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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAMME
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
  1. The common regulations for all Masters degree in the University shall apply.
  2. The general regulations for all Masters degree in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences shall apply.
  3. The following shall be eligible for registration for the Master of Science degree in the Department.
  • Holders of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Education(Science) degree with at least an upper second class honours or equivalent from a recognized University. Should have studied Chemistry as a major or regular subject and obtained at least an average grade C in Chemistry units done.
  • Holders of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Education (Science) with lower second class degree or its equivalent from a recognized University and at least two years of teaching Chemistry or working in a research institution will be considered.
N/B: evidence of a good background in mathematics is essential.
Specialization can be done in either of the following:
  1. Analytical Chemistry,
  2. Inorganic Chemistry,
  3. Organic Chemistry,
  4. Physical Chemistry,
  5. Theoretical Chemistry.
MASTER OF SCIENCE (APPLIED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY) PROGRAMME
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
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  1. The common regulations for all Masters degree in the University shall apply.
  2. The general regulations for all Masters degree in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences shall apply.
  3. The following shall be eligible for registration for the Master of Science(Applied Analytical Chemistry) degree in the Department.
  • Holders of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Education(Science) degree with at least an upper second class honours or equivalent from a recognized University.Should have studied Chemistry as a major or regular subject and obtained at least an average grade C in Chemistry units done.
  • Holders of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Education (Science) with lower second class degree or its equivalent from a recognized University and at least two years of teaching Chemistry or working in a research institution will be considered.
DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
Postgraduate Students
We have an enrollment of more that 25 students every year.

Study mode and Duration
The Department has Ph.D. students in various disciplines that are related to what we offer. The Ph.D. degrees are based on research alone and take between 3 and 4 years maximum.
For M.Sc. the mode of study is based on the units system. The course duration is 2 years. Taught course work takes one year and thesis takes the second year.

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DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

Master of Science Degree in Applied and Theoretical Physics

Intake:
In the regular programme, an intake has between 5 and 12 masters students.
In the School based programme, an intake has between 8 and 15
Ph.D intake is open provided the area selected has qualified staff.
Study Mode Duration and Assessment

The M./Sc degree programme may be undertaken in either one academic year of course work and examinations followed by one academic year of research or two academic years of course work examination and a research project. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) is undertaken by research only.

The M./Sc and Ph.D programmes may be taken in any one of the specialization areas in Pure, Applied and Theoretical Physics.
 
Department of Plant & Microbial Sciences

POSTGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

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Entry Requirements
A student wishing to pursue a masters degree in the Department of Plant and Microbial Sciences must satisfy the minimum Kenyatta University and School of Pure and Applied Sciences entry requirements. Read more

 

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Undergraduate Programmes

CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT

Undergraduate programmes

B.SC (ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY WITH MANAGEMENT)
 

Entry Requirements

  • A student wishing to study Bachelor of Science(Analytical Chemistry and Management) must satisfy the minimum university requirements and the School of Pure and Applied Sciences Regulations.
  • The student must have passed with a mean grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE or its equivalent with at least B- in Chemistry, C+ in English, C+ in Mathematics and C+ in  either  Physics/Physical Sciences or Biology/Biological Sciences.

OR

  • A mean grade of C (plain) at KCSE or its equivalent with at least a C+ in Mathematics,Chemistry C+ and a Diploma in analytical Chemistry of at least a Credit pass from a recognized institution.

OR

  • Two principal passes at A Level or equivalent in Chemistry and Mathematics and a subsidiary pass in Physics or Biology.
B.SC (INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY WITH MANAGEMENT)
Entry Requirements
  • A student wishing to study Bachelor of Science(Industrial Chemistry and Management) must satisfy the minimum university requirements and the School of Pure and Applied Sciences Regulations.
  • The student must have passed with a mean grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE or its equivalent with at least B- in Chemistry, C+ in English, C+ in Mathematics and C+ in  either  Physics/Physical Sciences or Biology/Biological Sciences.

OR

  • A mean grade of C (plain) at KCSE or its equivalent with at least a C+ in Mathematics and English and a Diploma in industrial chemistry of at least a Credit pass from a recognized institution.

