Natural and Systems Sciences

Natural and Systems Sciences

The challenges that face East Africa present unprecedented opportunities for integrated science and technology solutions, which are sustainable and resilient over time. NSS strives for its graduates to possess the multidisciplinary knowledge and dynamic leadership skills to develop innovative responses to these challenges.

  • Health
  • Environment
  • Energy
  • Agriculture and water

The programme employs a problem-based learning approach, focusing on complexity, encompassing interactions among human beings to family processes, culture, and natural, financial and social capital. 

There are four main degree concentrations under NSS:

  1. Earth and Environmental Sciences - embraces education, research and community engagement in all aspects of biodiversity, including the history of life on earth, the evolutionary mechanisms that generate diversity, the ecological context in which all life has evolved, and the consequences of interactions among organisms, including humans.
  2. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - is designed to prepare students to deal effectively with complex socio-economic and environmental issues by integrating perspectives and methodologies from the natural sciences, the social sciences, humanities and the arts.
  3. Computational Sciences - the objective of is to build QL and computing skills​​ to equip students with the tools to handle quantitative information, the capacity for application, decision-making and reflection in the work place and in everyday life
  4. Chemistry and Physics - offers students the opportunity to acquire a deep conceptual understanding of fundamental chemistry and physics.

There will be a special emphasis on creativity and communication in science.​