DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

OVERVIEW

Environmental Sciences established in 2006, and currently offering BS 4-year program of studies under The Women University Multan. Environmental Sciences aims to understand the environment using input from a wide variety of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, geography, earth sciences, physics and engineering in conjunction with social sciences like economics and human geography. This understanding can be applied to the assessment and solution of environmental problems caused by human activity.

Environmental Sciences focuses on environmental effects of human activity and is dedicated to protect and restore natural heritage, minimizing human impact and restoring environmental degradation. Our central philosophy is commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research that will better enable our society to manage our environment and resources. Environmental Sciences gives an understanding of both natural and human induced environmental problems, focuses on real world issues and application, such as food security, climate change, energy security, pollution and natural hazards.

Teaching laboratories in the institute are reasonably equipped with scientific equipment. Furthermore adequate collection of text books and reference book is available in the library and department has qualified faculty.

SCOPE

Environmental Scientists are needed more than ever by industry, government and society. This environmental sciences degree brings together information from a wide range of subjects to explore some of the most important threats facing the world, such as climate change, pollution, conservation and food security. The discipline of Environmental Sciences deals with the course content of its roots in biology (giving you an understanding of organisms, their environments and their communities), chemistry (providing an understanding of many natural environmental processes and pollution), earth science (giving you a background in global processes), land and water resource management. A combination of such subject areas, combined with many practical sessions and field trips, creates a degree that is both fascinating and rewarding. Focusing on applied skills that are relevant to careers in Environmental Sciences, you will gain expertise in monitoring, modeling and managing the environment.

OBJECTIVES

  • To assist in the sustainable management of natural resources and environment through manpower and knowledge development.
  • To update, modernize and develop programs as par excellence.
  • To develop understanding of the physical landscape and how society impacts on the environment.
  • To investigate environmental issues from various perspectives, including scientific, political, legal and philosophical positions in order to draw their solutions.
  • To deal with local and global environmental issues both academically and practically.
  • To play an important role in national development by its involvement in national and international committees, development projects and activities, conductance of applied research, dissemination of research findings, creating awareness on environmental issues among the general public etc.

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • BS-Environmental Sciences Credit Hours = 130
  • Duration 4 –Years

Eligibility: Admission criteria for BS Environmental Sciences is Intermediate with science (45% overall & 60% in subject).

No. of seats: 40 (open merit = 35,      Reserved= 05)

SCHEME OF STUDIES FOR BS ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Semester I

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-101 English I 3(3-0)
COMP-101 Introduction of Computer Science 3(2-1)
ARAB-101 Introduction to Arabic 3(3-0)
ENV-101 Introduction to Environmental Sciences 3(3-0)
ENV-102 Essentials of Biology 3(2-1)
ENV-103 Climatology 3(3-0)
Total Credit hours 18

 

Semester II

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
STAT-101 Statistics 3(3-0)
ISL-101 Islamic Studies 2(2-0)
ECO-102 Introduction to Economics 3(3-0)
ENG-102 English II 3(3-0)
ENV-151 Essentials of Chemistry 3(2-1)
ENV-152 Fundamentals of Ecology 3(3-0)
Total Credit hours 17

Semester III

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PAK-101 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
MATH-113 Mathematics 3(3-0)
ENG-201 English III 3(3-0)
EDU-206 Methods of Teaching 3(3-0)
ENV-201 Geology 3(3-0)
ENV-202 Environmental Profile of Pakistan 3(3-0)
Total Credit hours 17

Semester IV

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
POL-101 Introduction to Political Science-I 3(3-0)
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3(3-0)
HPS-305 Cultural Heritage of Pakistan 3(3-0)
ENV-251 Geography 3(3-0)
ENV-252 Urban Planning 3(3-0)
ENV-253 Biodiversity and Conservation 3(3-0)
Total Credit hours 18

 

 

Semester V

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PSY-408 Environmental Psychology 3(3-0)
PHY-455 Environmental Physics 3(3-0)
ENV-301 Pesticide and Environment 3(2-1)
ENV-302 Soil Science 3(2-1)
ENV-303 Environmental Microbiology 3(2-1)
Total Credit hours 15

Semester VI

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENV-351 Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS) 3(2-1)
ENV-352 Environmental Ethics 3(3-0)
ENV-353 Internship 2(2-0)
ENV-354 Environmental Impact Assessment 3(3-0)
ENV-355 Analytical Techniques 4(3-1)
Total Credit hours 15

Semester VII

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENV-401 Environmental Law 3(3-0)
ENV-402 Environmental Management 3(3-0)
ENV-403 Occupational Safety & Health  Hazards 3(3-0)
ENV-404 Environmental Toxicology 3(3-0)
  Elective I 3(3-0)
Total Credit hours 15

Semester VIII

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENV-451 Pollution Control Technologies 3(2-1)
ENV-452 Research Methodologies 3(3-0)
Elective II 3(3-0)
Final Year Project/ Two Elective courses 6
Total Credit hours 15

Total Degree Credit Hours: 18+17+17+18+15+15+15+15= 130

List of Elective Courses

Course Codes Elective Courses Credit  Hours
ENV-453 Hydrogeology 3
ENV-454 Nano materials and Application 3
ENV-455 Environmental Biotechnology 3
ENV-456 Environmental Remediation 3
ENV-457 Industrial Chemistry 3
ENV-458 Life Cycle Assessment 3
ENV-459 Green Chemistry 3
ENV-460 Environmental Modeling 3
ENV-461 Final year Project (FYP)/ Optional 6

 

Faculty members


  1. Shazia Jabeen (Chairperson) 

Assistant Professor

Ph.D Environmental Geosciences (NCE in Geology, University of Peshawar, Pakistan)

  1. Saima Nasreen

Assistant Professor

Ph.D Environmental Sciences (FJWU, Rawalpindi)

  1. Syeda Shaima Meryem

Lecturer

MS Environmental Sciences (FJWU, Rawalpindi)

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