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Department of Botany is one of the departments in the School of Biological Sciences (SBS) of College of Pure and Applied Sciences (COPAS) in JKUAT. The Department of Botany has been central to teaching and innovations in plant and microbial sciences in JKUAT.
Botany runs undergraduate and post graduate programs with a team of Full Professors, Associate Professors, Senior lecturers, Assistant Lecturers, Tutorial Fellows and Teaching Assistant. This team is supported by technologists.
Specialization of faculty include Plant Physiology, Plant Morphology, Plant Anatomy, Development Biology, Microbiology, Genetics, Plant Ecology, Marine Ecology, Dry-land Ecology, Biotechnology, Plant Pathology, Cell Biology, Mycology, Virology among others.
Over years the department has grown from 10 staff 1994 to 25 at the moment Academic staff currently. Students numbers and programs have increased to over 1000 students within and outside the department
Botany programs, like other programs in the University is organized around a two-semester model, (2 semesters in an academic year). At enrollment into the program, students draw up their graduation plan. In this way they may graduate after 4 years, when taking average 12 units per academic year for 4 academic years or longer.
A student wishing to study in the Department of Botany must satisfy the minimum University requirements and Faculty of Science regulations. A student must have passed Biology or Biological Sciences in the KCSE at a minimum grade of B-. In addition, a student must have passed any two subjects from the following alternatives at the grades shown:
How to Apply
Application Requirements for qualified students:
– A dully filled registration form – to be obtained from the offices/website upon payment of non-refundable fee.
– Two passport size photos.
– Copies of relevant certificates
Applications for the courses are on official application forms.
1. click to download JKUAT IT Department application form. or obtain a hand-copy from the office.
2. Pay a non-refundable application fee as follows:
– Certificates: Kshs500
– Diplomas: 1000
– Degrees: Kshs1,500
– Masters: 1,500
Bank Account Numbers:
– Standard Chartered Bank Account number 0108023434900
– Barclays Bank Account Number 0775001216
– Co-operative Bank of Kenya Account Number 01129098952900
– National Bank Account Number 0100359580600
– Equity Bank Account Number 0090291251426
Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Academic Journal Assistant Editor.
– Airport Wildlife Biologist.
– Aquatic Biologist.
– Biologist — Department of the Army.
– Environmental Quality Analyst.
– Farm Manager/Educator.
– Fish and Wildlife Technician.
– Laboratory Technician
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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs180,000
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs216,000
**EAC (East African Community) Students pay the same amount as Kenyan students. Countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
NOTE: The tuition fees charged, may vary from programme to programme and from time to time, with foreign students paying 20% more that the Kenyan students.: