Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Natural Sciences in Africa

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A BSc (Bachelor of Science) is an undergraduate course of study that takes students three to five years to complete.  While in school, students complete a variety of courses to prepare for additional education or future job opportunities.

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BSc Agribusiness

Presbyterian University College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Ghana Abetifi Akropong Kumasi + 2 more

The B.Sc. programme in Agribusiness Management is designed to produce graduates who are academically knowledgeable and skilled, professionally competent, confident and innovative at the middle-management level of agricultural value-chain enterprises. [+]

BSc Program in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017. Overview The B.Sc. programme in Agribusiness Management is designed to produce graduates who are academically knowledgeable and skilled, professionally competent, confident and innovative at the middle-management level of agricultural value-chain enterprises. The components of the Agribusiness Management programme include basically selected courses in Agricultural Science, Managerial Economics and Business Administration that will provide the elements and concepts applicable in the handling of problems related to and decision making in Agribusiness. Students contact with the computer as well as proficiency in English and French are integral parts of the programme because of the relevance of these subjects in modern business/industrial competitiveness. Admission Requirements WASSCE/SSSCE Applicants Candidates with the Senior High School Certificate must in addition to credit in the three core subjects (English Language, Mathematics, and Integrated Science), obtain Credits in Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics, Biology or General Agriculture and Social Studies, Business, General Arts with Economics. The minimum requirement should be an aggregate score of 36 or better in the WASSCE and 24 or better in the SSSCE. GBCE/ABCE Applicants GCE candidates must have five credits at the Ordinary Level examination or equivalent including English Language, Mathematics and either (i) Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Agricultural Science or (ii) General Science, Additional General Science, and any other subject (e.g. Economics, Geography, and Introduction to Business Methods etc). In addition, candidates should obtain three passes at the GCE Advanced Level or equivalent in either: (i) Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics, and Biology/Agricultural Science or... [-]

BSc in Geography and Regional Planning

Igbinedion University, Okada
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years March 2018 Nigeria Benin City

The basic aim of the Department is to provide sound empirical and theoretical training that will enable students to understand, analyze and interpret the spatial patterns of human activities and natural processes operating on the earth’s surface. The impact of these processes on both the human and natural environment and policy option to tackle them at national and international levels represents a core part of the curriculum. [+]

College of Arts and Social Sciences The department of Economics and Development Studies was one of departments created in 1999 at the inception of Igbinedion University Okada. The curriculum for the department was prepared through the combined efforts of eminent professors in Economics engaged as consultants and pioneer staff of the department. Since 1999 the curriculum has been implemented to achieve the goal of graduating sound Economists with Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Development Studies in line with the philosophy and objectives of establishing the Department. The basic aim of the Department is to provide sound empirical and theoretical training that will enable students to understand, analyze and interpret the spatial patterns of human activities and natural processes operating on the earth’s surface. The impact of these processes on both the human and natural environment and policy option to tackle them at national and international levels represents a core part of the curriculum. The undergraduate courses of the Department are structured to lay a strong foundation in all the major branches of Geography and Regional planning. Students are trained also in the applied aspects of the subject to equip them for a wide range of professions that are open to Geographers and regional planners in Nigeria, including Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Management , Climatology, Geomorphology, Rural Geography, Geographic Information System (GIS),Population Geography, Transportation Geography, Political Geography , Population Projects and challenging work in industry and government/parastatals. Training is also given to the students in the philosophy and... [-]

BSc Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

University Of Cape Coast
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Ghana Cape Coast

The Department offers a four-year Undergraduate programme leading to the award of BSc in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Students take general courses in Biology during the first two years, as well as compulsory University courses. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation. [+]

BSc Program in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017. The Department offers a four-year Undergraduate programme leading to the award of BSc in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Students take general courses in Biology during the first two years, as well as compulsory University courses. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation. Year 1: General Biology and other foundation courses within the university to be taken by all students of the School of Biological Sciences. Year 2: General Biology courses to be taken by all biological science students. Selection of students into the specialised fields (at the various departments within the School), will be conducted at the end of the 2nd semester of year 2. Year 3: A blend of courses from the Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences and some selected courses from the School of Biological Sciences will be offered to students who are selected for the B.Sc. Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences programme. Year 4: Students undertake specially-tailored courses by the department covering the four subject areas; Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Oceanography & Limnology, Fisheries Science, and Aquaculture. A topic for project dissertation may be chosen from any of the four specified areas by students in the 4th year. Admission Requirements: Post WASSSCE - SSSCE admissions: Candidates must obtain: passes in Core English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies. passes in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics with grades not lower than C6 in Biology and one other elective science subject. an overall aggregate of 36 or better... [-]

