Bachelor Degree in Wildlife Management

Objectives

This Programme aims to produce wildlife professionals who are competent in both theoretical knowledge and field practical skills in wildlife management. In addition, the Programme aims to equip students with problem-solving skills that enable Bachelor Degree graduates to work in various environments at the wildlife management policy level.

Target

This programme is designed for higher level wildlife managers, researchers, and planners who will work within wildlife and natural resource management sectors, including government, NGOs, and private organizations and companies with interests in wildlife conservation and management.

Duration: three-year (October to June for each academic year)

Mode: Full time

Methodology

Training approaches include lectures, interactive structured lectures, directed and self-directed study, seminars, tutorials, student presentations, field and College-based practical training exercises. Students participate in safari modules and conduct a Research Project in the final year.

Assessment and Award

Students must gain 360 credits to be eligible for the award of Bachelor Degree in Wildlife Management. These credits are gained through passing all assessed modules. In order to pass Bachelor Degree modules, a student must achieve a final course mark of not less than 40% (continuous assessment and final examination). In addition, a student must pass the final examination by at least 40%. Course work assessment is based on a mixture of practical exercises, written assignments, group and individual exercises, reports and examinations. Course continuous work assessment is 60% and the final examination is 40% of the final module mark, unless stated otherwise.  If a student successfully completes the first two years of the program, but fails to complete the third year, then they will be awarded a National Higher Diploma (NTA 7) in Wildlife Management.

Requirements

EITHER an Advanced  Certificate of Secondary Education (or equivalent) with at least two principal passes in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Agriculture, Nutrition, Mathematics, Zoology, Botany, Environment and /or other related subjects with a minimum aggregate point of 4.0; OR an Ordinary Diploma in Wildlife Management, Wildlife Tourism, Fisheries, Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Beekeeping or related fields with a minimum GPA 3.0 from institutions recognized by NACTE.