Environmental Sciences Department at Fatima Jinnah Women University was established in 1999. During the short span of time, Department has grown exponentially and has been recognized nationally as well as internationally.
Department of Environmental Sciences is offering degrees at Undergraduate, M.Phil and Ph.D levels. This department is a blend of social and natural sciences, catering all facets of environment. The faculty of the department strives to teach the theory with daily life applications and work towards the sustainable environment. To achieve these goals we have established research laboratories with the generous support of national and international funding agencies. The labs are housed in a separately constructed Environmental Sciences Block and equipped with latest, sophisticated, analytical equipment. The labs are an integral part of the department.
Graduates of this department are working in well reputed national and international institutes like NUST, AIOU, LEAD, WWF, IUCN, Ministry of Environment, JICA, EPA, NCPC etc bringing a good fame to the University.
The Faculty keeps itself abreast of the latest research not only through student’s research supervision, but also run their independent research projects. Research in the department is supported by FJWU, HEC, ASLP (Pakistan agriculture sector linkage Programme, PSF (Pakistan Science Foundation, TWAS (The world Academy of Science) and other funding agencies. Most of faculty of the Department of Environmental Sciences have been awarded Best University Teacher Award of HEC.
Undergraduate in Environmental Sciences is a four year program following a rigorous interdisciplinary approach for the first two years. It aims to train the students with professional perfection to recognize, describe and analyze the environmental problems. The design of the courses for the department reflects worldwide concern about the state of environment with a vision to cooperate for sustainable development. The Undergraduate program is designed with required core and optional courses to develop students’ potential to their maximum. Research project in the final semester opens wide research avenue for them. Various other optional/ specialized courses/ workshops are offered depending upon the availability of foreign/ expatriate resource persons.
M. Phil Degrees
M. Phil is a 2 years degree program. Department is offering M. Phil in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Sciences (Chemistry), Environmental Sciences (Biotechnology). Scheme of studies of M. Phil is designed following the guide lines of HEC. In M. Phil degree 24 credit hours for course work and 6 credit hours for thesis. University is providing resources for M. Phil research and advanced research facilities are existing in the department. M. Phil thesis may be a free-standing project or that may provide the basis for the advance level Ph. D research.
Ph. D Degree
Department of Environmental Sciences is offering Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences. Ph. D is a 3-4 years full time degree program. Department is feeling proud because Ph.D. thesis are producing within the time limit of HEC. By the supervision of well trained faculty students have ability to write research articles and presenting at national or international conference. Ph. D degree is strengthening the analytical skills of students both through theoretical concepts and methodological tools. Students are provided with a thorough knowledge of cutting-edge issues in specific fields of environmental research.