The program's aims and objectives are to:

  • Provide undergraduate training in various aspects of wildlife management, conservation.
  • Produce graduates with quality entrepreneurial skills to work in various wildlife and related sectors.
  • Train graduates who have the right information and skill for raising awareness of wildlife conservation and management.
  • Produce graduates who can think independently and analyze different situations to bridge gaps and improve existing wildlife management scenarios through research.
  • Train wildlife managers who will contribute to the development of wildlife resources and policy formulation in and outside Zimbabwe.

Entry Requirements

In order to qualify for normal entry to the Forest Resources Management programme, a prospective student must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Have obtained a pass at „A‟ level in any TWO of the following core subjects or their recognized equivalents: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, and Physics.
  • Have obtained at least 5 „O‟ Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics.

Duration of Study

4 years Conventional and Block Release.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for post-graduate study or may enter the workforce directly. Wildlife conservation has become a national, regional and international priority. The employment outlook is extremely promising for students interested in working for the National Parks and Wildlife Management authorities, academic institutions, research organizations or private consulting firms, private wildlife farms and non-profit organizations. They can also find employment in eco-tourism or be self-employed conservationists.

Program Structure

Part 1: Semester 1

  • ASWM 1100 Introduction to Computers and Information Literacy
  • ASAS 1101 Chemistry
  • ASCS 1102 Principles of Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biotechnology
  • ASWM 1104 Diversity of Life
  • ASAS 1105 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • ASSS 1130 Introduction to Soil Science

Part 1: Semester 2

  • ASWM 1202 Principles of Microbiology and Entomology
  • ASWM 1203 Principles of Ecology
  • ASFM 1204 Tropical Dendrology and Botany
  • ASWM 1206 Biochemistry
  • ASAS 1209 Biometry
  • ASCS 1212 Plant Anatomy and Physiology

Part 2: Semester 1

  • IDPL 2100 Peace and Leadership
  • ASWM 2101 Natural Resources Economics
  • ASAS 2104 Biology of Vertebrates
  • ASAS 2106 Pasture and Rangeland Management
  • ASFM 2109 Applied Biometry
  • ASWM 2107 Animal Health and Trans-boundary Diseases Management

Part 2: Semester 2

  • ASFM 2202 Applied Animal and Plant Breeding
  • ASFM 2202 Land Evaluation and Land Use Planning
  • ASWM 2211 Principles of Wildlife Management
  • ASAS 2208 Environment Impact Assessment
  • ASFM 2212 Fire Ecology
  • ASSS 2200 Soil and Water Conservation

Part 3

  • ASIA 3000 Industrial Attachment
  • Student's Work Related Learning Report
  • Academic Supervisor's Assessment Report
  • Employer's Assessment Report

Part 4: Semester 1

  • ASPR 4000 Research Project (credits are given at the end of Part 4)
  • ASWM 4107 Freshwater Fish Production
  • ASWM 4109 Parks and Wildlife Management
  • ASFM 4106 Extension, Communication, and Development
  • ASWM 4108 Natural Resource Management and Climate Change
  • ASWM 4110 Parks Recreation Management

Part 4: Semester 2

  • ASPR 4000 Research Project
  • ASWM 4202 Intensive Wildlife Production Systems
  • ASWM 4205 Social Ecology and Social Policy
  • ASWM 4210 Limnology
  • ASWM 4211 Applied Terrestrial Ecology
  • ASWM 4212 GIS and Remote Sensing
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