Bachelor of Environmental Science

(Course Outline)
Environmental problems both regional and global caused by pollution, destruction of human habitats and biodiversity and the failure to use natural resources in a sustainable manner require multi disciplinary approaches for better understanding and successful solution. The courses offered in this department provide training in many of these approaches so that students gain an overview appropriate for managing environmental issues vis-Ă -vis sustainable use of natural resources and be capable of identifying appropriate and specialized solutions needed to address particular problems.

The Department of Environmental Science offers both bachelor degree. Students seeking bachelor degree can choose the courses related to environmental management, economics, legal aspects or policy and applied aspects, such as, GIS for development including relevant practical training.

The Environmental Science program is designed to train students’ in most environmental issues, pertinent to present day national, regional and global dimensions affecting man and its habitat. The program also offers practical training on environmental chemistry, environmental impact assessment and Geographic Information System. Some of the courses offered by the department are taught by visiting faculty members from home and abroad. Apart from the existing environmental laboratory, recently, the Department has set up its Geographical Information System Resource center that concentrates on geographic data base management, remote sensing analysis and mapping and has a plan to offer short/ certificate course in GIS for external graduates in the fields of geography and planning.
Duration of the Program:
The duration of the program is 4 (four) academic years.
Total Credit Hours Requirement:
Bachelor of Environmental Science program consists of 43 courses having 137.0 credit hours including project work and viva voce.
Program Structure:
Graduation:

SL Course Code Course Title Cr.Hr.
1 CSE 101 Fundamentals of Computer Science 3
2 ENC 410 Environmental Microbiology 3
3 ENF 100 Field Work 1
4 ENF 200 Field Work 1
5 ENG 111 Composition 3
6 ENGL 100 English Fundamentals 3
7 ENGL 101 Composition 3
8 ENGL 102 Public Speaking 3
9 ENP 111 Physical Environmental Laboratory I 4
10 ENP 211 Laboratory Work (Cartography) 4
11 ENP 311A Laboratory III (GIS + Remote Sensing) 4
12 ENP 311B Lab IV: Environmental Chemistry 4
13 ENP 411 Laboratory V (Pollution Analysis) 4
14 ENR 401 Research Project 4
15 ENR1 401 Research Project 6
16 ENS 402 Seminar 4
17 ENV 100 Viva I 1
18 ENV 101 Viva II 1
19 ENV 102 Viva III 1
20 ENV 103 Viva IV 1
21 ENV 104 Viva - IV 1
22 ENV 110 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
23 ENV 111 Field 1
24 ENV 115 Introduction to Earth Science 3
25 ENV 120 Fundamentals of Ecology 3
26 ENV 125 History of Development of Science 3
27 ENV 130 Introduction to Climatology 3
28 ENV 135 Physical Environment I 3
29 ENV 210 Environmental Economics 3
30 ENV 215 Basics of Cartography (Map Reading) 3
31 ENV 225 Introduction to Forestry and Agriculture 3
32 ENV 230 Introduction to GIS and Data Management 3
33 ENV 235 Physical Environment II 3
34 ENV 240 Basics of Environmental Chemistry 3
35 ENV 245 Geography and Environment: Bangladesh 3
36 ENV 250 Basics of Statistics 3
37 ENV 255 Environmental Planning & Management 3
38 ENV 310 Biodiversity and Conservation 3
39 ENV 315 Remote Sensing Interpretation 3
40 ENV 320 Fluvial Geomorphology 3
41 ENV 325 Population and Environment 3
42 ENV 330 Health and Environment 3
43 ENV 335 Gender and Environment 3
44 ENV 340 Environmental Law 3
45 ENV 401 Research Project 6
46 ENV 402 Seminar 4
47 ENV 410 Environmental Impact Assessment 3
48 ENV 415 Natural Hazard and Disaster 3
49 ENV 420 Research Techniques 3
50 ENV 425 Hydrogeology & Water Resource Management 3
51 ENV 430 Pollution and Waste Management 3
52 ENV 435 Geology of Bengal Basin 3
53 ORE 101 Freshman Orientation 0.5
54 ORE 102 Continuous Orientation 2
55 ORE 103 Professional Orientation 1.5
56 SOC 113 Bangladesh Studies 3