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.
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.
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