Bachelors of Science in Environment and Climate Studies
 
The Bachelors of Science in Environment and Climate Studies (BSc ECS) is a three year undergraduate degree programme. This programme covers issues related to environmental conservation, sustainable development and climate change resilience. It is a multidisciplinary programme which emphasises on paying attention to human interaction with the earth system, and interrelationship between and among other sciences such as social sciences, forestry and agriculture. The programme aims to develop in its students an interdisciplinary attitude that is conducive to integrated approach of climate change, sustainability and environmental issue management. It is especially designed for students wishing to find a job immediately afterwards. Therefore, developing analytical and critical thinking prior to finding a job is important.
 
Objectives
 
The programme aims to equip student with the ability to balance and deal with the environmental conservation, sustainable development and climate change adaptation issues in a holistic manner. Using knowledge and skills provided, students are expected to design and conduct scientific investigation to identify and resolve various issues related to the focus of the programme. 
 
Curriculum Structure
 
The programme consists of 360 credits and lasts for 36 months. It comprises of 27 modules, an internship towards the end of 1st semester of 3rd year and a research project at the end of the 3rd years, 2nd semester. The mode of study will be full time in the college campus for the full duration of the programme. 
 
Year
Semester
Module Title
Module Code
Credit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
I
Introduction to Environmental Studies
EVS102
12
Introduction to Sociology
SOC101
12
Academic Skills
ACS101
12
Introduction to Information and Communication Technology
ICT101
12
Dzongkha Communication (Bhutanese students)
DZG101
12
Bhutanese Society and Culture (international students)
SOC102
12
 
 
II
Dendroscience
DEN102
12
Hydrology
CLM102
12
Water resource Management
NRM101
12
Geology and Soil Science
GES102
12
Introduction to Meteorology and Climatology
CLM103
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
 
I
Global and Regional Climate Change
CLM204
12
Spatial Information Systems for Environment Studies
GIS203
12
Integrated Watershed Management
NRM306
12
Vegetation Dynamics
NRM212
12
Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
CLM205
12
 
 
II
Applied Environmental Economics
ECN204
12
Conflict Management in Natural Resources
NRM213
12
Conservation and Ecotourism
CSC203
12
Research Methods
RES301
12
Statistics
STS301
12
 
 
 
 
 
3
 
 
I
Pollution Abatement and Management
EVS304
12
Introduction to Environmental Toxicology
EVS305
12
Environmental Policies and Law
EVS306
12
Energy and Environment
EVS307
12
Internship
HAZ301
12
 
II
Disaster and Hazard Management
INT302
12
Climate Smart Agriculture
CLM306
12
Environmental Impact Assessment
EVS308
12
Research Project
RES402
24
 
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