Introduction

 

The School of Pure and Applied Sciences was founded in July 2014 as one of the schools of Garissa university. There was need to establish as science school that would offer science programmes at the same time service the other schools that offer science related courses. The school has three departments, namely: department of mathematics, department of computer and information science and department of natural sciences. nine undergraduates academic programmes are offered namely; Bachelor of science (B.Sc.) in any of the following fields (botany, chemistry, mathematics, physics and zoology); Bachelor of science in actuarial science; Bachelor of science in applied statistics; bachelor of science in computer science; bachelor of science in natural resource management; bachelor of science in environmental studies; bachelor of science in information science; bachelor of science in informatics; bachelor of science in analytical chemistry; one diploma course (Diploma in information technology); one certificate course (certificate in information technology). All our programmes have integrated privately sponsored students programs (PSSP) with government sponsored students programs (GSSP). In addition, the school is also focused to offer M.Sc. Programmes in the respective courses.

 

Vision of the School

To be the premier School of excellence in pursuit of Scientific Knowledge generation, preservation, dissemination and application in Science and Technology.

Mission

The School of Pure and Applied Sciences is dedicated to providing quality teaching, learning and research for the total development of physical scientists committed to practicing professionalism and meeting the demands of local and global scientific labour requirements.

Duration of the programmes

The bachelor of science programmes runs for four academic years (8 semesters). Diploma programmes runs for two years (4 semesters) and certificate programmes runs for six months.

The school programmes consist of course work, laboratories, projects, field attachments and industrial visits.

Department of mathematics

Vision

To be the premier Department of excellence in pursuit of Scientific Knowledge generation, preservation, dissemination and application in Science and Technology.

Mission

The department of Mathematics is dedicated to providing quality teaching, learning and research for the total development of physical scientists committed to practicing professionalism and meeting the demands of local and global scientific labour requirements.

Academic Objectives

  1. Have a detailed understanding of mathematical notions that govern pure, applied computational and statistical sciences
  2. Be able to connect between the mathematical notions and relate them to real life physical situations
  3. Disseminate mathematical knowledge and solve real life problems using mathematical concepts so gained.

Department of Natural Sciences

Vision

The department of Natural Sciences is dedicated to providing quality teaching, learning and research for the total development of scientists committed to practicing professionalism and meeting the demands of local and global scientific labour requirements.

 

Mission

The Department of Natural sciences aims to achieve excellence in teaching and research in the area of sciences. It aims to equip the graduates with appropriate knowledge and scientific.

 

Academic Objectives

  • Produce scientists with practical skills suitable for industry, teaching research and other socio-economic sectors.
  • Stimulate scientific curiosity and advance frontiers of knowledge in the area of chemical sciences.
  • To equip the students with ideas, concepts, and skills acquired in learning of Chemistry to solve scientific challenges.
  • Prepare graduates to venture into chemical entrepreneurship and marketing.
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
S/No Name of Programme Admission Requirements Mode of study Duration
1

Bachelor of Science

(Actuarial Science)

Mean grade C+ (PLUS) or equivalent and a minimum of B- in Mathematics and C+ in English or Kiswahili

In addition, candidates must satisfy the following subject cluster:-

  • MathematicsORMathematics
  • Any group IIPhysical Science
  • Any group IIIBiological Science
  • Any from Group II/III /IV/VGeography/Accounts/Commerce

OR

KNEC Diploma in actuarial science or its equivalent recognized by University Senate. (Candidates with grade Pass may be admitted to first year of study, credit/distinction to second year of study)

Regular 4 Years
2

Bachelor of Science

(Applied statistics with computing)

K.C.S.E C+ or equivalent with a minimum grade of C+ in the subject cluster.

  • MathematicsORMathematics
  • Any group IIPhysical Science
  • Any group III       Biological Science
  • Any from Group II/III /IV/VGeography/Accounts/Commerce

KNEC Diploma holders or their equivalent recognized by University who meet the admission requirements are eligible for admission on credit transfer. (Pass into first, credit/distinction into second year).

