Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
BSc. Program in Geography and Environmental Studies
Aims and objectives of the Program
The main aims of the undergraduate programme in Geography and Environmental Studies are to widen, deepen and promote an understanding of the physical and human environment while focusing on the intimate relationship between the two. It is also to assist students appreciate a set of values and feelings of concern for improvement, conservation and protection of resources for sustainable development.
The main objectives of the degree programme are to equip graduates with a comprehensive training in the main branches of the combined discipline, namely, human and physical geography as well as environmental science. They are therefore provided with theoretical underpinnings, qualitative and quantitative skills in their spatial analysis of phenomena on the earth’s surface, geographic methods of inquiry, field survey techniques as well as computer application to geographic and environmental studies.
Within this context, the Geography and Environmental Studies degree (with the geographical bias) is a more practical –oriented subject with many more applications than Geography. Environmental Studies focuses on local and regional concerns and some continental and global environmental challenges such as desertification, ozone depletion, global warming and acid rain. This programme is based on the concept that several threads of inquiry are of particular importance to the entire spectrum of relationships between people and the environment. Such a conceptual framework helps to address the program which is designed to be problem-
Within the above framework, the program offers a strong foundation of the physical and human aspects of the geographic and environmental thrust that promotes the intimate interactions between them which ensures sustainable development. It also provides a wide range of practical skills and courses that are important in providing the required background to understanding spatial and environmental challenges. The programme also emphasizes management aspects of this combined degree offering a variety of courses with a significant component of the applied aspects and opens up career opportunities in teaching, regional planning and other professions with strong global interactions.
This programme is so encompassing a discipline that the content of the course offered is caters cross-
In addition to the general admission requirements for admission into the Catholic University Cameroon, Bamenda, prospective students into this program must meet ANY ONE of the following conditions:
1. Two A-
2. Holder of other equivalent qualification like teachers Grade One etc.
All such qualification make the applicant eligible for admission into the first year of the program.
Future, Career and Employment opportunities
Graduates of this department with training in both natural and social sciences have a wide range of careers in Business, government, State agencies,local Councils, Consultancy, non-
The tuition fee per year is 639,500 F CFA for Cameroonians and 1,039,500 F CFA for foreign students. To read more about fees click here.
Level of Studies
Bachelor of Science(BSc.)
Geography and Environmental Studies
Duration of Studies
3 years (6 Semesters)
Aug. 1, 2013 To Sept. 11, 2013
2 A/L, 4 O/L.
Tuition Fees Per Year
Home Student: 639,500 F CFA
Foreign Student :1,039,500 F CFA
Outline of Courses(pdf)