Undergraduate Programmes

The Department of Chemistry provides a high level, quality learning experience for all of its undergraduate students in both the theoretical and practical aspects of Chemistry.
There are a number of undergraduate courses in Chemistry leading to the following qualifications
1).BSc. Analytical Chemistry
2).BSc. Industrial Chemistry
3).BSc. Chemistry

1. BSc. IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Entry Requirements
No student shall be registered for the degree of Bachelor of Science in analytical chemistry without satisfying the minimum university entry requirements
The general regulations for all Bachelor Degrees in the School of Physical Sciences shall apply.
The following shall be eligible for registration for the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry
A candidate must have passed chemistry or physical science in K.C.S.E. with a minimum grade of C+.  In addition, a student must have passed with a C- in  two subjects from the following two alternatives

  1. Mathematics, physics
  2. Mathematics, physical science

or
a).Have a minimum of 2 principals passes 1 in science subjects in the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE),
or
b).Have a diploma in relevant subjects and with at least a credit pass from an Institution recognized by the University Senate,
or
c). Have a diploma in Applied Sciences with at least a credit pass in the relevant subjects from an Institution recognized by the University Senate,
or
Have any other qualifications accepted by the University Senate as equivalent to the qualifications above.
Students who hold any of the qualifications a, b and c above may at the discretion of the Faculty of Science be admitted directly to the second year of the course in which case they may complete their course in a minimum of three years and a maximum of five academic years.

2. BSc. IN INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY

Entry Requirements
Students wishing to study industrial chemistry must satisfy the minimum University requirements and Faculty of Science entry requirements.
A student to be admitted must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements;
Either:
Must have passed chemistry or physical science in the K.C.S.E. at a minimum grade of C+.  In addition, a student must have passed in Mathematics and any one of the following subjects with C-:
Physics
Biology/Biological Sciences
or
Have a minimum of 2 principals passes in science subjects in the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE), of which one must be in Chemistry,
or
Have a diploma in relevant subjects and with at least a credit pass from an Institution recognized by the University Senate,
or
Have any other qualifications accepted by the University Senate as equivalent to the qualifications above
Students who hold any of the qualifications 1.2 and 1.3 above may at the discretion of the Faculty of Science be admitted directly to the second year of the course in which case they may complete their course in a minimum of three years and a maximum of five academic years.

3. BSc. IN CHEMISTRY

Entry Requirements
A student wishing to study Chemistry must satisfy the minimum University requirements and Faculty of Science regulations.  A student must have passed Chemistry or Physical Science in the K.C.S.E. with a minimum grade of B- or the equivalent.
In addition, a student must have passed in two subjects from the following alternatives at the grades shown:-
Alternative A       Alternative B
Mathematics            Mathematics
Physics                      Biological Science
Biology
or
Have any other qualifications accepted by the University Senate as equivalent to the qualifications above