WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,635 /year
Applications Begin:July 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Botany
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Biological Science
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline:
Programme Overview

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.

Admission Requirements

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:
Alternative A


Alternative B
Physical Science

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East Africa Community Students: $14
Application Fees for International Students: $45

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

Application Procedure
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

3. Proceed on with filling the application form, ensuring all mandatory fields are filled, attach photocopies of required certificates and submit when done.
– You will be required to present certified copies of the relevant certificates, Result slips, National Identity Card, Birth Certificate for verifications when reporting.
– IT Department will call or send an SMS to request successful candidates to pick An official admission letter.
Career Opportunities

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 and East Africa Community Students: $1,635
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,962

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.:

Relevant Contact

Dr Peter Mwangi
Head of the Department
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries