Message from the HOD
Welcome to the Department of Environmental Science. The University adopted the Faculty system in 2016, which gave birth to the Department of Environmental Science on the 12th July, 2016. The department currently hast two undergraduate programmes namely, B.Sc. Environmental Science, B.Sc. Environmental Management and Toxicology. B.Sc. Environmental Science Programme commenced in 2012/2013 academic session. Environmental science incorporates the study of the physical, chemical and biological processes that take place on the earth, as well as the social, political and cultural processes which impact the planet. Studying environmental science provides you with a broad understanding of the current environmental issues and challenges on a local, national and global scale. Areas, covered can include environmental biology, geography, geology, chemistry, earth science, soil science and resource management. Every discipline strives to equip its students with the knowledge it requires not only to excel but also to impact and improve. As an environmental science student, you will strive to understand the complex relationship between mankind and the environment, drawing on a diverse range of discipline which would depend on the course/modules you study in order to gain specialist knowledge. As an environmental science degree equips you with the skills and knowledge for a range of jobs in areas such conservation sustainability, environmental research and education. Careers in environmental science are so varied that it is difficult to consider them as one category.
Students are therefore encouraged to not only have a copy of the handbook, but to also periodically study it so as to be appropriately and adequately guided in key decisions making. These Programmes seek to promote science by developing graduates who would acquire knowledge and skill through hands-on experience and supporting use of technologies such as virtual and dry laboratories, as well as other ODL infrastructure to ensure no barrier to learning and access.
Dr. Emily Osa Iduseri HOD, Environmental Science