The Faculty of Science and Agriculture, herein called the Faculty, is one of four Faculties at the University of Zululand. It consists of thirteen academic departments and a Science Access Department: Students are advised that even though a module or programme may be included in this Handbook the Faculty is not compelled to offer it.
Honours Qualifications. The Honours Degree B.Sc (Hons) or B.Consumer Sci (Hons) follows an acceptable first degree. It is a specialised programme of one year duration.
Masters Qualifications. Following the B.Sc Hons Degree one may pursue a Master of Science Degree (M.Sc). This can be done by following either a research programme of at least one year duration or, in some instances, by course work and research. In the former, examination is by dissertation while in the latter it is by coursework and dissertation, with coursework contributing a maximum of 50% of the total required credits. The duration of this qualification is a minimum of one year.
Doctoral Qualifications. The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Science follows a M.Sc Degree. It is of at least two years duration and based on a programme of original research. Examination is by thesis. The duration of this qualification is a minimum of two years.
All the qualifications are accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
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1. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
2. DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY
3. DEPARTMENT OF BIO-KINETICS AND SPORT SCIENCE
4. DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY
5. DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
6. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
7. DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER SCIENCE
8. DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
9. DEPARTMENT OF HYDROLOGY
10. DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
11. DEPARTMENT OF NURSING SCIENCE
12. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING
13. DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY