BSc Hons Degree Programmes

The Faculty also offers Bachelor’s Honours degree of four-year duration (one type of which is traditionally referred to as the Special degree) in addition to the Bachelor’s degree of three-year duration (traditionally referred to as the General degree). Selection to Bachelor’s Honours degree courses is made at the end of the second year (Level 2) of study in the case of subject-specific Honours degree traditionally known as the Special Degree and at the end of the third year (Level 3) of study in the case of the extended degree programme in Applied Science. Selection is generally based on the availability of the places and on the performance of the students in their examinations.

Profile of our Bachelor of Science Honours Graduates

The Faculty of Science aims to instill in its Bachelor of Science Honours graduates the competencies in academic disciplines, personal and professional skills and citizenship attributes through its teaching, learning and research activities and enhancement of the advisory and support services, and cultural, social and sports related extracurricular activities.

The Faculty of Science is dedicated to develop the learning and teaching environment with the current developments in science education and research so that the graduates shall meet the desire of the trends of the global science community. Ultimately, the BSc Honours degree holder from the UoJ shall be a scholar with versatile skills to cater the needs of local communities and shall become a professional and global citizen.

Expected Outcomes of our Bachelor of Science Honours Degree Programme

The expected programme outcomes represent what a graduate is expected to know and/or be able to do after completing the study programme. In addition to the expected outcomes of the BSc degree programme, the BSc Honours graduates are expected to be with

  • ability to systematically analyse the core ideas of the subject of specialization
  • ability to construct new knowledge in the subject of specialization
  • ability to find solutions to the problems with professional context
  • ability to utilize the knowledge for personal development and in professional practice
  • capacity to carry out research and effectively disseminate new knowledge and/or ideas
  • ability to adapt, initiate change and construct ideas to lead the change to help the needy society with social responsibility and positive attitude.

All these programme outcomes are achieved by adopting relevant teaching, research, industrial training, field visits, team projects, learning, and assessment strategies in the study programme.

Name of the Degrees

For those who follow the subject-specific Honours degrees (traditionally referred to as Special Degrees) in the subjects given in Table 5 the name of the degree (except in the case of Fisheries Science and Computer Science) and abbreviation shall be:

Bachelor of Science Honours in Subject Name abbreviated as BSc Hons (Subject Name). This applies to the subjects Botany, Chemistry, Zoology, Physics and Statistics.

For example, in the subject of Botany, it is:

Bachelor of Science Honours in Botany abbreviated as BSc Hons (Botany).

In the subject of Fisheries Science, it is:

Bachelor of Science Honours in Fisheries Science abbreviated as BSc Hons (FisheriesSc).

In the subject of Computer Science, it is:

Bachelor of Science Honours in Computer Science abbreviated as BSc Hons (ComputerSc).

Subject-specific Honours degrees are not offered in Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. Instead, a subject-specific Honours degree is offered in Mathematics. It shall be referred to as, Bachelor of Science Honours in Mathematics abbreviated as BSc Hons (Mathematics).

The name of the degree for the Direct-Intake students shall be:

Bachelor of Science Honours in Subject Name abbreviated appropriately.

Example: In the case of Direct-Intake students in Computer Science, it is: Bachelor of Science Honours in Computer Science abbreviated as BSc Hons (Computer Science).

For the students selected to the extended programme in Applied Science at the end of their third year (Level 3), the name of the degree shall be:

Bachelor of Science Honours in Applied Science abbreviated as BSc Hons (AppliedSc)

The name and the abbreviations for the BSc Hons degree programmes are illustrated in table .

Subject of study Name of the DegreeAbbreviation of the degree
BotanyBachelor of Science Honours in BotanyBSc Hons (Botany)
ChemistryBachelor of Science Honours in ChemistryBSc Hons (Chemistry)

Computer Science

(Physical Science Stream)

Bachelor of Science Honours in Computer ScienceBSc Hons (ComputerSc)

Computer Science

(Direct-intake)

Bachelor of Science Honours in Computer ScienceBSc Hons (Computer Science)
Fisheries ScienceBachelor of Science Honours in Fisheries ScienceBSc Hons (Fisheries Science)
Mathematics

Bachelor of Science Honours in MathematicsBSc Hons (Mathematics)
PhysicsBachelor of Science Honours in PhysicsBSc Hons (Physics)
StatisticsBachelor of Science Honours in StatisticsBSc Hons (Statistics)
ZoologyBachelor of Science Honours in ZoologyBSc Hons (Zoology)
Applied ScienceBachelor of Science Honours in Applied ScienceBSc Hons (AppliedSc)

The following list gives the names of the subjects in which the BSc Hons (AppliedSc) degrees are given.

  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Physics
  • Financial Mathematics and Industrial Statistics
  • Acqa biology
  • Applied Entomology

Revised structure of the curriculum

(Applicable to the to the students commencing their studies in the Academic Year 2019/2020)