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BACHELOR OF WILDLIFE AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT program

University of Nairobi

Bachelors Degree Program 4 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

The BSc. Degree in wildlife offered at the University of Nairobi is designed to produce personnel with the requisite knowledge and skills to work in wildlife, fisheries, tourism, environment and related fields. Wildlife, fisheries and tourism are key sectors in national economies. In Kenya, tourism is one of the largest foreign exchange earners while fisheries alone earns the country more than five billion shillings in foreign currency. Environmental management and conservation plays a major role in planning and sustainable development worldwide. This requirement demands adequate capacity building in both personnel and technology. The above sectors are expanding rapidly and so is the demand for the relevant skilled personnel. In recognition of this demand, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the University of Nairobi together with Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) have teamed up to offer a hands-on, practical oriented training in these fields. The combined resources of these two institutions in terms of manpower and facilities are best placed to provide this training.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Minimum entry requirements to the University of Nairobi for a Bachelors degree in wildlife Management and Conservation


1.      A minimum of a C+ in KCSE with a C (plain) in Biology or Biological Science and any one of among: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics or Physical Sciences, Geography.


2.      Two principals and a subsidiary pass in KACE. One of these passes must be in Biology and the other in any science subject.


3.      A minimum of a C- (minus) in KCSE with a diploma in a biological science from a recognized institution.


4.      Holders of a degree in a biological science from a recognized institution.

Course Objectives

The overall goal of the University of Nairobi in offering this course is to fill an existing gap in training of practically oriented skilled personnel to work in areas of wildlife, fisheries, tourism and environmental management and conservation and to train personnel with relevant wildlife skill

Course Program

First Year


Semester I


Descriptive Botany


General Zoology


Biogeography


Biochemistry


Vertebrate Anatomy


Semester II


Eco-Physiology


Ornithology


Ichthyology


Entomology


Herpetology


Second Year


Semester I


Wildlife Behaviour


Remote Sensing & Geographical Information Systems [GIS]


Molecular Biology


Mammalogy


Climatology


Semester II


Principles of Ecology


Biostatistics


Infor. Systems and Applications


Principles of Soil Science


Survival Techn. and Field Training


Third Year


Semester I


Mgt. and Entrepreneurship


Principles of Biodiversity Conserv.


 Wildlife Mgt. Techniques I


Conservation & Environ. Mgt


Basic Pharmacology/ Toxicology & Eco toxicology


Semester II


Sociology


Wildlife Nutrition


Aetiology of Disease


Environmental Policy and Law


Research Methodology


Wildlife Genetics & Breeding


Fourth Year



Semester I


Principles of Tourism and World Tourist Destinations


Food & Beverages Production, Sales and Service


House Keeping


Travel Operations & Tour Guiding


Ecotourism


Public Relations & Marketing in Tourism


Tourism Economics & Impact Management


Semester II


Field Training/Attachment Programme


Special Project Report


 

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