Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Natural Sciences in Africa

Compare Bachelors of Science in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017

Natural Sciences

Students enrolled in a university can pursue a BSc or Bachelor of Science degree.  This is a popular undergraduate study program that can help students gain valuable skills for the workplace or additional educational pursuits.

 

In a natural sciences academic program, many branches of the field might be explored in depth with the goal of observing and learning about nature. Some of these branches may include astronomy, biology, physics, ecology and chemistry.

Africa is a continent of 53 independent countries and a rich mix of native peoples, cultures, economies and history. Africa is the second largest continent in the world.

View all BSc Degrees in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017

Read More

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
[+]

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 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 Mathematics

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

This is an innovative programme to make Mathematics more functional and practical to meet current job-market demands. it will serve a basis for a higher education in other specialized and applied areas. [+]

Overview This is an innovative programme to make Mathematics more functional and practical to meet current job-market demands. it will serve a basis for a higher education in other specialized and applied areas. Admission Requirements WASSCE/SSSCE Applicants Credit in core English, core Mathematics, and Integrated Science, and any three Elective subject including Mathematics, with an aggregate score of 24 or better in the WAEC Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations. Applicants should have aggregate 24 (A-D) for SSSCE/GBCE and 36 (A1 – C6) for WASSCE or better in the SSSCE/WASSCE/GBCE. ICT applicants without elective mathematics but have grade B/B2 or better in core Mathematics may be considered. GBCE/ABCE Applicants Holders of GBCE Certificate must have Credit passes in five (5) subjects including Mathematics, English and Social Studies or Integrated Science in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE). In addition, the applicant must have passes in three (3) subjects; at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better in the Advance Business Certificate Examinations (ABCE). Holders of only GBCE Certificate CANNOT be admitted on the basis of that qualification alone. A LEVEL Certificate Applicants 5 Credits (including English Language, Mathematics, an Arts subject and a Science subject) in the WAEC General Certificate of Education (GCE/WASC) Ordinary Level Examination; and 3 passes at the Advanced Level of the GCE. One of the Advanced Level passes should be a grade D or better. A pass in General Paper must also be obtained. Mature Applicants Mature Applicants must have attained the age... [-]

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 Geography

Kwararafa University
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 Nigeria Wukari

Kwararafa University Wukari, was licensed as Wukari Jubilee by the National Universities Commission in 2005. It took off in March, 2006 with 61 students as the first and only community owned University in Nigeria, the first University in Taraba State and the second private University in the North East Geopolitical zone of Nigeria. [+]

Kwararafa University Wukari, was licensed as Wukari Jubilee by the National Universities Commission in 2005. It took off in March, 2006 with 61 students as the first and only community owned University in Nigeria, the first University in Taraba State and the second private University in the North East Geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Vision To become a first class institution in pursuit of knowledge and scholarship through teaching, research and community service, geared towards inculcating knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to students that will enable them to be productive and self-reliant. Mission To provide a conducive environment for the development of effective and virile indigenous human and material resources for the development of the nation. To produce graduates who are well-rounded in their disciplines and also imbued with necessary entrepreneurial skill to contribute meaningfully to the development of themselves in particular and society in general. To replace unemployment and career stagnation of graduates with creative ingenuity through well packaged programs and practical training. To provide sound education to Nigerians irrespective of religious affiliation, tribes, sex and political leaning. To create a nurturing and stimulating environment where the pursuit of excellence, development of self-discipline, creative thinking and individuality will thrive and also seen as essential components of cooperative society. Research Focus/Linkages The University is presently developing linkage programs with other Institutions and Universities around the world. The focus of research is in the areas: Peace and Conflict Resolution Food Science and Technology Mathematics Education Heritage Studies and Eco-Tourism The research focus is... [-]

BSc in Microbiology

Igbinedion University, Okada
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years March 2018 Nigeria Benin City

The programme integrates doctrines and concepts from genetics, biochemistry, chemistry, ecology, immunology, physiology, bacteriology, virology, statistics, botany, zoology and lastly, microbiology in order to produce well grounded students who can vie favourably anywhere and particularly in the highly competitive Nigerian food and beverages industries, hospitals and other related public and private sectors. [+]

BSc Program in Natural Sciences in Africa 2017. The Department of Biological Sciences, Igbinedion University, Okada was established in 2000 sequel to the approval and establishment of the University in 1999. The Department has degree options in Microbiology, Plant Science and Zoology. The first intake into the Microbiology degree option was in the year 2000/2001 academic session. Since then, the student population has grown to one hundred and sixty three (163) in the 2010/2011 session. The training of these students has been handled by highly qualified, competent and efficient staff. A total of two hundred and fifty six (256) students have graduated in the programme from eight sets of students in the 2003/2004 to 2010/2011 sessions. The staff list presently comprises twenty one (21) academic staff and four (4) non-teaching staff. Philosophy of the Programme The philosophy is to provide a broad based education in Microbiology and produce man power (graduate) equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge, which will make them relevant in nation building and thus capable of helping the nation to achieve its goals of industrialization and self-sufficiency. Objectives The objectives of the programme, therefore, are to produce confident, self-reliant and highly competitive graduates who can create employment opportunities and fill career opportunities in industries, hospitals, private businesses, academia and research. To achieve this, the course for B. Sc. honours degree in Microbiology are designed to accommodate a mosaic of students with diversity of interests and occupational goals in the field of medical, industrial, environmental soil, marine/freshwater, food... [-]

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 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. [+]

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 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... [-]

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. [+]

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 commonly applied mathematical sciences related criteria Present and... [-]

BSc in Life and Environmental 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 life and environmental sciences. [+]

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 life and environmental sciences. The purpose of the BSc Life and Environmental Sciences is to develop qualified scientists who can identify, evaluate and solve problems associated with life, earth and environmental 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 life and environmental 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. 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 life and environmental sciences Monitor and evaluate their own... [-]

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. [-]