  4 Years
3

Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)

KCSE mean grade of C+ and a minimum grade of C+ in the following cluster subjects:

Alternative A or Alternative B

Biology                                               Biological Science

Chemistry                                               Physical Sciences

Physics                                                   Mathematics

Mathematics                                           Geography

Geography                 Any other subject from Group III

ü  Diploma in a relevant field from institutions recognized by Garissa University Senate

Regular/weekend 4 Years
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL SCIENCES
4
  • Bachelor of Science(BSc)
  • B.Sc. (Physics)
  • B.Sc. (Chemistry)
  • B.Sc. (Botany)
  • B.Sc. (Zoology)

candidates must have passed KCSE with at Mean grade of C+(PLUS) and a minimum of B- in the following cluster of subjects:

Alternative A                        Alternative B

Mathematics                Mathematics

Biology                                      Physical Science

Chemistry                    Biological Science

Physics                                       Geography

Geography      Any other subject from Group III

Diploma holders from recognized institutions may be considered for admission into appropriate years depending on their performance at diploma level.

Regular 4 Years
4

Bachelor of Science

(Environmental studies)

KCSE mean grade of C+ and a minimum grade of C+ in the following cluster subjects:

Alternative A or Alternative B

Biology                                               Biological Science

Chemistry                                               Physical Sciences

Physics                                                Mathematics

Mathematics                                           Geography

Geography                 Any other subject from Group III

ü  Diploma in a relevant field from institutions recognized by Garissa University Senate

Regular/weekend 4 Years
5

Bachelor of science

(natural resource management)

KCSE mean grade of C+ and a minimum grade of C+ in the following cluster subjects:

Alternative A or Alternative B

Biology                                               Biological Science

Chemistry                                               Physical Sciences

Physics                                                   Mathematics

Mathematics                                           Geography

Geography               Any other subject from Group III

ü  Diploma in a relevant field from institutions recognized by Garissa University Senate

Regular/weekend 4 Years
6

Bachelor of Science

(Analytical Chemistry with computing)

Candidates must have passed KCSE with at Mean grade of C+(PLUS) and a minimum of C+ in the following cluster of subjects:

Alternative A                        Alternative B

Mathematics                Mathematics

Biology                         Biological Science

Chemistry                    Physical Science

Physics                                       Geography

Geography      Any other subject from Group III

ü 

ü  Diploma or Higher National diploma in analytical chemistry or other relevant related disciplines

Regular 4 Years
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES
7

Bachelor Science

(information Sciences)

Be a holder of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+;

or

Be a holder of Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and one subsidiary pass;

or

Be a holder of a diploma or professional certificate in a relevant discipline from an institution recognized by the Senate of the University;

Regular 4 Years
8

Bachelor of Science

(Computer science)

ü  Meet the minimum University admission criteria as set by the commission for Higher Education.

ü  Have passed the K.S.C.E with a minimum average grade of B- in the following Cluster of subjects:               

CLUSTER A                                   CLUSTER B

Biology                                        Biological Sciences

Chemistry                                      Physical Sciences

Geography                                     Or     Mathematics

Physics                                               Geography

Mathematics and One Other Subject From Group III

or

Candidates who have successfully completed a relevant diploma course recognized by the University

Regular 4 Years
9

Bachelor of Science

(Informatics)

ü  Meet the minimum University admission criteria as set by the commission for Higher Education.

ü  Have passed the K.S.C.E with a minimum average grade of B- in the following Cluster of subjects:               

CLUSTER A                                   CLUSTER B

Biology                                        Biological Sciences

Chemistry                                      Physical Sciences

Geography                                     Or     Mathematics

Physics                                               Geography

Mathematics and One Other Subject From Group III

or

ü  Candidates who have successfully completed a relevant diploma course recognized by the University

Regular 4 Years
10 Diploma in information Technology
  1. Minimum Grade of C- at KCSE
  2. Olevel Certificate with mean grade of division III OR
    A Level qualification with minimum of 1P or 3 Sub with at least a D+      
  3. Certificate in ICT
  4. Certificate in any Information related courses from KNEC
Regular/weekend

2 Years

11 Certificate in information Technology minimum admission entry for a certificate course in CIT shall be  at least D+ in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Regular/weekend 6 Months