Started in 1999 with the first batch of Graduate Courses, the Department of Environmental Science offers Courses designed to understand the environment and thematic connections between a variety of science disciplines concerned with the local, regional and global environment. It gives students a coherent and realistic picture of the applications of a wide range of scientific concepts as they manifest in our environment, to analyse the causes of its degradation and to enable them to participate in efforts to mitigate and solve these . In short, the aim of the Department is to increase students knowledge of the environmental challenges of today and their sustainable solutions while continuing to cultivate scientific critical thinking skills.
Mission & Vision:
- acquire and apply scientific knowledge about environmental issues so as to understand the underlying scientific concepts,
- develop a deeper understanding of environmental problems and issues by relating scientific knowledge with other perspectives,
- acquire the necessary problem-solving skills enabling them to examine and propose alternatives to a variety of environmental problems,
- develop pro-environmental values and attitudes that foster environmental responsibility, and
- critically evaluate their attitudes, behaviour and values and consequently adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.
The environment and natural resource base of Bangladesh are critical for the welfare of its people. Natural resource and environmental management and conservation are pre-requisites for sustainable development in the region. Achieving sustainable development requires an appreciation of the value of natural resources and the environment, and the development of the knowledge base and skills required for effective management. A firm grounding in these skills, knowledge and attitudes is provided through a study of Environmental Science. The skills and abilities which students are expected to develop like the knowledge and comprehension; application of knowledge and practical abilities to cater the needs of the current market demand have been given priority.
The program of study for bachelor degree will extend over a period of 4 (four) years and is divided into 8 (eight) semesters, each of 6 (six) months duration. Semester final examination will be held at the end of each semester for completion the semester. The course of study of the program has to be completed by a student over a maximum period of 12 (twelve) consecutive semesters.
Tution Fee: 1,80,000.00 ( 2017-18).
Course Description: The B.Sc Environmental Science : A four years’-long course with 154-credit undergraduate program at the end of which the student will earn a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences. The Program is designed to promote a more holistic framework of environmental issues, the approach adopted must necessarily be interdisciplinary, involving inputs from various fields related to the issues being studied. While ensuring that the programme provides a global perspective, candidates should also be familiarised with the local and regional dimensions of the environmental issues being studied.
Requirements for Admission: The basic prerequisite for admission to the B. Sc (Hons.) course in Environmental Science : the students should have GPA 2.5 in S.S.C and H.S.C (Science) or equivalent. Every student must qualify in the admission test set by the university each time.
Graduate Program: Not yet started.
Certificate Courses: Six months long Certificate Courses on Organic Agriculture (OA) , Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), and Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) offered