Description of the Program

The basic objective of the Bachelor of Science in Environment and Natural Resource Management is to equip students with relevant technical and professional knowledge that will enable them to effectively manage, conserve and utilize resources wherever they are employed.

Objectives of the Program

The basic objective of the Bachelor of Science in Environment and Natural Resource Management is to equip students with relevant technical and professional knowledge that will enable them to effectively manage, conserve and utilize resources wherever they are employed. The specific objective at the end of the program is that the students will be able to;

1. Apply the acquired knowledge in ecological, sociological and economic concepts to the theory and practice of dry-land natural resources management, utilization and conservation.
2. Communicate this knowledge to the stakeholders.

Units Offered

UNIVERSITY COMMON COURSES

  • Basic mathematics
  • Study skills & information literacy
  • English 1
  • English II
  • Concepts of computer applications
  • Old Testament
  • New Testament literature
  • Personal community and family health
  • Christian ethics
  • Introduction to Christian beliefs
  • Development of society
  • Student internship

DEPARTMENTAL COMMON COURSES

  • Physics
  • Fundamental of ecology
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Statistics I
  • Chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Environmental science
  • Community outreach & advocacy
  • Statistics 11
  • Forestry & agro forestry
  • Plant breeding
  • Resource conflict and conflict management
  • Animal breeding
  • Climatology
  • Natural resource governance and policy
  • Plant physiology
  • Atmospheric processes & Climate change
  • Gender and natural resources management
  • Land use appraisal and planning
  • Environment & N.R. I & Communication
  • Hydrology & water management
  • Disaster Response & Logistic management
  • NRM & Poverty reduction
  • GIS and Remote sensing
  • Research project
  • Final project paper
  • Environment & NRM Extension
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Agricultural marketing
  • Project management
  • Food security
Concentration
  • ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
    Natural environment science
    Assessment and environmental audit
    Environmental policy and law
    Environmental Ethics
    Environmental pollution and waste management
  • DRYLAND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
    Spatial analysis and data management
    Dryland soil resources
    Ecology, biodiversity & development
    Ecological monitoring & Inventory
    Pastoralism production systems
  • WILDLIFE CONSERVANCIES & ECOTOURISM
    Marine ecology
    Principles of wildlife management
    National parks and game reserve
    Tourism and hospitality management
    Eco-Tourism
  • NATURAL RESOURCES INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
    Spatial analysis and data management
    Ecological monitoring and inventory
    Information packaging and dissemination
    Information and communication technology
    Early warning and disaster risk management
  • NON CONVENTIONAL LIVESTOCK & EMERGING PLANT RESOURCES
    Marine ecology
    Apiculture
    Aquaculture
    Small animal management
    Emerging tropical plant resources & technologies
    Indigenous knowledge management
  • VALUE CHAIN MANAGEMENT
    Small Business Promotion
    Post-harvest management and processing
    Quality control for processed foods
    Value chain
    Supply chain
    Greenhouse management
  • HUMANITARIAN MANAGEMENT
    Humanitarian and human rights
    Fundamental rights to life
    Early warning and disaster risk management
    Resource use conflicts and resolutions

ERM 439 Politics and governance

  • MINING AND DRILLING MANAGEMENT
    Mining with community
    Mining safety management
    Environmental hazards in Drilling and Mining
    Mining and Drilling waste Management
    Disaster Preparedness in Mining and Drilling
    Equitable distribution of resources
Admission Requirements

Overall Grade of C+ in KCSE and C in Maths

Or
Division II (O’ level), 2 principals & a Subsidiary (A’level),
Or
5 credits in IGCSE or equivalent
Or
Minimum GPA of 2.7 from Pre-University

Or
Minimum GPA of 2.3 from Diploma
Or
Credit pass at Diploma level
NB:
Exemptions awarded to applicants with a minimum GPA of 2.7

Duration of the Program
  • 8 Trimesters

or

  • 2 Years and 8 Months

or

  • 4 Academic years
Mode of Study

Distance Learning

Regular

Locations where the program is offered
  • Main Campus
  • Nairobi Campus
Next Intake
  • January
  • May
  • September
Fee Structure

Fee Structure- 2015- Undergraduate

Fee Structure- 2017- DL

School or Department which program is offered under

Environment and Natural Resource Management