Bachelor of Arts in Natural Resources and Management (BA NRM)
The Bachelor of Arts in Natural Resources Management (BANRM) is a 36 units programme completed between 3-6 years that seeks to respond to the growing challenges of environmental degradation and food security; effects of habitat fragmentation on wildlife and fisheries; effects of agro-chemicals on ecosystems; environmental consequences of tourism, mining, urbanization; desertification and methods of control; Wildlife/protected area design, planning and management; Water resource protection and management; Human population dynamics and land use changes; Environmental impact assessment and sustainable development. Effects of climate change on productive sectors. The degree programme is designed such that at the end of the first 200 series (LEVEL TWO) students are required to go for field practices for hands-on activities in the area of their specialisation either in Environmental Management, Sanitation, Wildlife, Fisheries, etc. Ultimately the programme is designed to produce competent professionals who can identify, plan and monitor the exploitation of natural resources.
Option (I): Direct Entry Scheme (Form VI) Qualifications
- Possession of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent, with credit passes in five approved subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) or equivalent; and
- He/she has obtained at least two principal level passes in approved subjects – such as Geography, History, Biology, Economics, Agricultural Sciences and Chemistry, in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE); and
Option (II) Equivalent Qualifications
- Diploma in Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Management, Land Survey, Land and Soil Management, Forest Management and Nature conservation, Tsetse control, Environmental Studies, Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Tourism Management, Heritage Management, Economic Development, Community Economic Development, Community Development, Education, Law, Gender Studies, Diploma in Commonwealth Youth in Development Work, Development studies, Development economics, Environmental Management, Disaster Management, Distance and Open Learning, Information Studies, Economics, Information Studies, Information Management, Development Economics, Land use planning, Geomatics, Rural and Urban Planning and Tourism studies with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 2.7 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
- Recognition of Prior Learning certificate (RPL) with average of B+ Grade approved by TCU shall be eligible for BA NRM programme.
- Foundation Programme with at least a GPA of 3.0