Bachelor of Environmental Science (BEs)

The program has a unique interdisciplinary structure comprising of courses in Basic Natural Sciences, Geography, Agriculture, Geology and Mining, Natural Resource Management and Environmental Law. This program is in demand currently due to an increase in environmental issues, climate change, resource use, deforestation and other ecological problems that is having a huge impact on our lives. The program has been specifically tailored to meet the needs of local and Pacific work force. Graduates will find jobs in local and national governments, in private sector as environmental officers / managers / consultants, as teachers/lecturers, as academic researchers, in tourism industry or in nature conservation.

The program is comprised of a total of 24 courses over a three year period, including university wide courses as well as interdisciplinary courses. Students are required to do 8 x 100 Level courses, 8 x 200 Level courses and 8 x 300 Level Courses.

Year 1 and Year 2 of the BEs will follow the same structure as the Diploma program.

Year 1 Semester 1

PHY111 Physics I
CHE111 Principles of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
BIO111 Animal Biology
ITK111 Spoken Fijian (Itaukei Language) for Beginners/HIC111 Spoken Hindi for Beginners

Year 2 Semester 1

ESC202 Agricultural Practices
BIO211 Biodiversity & Conservation
CHE211 Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
GEO201 Geology & Mining

Year 3 Semester 1

UUU300 Governance & Ethics
PHY315 Environmental Soil Physics
ESC301 Agricultural Biotechnology
LAW313 Environmental Law

Year 1 Semester 2

BIO112 Plant Biology
ITC100 Information Technology for the Workplace
LLC101 English For Academic Purpose
GEO102 Introduction to Physical Geography

Year 2 Semester 2

ESC200 Scientific Methods
ESC201 Climate Change & Society
PHY214 Physics of the Environment
BIO213 Ecology

Year 3 Semester 2

ESC300 Natural Resource Management
CHE312 Aquatic Chemistry
BIO313 Marine Biology
CHE313 Environmental and Applied Chemistry