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.
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
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
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.