UNAM Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management & Ecotourism

Degree

Bachelor of Science Honours

Admission Criteria

The normal basic requirement for entrance to Diploma programmes shall be a Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary Level (NSSC O-Level) or a recognized equivalent, provided that a candidate has passed five subjects with a minimum of 22 points on the UNAM Evaluation Point Scale. The following minimum requirements will apply:

i) English with a ―D‖ symbol at NSSC O-Level (English as a Second Language);
ii) Mathematics with a ―D‖ symbol;
iii) For Higher Diploma in Agriculture: Any two of the following: Biology NSSC O-Level (D symbol
better), Agriculture NSSC O-Llevel (D symbol or better) or Physical Science NSSC O-Level (E symbol or better);
iv) For Higher Diploma in Natural Resources Management: Any two of the following: Biology NSSC O-
Level (D symbol or better), Agriculture NSSC O-Level (D symbol or better), and Physical Science NSSC O-Level (E symbol or better) or Geography NSSC O-Level (E symbol or better); and
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v) Any fifth additional subject.

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not necessarily ensure admission. Admission is based on the number of places available and is awarded on the basis of merit after a rigorous selection process. The Faculty reserves the right to interview candidates before admission.

Duration of Study

Subject to the provisions of Faculty Special Regulations the minimum duration of full-time study for a Bachelor‘s degree shall normally be four years, and that of the Diploma normally three years.

The maximum period of full-time study for a Bachelor‘s degree or a Diploma, is the minimum full-time period of study for that Degree or Diploma plus two years.

Modules

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 1
Computer Literacy
English Communication and Study Skills
Introduction to Biology
Fundamentals of Physical Geography
Basic Mathematics
YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2
English for Academic Purposes
Contemporary Social Issues
Chemistry for Life Sciences
Diversity of Life
Fundamentals of Human Geography
YEAR 2, SEMESTER 1
Wildlife Ecology
Wildlife Management
Ecotourism
Wildlife Nutrition
Systematic Botany
Freshwater Ecology
YEAR 2, SEMESTER 2
Ornithology
Mammalogy
Wildlife Diseases
Ecology of African Ecosystems
Geo-informatics for Wildlife Management
Ethnobotany
Biostatistics
YEAR 3, SEMESTER 1
Governance of Wildlife Resources
Wildlife Conservation
Ecological Methods in Wildlife Studies
National Parks & Game Reserves
Animal Behaviour
Field Attachment I
YEAR 3, SEMESTER 2
Genetic Conservation
Wildlife Survey & Monitoring Techniques
Habitat Management
Systematic of Birds and Mammals
Herpetology & Terrarium
Research Methods
YEAR 4, SEMESTER 1
Freshwater Ichthyology & Aquaculture
Entomology
Economics of Wildlife Resources
Environmental Impact Analysis
Field Attachment II
Research Project
YEAR 4, SEMESTER 2
Ecotourism Marketing and Travel Pan Development
Wildlife in Agriculture Ecosystems
Biogeography
Digital Wildlife Photography
Environmental & Ecotourism Education
Research Project