Entry Requirements 

In addition to meeting the University entrance requirements, candidates for admission to the Bachelor of Environmental Science Programme are required to have obtained 

  • minimum of C+ in any three of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics or Physics or Physical Sciences.
  • Grade C in KCSE or its equivalent and Diploma with a minimum of credit in a subject related to Environmental Studies from a recognized Institution.
  • Mean grade of C- (Minus) at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma from recognized/accredited institutions.

The Common University Regulations on Examinations shall apply. Students will be assessed
through Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) and a written examination in each course unit. Each course unit will be marked out of 100%. Continuous Assessment Tests will contribute 30%, and the final written examination 70%, except for Field Internship Course which will be assessed as described under the course description. The pass mark for each course unit shall be 40%. Graduates of this programme shall be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Environmental Science

Mode of Study
In addition to the University Common units, students in the first year of study (100 series) must take
all the core units from the Programme and the remaining units from three other Environmental Programmes in the School of Environmental Studies. In the second year of study (200 series), students shall be required to take all units from the Programme and the remaining units from two Environmental Programmes in the School of Environmental Studies. In the third and fourth years of study (300 and 400 series), students must take 13 units from the Programme; the units shall be
all the core units and the rest from the available electives taken from the areas of specialisation.

The degree to be awarded is designated: Bachelor of Environmental Science.




Level 100
UCU 100: Communication Skills
UCU 101: Development Studies
UCU 103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking
ENS 130: Environmental Physics
ENS 131: Environmental Chemistry
ENS 132: Environmental Biology
ENS 134: Technology, Development and Environment
ENS 135: Introduction to Earth Sciences
ENS 136: Principle of Environmental Science
ENS 137: Mathematics for Environmental Science
ECD 103: Fundamentals of Sustainable Community Development EPM 111: Principles of Environmental Planning and Management

Level 200
ENS 230: Environmental Ecology
ENS 233: Fundamentals of Soil Science
ENS 234: Environmental Genetics
ENS 237: Human Population and Environment
ENS 240: Fundamentals of Energy Science
ENS 241: Biodiversity Conservation
ENS 242: Global Warming and Climate Change
ENS 243: Environmental Microbiology
ERC 214: Introduction to Mineral Resources and Conservation
ENS 245: Environmental Hydrology
ENS 246: Forest Resource and Management
EED 205: Education For Sustainable Development
ERC 203: Culture and Environmental Conservation
EPM 244: Waste Management Planning

Level 300
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: Attachment/Practicum
ENS 331: Remote Sensing for Environmental Sciences ENS 343: Environmental Pollution and Eco-toxicology
AGE 306: Geoinformatics
HEH 304: Occupational Health and Safety

Electives (take 2)
ENS 342: Environmental Health and Epidemiology
ENS 347: Energy Resources and Management Technologies
SMR 305: Wildlife Ecology and Management

Level 400
ENS 430: Research Project (2 units)
KRM 406: Soil and Water Conservation
ENS 432: Environmental Modelling
ENS 433: Environment and Biotechnology
ENS 436: Industrial Ecology and Cleaner Production
ENS 437: Land Degradation and Desertification ENS 454: Mining and Sustainable Development
ENS 456: Aquatic Ecology

Electives (Take 3)
ENS 435: Urban Ecology and Pollution
ENS 440: Environmental Risk and Hazard Management
ENS 449: Coastal Marine Resources Management ENS 457: Arid and Semi Arid Lands Development