Department of Environmental Science

The present decade is forecasted to be the decade of environment as the issues relating to environment are to be the main concerns for the survival of humanity. The study of the environment is as much- needed avenue these days, with increasing demand for environmentalists in government and developing agencies. Environmental Science is the discipline, which deal with detection and solution of environmental problems. They examine the human impact on environment and biosphere especially in the areas of chemical and nature sciences. These disciplines also train to manage the environment and the ecosystem. The Master's Program of Environmental Science aims at providing students with complementary opportunities for course work. Independent research project is obligatory for the MS degree. The courses will equip graduates with sound theoretical and quantitative research skill necessary for assessing environmental problems within a chosen specialist area and designing and implementing scientifically feasible solutions.

COURSES

Courses are of two types, core and optional/specialized. There will be some biological, chemical, global issues, policy and management related courses. Each course will have some assignments and presentation with classroom teaching to make the students well skilled in relevant fields. Students are required to take courses in predetermined sequence offered throughout the year. A list of the courses is given below:

Group A: Core Courses (9 courses)

ES 501:Fundamentals of Environmental Science
ES 502:Ecology
ES 503:Environmental Chemistry
ES 521:Biodiversity and Conservation
ES 522:Environmental Analysis and its Interpretation
ES 523:Natural Resource Conservation
ES 531:Environmental Management Systems
ES 532:Environmental Impact Assessment
ES 533:Environmental Law and Enforcement

Group B: Field of Specialization: Environmental Science (any 5 courses)*

ES 504:Atmospheric Pollution and Climate Change
ES 505:Water Resources Management
ES 506:Conservation Biology
ES 509:Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology
ES 524:Water and Wastewater Treatment and Quality Requirement
ES 525:Solid Waste Management
ES 527:Estuarine and Marine Environment
ES 534:Hydro-geochemistry
ES 535:Environmental Toxicology
ES 536:Natural Resource Management
ES 537:Hazardous Waste Management
ES 538:Heavy Metal Pollution

Group C: Field of Specialization: Environmental Policy and Planning( any 5 courses)*
ES 507:Environmental Economics
ES 508:Energy Resources Management and Sustainable Development
ES 520:Environmental Policy and Planning
ES 526:Climatolotgy
ES 528:Environmental Policy
ES 529: Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System
ES 536:Natural Resources Management
ES 539:Environmental Information System
ES 540:Environmental Negotiation and Mediation

ES 599: Thesis
* Courses must be taken in consultation with the academic advisor.
* all courses are of 3 credit hour except thesis which is 6 credit hours

 

MS degree in Environmental Science

Programs Duration Semesters Credits Students Intake
Master of Science in Environmental Science 16 months 4 48 Each Semester
Master of Science in Environmental Policy & Planning 16 months 4 48 Each Semester
Certificate Course on Environmental Science 12 weeks N/A N/A Each Semester or Less

Semester I (3 core courses + 1 specialized course = 4 courses)


Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hour

ES 501

Fundamentals of Environmental Science

3

ES 502

Ecology

3

ES 503

Environmental Chemistry

3

 

Any one course from Gr. B

3

   
12 Cr

Semester II (3 core courses + 1 specialized course = 4 courses)


Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hour

ES 521

Biodiversity and Conservation

3

ES 522

Environmental Analysis and It’s Interpretation

3

ES 523

Natural Resources Conservation

3

 

Any one course from Gr. B

3

   
12 Cr

Semester III ( 3 core courses + 1 specialized course = 4 courses)


Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hour

ES 531

Environmental Management Systems

3

ES 532

Environmental Impact Assessment

3

ES 533

Environmental Law and Enforcement

3

 

Any one course from Gr. B

3

   
12 Cr

Semester IV ( 2  specialized course + thesis  = 3 courses)


Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hour

 

Any two course from Gr. B, 3x2

6

ES 599

Thesis

6

   
12 Cr

MS degree in Environmental Policy and Planning
Semester I (3 core courses + 1 specialized course = 4 courses)


Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hour

ES 501

Fundamentals of Environmental Science

3

ES 502

Ecology

3

ES 503

Environmental Chemistry

3

 

Any one course from Gr. C

3

 

 

12 Cr

                                                                                                   
Semester II (3 core courses + 1 specialized course = 4 courses)


Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hour

ES 521

Biodiversity and Conservation

3

ES 522

Environmental Analysis and It’s Interpretation

3

ES 523

Natural Resource Conservation

3

 

Any one course from Gr. C

3

 

 

12 Cr

                                                                                                   
Semester III ( 3 core courses + 1 specialized course = 4 courses)


Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hour

ES 531

Environmental Management Systems

3

ES 532

Environmental Impact Assessment

3

ES533

Environmental Law and Enforcement

3

 

Any one course from Gr. C

3

 

 

12 Cr

                                                                                                  
Semester IV ( 2  specialized course + thesis  = 3 courses)


Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hour

 

Any two course from Gr. C, 3x2

6

ES 599

Thesis

6

 

 

12 Cr

 
PROGRAM OF STUDY
 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Graduates in any discipline especially Environmental Science, Medical Science, Environmental Studies, Chemistry, Soil Science, Applied Chemistry, Geology, Biochemistry, Zoology, Botany, Forestry, Geography Engineering, Business, Economics, Social Science & Agriculture etc. disciplines may apply. Work experience in relevant field will be treated as added advantage.
Strong background in English and computer literacy is essential.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
* Credit Hours to be Completed: 48
* Minimum CGPA to Pass: 2.5