The Faculty of Environmental science was formally conceived and created in 2018 and located at the main campus of Bingham University at Karu. The vice chancellor, Professor Arch. W. B. Qurix established the Faculty among others in the expansion thrust of Bingham University and for the provision of quality education in choice courses and fields of specialization for the younger generations. The Faculty actually took off in 2019, starting with five departments as approved by the Nigerian University Commission (NUC). The departments are Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Environmental Management and Estate Management.
The Faculty has made giant strides and has grown tremendously in terms of the number of students and staff since its creation. The infrastructures are standard and current, most befitting for learning and instructions.
The Faculty situates in the science of the built environment. The built environment is a vast sector of the economy in which graduates has varying fields of specialization with great jobs prospects to contribute in national development. For example, every other sector of the national economy relies on the built environment through the diverse expertise of the construction sector. The construction sector provides the needed infrastructure to accommodate and facilitate the functioning of every other sector. Transport, educational, health, oil and gas, recreational, entertainment, sporting, manufacturing and hospitality sectors, etc. function in a built environment in which the construction sector is responsible. Graduates therefore have a wide range of jobs opportunities in the diverse sectors of the economy.
Environmental Sciences deal with the planning, design, construction, management and conservation of man-made and natural environments. The philosophy of the Faculty therefore is to produce competent and creative professionals who are socially, culturally, and technologically sound to provide functional but cost effective solutions to the diverse requirements of the 21t century by integrating contemporary issues in the built environment with sustainable practice.
The various disciplines that constitute Environmental sciences focus on altering the surface of the earth with a view to making it functionally appropriate, aesthetically pleasing, culturally relevant, Environmentally healthy, and at the same time, optimally utilizing available resources without disrupting the balanced eco-system. While acknowledging that each programme has its own detailed rationale for the content, nature and organization, it is expected that certain ideas and principles underpin the studies in Environmental sciences. In Nigeria, programmes in the Environmental Science discipline will aim to produce competent graduates with sufficient contemporary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to deal with planning, design, construction, management and conservation of man-made and natural environment. These future professionals will not only graduate as professionals, but in the blend with leadership qualities and entrepreneurial skills and character to enable them fit distinctively to play prominent role in improving, sustaining and uplifting the socio-economic well-being of their environment. The Faculty is in collaboration with the Wolverhampton University, UK who will issue the certificates for joint supervision of MSc. and PhD. programmes for those who apply and meet the admission conditions. The objectives of the different programmes are presented in their specific sections of this document.
Students have the opportunity to study in BHU which is one of the most prestigious universities in the country. We invite all prospective students, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels to take advantage of the great opportunities offered at the Faculty of Environmental science, Bingham University, Abuja-Keffi Road, Karu Nasarawa State.
Five departments approved by the NUC have been established and are currently running relevant courses in the Faculty. Admission into any of the courses is as per the NUC guidelines in which a candidate must have a minimum of five (5) credits in science based subjects, including English and Mathematics in not more than two sittings to qualify. A minimum JAMB requirement as stipulated by NUC in relevant subjects is prerequisite. There will also be a post UTME screening exercise set by the university to qualify students for admission. Candidates with OND and HND in relevant areas can apply through direct Entry.