Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences (Genetics and Zoology or Botany or Microbiology or Physiology or Biochemistry)

3 years duration

This qualification aims to produce science graduates with a strong knowledge base, critical thinking skills, and the ability to apply their knowledge. It also aims to provide opportunities for personal growth and contribute to society. The program will be offered through online and distance learning.

The purpose of this qualification is: 1) To produce science graduates who have the following attributes - a systematic and coherent body of knowledge and an understanding of underlying concepts and principles; the ability to access and evaluate scientific information including knowing how scientific knowledge is created; a high level of cognitive and other generic skills including problem-solving, written and spoken communication and computer literacy and competence in applying knowledge through basic research methods and practice; 2) To provide every graduate with a sufficient depth of knowledge and skills that give opportunities for continued personal intellectual growth - including postgraduate study - for gainful economic activity in a range of careers and for rewarding and constructive contributions to society. 3) To provide society with science graduates who demonstrate initiative and responsibility, who are professional and ethical in their roles within the economy and society and who are able to be intellectual leaders within their society and 4) To produce graduates in all scientific fields in order to increase, widen and transform the leadership base in South Africa, both for innovation and science-based economic and research development and for the education of future generations of scientists, technologists, engineers and other professional people. This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

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UNISA, short for the University of South Africa, is a distance education institution based in South Africa. It is the largest university on the African continent and offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various fields of study. UNISA provides flexible learning options, allowing students to study at their own pace and from anywhere in the world. The university is known for its commitment to providing accessible and affordable education to a diverse student population. UNISA also conducts research and collaborates with other institutions to contribute to the development of knowledge and skills in South Africa and beyond.