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Degrees in the Science Faculty

The NMMU offers two degrees in their Science faculty that support careers in biodiversity conservation. These include a Bachelor of Science with a specialism in Botany and a Bachelor of Science with a specialism in Geology. Both qualifications are undertaken as a 3-year full time study programme and require an FET certificate or equivalent level 4 qualification for admission. Students can choose from a wide range of subjects to make up these B.Sc qualifications, which include:

  • Botany

Plant Cell Biology, Plant Structure, Plant Evolution and Systematics, Plant Ecology and Environmental Botany, Plant and Algal Systematics, Plant Ecology, Marine Botany, Economic Botany and Biotechnology, Applied Marine Biology, Plant Physiology, Plant Ecophysiology and Plant Ecology and Environmental Management. Students are also required to participate in a Botany related project in their second and third years. This initial degree allows students entry into further specialisation in a specific Botany related field in a fourth year of study (equivalent to a level 6 qualification). Fields of specialisation include Marine Botany, Ecology, Environmental Management, Physiology and Conservation Biology. Students are then also required to conduct a series of three research projects based on specific Botany related topics.

C.A.P.E. Cape Action Plan for the Environment

  • Geology

Courses in the Geology B.Sc degree include: Introduction to the Earth, Earth Materials, Physical Geology, Structural and Economic Geology, Palaeontology, Structural Geology, Optical Mineralogy, Sedimentary Petrology, Igneous Petrology, Stratigraphy Geotectonics and Metamorphic Petrology and Economic Geology.

Contact Details for NMMU:

Summerstrand Campus (South)

Summerstrand Campus (North)

Vista Campus

George Campus

(041)5042111 info@nmmu.ac.za www.nmmu.ac.za (041)5043911 info@nmmu.ac.za www.nmmu.ac.za (041)4083100 info@nmmu.ac.za www.nmmu.ac.za (044)8015111 gcampusinfo@nmmu.ac.za www.nmmu.ac.za

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