BSc Biochemistry

University Of Cape Coast
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Ghana Cape Coast

The BSc programme in Biochemistry is designed to produce graduates who will meet the human resource needs of second cycle, tertiary, research institutions, food, brewing and pharmaceutical industries. The programme equips students with:

  • skills and techniques for conducting bioscience research and presentation of results under the supervision of a lecturer,
  • ​educational training in research methodology and statistical tools necessary to conduct research at the workplace,
  • ​broad knowledge-based academic issues in Biochemistry and related fields
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The BSc programme in Biochemistry is designed to produce graduates who will meet the human resource needs of second cycle, tertiary, research institutions, food, brewing and pharmaceutical industries. The programme equips students with: skills and techniques for conducting bioscience research and presentation of results under the supervision of a lecturer, ​educational training in research methodology and statistical tools necessary to conduct research at the workplace, ​broad knowledge-based academic issues in Biochemistry and related fields HOW DO WE PREPARE YOU FOR A B.SC.DEGREE IN BIOCHEMISTRY? The first year provides an introduction to Biology, Chemistry and Physics. You will also choose a liberal course from a list offered by the University. You will gain foundation in Biological Sciences. In Year two, you will build on this foundation with the inclusion of Mathematics for Biologists, and Introductory Biochemistry courses. In your third year, you will study courses including Research methods, Biostatistics and core Biochemistry courses. You will be expected to carry out attachment training in an industry, which is expected to build on your knowledge base and expose you to the job market. In the final year you will study Bio-entrepreneurship and other core Biochemistry courses and produce a dissertation necessary for graduation. Courses are taught through lectures, discussions and oral presentations by students. Students are assessed using continuous assessment by quizzes, assignments, oral presentations and participation in class discussion, which constitutes 40% and an End of Semester Examination, which comprises 60% of the total marks. WHAT TO DO TO QUALIFY FOR AN... [-]

BSc in Environmental and Natural Resources Management

Presbyterian University College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Ghana Abetifi Akropong + 1 more

The programme in Environmental and Natural Resources Management aims at deepening understanding of the character of the environment, and of its inherent natural resources as they relate to human livelihoods and survival. [+]

BSc Program in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017. Overview The programme in Environmental and Natural Resources Management aims at deepening understanding of the character of the environment, and of its inherent natural resources as they relate to human livelihoods and survival. It explores the ways the environment and the resources are used. In this quest, it combines theory and practice, and places a refreshing emphasis upon bottom-up participatory methodologies and upon lessons from local resource management practices. The knowledge gained is used to inform policy planning. A graduate in this four-year Bachelor of Science (BSc.) programme is expected to be in a solid position to analyze, plan and positively influence the management of the environment and natural resources in very practical ways in a wide range of institutions or establishments. Admission Requirements SSSCE applicants Credit in core English, core Mathematics and either Integrated Science or Social Studies and any three elective subjects which should include at least one of the following: Economics; Geography; Government; Mathematics; Biology; Chemistry Physics and General Agriculture with an aggregate score of 24 or better (A-D). WASSCE Applicants Credit in core English, core Mathematics and either Integrated Science or Social Studies and any three elective subjects which should include at least one of the following: Economics; Geography; Government; Mathematics; Biology; Chemistry Physics; Horticulture, General Agric, Animal Husbandry and Crop Science with an aggregate score of 36 or better (A1-C6). A LEVEL Certificate Applicants 5 Credits (including English Language, Mathematics, an Arts subject and a Science subject)... [-]

BSc in Physical Sciences

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

This qualification is primarily designed to provide a well-rounded, broad education that equips graduates with the knowledge base, theory and methodology of the physical sciences. The purpose of the BSc Physical Sciences is to develop qualified scientists who can identify, evaluate and solve problems associated with physical sciences and be able to assume and demonstrate initiative and responsibility in related academic and professional contexts in South Africa as well as in the international world. [+]

