,000           358,200                   9,354