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SCOS Programs:

From its two departments, SCOS offers post-graduate qualifications at Post-graduate Diploma, M.Sc and Ph.D levels.

SCOS Staff:

SCOS has 35 lecturers, with each course unit having specialized, full time staff. They bring their local and international exposure to bear upon their teaching.

Departments of SCOS:

The School of Sciences has three departments: The Department of Hospitality, The Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Applied Sciences.

Why Study at SCOS:

SCOS inculcates a practical or hands-on approach to students in its tourism, hotel and environment courses so that they have an appeal to the world of work.


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The School of Sciences.

School Vision:

To be the centre of academic excellence in Hospitality, Natural Resources and Biological Sciences.

School Mission:

To offer relevant knowledge and skills in the Hospitality, Natural Resources and Biological  Science fields for sustainable development.


The School of Sciences (SOS), which was until recently the School of Hospitality and Environmental Science, is one of the six Schools of Nkumba University. It started operating under-graduate programmes in 1994, first in Hotel Management, Catering and Tourism. In 2002 the academic programmes were expanded by buttressing the Tourism component and detaching it from the hotel sector, and then adding to the previous programmes the following: Environment Management, Fisheries Management and Technologies, Wildlife Management, Sustainable Agriculture, Agribusiness, Home Economics, Applied Biology and Petroleum and Minerals Management. These are offered at degree, diploma and certificate levels.

Masters degrees and post-graduate diplomas have been awarded in the Tourism and Environment Management programmes. In 2005 the School commenced PhD studies in Tourism and Environmental studies. It became the first among the other five Schools of the University to present a PhD graduate, which was at the April 2009 graduation ceremony.

With the School’s recent evolution into the School of Sciences that aims to enhance human sciences in the development of the country, SCOS stands out more markedly as a place for students to pursue science studies. The School aims to achieve its Vision and Mission by factoring into three crucial elements:

  • A distinct hands-on approach and rich subject matter;
  • A well endowed learning environment; and,
  • High quality academic staff.

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