Bachelor of Science (Environmental Studies) and Potential Areas of Employment

The course in environmental studies focuses on science and the environmental fundamentals. It therefore equips graduates with a comprehensive understanding of the relationship the environment has with scientific principles. This can be applied in management or policy formulation in solving environmental issues.

These issues arise as a result of conflict between humans and natural systems, hence students also learn social and cultural skills since you cannot manage the environment if you cannot manage people.

Globaly, there is unprecedented growth in employment prospects in the environment field. This is probably because of the higher level of global concern on matters such as global warming, depleting green cover, pollution e.t.c. The four year course prepares one for employment in a variety of areas including (but not limited to):-
  • Environmental law and policy making
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Pollution control and mitigation
  • Natural resource management
  • Evaluation of alternative sources of energy
There are a growing list of potential employers i.e companies, agencies and organizations concerned with environmental matters.

The course is offered in the University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, Egerton University among others.

The late Prof. Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan Nobel Laurette was a advocate of the environment through The Green Belt Movement.
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