Maseno University

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Department of Environmental Science

 


Global Environmental issues such as Climate Change, Natural Resources Management, Water and Sanitation, Energy, Human Settlements and Waste Management are the current focus of the School.The School of Environment and Earth Sciences offers professional Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees in following departments: Environmental Science, Geography and Natural Resource management, Hydrology and Water Resource Management and Climate Change and Development, all of which aim at training experts  with  unparallel skills  to address global environmental problems.

SEES has a total of 30 academic staff members who include; Professors, Senior Lecturers, Lecturers, Assistant Lecturers and Senior Technologists. About 70 students graduate from SEES every year.
The School of Environment and Earth Sciences is the only one in Kenya offering Bachelors degrees in:
•    Hydrology and Water Resource Management.
•     Climate Change and Development.

Since its inception in 2005, the School has graduated 398 undergraduates, 21 Masters and 6 PhDs. Members of Staff are involved in many research initiatives, some of which include: Victoria Research Initiative- VicRes, East African Environmental Network-EAEN and International Geographic Union –IGU research projects.

The department of Environmental Science offers a wide range of courses leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science. The courses are designed to produce graduates who are exposed to practical, theoretical, global environmental issues, human modern aspects of the discipline. The program aims at creating manpower able to meaningfully assess environmental resources including their nature of occurrence and extent including quality. The program endeavors to prepare scientists who can participate widely in development related activities such as planning of resource use and management.