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

The Genomic Science Option essentially comprises of genetics and molecular biology and application of these to studying genetic materials of organisms. Advances in genomics are fundamental to solving societal functions, including health and medicine, food and agriculture, nanotechnology and manufacturing. Genetics is used in Forensic Science in identification of criminals through DNA

Target group
High school graduates, diploma holders & technicians. Professionals such as technologists, nurses & those working in forensic laboratories, pharmaceutical, research institutes which require genomic science.


– Biostatistics
– Medical Genetics
– Basic Immunology
– Fundamentals of Medical Mien
–  Molecular Genetics
– Virology 1.
– Experimental Animal Science
– Research Methodology
– Genomic Structure & Expression
– Advanced Immunology
– Techniques in Molecular Biology I
– Population Genetics
– Virology II

– Research Projects (for dissertation) 2 units
– Parasitology I
– Bioethics & Biosafety
– Techniques in Molecular Biology II
– Microbial Genetics
– Parasitology II
– Epidemiology
– Animal Biotechnology
– Applied Genetics and Forensic Science
– Applied Population Genetics

– Bioinformatics
– Regulations of gene expression

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

Graduates of this course can get employment in: Teaching & research institutions such as universities KEMRI, ILRI, KARI, National Public Health Laboratory, Welcome Trust Research, ICIPE, Health &Pharmaceutical industries /forensic laboratories, Criminal Investigation Department Laboratories (CID), Medico-Legal practitioners etc

Tuition Fees Details
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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

School of Biological Sciences Office
For School Enquiries
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries
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