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Bachelor of Science in Analytical Chemistry


a)  A candidate who wishes to register must have the minimum University general admissions requirements.

b)  In addition to meeting (a) above, candidates wishing to register for Bachelor of Science in Analytical Chemistry must have any of the following:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or equivalent qualifications, with passes in at least three subjects in either of the following two alternatives (A or B);

Alternative A: Chemistry C+,  Biology C+,   Physics C+,   Geography C+,  Mathematics   C+

Alternative B: Physical Sciences  C+,  Biological Sciences  C+, Geography  C+,  Mathematics  C+

  • Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE), or equivalent qualification with at least two principal passes (of which one must be in chemistry)
  • Ordinary Diploma/Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualifications in the sciences with at least a pass
  • Science/Technical Diploma from Teachers Training Colleges or equivalent qualifications in the sciences
  • A science/technology based degree or a non science based degree with a minimum of C+ in chemistry or its equivalent from an institution recognized by the University

c)  Candidates who may not have fulfilled conditions in (b) above may be considered for admission provided they present evidence of having undertaken and passed relevant bridging courses from an institution recognized by the University and MUST have scored at least grade C in the subject(s) for which bridging has been undertaken.


Four (4) Academic Years


By the end of the programme, the graduates will:

  1. Have gained a broad solid foundation in Chemistry
  2. Have gained the specialist analytical skills, techniques and methodologies
  3. Have gained hands-on experience of the major analytical techniques on analyzing samples from a wide range of sources


The programme aims at equipping graduates with relevant knowledge and skills in analysis and interpretation of environmental, real life and industrial process with a bias in chemical species. The programme is also geared at building professionals in private and public sector at either large or light industries. 


  1. A student is required to attend at least two thirds of the class attendance in order to be allowed to sit for the end of semester examination in a given unit of the programme
  2. The lecturer shall ensure the programme course(s) are delivered in a manner that learning takes place


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