AUCKLAND PARK KINGSWAY CAMPUS This qualification is primarily designed to provide a well-rounded, broad education that equips graduates with the knowledge base, theory and methodology of the physical sciences. The purpose of the BSc Physical Sciences is to develop qualified scientists who can identify, evaluate and solve problems associated with physical sciences and be able to assume and demonstrate initiative and responsibility in related academic and professional contexts in South Africa as well as in the international world. With the focus of the programme being on the principles and theory of the physical sciences and the possible applications thereof, the students acquire the appropriate competence and research ability that serves as a basis for entry into the labour market and a range of professional training and practice as well as postgraduate studies opportunities associated with the physical sciences. Exit level outcomes Students should be able to: Identify, interpret, analyse and solve routine as well as unfamiliar problems and issues using enquiry and theory-driven arguments Demonstrate effectiveness in working with others in a team by taking responsibility for their own work and showing regard for the work of others Identify, evaluate and address their own task-specific learning needs Develop good information retrieval as well as quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills, including the appropriate use of ICT Demonstrate a well-grounded, systematic and integrated knowledge and theory of the physical sciences Monitor and evaluate their own academic development and progress based on a commonly applied physical sciences related criteria... [-]

BSc in Mathematical Sciences

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

This qualification is primarily designed to provide a well-rounded, broad education that equips graduates with the knowledge base, theory and methodology of the mathematical sciences. The purpose of the BSc Mathematical Sciences is to develop qualified scientists who can identify, evaluate and solve problems associated with mathematical sciences and be able to assume and demonstrate initiative and responsibility in related academic and professional contexts in South Africa as well as in the international world. [+]

BSc Program in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017. AUCKLAND PARK KINGSWAY CAMPUS This qualification is primarily designed to provide a well-rounded, broad education that equips graduates with the knowledge base, theory and methodology of the mathematical sciences. The purpose of the BSc Mathematical Sciences is to develop qualified scientists who can identify, evaluate and solve problems associated with mathematical sciences and be able to assume and demonstrate initiative and responsibility in related academic and professional contexts in South Africa as well as in the international world. With the focus of the programme being on the principles and theory of the mathematical sciences with the possible applications thereof, the students acquire the appropriate competence and research ability that serves as a basis for entry into the labour market and a range of professional training and practice as well as postgraduate studies opportunities associated with the mathematical sciences. Exit-level outcomes Students should be able to: Identify, interpret, analyse and solve routine as well as unfamiliar problems and issues using enquiry and theory-driven arguments Demonstrate effectiveness in working with others in a team by taking responsibility for their own work and showing regard for the work of others Identify, evaluate and address their own task-specific learning needs Develop good information retrieval as well as quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills, including the appropriate use ofICT Demonstrate a well-grounded, systematic and integrated knowledge and theory of the Mathematical Sciences Monitor and evaluate their own academic development and progress based on a... [-]

BSc Hons in Zoology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

BSc Honours in Zoology [+]

The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Zoology, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision. The degree demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence, and serves as the initial science postgraduate specialization qualification providing students with in-depth scientific knowledge and skills preparing them for research based postgraduate science study. BSc Hons: Zoology (HBS003) comprises 11 modules composed of modules ZOO0017, ZOO0027, ZOO0037, ZOO0047, ZOO0057, ZOO0067, ZOO0077, ZOO0097, ZOO0098, ZOO0127 and ZOO0157. The department annually determines the availability of modules. NQF Level: 7 Credits: 138 Rules of access: BSc degree with Zoology as major Conditions of acceptance A restricted number of learners (approx. 12) will be accepted annually. This number is determined by the available places in the department. Final acceptance will be based on final year results, obtaining a minimum of 65% in an English proficiency test and the outcome of a written easy type application, evaluated by Academic staff of the Department of Zoology. [-]

BSc Hons in Physics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

BSc Honours in Physics [+]

BSc Program in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017. The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Physics, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision. The degree demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence, and serves as the initial science postgraduate specialization qualification providing students with in-depth scientific knowledge and skills preparing them for research based postgraduate science study. Admission to the Honours programme is subject to the permission of the Head of the Department. A minimum summative mark of 60% in Physics on NQF level 6 (third year) plus 50% in Mathematics on NQF level 5 (second year) is the standard entrance requirement. Completion of the Physics Honours programme requires passing the project (PHY0000) and 9 additional modules, including those compulsory for the chosen specialisation. Not all modules may be offered in any particular year. In the case of modules that are spread across two semesters, the first semester module serves as a prerequisite for the second semester module. As part of the electives, a student may choose a maximum of two modules from Faculty of Science Departments other than Physics, with permission from the Head of the Physics Department. The final mark for each of the theory modules in the Physics Honours programme is... [-]

BSc in Mathematical Statistics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 weeks February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Mathematical Statistics, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision. [+]

