Bachelor of Environmental Science Honours Degree in Wildlife and Rangeland Ecology

The taught courses aid the students to understand the basic ecological principles in wildlife and rangeland management.  Students learn the assessment of all the forms of wildlife, large and small, threatening processes affecting several taxa, as well as the laws governing the management of wildlife. During the attachment period, students conduct research in areas of their interest. This increases the students’ proficiency in selected areas and boosts their career opportunities. The major focus of the programme is to understand the intehttp://localhost/fs/administrator/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&layout=edit&id=157rface between humans and wildlife, with major highlights on the sustainable management of wildlife resources for the benefit of the people.

Career Prospects

The programme prepares students for careers within the civil service, the private sector, as well as an array of national and international non-governmental organisations. Job responsibilities include inter alia inventories and assessment of wildlife populations (both terrestrial and aquatic) and their habitats, habitat restoration and management, and environmental education for the sustainable management of wildlife.
Students who excel have a greater chance of continuing with their studies at Masters level, thus increasing their career opportunities.

Entry Requirements:

All applicants have to meet  the following minimum requirements for admission prescribed under the general regulations (i.e.):

  • Have obtained at least five Ordinary Level subject passes including English Language and Mathematics passed with a grade C or better
  • At least 2 of the following ‘A’ level subjects: Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics and Physics

Structure of the Programme

Part 1
Code               Description

ES101            Principles and Processes of Ecosystems
ES102            Introductory Soil Science
ES103            Introduction to Plant Science            
ESN101          Introduction to Wildlife Resources   
ES105            Introduction to Pollution Science
ESN103          Introduction to Water Resources
ES107            Introduction to Atmospheric Science            
CS101           Introduction to Computer Science
ES113            Introductory Statistics           
ES110            Introductory Social Anthropology
AG101           Introductory Economics
ES112            General Chemistry 1  
HS101            HIV/Aids Education 
PC108            Citizenship Education & Conflict Transformation

PART II                                                                    
Code               Description                            

ES212            Research Methods
ES204            Land Evaluation 
ES205            Natural Resources and Environmental Law  
ES206            Environmental Systems and Computing
ES209             GIS and Remote Sensing
ES210             Environmental Management Systems
ESW201          Wildlife Development Biology
ESW202          Rangeland Resource Evaluation
ESW203          Ichthyology and Herpetology
ESW204          Ornithology and Mammalogy
ESW205          Humans and Wildlife
ESW207          Biochemistry
ESW208          Rangeland Ecology and Management


ES 360:          Research Project
ES 362           Attachment

Part IV
Code              Description                            

ES211             Environmental Impact Assessment
ES402             Curriculum Development
ES403             Organizational Behaviour
ES407             Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
ES408             Land Reclamation and Revegetation
ES409             Fire Ecology
ES411             Environmental Policy
ESW401          Wildlife Ecology and Management 
ESW402          Wildlife Pathology and Parasitology
ESW404          Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
ESW405          Wildlife Study Techniques and Technologies
ESW406          Ecotourism     
ESW407          Community Based Wildlife Management
ESW408          Range Animal Nutrition
ESW409          Fodder Flow Planning