General Degree Regulations (BSc Education)

1    BSc. Ed degree is a three years degree programme and need a minimum of 388 credits to graduate. Passing a course shall mean scoring a C grade or higher.

2    All students admitted to the College of Natural and Applied Science for BSc. Education shall major in two science subjects starting from their first year of study.

3    The subject combination are outlined below. All undergraduate students shall major in two science subjects or the equivalent thereof.

4    Majoring in a Science subject shall involve passing at least 120 credits including all the prescribed core courses in that subject. To avoid double counting, no course may be counted towards the 120 credits of more than one subject.

6    Science students must take and pass the recommended core courses in Development Studies (100 series), Communication skills and Environmental Science (200 series).

7    Each student must include and pass in his/her study programme at least 80 credits in the 300 course series in the science majors and not more than 144 credits in the 100 course series.

7.1  In addition to their Science course load, BSc. Ed students shall take a minimum of 120 credits of Education, including all prescribed core courses.

7.2  BSc. Ed students must also take all prescribed Teaching Practice courses offered by the School of Education.

8    Each student shall register for courses totalling to at least 120 credits per academic year.

9    In addition to core courses required for his/her major subjects, Development Studies, Communication skills and Environmental Science, a student may choose as an elective any course for which he/she can meet the prerequisite/co-requisite requirements and which is compatible with the teaching timetable (subject to regulation No. 10).

10  At the end of the academic year every student shall, in consultation with his/her Academic Advisor, map out his/ her course programme for the next year. A course programme shall be subject to approval by the Head of the Department in which the student intends to major and by the Principal of the College. The Principal’s approval shall constitute formal enrolment for all the courses listed in the programme. For first year students, mapping of the course programme will be done during the orientation week.

11  11.1      First year students who are pursuing BSc. Ed programme should select their two major science subjects from the following combinations:

  • Biology and Chemistry
  • Biology and Geography
  • Mathematics and Chemistry
  • Physics and Chemistry
  • Physics and Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Geography
  • Physics and Biology
  • Physics and Geography
  • Chemistry and Geography
  • Economics and Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Information Science

12  Students may be admitted to CoNAS as transfer students (advanced standing status) provided that their previous work was done at an institution recognized by the University of Dar es Salaam. Such students must provide also a detailed syllabus elaborating the course done and transcript of the grades obtained.

13  The maximum transferable load shall be 120 credits (approximately one year’s work).

14  The degree classification of a transfer student shall be based solely on credits done at the University of Dar es Salaam.