CASE’s Bachelor of Technology Degree in Environmental Science, blends hands-on, high level skills with theoretical knowledge in specific technologically intensive disciplines. This Bachelor of Technology Degree in Environmental Science is a response to the environmental changes that face Jamaica and the wider global society. Its goal is to ensure the furtherance of sustainable development through the promotion of concern for the future- the sustainable use of natural resources and social and inter-generational equity.
This program is comprised of a range of courses that provide solid training in environmental management. Its goal is to ensure the furtherance of sustainable development through the promotion of concern for the future – the sustainable use of natural resources and social and inter-generational equity.
The primary objectives of this degree programme are to produce graduates with the intellectual skills and scholarly background needed to:
- Understand the complex interactions between humans and their environment and the problems that invariably arise;
- Apply analytical and problem-solving skills to formulate decisions and innovative solutions that are environmentally sound;
- Anticipate challenges whilst taking advantage of entrepreneurial opportunities;
- Contribute to Jamaica’s sustainable development.
As the name implies, the emphasis in this program is on hands-on skills at the baccalaureate level. Thus field activities and projects as well as laboratories are critical components of this program. The local environment is used as a living laboratory through field trips to various critical sites. This program is delivered at two sites (i) On-Site at CASE Main Campus and (ii) Off-Site at the Ebony Park Heart Academy Campus in Clarendon.
- Normal Entry Requirements
The normal entry requirement for the BTECH programmes within the Faculty are; 5 CSEC or O’Level Subjects including English Language, Mathematics, 2 Science Subjects and one other subject.
- Alternative Entry Requirements
Mature students who do not possess the normal minimum entry requirements may begiven considerations on a case-by-case basis for acceptance, via the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) method. The candidate must provide evidence of sustained employment within the field of agriculture with sufficient opportunity to gain experience that can be applied in the area being sought for enrolment.
- Minimum Requirement for Direct Entry to Higher Levels
To be eligible for admission into the upper levels of the four year programmes, candidates must meet the matriculation requirement of Associate Degree in Agriculture or Natural Science. Candidates with other relevant qualifications are also considered. Students can apply for advanced standing or course exemptions if they have credits from another recognized institution. Congruence of 80% or above is considered acceptable
Programme Duration and Credits
- This progamme is a four year degree with within an option to after year 2 with an Associate degree or continue to the four years completion. A student can enter the programme via an advanced placement with an accredited associate degree within a similar discipline.
- The programme has a total of 137 credits