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Bachelor of Education (Science) - Kenyatta University

The Bachelor of Education (Science) programme at Kenyatta University is designed to produce professionally trained and  qualified teachers who will be competent in teaching science subjects in Secondary Schools and middle level colleges.

 Bachelors Degree  4 years  Fulltime Fee: on application
Public University Ruiru - Constituency, Kiambu - County

The Bachelor of Education (Science) programme at Kenyatta University is designed to produce professionally trained and  qualified teachers who will be competent in teaching science subjects in Secondary Schools and middle level colleges.

Entry requirements

KSCE C+ (plus), Maths C+ (plus), Chemistry/Biological Sciences – B-(minus)

Alternatively: KSCE C (plain), Maths C+(plus), Chemistry C+(plus) and Diploma in Analytical Chemistry

Mean grade of C- (minus) at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions. Mode of Study (e.g. Regular, IBP, ODeL, etc): Regular

Bachelor of Education Science - course content

Graduates of this programme will be awarded a Bachelor of Education (Science) from the School of Education.

Programme structure

In each year of study, students are required to take courses in the School of Education in ad- dition to a programme of courses in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences. Students taking Plant Sciences and Zoological Sciences will be required to take three units from each of the two Departments in each year. In addition to these, they must take two units in each academic year in a second teaching subject (Geography, Chemistry or Mathematics) and four University Com- mon Units. With the exception of SBT 400 all PS courses carry one unit.

Unit Codes and Titles

University Common Units


UCU 100: Communication Skills

UCU 103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking

Elective (Choose One)

UCU 101: Development Studies

UCU 104: Introduction to Entrepreneurship

UCU 106: Diversity, Ethics and Citizenship

Level 100

SBT 100: Cellular Basis of Life

SBT 101: Survey of the Plant Kingdom

SBT 102: Plant Morphology and Anatomy

Level 200

SBT 200: Plant Ecology

SBT 201: Plant Function

SMB 200: General Microbiology

Level 300

Core courses

SBT 300: Cell Biology and Genetics

SBT 301: Taxonomy of Higher Plants

Elective courses (Choose any one unit)

SBT 302: Mycology

SBT 303: Principles of Plant Pathology SBT 304: Biosystematics and Palynology SMB 300: Bacteriology

SBT 306: Economic Botany

SBT 307: Biostatistics (Compulsory for students majoring in Botany in their finalyear)

SBT 308: Plant Growth and Development

SBT 309: Advanced Plant Ecology

SBT 310: Plant Biochemistry and Physiology.

Level 400 (Choose any three units)

All fourth year units are Elective

Level 400:

SBT 400: Research Project (2 units over 2 semesters) SBT 401: General Genetics

SBT 402: Phycology

SBT 403: Ecophysiology

SBT 405: Morphogenesis and Developmental Anatomy

SBT 407: Arid Land Ecology

SBT 408: Forest Ecology SBT 410: Marine Botany SBT 411: Aquatic Botany

SMB 402: Environmental Microbiology

SBT 419: Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology

SBT 420: Biotechnology SBT 421: Plant Breeding SBT 422: Virology

SBT 424: Pesticides

Second Teaching Subject

Students taking plant sciences and zoological sciences will take 2 units in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and

4th years of their study in a second teaching subject which can be either Chemistry or Geography or Mathematics. The units to be taken in each of the second teaching subjects are as follows:


Level 100

AGE 100: Introduction to Statistics Cartography and Map Analysis

AGE 102: Physical Geography

Level 200

AGE 200: Statistics and Cartography

AGE 203: Geography of East Africa

Level 300

AGE 300: Air Photo Interpretation and Field course

AGE 303: Geography of Development.

Level 400 (Choose any two units)

AGE 400: Remote Sensing and Resource Management

AGE 401: Environmental Conservation

AGE 402: Surveying.


Level 100

SMA 102: Basic Mathematics

SMA 104: Calculus I

Level 200

SMA 200: Calculus II

SMA 202: Linear Algebra I Level 300

SMA 335: Ordinary Differential Equation I SMA 336: Ordinary Differential Equation II

Level 400

SMA 432: Partial Differential Equation I SMA 433: Partial Differential Equation II


Level 100

SCH 100: Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry SCH 101: Introduction to Physical Chemistry SCH 102: Organic Chemistry**

Level 200

SCH 200: Atomic Structure and Chemistry Bonding (Prerequisite SCH100) SCH 201: Chemical Thermodynamics.

Level 300

SCH 300: Chemistry of S and P Block Elements

SCH 301: Coordination and Organic Metallic Chemistry (Prerequisite SCH101).

Level 400

SCH 401: Electrochemistry (prerequisite SCH 101)

SCH 400: Comparative Study of Transition Elements (Prerequisite SCH 301)

** Recommended to be taken in the place of SCH 301

Rationalized Units

Unit code and Title

Level 200

KCU 202: Basic Soil Science

Level 300

SMR 305: Wildlife Ecology and Management AGE 317: Geographic Information Systems ENS 349: Rangeland Resource Management

Level 400

ASC 404: Environmental Sociology

ENS 446: Agroforestry

ENS 453: Environmental Policy and Law