Study programs offered by the Environmental Science Discipline of Khulna University is highly recognized among the top programs in the country, and we provide a wealth of opportunities for students interested in careers ranging from academic research to teaching, government, and non-governmental agencies. We offer both undergraduate (B.Sc.) and postgraduate degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Undergraduate Academic Program
The Environmental Science Discipline at the Khulna University offers an interdisciplinary four years undergraduate degree as Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Environmental Science. The program provides students with a fundamental understanding of various aspects of environmental science, engineering and management and prepares them for careers in science, research or technical fields. In addition to course work, students require to conduct an undergraduate research.
Undergraduate courses are designed to provide an integrated system approach to understand environment. To be awarded a B.Sc. in Environmental Science, a student would have to complete 8 terms (four years) to earn at least 161.5 Credits. Courses taught in the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science are as follows:ES 1101: Introduction to Environmental Sciences ES 1103: Physical Environment – I ES 1104: Physical Environment – I Sessional ES 1105: Biological Environment – I ES 1106: Biological Environment – I Sessional Chem 1165: Chemistry – I Chem 1166: Chemistry – I Sessional Math 1165: Mathematics – I HSS 1153: Sociology Eng 1155: English ES 1201: Physical Environment – II ES 1202: Physical Environment – II Sessional ES 1203: Biological Environment – II ES 1204: Biological Environment – II Sessional Chem 1265: Chemistry – II Chem 1266: Chemistry – II Sessional Math 1265: Mathematics – II Stat 1251: Statistics Phy 1261: Physics Phy 1262: Physics Sessional CSE 1254: Basic computer skill ES 2101: Ecology – I ES 2103: Environmental Chemistry ES 2105: Environmental analysis ES 2107: Soil Environment ES 2108: Soil Environment Sessional and Field work ES 2109: Environmental Microbiology ES 2110: Environmental Microbiology Sessional Econ 2111: Economics CSE 2151: Computer Programming CSE 2152: Computer Programming Sessional ES 2201: Ecology – II ES 2203: Hydrology ES 2205: Environmental Biochemistry ES 2206: Environmental Biochemistry Sessional ES 2207: Biodiversity ES 2208: Biodiversity: Sessional and Field work ES 2209: Agriculture and Environment ES 2210: Agriculture & Environment Sessional and field work ES 2211: Human Ecology Math 2265: Numerical methods ES 3101: Energy and Environment – I ES 3102: Energy and Environment Sessional ES 3103: Surficial Processes and Land Form ES 3105: Water Pollution ES 3106: Water Pollution Sessional ES 3107: Limnology and Oceanographic Environment ES 3108: Limnology &Oceanography Sessional & Field Work ES 3109: Toxicology ES 3113: Water and Waste Water Treatment Econ 3111: Environmental Economics and Management ES 3201: Energy and Environment – II ES 3203: Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management ES 3205: Meteorology ES 3206: Meteorology Sessional and Field Work ES 3207: Air Pollution ES 3209: Water Resource Planning and Management ES 3211: Demography and Environment Arch 3265: Landscape Ecology and Planning URP 3265: Geographic Information System URP 3266: Geographic Information System Sessional ES 4101: Waste Management ES 4103: Coastal Environment and Management ES 4105: Noise Pollution ES 4107: Research Methodology ES 4109: Epidemiology ES 4111: Urbanization and Environment URP 4165: Remote Sensing URP 4166: Remote Sensing Sessional ES 4201: Environmental Impact Assessment ES 4203: Environmental Law, Protocol and Ethics ES 4205: Environmental Auditing ES 4207: Pollution Biology ES 4208: Project Thesis ES 4209: Environmental Modeling ES 4210: Environmental Modeling Sessional Arch 4265: Environmental Planning and Design
Graduate Academic Program
The Environmental Science Discipline at the Khulna University offers an 18 months Master’s degree as Master of Science (M.S.) in Environmental Science. The key feature of this program is, it provides students with the opportunity to understand highly specialized fields of environmental management and prepares them for research careers. The MS Students of Environmental Science Discipline would have to complete 3 terms/ 18 Months (at least 36 Credits) out of which 1 term (9 Credits) is Thesis. Students are eligible to take 12 Credits (at least) and 15 Credits (at best) in each term. The curriculum offered by the discipline for the M.S. program includes following courses:ES 5101: Global Environmental Issues and Policies ES 5103: Ecology ES 5105: Quaternary Environment ES 5107: Research Planning and Design ES 5109: Integrated Coastal Zone Management ES 5111: Participatory Environmental Management ES 5113: Environmental Education, Awareness and Motivation ES 5115: Ecologically Sustainable Development ES 5117: Microbial Ecology ES 5119: Biochemistry in Environmental Control ES 5121: Environmental Information System and Land Management ES 5123: Water Resources Engineering & System Analysis ES 5125: Air Pollution Engineering ES 5127: Renewable energy Technology & Policy ES 5129: Basin Management & Sustainability ES 5131: Natural Hazards & Disaster Management ES 5133: Environmental Impact Assessment and Valuation ES 5135: Wetland Management & Resource Evaluation ES 5137: Global Warming and Climate change ES 5139: Water Borne Diseases ES 5141: Noise Pollution and Abatement ES 5143: Surficial Bio-geogenic Studies ES 5201: Environmental Pollution and Management ES 5203: Applied Geo-informatics ES 5205: Biodiversity Conservation and Restoration ES 5206: Internship (2 weeks) ES 5207: Integrated Water Resource Planning and Management ES 5209: Sustainable Technology, Policy and Globalization ES 5211: Advanced Waste Water Engineering ES 5213: Advanced Eco-toxicology ES 5215: Advanced Environmental Modeling ES 5217: Advanced Environmental Health and Epidemiology ES 5219: Poverty, Environment and Gender Issues ES 5223: Transitional Environment and Management ES 5225: Advanced Environmental Economics ES 5227: Advanced Environmental Anthropology ES 5229: Appropriate Water Supply and Sanitation ES 5231: Environmental Ethics & Politics ES 5233: Human Resources Management
The Ph.D. program is relatively new in this discipline. Still the Ph.D. program offered by Environmental Science Discipline is ranked among the top doctoral program in the country for highly potential faculty members and its diverse fields of research opportunity. For more information, please contact with Prof. Abul Kalam Azad (Head of the discipline).
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