Why Environment Studies

Why Choose Environment Studies in KarU

  • Personal Interaction – With 15-30 students in our classes, students will get personalized attention from faculty and opportunities to develop close relationships with classmates.

    Get your hands dirty! Study beyond the traditional realm of the lecture theatre. Our environment-course has a focus on practical experience and offer hands-on learning experiences from year Two. Get experience in the real world, conduct laboratory experiments and use industry-standard equipment, preparing you as a highly-skilled, work-ready graduate.

    Networking – Get your foot in the door and create networks with an industrial attachment with one of our many committed partners in industry, government and non-governmental organizations

    Projects and research with faculty – Our department offers many opportunities to collaborate with faculty members on research that will expand experiences and skills.

Department of Environmental Studies

  • During field practicals….

    Working with ENS staff and our industry partners, our students gain skills in plants surveys, measuring the health of freshwater environments, coastal planning, surveying wildlife populations, conducting environmental impact assessments and applying the geospatial technique for environmental management. 

    Some fieldwork experiences include:

    Coastal Ecosystem Field trip – Learn about parks management and wildlife conservation in coastal reserves, marine parks, and woodlands.

    Inland Aquatic Ecosystems – Learn to measure the health of aquatic ecosystems and their biodiversity in the vast Lake Naivasha, Lake Bogoria, Lake Victoria.

    Ewaso ecosystem – Learn to design and implement a large-scale wildlife and plants survey in the vast Mpala research centre.

    Nyeri Water and Sewerage Company – Learn how to manage drinking water supply and wastewater management