Bachelor of Science General

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Direct Entry

  1. Candidates must have passed with a C+ in any two of the following subjects; Biology/Biological Science, Chemistry/Physical Science, Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science, depending on the preferred combinations, with a minimum grade of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent.
  2. Attained 2 principal passes or equivalent recognized by Senate in case of A level.

Entry via University Bridging

         Not applicable

 Entry via Pre-University programme

         Not applicable

Other entry requirements

         None

DURATION OF STUDY

Four (4) Academic Years

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE PROGRAMME

At the end of the four-year program, the learner shall:

  • Be knowledgeable in broad areas of life sciences.
  • Be capable of designing and carrying out experiments to explain theories and concepts in life sciences.
  • Be in a position to articulate arguments to approve or disapprove scientific theories and observations.
  • Have formed a solid foundation that can enable them pursue graduate studies in life sciences.

GOAL OF THE PROGRAMME

To produce scientists with relevant skills and a broad understanding of the life sciences.

PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME

To equip the students with knowledge and skills that will enable them be competent in the area of life sciences.

CREDIT TRANSFER

  1. In line with the existing qualification frameworks, credit transfer shall only be accepted from accredited institutions and academic programmes
  2. Credit transfer may be permitted up to a maximum of 49% of the core course units for similar programmes at the same level

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Obligation of the student.

  • The student is required to attend at least two third of all lectures, undertake attachment and complete at least 56 units to qualify for graduation.

Obligation of the Lecturer.

  • Lecturers are obliged to attend classes, give at least 2 continuous assessment tests (CATs) and a final examination.  They are also expected to mark, grade and return the scripts to the Departmental Examinations coordinator on time for onward processing of the results by the University Senate.