Master of Science in Environmental Sciences (M.Sc)

The aim of this program is to provide students with essential skills necessary for professional work as an environmentalist. Students will be able to identify sources of pollution, their effects on the environment and to develop theories or methods of pollution control. During the study of this period students will learn new ways and techniques to solve environmental problems of developing countries. The Department of Environmental Sciences has highly qualified faculty with vast exposure in different latest areas of research. Students are encouraged to participate in conferences and seminars to present their research work.

For the students who have completed fourteen years of education, department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Environmental Sciences with Physics concentration. This degree focuses on preparing the students for their professional life with huge emphasis on teacher training, web learning. The students, coming from diverse backgrounds, are prepared for problem solving, conceptual learning and are taught new techniques and methodologies in research over the course of two years.

Degree Requirements

14 Years of education/ BSc in relevant field (Environmental Sciences, Natural Sciences, Biological Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Soil Science, Physics, Chemistry, Wildlife & Zoology, Botany, Forestry, Geography, Geology) with minimum 45% marks in annual system or 2.00 CGPA (out of 4.00) in semester system.

Why this Degree

The scope of environmental science has increased with growing environmental concerns. In the public sector, there are various jobs at local, provincial and federal government levels. The opportunities for environmental graduates will further increase with the establishment of local bodies system. Currently, all provinces, AJK and Gilgat Baltistan have environmental institutions at district level. In private sector, environmental consultancies and firms have job opportunities for environmental graduates. Environmental sections have also been established by the UN Organizations, World Bank and Asian Development Bank. Non-governmental organizations in the development and conservation sectors are also hiring environmental graduates.

Courses Offered

Semester 1
Sr No. Course Title Cr.Hrs
1 Applied Ecology 3
2 Introduction to Biochemistry 3
3 Environmental Profile of Pakistan 3
4 Population and Environment 3
5 Climate Change 3

 

Semester 2

Sr No. Course Title Cr.Hrs
1 Environmental Economics 3
2 Remote Sensing and GIS 3
3 Environmental Toxicology 3
4 Biodiversity and Conservation 3
5 Analytical Techniques in Environmental Science 3
6 Energy and Environment 3

 

Semester 3

Sr# Course Title Cr.Hrs
1 Environmental Governance  3
2 Environmental Impact Assessment 3
3 Natural Resource Management  3
4 Research Methods in Environmental Science 3
5 Elective-I 3
6 Elective-II 3

 

Semester 4

SrNo. Course Title Cr.Hrs
1 Public Health and Environment  3
2 Pollution Control Technologies 3
3 Final Year Project/ Internship 3
4 Elective-III 3
5 Elective-IV 3
Offered at Campuses
Fact File

2 Years (Credit Hours 66)

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