The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Mathematical Statistics, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision. The degree demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence, and serves as the initial science postgraduate specialization qualification providing students with in-depth scientific knowledge and skills preparing them for research based postgraduate science study. Mathematical Statistics 3A10 and 3B10 are compulsory prerequisites. Students that do not comply with this requirement may be admitted at the discretion of the Chairman of the Department. Such students may be required to do additional work as prescribed by the Chairman of the Department. A student needs a semester mark of 40% to gain entrance to the final assessment opportunity. The semester and final assessment mark weight is 50:50. A student needs a final mark of 50% to pass a module. The semester mark also contributes to the result of a supplementary assessment. The final result of a supplementary assessment is capped on 50%. The Honours Degree consists of: A Data Analysis project (compulsory) STA0017 EIGHT semester modules chosen in consultation with the Head of the Department from the following: (descriptions follow hereafter) STA0027 STA0117 STA0047 STA0127 STA0087 STA0147 STA0097 STA1107 or any other approved topic from Mathematical Statistics or a related field. [-]

BSc Hons in Mathematics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Mathematics, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision. [+]

BSc Program in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017. The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Mathematics, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision. The degree demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence, and serves as the initial science postgraduate specialization qualification providing students with in-depth scientific knowledge and skills preparing them for research based postgraduate science study. The Honours programme consists of 9 semester modules and a short written project. The project is done under the supervision of a member of the Department and must be presented as a lecture. It has the weight of one subject module and is examined internally. Modules are selected in consultation with the Department and may be exchanged with modules from other departments; for example from Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Economics and Econometrics. [-]

BSc Hons in Geology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Geology, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision. [+]

The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Geology, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision. The degree demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence, and serves as the initial science postgraduate specialization qualification providing students with in-depth scientific knowledge and skills preparing them for research based postgraduate science study. To earn an Honours Degree in Geology, a student must successfully complete all nine modules outlined below or some of those, plus equivalent level modules from other related fields of earth or material sciences (at the discretion of the Head of the Department) to add up to a minimum of 170 credits. A minimum of 60% in all geology core modules and for all three field schools (UJ students) is required in order to apply to be considered for the Geology Honours programme. [-]

BSc Hons in Geography

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Geography, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision. [+]

BSc Program in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017. The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Geography, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision. The degree demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence, and serves as the initial science postgraduate specialization qualification providing students with in-depth scientific knowledge and skills preparing them for research based postgraduate science study. For admission to the Honours programme, a Bachelor’s Degree with Geography as one major (65% average in 3rd year) is required. The Head of the Department approves admission to the Honours programme. Five semester modules are required for the Honours Degree, of which Module 3 (Philosophy and Methodology) and Module 7 (Research Project) are compulsory. Each module has an equal number of credits. Examination is at the end of the semester of presentation, except Module 7, which is a year module. Module 3 and every other semester module must be passed with 50% in order to continue with study towards the Honours Degree. A student must pass at least two modules per semester. Semester modules to be presented in a particular year of study are determined annually. One approved semester module from an Honours Degree other than Geography may also be followed in the Faculty of Science,... [-]

BSc Hons in Chemistry

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Chemistry, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision. [+]

The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Chemistry, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision. The degree demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence, and serves as the initial science postgraduate specialization qualification providing students with in-depth scientific knowledge and skills preparing them for research based postgraduate science study. The Head of the Department must approve admission to the Honours programme in Chemistry. This programme consists of eight modules. A BSc Degree with a major in Chemistry and at least 60% in third-year chemistry is required. [-]

BSc Hons in Botany

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Botany, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision. [+]

BSc Program in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017. The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Botany, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision. The degree demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence, and serves as the initial science postgraduate specialization qualification providing students with in-depth scientific knowledge and skills preparing them for research based postgraduate science study. Admission to the Honours programme is subject to approval by the Departm ent. A prospective candidate must have a minimum average mark of at least 60% for Botany on the third year level. The programme consists of six modules which must be passed individually: The modules for this programme are: Post-harvest Physiology (BOT0017), Plant Biotechnology (BOT0047), Plant Systematics and Molecular Evolution (BOT0067), Project (BOT0077), Scientific Methods(BOT0087), Advanced Plant Taxonomy and Economic Botany(BOT0097). In addition, one or more additional modules may be required by the Departmental Head. Participation in Departmental excursions may also be required. The examination consists of written papers or reports in each section. All sections carry equal weight and must all be passed individually. [-]