Environmental science is systematic study of the world around us and our proper place in it. This emerging science is interdisciplinary in nature, integrating natural sciences, social sciences and humanities in a holistic study of the world around us. The Government of Pakistan has emphasized the significant role of AIOU in disseminating environmental awareness and education in Pakistan. Due to rapid increase in the country population and based on a great demand from the in-service employees working in public and private institutions, a BS programme in the subject of Environmental Science has already been introduced. Now, to cater the need of graduates in relevant disciplines, an MSc program is being proposed. This programme is designed with an aim to: i. Produce dynamic young graduates in the field of Environmental Science by developing strong skill, academic foundation, communication abilities and professionalism enabling them to compete in both the governmental and non-governmental sectors. ii. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of Environmental Science as an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary subject iii. Achieve awareness about the past, current and expected future situation of environmental considerations in pursuit of sustainable development. iv. Understand the relationship between economic growth and environment and its ramifications. v. Encourage and develop critical thinking among students in dealing with the real world environmental challenges preferably of local origin.
Candidates with the following qualification may apply for admission in Masters Programme in Environmental Science: i. Candidates having B.Sc. Degree with at least second division with any of the two majors (Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Environment, Physics etc.), except for double math and math-stat combinations. ii. Candidates having B.Sc. (Hons.) with at least second division in Agriculture, Forestry, Wildlife & Range Management, Horticulture, and Geology are eligible to apply.
You need to complete 66 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at https://www.aiou.edu.pk/Programmes.asp?PID=52
The admission will be strictly on merit which will be determined by departmental admission committee. Only selected candidates will be granted Admission subject to fulfilling Eligibility criteria.
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