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BS Environmental Sciences

BS Environmental Sciences

The Environmental Science degree provides students with a broad understanding of contemporary environmental issues and challenges with the aim to develop human resource equipped with knowledge and necessary skills to address the same and contribute towards sustainable development.

The BS Environmental Sciences program has been designed to provide the students with concepts, methods and practical field experience in air quality, water quality assessment, endangered species management, industrial hygiene, environmental policy, environmental pollution / impact assessment and pollution control technologies.

A variety of openings and career opportunities in government sector, industry, NGO’s, private companies and consulting firms are available for students graduating with a BS degree in Environmental Sciences.

The department of Environmental Sciences at Kinnaird College for Women envisions being the world class center of higher learning, research and teaching to create enlightened and environmentally conscious leadership and professionals to help solve the pressing resource and environmental challenges facing the world today and in the decades ahead

The mission of department of Environmental Sciences is to affirm and work within the broader mission of Kinnaird College; an Institution continuously striving for empowering women of Pakistan by providing quality and holistic education in futuristic and upcoming fields.

Admission Requirments

  • F.Sc with minimum 60% marks OR A-level in three main subjects (no subsidiary) with minimum Grade B (60%) with Equivalence Certificate OR Grade 12 with minimum Grade B (60%) with Equivalence Certificate.
  • SSC (Science Group) with a minimum Grade B (60%) OR O-level in eight subjects with minimum Grade B (60%) with Equivalence Certificate OR any equivalent examination.

Degree Requirments

To receive BS Environmental Sciences degree, a student must complete a total of 131 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 2.50.

Road Map

Semester 1
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Chemistry For Environment 4
2 Major Principles of Life 4
3 Core English – I 3
4 Core Introduction to Computers 3
5 General General -I 3
Total 17
Semester 2
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Introduction to Environmental Issues 3
2 Core English – II 3
3 Core Pakistan Studies 2
4 Core Islamic Studies / Core Ethics 2
5 General General -II 3
6 General General – III 3
Total 16
Semester 3
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Fundamentals of Ecology 3
2 Core English – III 3
3 General General – IV 3
4 General General – V 3
5 General General – VI 3
6 General General – VII 3
Total 18
Semester 4
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Applied Ecology 3
2 Major Water Pollution and Management 4
3 Major Air Pollution and Management 3
4 Core Mathematics 3
5 General General – VIII 3
Total 16
Semester 5
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Soil Pollution and Management 3
2 Major Environment and Health 3
3 Major Solid Waste Management 3
4 Major Remote Sensing and GIS 3
5 General General – IX 3
6 General General – X 3
Total 18
Semester 6
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Energy and Environment 3
2 Major Biodiversity and Wild Life Conservation 3
3 Major Ecotoxicology 3
4 Major Climate Change 3
5 Major Research Methodology 3
6 General General – XI 3
Total 18
Semester 7
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Environmental Management Systems 3
2 Major Environmental Policy & Legislation 3
3 Major Environmental Impact Assessment 3
4 Major Environmental Monitoring 4
5 Major Data Analysis and Research Report Writing 3
Total 16
Semester 8
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Environmental Economics 3
2 Major Environmental Technologies 3
3 Major Research Report 6
Total 12
Category Credit Hours
Core 19
Major 79
General 33
Total 131

Active Citizenship Program

Active Citizenship program offered by Kinnaird College in collaboration with British Council and HEC is a social leadership training program that promotes intercultural dialogue and community-led social development. It is a mandatory requirement for the completion of underGraduate degree and based on two semesters. All students will study the theoretical portion through different activities starting in their 3rd semester. They will plan their social action projects in 4th semester and implement it in the field.