ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Dr. Anila Fariq

HOD | Assistant Professor

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Vision and Mission statement of Department

To educate and train future generations to solve environmental issues at the intersection of biology, chemistry, physics and social sciences.

Introduction of the Department

Environmental Science is a decision support science, which has emerged as a result of convergence of a wide range of disciplines, therefore, its scope is wide as inter and multi-disciplinary field of knowledge. Its ambit is as wide as environment itself. Department of Environmental Sciences at the UoK strives to teach and work for the sustainable environment.

 

Introduction to Program

BS environmental Sciences at UoK, AJK, aims to develop human resource equipped with knowledge to support decisions, skills needed to mitigate impacts of climate change or adapt necessary measures and attitude to contribute in development of sustainable life style in the society and to develop green economy.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the BS degree program in Environmental Sciences are to:

  • enable students to learn how to analyze and assess environmental problems, its interrelationships with other systems of the society;
  • equip student with the knowledge and skill necessary for pollution abatement, environmental conservation, management of natural resources and making path to sustainable development; 
  • impart skills to carry out independent scientific and technical research on various crosscutting aspects of environmental issues.

Program outcomes

The degree program is expected to equip the graduates with an ability to understand the linkages between various bio-physical and socio-economic components of environment and with an expertise of:

  • demonstration of capabilities to understand the natural and socioeconomic processes driving environmental systems;
  • learning of scientific and technical expertise to solve environmental problems by introducing interventions; and
  • development of interactions with stakeholders, managers and policy makers in addressing environmental issues.

Eligibility criteria

Pre-Engineering, Pre-Medical

 

Scheme of Studies

Course Titles and Credit Hours

Semester-1

1. Introduction to Environmental Science 3 (3-0)

2. Biology-I 3 (2-1)

3. Basic Chemistry 3 (2-1)

4. Mathematics 3 (3-0)

5. English-I 3 (3-0)

6. Pakistan Studies 2 (2-0)

Semester Credit Hours 17

Semester-2

1. Introduction to Earth Sciences 3 (2-1)

2. Biology-II 3 (2-1)

3. Statistics 3 (3-0)

4. Sociology/Anthropology 3 (3-0)

5. English-II 3 (3-0)

6. Islamic Studies/Ethics 2 (2-0)

Semester Credit Hours 17

Semester – 3

1. Introduction to Computer 3 (2-1)

2. Environmental Chemistry 3 (3-0)

3. Environmental Physics 3 (2-1)

4. Introductory Economics 3 (3-0)

5. English-III 3 (3-0)

6. Philosophy 3 (3-0)

Semester Credit Hours 18

Semester – 4

1. Fundamentals of Ecology 3 (3-0)

2. Environmental Microbiology 3 (2-1)

3. Environmental Pollution 3 (3-0)

4. Climatology 3 (3-0)

5. Psychology 3 (3-0)

6. English-IV/ Univ. Opt. 3 (3-0)

Semester Credit Hours 18

Semester – 5

1. Applied Ecology 3 (3-0)

2. Environmental toxicology 3 (2-1)

3. Environmental Profile of Pakistan 3 (3-0)

4. Population and Environment 3 (3-0)

5. Analytical Techniques in Environmental Science 3 (1-2)

6. ELECTIVE-I 3 (3-0)

Semester Credit Hours 18

Semester – 6

1. Environmental Economics 3 (3-0)

2. GIS and Remote Sensing 3 (2-1)

3. Environmental Management Systems 3 (3-0)

4. Biodiversity & Conservation 3 (2-1)

5. Environmental Monitoring 3 (2-1)

6. ELECTIVE-II 3 (3-0)

Semester Credit Hours 18

Semester – 7

1. Climate Change 3 (3-0)

2. Environmental Impact Assessment 3 (2-1)

3. Natural Resource Management 3 (3-0)

4. Research Methods in Environmental Science 3 (3-0)

5. ELECTIVE-III 3 (3-0)

6. ELECTIVE –IV 3 (3-0)

Semester Credit Hours 18

Semester – 8

1. Environmental Governance 3 (3-0)

2. Public Health and Environment 3 (3-0)

3. Pollution Control Technologies 3 (2-1)

4. Final Year Project/Internship 3

Semester Credit Hours 12

Total Degree Credit Hours 124-136

 

Course structure

 

STRUCTURE Sr. 

Categories 

No. of Courses 

Min – Max 

Credit Hours 

Min – Max 

1. 

Compulsory Requirement (No Choice) 

9 – 9 

25 – 25 

2. 

General Courses to be chosen from other departments 

7 – 8 

21 – 24 

3. 

Discipline Specific Foundation Courses 

9 – 10 

30 – 33 

4. 

Major Courses including research project/Internship 

11 – 13 

36 – 42 

5. 

Electives within the major 

4 – 4 

12 – 12 

Total 

 

40 – 44 

124 – 136 

 

Total numbers of Credit hours: 124-136

Duration: 4 years

Semester duration: 16-18 weeks

Semesters: 8

Course Load per Semester:  15-18 credit hours

Number of courses per semester: 4-6 (not more than 3 lab/ practical courses)

Not more than 4 lab /practical courses

No research thesis/dissertation instead a Final Year Project (FYP) is mandatory

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