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. Curriculum of the study program is available here.
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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