The Structure of the Bachelor Degree Programmes in the Faculty of Science
Academic Programmes of the Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna operates on a modularized credit valued, semester based course unit system.
Students are admitted by the University Grants Commission under the Physical and Biological Science streams. Students are also admitted to the Faculty directly for a four year Degree Programme in Computer Science.
The Faculty offers Degrees in Physical and Biological Sciences of four years duration with an exit point at the end of the third year.
The different types of four year degree programmes that are offered at present are as follows:
- B.Sc. (Special) Degree
- B.Sc. (Subject Specific) Degree
- B.Sc. (Applied Science) Degree
The Selection to Special Degree courses (programme (i)) is made at the end of the second year of study. The Selection to Applied Science Degree courses (programme (iii)) is made at the end of the third year of study. Programme (ii) covers one or more subjects including components offered by different departments in the Faculty of Science as well as departments in other Faculties.
The subject specific degree is the B.Sc. in Computer Science. Students are admitted directly by the UGC for the subject specific degree B.Sc. in Computer Science of four years duration.
An exit at the end of the third year of study is possible in the degree programmes (i) and (ii). Students, other than those admitted by the UGC directly for the subject specific degree B.Sc. in Computer Science, exiting a four year degree programme at the end of the third year and students not admitted to any of the four year degree programmes will be awarded a B.Sc. (General Degree) if they satisfy the stipulated conditions.
Students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree by the UGC directly for the Subject Specific Degree B.Sc. in Computer Science may exit at the end of the third year and they will be awarded a Bachelor of Computer Science degree if they satisfy the stipulated conditions.