Introduction

Environmental issues are increasingly becoming of global concern due to the increasing human population pressure on the environment. The effects of climate change and global warming because of human activities are perhaps the foremost environmental challenges of the 21st century. Therefore, there is urgent need to create a resource pool of professionals to increase awareness in the population and implement control measures to avert the looming global catastrophe

Programme objectives/Learning outcomes

Graduates of BEHS will be able to:
1. Identify environmental health problems and advise communities on how to solve these problems.
2. Critically analyse the implications of environmental factors (physical, chemical and biological) on human health.
3. Inform, educate and empower people about environmental health issues.
4. Participate in developing policies and plans that support individual and community environmental health efforts.
5. Enforce laws and regulations that protect environmental health and ensure safety

Entry requirements

The programme is open to Ugandans and Non-Ugandans who fulfil the admission requirements. Admission to the programme shall be through any of the following avenues:
a) For direct entry scheme, an applicant must have a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (EACE) or its equivalent with at least two principal passes in science subjects and obtained at the same sitting from a recognised institution.
b) OR for diploma entry scheme, the applicant must have a diploma or its equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution in Environmental health, Public health or other allied health courses.
c) OR the applicant has a higher education certificate in biological or physical sciences
d) OR must have passed the mature age entry examinations with 50% or above and is aged 25 year and above

Programme duration
3-years full time semester-based study programme

Mode of delivery
The programme is full-time on campus. Training involves lectures and field work in selected practicum sites

Career opportunities
Graduates of the BEHS programme will have career opportunities in Government, Private Sector, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Academic Institutions as Environmental Health officers, Lecturers and Researchers