Welcome To SEKU school of Pure and Applied Sciences

The school of Pure and Applied Sciences is strategically placed to offer support programs for the achieving of the South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU) mandate in research and innovation in dry land agriculture, water resources, mining and environmental conservation. The School continues to offer and develop relevant academic programmes in order to meet the teaching and training requirements in the Pure and Applied Sciences. The school has qualified staff members who are offering intensive training and scientific exposure to students so as to contribute in achieving the Kenya’s Vision 2030.
Key physical facilities within the school include three well equipped ultra-modern laboratories for conducting practicals. The school also houses a state of the art Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, one of the key facilities in analytical research.

Vision

To be a globally competitive centre of excellence in teaching, scientific research and innovation in Pure and Applied Sciences.

Mission

The mission of the School is to provide high quality education based on modern scientific teaching and research techniques so as to produce competent scientists in Pure and Applied Sciences.

Objectives

i)    Teaching, training and evaluating students using at least two CATs and final examination at the end of each semester.
ii)    Establish one department within the school every academic year.
iii)    Hold at least one workshop or seminar to disseminate research findings each academic year.
iv)    Publish at least two manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals each academic year.
v)    Give students provisional transcripts within two weeks after release of end of year results.
The School currently consists of five departments namely:
1.    Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science
2.    Department of Physics and Electronics
3.    Department of Chemistry
4.    Department of Biology
5.    Department of Biochemistry


DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND ACTUARIAL SCIENCE
The Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science is one of the five Departments in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences of the South Eastern Kenya University. The Department was established to focus on teaching, research in mathematical sciences and interdisciplinary research in the fields of Pure, Statistics, Applied and Actuarial Sciences.
 
The following Programmes are offered in the Department
BSc. Actuarial Science
BSc. Mathematics
BSc. Statistics
Bridging Certificate in Mathematics
 
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS
The department of Physics and Electronics is housed in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences and offers multidisciplinary programmes in areas of Physics and Electronics. Students enrolled in the department acquire first class education in applied sciences through innovative programmes in areas of Physics and Electronics. The department is focused in providing student with world class training and research opportunities that are market driven and able to meet the challenges of today's community and economy.
 
The following Programmes are offered in the Department
MSc. Physics
BSc.  Physics
BSc.   Electronics
Diploma in Electronics
Bridging course in Physics

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
The department of Chemistry offers programmes in areas of Chemistry. Students enrolled in the department acquire first class education in applied sciences through innovative programmes in Chemistry. The department is focused in providing student with world class training and research opportunities that are market driven and able to meet the challenges of today's community and economy.

 The following Programmes are offered in the Department
BSc.  Chemistry
Bridging course in Chemistry
 

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY
The Department of Biology is in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences. The Department’s main mandate is to train students so as to meet the job market in both the academic and industrial spheres, and to conduct research in relevant basic and applied biological fields. 
 
The following Programme is offered in the Department
BSc.  Biology
 
DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
The Department of Biochemistry offers programmes in areas of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. The Department’s main mandate is to train students so as to meet the job market in both the academic and industrial spheres, and to conduct research in relevant basic and applied Molecular Biology and Biochemistry fields. 

The following Programmes are offered in the Department
MSc. Biodiversity Conservation and Management
MSc. Biochemistry
MSc. Biotechnology
MSc. Epidemiology
BSc.  Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

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