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Bachelor of Science in Geography and Natural Resource Management with IT

About the Programme 


The Bachelor of Science in Geography and Natural Resource Management with IT programme intends to produce graduates who are:

  1. Well-grounded in the fundamentals of the earth in its entirety including the lithosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and utilization of natural resources.
  2. Creative and innovative with the power of imagination for work in a governmental and nongovernmental organization, industry and academia qualifying them to be strong policy practitioners.
  3. Competent to undertake postgraduate work in Geography and Natural Resource Management and its related fields.


Programme Courses

Year 1 Semester 1

Introduction to Geography

Map Interpretation 

Introduction to Natural Resources Planning

Introduction  to Earth Science Systems

Surveying I

Introduction to Environmental Studies

Foundations of Information Technology

Word Processing and Design of Presentations

Natural Resources and Development


Year 1 Semester 2

Fundamentals of Physical Geography

Spatial Organization

Introduction to Biological Resources

Image Interpretation Techniques

Renewable and Non-renewable Energy resources

HIV and AIDS Determinants, Prevention and Management

Computer Communication Systems

Data Manipulation and Analysis using Spreadsheets 


Year 2 Semester 1

Geographic Thought


Remote Sensing

Principles of Geology


Freshwater Ecology

The Internet and World Wide Web

Desktop Publishing Techniques

East African Environments

Environment and Development in Africa


Year 2 Semester 2

Elements of Structural Geology


Agricultural Geography

Forestry and Forest Management

Economics of Natural Resources Management

Fundamentals of Hydrology

Computer Based Information Systems

Relational Database Management Systems

Rangeland Management

Agroforestry Systems


Year 3 Semester 1

Quantitative Methods

Interpretation of Geological Structures

Spatial Database Development 

Population Geography

Water Resources Management and Development

Wetlands and their Resources

Management of Information Technology Projects

Multimedia and Graphics Systems and Applications 

Geography of Kenya

Economic Geography

Geography of Energy Resources

Rural Settlements and Land Use


Year 3 Semester 2

Research   Methodology

Fieldwork  Project


Spatial Analysis Using GIS

Management of Mineral Resources

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Natural Resource Managemen

Electronic Commerce

Statistical Data Analysis

Geography of Tourism

Soil and Water Management


Year 3 Semester 3

Industrial attachment


Year 4 Semester 1

Environmental Conservation

Integrated Natural Resources Management

Environmental Policy

Disaster Management

Environmental Impact Assessment & SEA

Groundwater management

Social and Professional Issues in IT

Information assurance and Security

Fluvial Geomorphology

Geography of Marketing

Medical Geography

Regional Development

Agricultural Meteorology

Political Geography

Arid and Semi arid Lands Resources Management

Fundamentals of Wildlife Management


Year 4 Semester 2

Urban Geography

Geography of Africa

Land and Soil Resources Management

Geoinformatics applied to Natural Resources Management

Watershed management

Environmental Law

Environmental Auditing

Human Computer Interaction

Special Topics in Contemporary ICTs

Geography of the Lake Victoria Basin

Applied Climatology

Global Food  Production

Tropical Meteorology

Industrial Geography


Year 4 Semester 3

Industrial Attachment


Admission requirements

The University common admission requirements shall apply.

  1. A candidate shall have scored at least a grade C+ (C plus) in Geography and a C (C plain) in Mathematics. 
  2. Candidates with credit pass at ordinary Diploma in Environmental science or related courses from a recognised institution, qualify.

Duration of the Programme
The duration of the programme shall normally be two (2) academic years. Teaching methods in all units shall include lectures, field trips, seminars, tutorials, discussions, and practicals.