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BSc. Military Science - Egerton University

Enhance the capacity of students to acquire and use information/data for purposes of making accurate and informed decisions in their routine professional duties.

 Bachelors Degree  4 years  Fulltime Fee: on application
Public University Njoro - Constituency, Nakuru - County

The Bachelor of Military Science degree seeks to contribute towards the professional training of Military officers through broadening scope of understanding and shaping skills in operational functionality on issues that affect the security of Kenya.  To this extent, the programme comprises of a carefully selected mix of mutually supporting military and academic courses.  The programme is guided by the dictum that war is fought and won not with military hardware, but with intelligence and dexterity.

The Kenya Armed Forces has developed and expanded its service to various sectors of the Kenyan economy continuously since independence.  However, in order to improve its performance towards fulfilling this mandate, it is important that the Armed Forces invests more resources in Training its Officers.  In addition, a need has been identified to train Officers at the degree level in order to improve their performance and the overall efficiency and effectiveness in delivery of Military service in Kenya. The degree programme will include both the professional aspects of the military service and related academic disciplines.

BSc Military Science - objectives

Enhance the capacity of students to acquire and use information/data for purposes of making accurate and informed decisions in their routine professional duties.
Raise the level of competency needed in analyzing the various operational situations for effective management of security sustenance.
Equip the students with skills that enable them to be flexible and easily adaptable to varying working environments.

Entry requirements

All candidates admitted to the Bachelor in Military Science (B.Mil.Sci.) degree must satisfy the minimum common entrance requirements of Egerton University.

Military Officers holding qualifications equivalent to the above from institutions recognized by Egerton University Senate may also be considered for admission

Admission may be offered to Military Officers who hold Diploma in Military Science or its equivalent.

Mininum Entry Requirements for Bachelor's Degree at Egerton University
The entry requirements set out below are only minimum, and they in no way entitle an applicant to a place in the University. Applicants must:

  • Have the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with an average grade C+ (C plus)passed at one sitting from at least seven subjects drawn from subject groupings as specified by the Kenya National Examinations Council or its equivalent.


  • Have one of the following combinations of passes in the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education examination:
  • Two (2) Principal passes obtained at the same sitting.


  • Egerton University Statutes 2008 43
  • Two (2) Principal passes obtained at different sittings provided the passes are of Grade C or higher.


  • Hold a Diploma of Egerton University with a 'Credit' pass or higher or an equivalent
  • Qualification from a recognized institution in the relevant field of specialization acceptable to Senate. Those with a 'Pass' Diploma will be considered if they have at least two years relevant experience after graduation.

Meet additional entry requirements as may be specified by the respective Department, Faculty, School or Institute.

To be admitted for a PRE-SERVICE DEGREE PROGRAM, a prospective candidate must have all the requirements set up by the joint Admission Board (JAB), with a prospective IN-SERVICE student must have completed a diplomaprogram in the relevant field and graduated with at least a CREDIT.

BSc Military Science - course content

The Bachelor of Military Science Degree Programme takes an equivalent of four academic years each of which is composed of two semesters of 15 teaching weeks and one week of Examination.
To qualify for a Bachelor of Military Science degree, candidates must have taken and passed all the prescribed courses of study within prescribed study.
Based on Senate approved guidelines, candidates may be allowed to transfer upto a maximum of 40% of the required degree programme credits from a Diploma course or its equivalent from an institution recognized by the Egerton University Senate.
Credit Factors to be transferred to the degree programme shall depend on the proposed credit transfer policy developed.