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Entry Requirements 

In addition to satisfying the university entry requirements, for admission into the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Resource Conservation) degree program, candidates must have attained at least C+ in KCSE or its equivalent in any three of the following:

mathematics, geography, biology or biological sciences, physics or physical sciences or chemistry, agriculture.

To qualify for the award of the degree, a student will be required to take all the core units offered.

To gain admission into the program diploma holders: Must have passed KCSE or its equivalent with a minimum of C mean grade or Division 3. Must have successfully completed an ordinary diploma course in environmental related disciplines from recognized colleges and attained a minimum credit grade. Mean grade of C- (Minus) at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma from recognized/accredited institutions.

Mode of Study
All the students registered in this program in level 100 will take all core units from the department and the other units from three other programmes. In level 200 Students will take all core from the department and the other units from two sister departments. Levels 300 and 400 will take a total of 13 units 10 units will be core units and the rest will be chosen from the electives. Students will take a total of 52 units to graduate in the degree of B.Env.Sc. (Resource Conservation). The units will comprise 13 units in each level.

The general University examination regulations shall apply. Students enrolled for the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Resource Conservation) degree programme will be expected to take written examinations on all taught courses. Assessment of each unit shall be done at the end of the semester in which it is taught. The written examination will constitute 70% of the total marks
while the coursework assessment tests will constitute 30% of the total marks per unit. The pass mark shall be 50%. Every student must do research in the second year and submit a thesis for examination. Theses will be examined and classified as Pass or Fail.

The degree to be awarded is designated: Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Resource



Unit codes and Titles

Level 100
UCU 100: Communication Skills
UCU 101: Development Studies
UCU 103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking
ENS 137: Mathematics for Environmental Science
ERC 104: Principles of Biology
ERC 106: Physical Science for Natural Resources
ERC107: Introduction to Agro-Ecosystems and Natural Resources
ECD 100: Foundations and Development of Environmentalism
ERC 108: Natural Resource Utilisation and Management
EED 105: Environmental Values and Ethics
EPM 111: Principles of Environmental Planning and Management
ENS 132: Environmental Biology
ENS 134: Technology, Development and Environment

Level 200
ERC 203: Culture and Natural Resources
ENS 241: Biodiversity Conservation
ERC 210: Global Warming and Climate Change
ENS 246: Forestry Resource and Management
ERC 212: Introduction to Water and Marine Resources
ERC 213: Introduction to Wildlife and Rangeland Resources
ERC 214: Introduction to Mineral Resources and Conservation
ERC 215: Natural Resource Mapping and Cartography
ENS 230: Environmental Ecology
ENS 237: Human Population and Environment
ECD 211: Introduction to Geospatial Techniques
ENS 233: Soil Habitat

Level 300
ENS 331: Remote Sensing for Environmental Sciences
ERC 304: Agroforestry Systems and Practices
ERC 309: Urban Forestry
ERC 316: Multiple Use Forest Management
ERC 321: Water and Marine Resources Management
ESU 300 Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit
ESU 301: Environmental Policy and Law
ESU 302: Statistics
ESU 303: Project Planning and Management
ESU 304: Research Methods
ESU 305: Environmental Economics
ESU 306: Practicum
Elective (Choose one)
ERC 312: Environment Aesthetics
ECD 306: Human Settlement, Environment and Development
KST 303: Agro-Climatology and Meteorology

Level 400
ESU 400: Environmental Conflict and Peace Building
ENS 433: Environment and Biotechnology
ENS 454: Mining and Sustainable Development ERC 402: Environment Programs Development
ERC 404: Community Participation in Natural Resource Management
ERC 405: Environmental Resource Accounting
ERC 406: Research Project
ERC 409: Non-Formal Environmental Education
ERC 410: Advocacy and Networking in Natural Resource Mngt
EPM 464: Disaster Management (School Common Unit)
Electives (Take 2)
ERC 411: Biological Control and Environment
KDM 304: Agriculture and Environment
KRM 406: Soil and Water Conservation

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