WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,000 /year
Part-time Study:8 years
Applications Begin:August 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Studies
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

1. Introduction
The prime consideration of man as the most intelligent being on this planet is to utilize and conserve the existing natural resources the sustainable development. The process requires continued explaining by man of the biotic and the abiotic conditions mid their interrelationships.

There is no greater long-tens aced t Ken, and the world today than the conservation and management of her vast arid and semiarid lands (ASALS), fauna and flora, the natural forests, water catchment areas, soils mid minerals, wetlands, mid the aquatic life.

The pressure on natural resources for fuel, minerals and timber and on land tout general, far crops and pasture, has led to forest recession, soil erosion, desertification and water-catchment degradation – all of which combine to impair the land and water resources.

3. Rationale
Being a small “niche” on the global environmental complex system they need to produce competent natural  resource conservationists. All resources without upsetting the environmental equilibrium. The approach to education and training must accordingly be re-oriented. The emphasis needs to shift beet a narrow base to a broad base so as to effect integration.

The main objective is to produce resource mid managers who are multidisciplinary in approach and can view the manage of natural resources holistically. The purpose of this degree programme k to offer educational opportunities to students who desire a broad  knowledge in the management of renewable mid non-renewable natural resources.

Emphasis is placed on an ecological approach relative to the conservation raid management of natural resources. Increasing opportunities for employment of graduates with background in the management of Forestry and Watershed Resources, Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Resources, Wildlife and Fisheries Resources and Non- Renewable Resources are available in public and private sectors.

The gradates will be deployed in areas such as resources use planning, environment monitoring and impact studies, natural resource development, conservation information and education, natural resource use conflict resolutions, and regulatory activities.

The place’ of the B.Sc. in Natural Resource Management Programme is to equip the trainees with relevant technical and professional knowledge that will enable them to manage and conserve resources effectively.


Duration, Loading and Mode of Delivery
Regular students will take four academic years comprising eight semesters; and partime up to 8 years. To graduate from this programme a student must have acquired at least 159 CFs. Face to face, Full-time, or Part-time either in a school-based or weekend mode.

Examination Regulations
Ordinary examinations= The ordinary Examinanons shall be graded on the basis of percentage marks consisting of thirty percent (30%) . Continuous Assessment and seventy per cent (70%) as final Examinations.

The duration of the Final Examinations shall be as follows: A Course having three (3.0) Credit Factors or less shall be examined by a paper of two (2) hours only. A Course having Credit Factors greater than three (TO) shall be examined by a Paper of three (3) hours only. Where a Course is mainly practical in nature, it may be examined wholly or substantially by Continue. and/or Practical Assessment.

Grading of course units The total marks scored for each course are translated into letter grades as follows: 709/e and above: =A (Excellent) 60% — 69%, =B (Goad) 50% — 59%; =C (Average) 40%— 49%; =D (Below average) Below 40’14: =F (Fail)
Special Examinations Special examinations shall be offered to a candidate who due to circumstances acceptable to the senate was unable to take ordinary Examinations.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
Applicants must have achieved the minimum entry requirements for the university, at least grade C in Biology or C+ in Biological sciences and C in mathematics at K.C.S.E. or equivalent examination. Admission will be granted to outstanding Diploma holders who have passed with Distinction, Credit or the equivalent in Range Management, Animal Husbandry, Animal Health, Forestry, Wildlife and other related fields.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Application Guidelines
Applications should be on official forms available at the University Main Campus at Chuka, Igembe Campus at Ntuene or Keigoi High School, Embu Campus in Embu Town, Chogoria Campus at Nturiri High School, Tharaka Campus at Gatunga High School, OR Website:; A Non-refundable fee of KES 3000 for Phd programmes, KES 2,000 for degree and diploma programmes and KES 1000 for certificate courses will equally be deposited.

The following documents should be made available:
– Originals & a copy of all Transcripts, Diplomas or Certificates (All originals, where necessary, will be returned)
– One recent passport size photograph (write your name on reverse side)
– Copy of the National Identity Card or Birth Certificate

– Preferred Campus should be indicated on the application form
– Certified copies of certificates and original fee payment receipt MUST be attached to the application form and returned latest two weeks prior to the commencement dates given for the programmes

Career Opportunities

Expected Learning Outcomes At the end of the programme,
Students will be able to,
– Apply the acquired knowledge in ecological, sociological, technical and economic concepts to the theory and practice of natural resource conservation, utilization and management
– Communicate this knowledge and management technique to the relevant members of the society at large.
– Analyse and evaluate critical issues in natural resource policy, conservation, utilization and management.
– Assess natural resource challenge including the ability to resolve emerging natural resource conflicts

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $1,000
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,249

Tuition fee per year for Kenyan Students = KES. 110,000
Tuition fee per year for International Students = KES 137,500
– The Institute reserves the right to change fees without prior notice. However, fee changes are subject to approval by the Governing Council.
– The University policy obliges students to pay the full amount of fees as required on the first day of reporting before they are registered.

Relevant Contact

Dr. Geoffrey Gathungu
Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Studies
General School Office
For General Enquiries