Life has changed more in the past two centuries than in all the previously recorded span of human history. In one way or another, all these changes involve chemistry, the study of the composition, properties and transformations of matter. Chemistry is the science that contributes most to the widest range of activities of modern life, from microelectronics to medicine and from foods to fuels. There is need for a better educated work-force to cope with the increasingly complex demands of a rapidly changing society. Chemistry is deeply involved in both the changes that take place in nature and profound social changes. In addition, chemistry is central to the current revolution in all sciences. No educated person today can understand the modern world without a basic knowledge of chemistry
At the end of this course, the graduates should be able to:
The common regulations for all Master degrees in Tharaka University shall apply. The following shall be eligible for enrolment for the Master of Science in Chemistry. A holder of a B. Sc. degree with at least second-class honours upper division in Chemistry either as a single subject or as one of the main subjects studied at B.Sc. level. A holder of a Bachelor of Education degree who has studied chemistry as a major subject and has attained at least a second class honours.
During the first year of study, the Master of Science candidate will take FOURTEEN courses TEN of which are compulsory. The remaining FOUR courses will be chosen from the intended area of specialization. Students who intend to specialize in Theoretical Chemistry must take CHEM 826 – Advanced Quantum Chemistry and one more course from other areas. During the second year of study, a M.Sc. (Chemistry) candidate will carry out an approved Research Project in one of the areas of Specialization, under supervision of an academic staff. At the end of the research Project, the candidate will be required to submit a thesis, which will be examined according to the common University regulations. The mode of delivery shall be full-time and part-time.
Full Time Ksh-130,000/=,
per year science- based.
Applications should be on official forms available at Tharaka University in Gatunga; Non-refundable fee of KES 2,000 for postgraduate courses degree, and diploma programmes and KES 1,000 for certificate courses to be deposited in the following accounts:
Bank Name Account Name: Branch Account Tharaka University
Co-operative Fees Collection
Bank Account Chuka 0112972400000
Equity Bank Fees Collection Chuka 021 0277753588
KCB Bank Fees Collection Chuka 1240985967