OR

  • Two principal passes at A Level or equivalent in Chemistry and Mathematics and a subsidiary pass in Physics or Biology.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE PROGRAMMES
Entry Requirements
  • A student wishing to study Chemistry must satisfy the minimum University requirements and School of Pure and Applied Sciences regulations.
  • A student intending to major in Chemistry must study Mathematics as a subject in the first and second years of study.
  • Candidates must have passed Mathematics in the KSCE at a minimum grade of B-.  In addition, a candidate must have passed any two subjects from the following alternatives at the grades shown:

Alternative A:    Chemistry B, Biology B-, Physics B-, Geography B-.
Alternative B:    Physical Sciences B, Biological Sciences B, Geography B-

There are three options:

  1. 3:3:2:2    Major – 8 units in Chemistry, 4 units in another Department.
    Regular – 6 units in Chemistry, 6 units in another Department.
    Minor – 4 units in Chemistry, 8 units in another Department.
  2. 3:3:2:1  Major – 8 units in Chemistry, 4 units in another Department in the third year and  12 in Chemistry in the fourth year.
  3. 3:3:1:1  Major – 12 units in Chemistry both in the third and fourth year (offered at the  discretion of the Department).
  • A student should not register for a course before he/she has taken the prerequisite course.  Minors and regulars must choose their courses from the core units offered first before taking the electives.  For a students to graduate he/she must have passed all the required units.
BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (SCIENCE) PROGRAMME
Entry Requirements
  • The same entry requirements as for B.Sc. will apply for those wishing to study Chemistry as one of their subjects.
  • In the first year students will study 4 units in Chemistry and in the second year 4 units.
  • In the third and fourth year the student may study Chemistry as a major, regular or minor subject.  The following options will therefore be offered in the third and fourth years.

Major 6 units, Regular 4 units, Minor 2 units.

  • A student should not register for a course before he/she has taken the prerequisite course.  Minors and regulars must choose their courses from the core units offered first before taking the electives.  For a students to graduate he/she must have passed all the required units.
DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
The department has three (3) undergraduate programmes already running.

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  • Bacchelor of Science in Forensic Science
  • Bachelor of science(Microbiology). 
DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCE
The department offers undergraduate programmes leading to the degrees of:
  • B.Sc. (Conservation Biology)

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  • B.Sc. (BSc.)

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  • B.Ed.(Science)
 
The programmes cover pure and applied aspects of PMS and include an optional research project in the final year. Download the programmes here

Mode of Study and Duration
The Department of Plant and Microbial Sciences offers full time, School Based and Opening Learning mode of study. All programmes last four academic years. By using the optional additional period of study during the long vacations it is possible for the students to complete these programmes in three years.

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND ACTUARIAL SCIENCE

 Course Structure and Units Offered

For the purpose of registration, Mathematics is considered as a single subject. As a subject Mathematics can be combined with a number of other subjects in the university under one of the following categories: Minor, regular or major. Students in mathematics take courses leading to any of the following degrees:

  • BSc Statistics & Programming
  • BSc Mathematics & Computer Sciences
  • BSC Actuatial Sciences
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
  • B.Ed (Science)
  • B.Sc (General)
  • B.Sc (Telecomunication and Information Technology-T.I.T)

Course Structure and Units Offered
The students studying B.Sc (General) will choose their second and third departments as Mathematics and Chemistry. B.Ed (Science) students taking physics will combine with either Mathematics or Chemistry. The third department is Education.

Students are also required to take between 4 and 5 University Common Units.

Course Structure and Units Offered
Students enrolled in B.Sc (TIT) programme are advised by the department on which, Mathematics and Chemistry units to take in their first and second year of study. Students are also required to take between 4 and 5 University Common Units.
 
DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCES
The following BSC programs are resident in the Department of Zoological sciences:
  • BSc Coastal & Marine Resource Management
  • BSc Biology.
  • BSc. Education.

 

 

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Non-Degree Programmes

Department of Plant and Microbiol Sciences

 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMMES

 

Doctor of Philosophy programmes are also offered in areas listed above upon the completion of the Masters Programme.......read more

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