Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management (3 Years)
- Programme Structure
- Admission Requirements
- Fees & Scholarships
The B.Sc. in Natural Resources is a 3-year program that seeks to respond to the growing challenges of environmental degradation and food security; effects of habitat fragmentation on wildlife and fisheries; effects of agro-chemicals on ecosystems; environmental consequences of tourism, mining, urbanization; desertification and methods of control; Wildlife/protected area design, planning and management; Water resource protection and management; Human population dynamics and land use changes; Environmental impact assessment and sustainable development. The degree programme is designed such that at the end of the first two years students are required to choose specialization courses in Environmental Management or Wildlife and Fisheries Management.
Year One . Semester 1 - Required Courses . BSc Natural Resources
HESL 111 or HPO 111 or HFR 111, HCS101: Communication Skills I, HAS 100 Introduction to Africa Studies, ACP206: Ecology, ACP101: Introduction to Soil Science, AAS201: Agricultural Biochemistry.
Year One . Semester 2 - Required Courses . BSc Natural Resources
HESL 112 or HPO 112 or HFR 112, AEC102: Communication Skills in Agriculture and Natural Sciences, HIT100: Introduction to Information Technology, ACP102: Botany and Plant Physiology, AEC101: Introduction to Agricultural Economics, ANE 101: Principles of Environmental Planning and Management, ANR 101: Field Practice in Environmental Conservation I . (First Industrial Attachment (10 weeks).
Year 2 . Semester 1 . Required Courses - B.Sc. Natural Resources
TEV 200 Ethics and Christian Values, ACP 202 Biometry, Mac 101 Foundations of Accounting I, AAS203 Principles and Techniques of Wildlife Management, ANE 201 Tourism and Environment, ANE204 Management of Solid and Hazardous Waste, ANE 206 Energy and Environmental Pollution
Year 2 . Semester 2 . Wildlife and Fisheries Management Option
ANR 201 Environmental Science and Pollution, ACP204 Research Methods, AAS304Pasture and Range Management, ANR 203: Plant and Animal Resources of Africa, AEC301 Farm Planning and Management, ANE 208 Community Development, ANE 207 Biotechnology and the Environment, ANR 205 Field Practice in Environmental Conservation II (Second Industrial Attachment 10 weeks).
Year 2 . Semester 2 - Environmental Management Option
ANR 201 Environmental Science and Pollution, ACP204 Research Methods, ANE 203 Urban Environment and Rural-Urban Linkages, ANE205 Disaster Preparedness, Management and Mitigation, ANE 208 Community Development, ANE 207Biotechnology and the Environment, ANR 205 Field Practice in Environmental Conservation II (Second Industrial Attachment 10 weeks).
Year 3 . Semester 1 - Wildlife and Fisheries Management Option
AWL 304: Freshwater Ecology and Fisheries Management, AWL 308: Wildlife Ecology and Management, ANR305 Environmental Impact Assessment, ANR302 Conservation Biology, ANR 303 Surveying and Remote Sensing, AAE 304 Hydrology, AEC 308 Project Appraisal and Evaluation
Year 3 . Semester 2 - Wildlife and Fisheries Management Option
ANR304 Geographic Information Systems, ANR 309 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, AWL305 Ecotourism and Hospitality management, AWL309 Principles of Aquaculture, AFR301: Forestry Resources and Management , ACP308 Agroforestry, MMS401 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, ANR 300 Research Project.
Year 3 . Semester 1 - Environmental Management Option
ANR305 Environmental Impact Assessment, ANR 303 Surveying and Remote Sensing, ANE 301 Environmental and Ecological Rehabilitation, ANE 303 Management of Drainage Basins and Water Resources, ANR302 Conservation Biology, ANR 306 Community-Based Natural Resources Management, AEC 308 Project Appraisal and Evaluation.
Year 3 . Semester 2 - Environmental Management Option
ANR 304 Geographical Information Systems, ANR 309 Environmental Economics and Natural Resource ANE 304 Environmental Policy and Resource Management, AWL305 Ecotourism and Hospitality Management, AWL307 Principles of Aquaculture, ACP308 Agroforestry, MMS401 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, ANE 300 Research project.
To be admitted to the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, candidates must possess:
- Passes with credit in at least five GCE Ordinary Level subjects chosen from each of the following five categories:
i. English Language,
ii. Chemistry/Physical Science/Physics with Chemistry/Physics,
iii. Biology/Rural Biology/Zoology/Botany/Agriculture,
iv. Mathematics/Applied Mathematics/Pure Mathematics/Applied Statistics,
v. Environmental Studies/ Geography/ Economic Geography/ Economics/ Commerce/ Accounts/ French/ Portuguese,
At least two GCE Advanced Level/High School or equivalent passes chosen from any two of the following three categories;
ii. Chemistry (A pass at Advanced Level in Chemistry will normally be an advantage).
With respect to High School, it is expected that a candidate would have spent 13 -14 years of school from Primary.
- A Two-Year Diploma (with Credit) in Agriculture after “A” level or a Three Year Diploma (with Credit) after “O” level, in related fields (e.g., Horticulture/Wildlife Management/Natural Resources/Fisheries/Forestry/Beekeeping/Animal Health) recognised by Africa University Senate.
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