BSc Extended programme – Biological and Agricultural Sciences UP

By | January 5, 2021

BSc Extended programme – Biological and Agricultural Sciences UP

Admission Requirements

Candidates who do not comply with the minimum admission requirements of programmes in the Department of Biological Sciences, may be considered for admission to the BSc – Extended programme for the Biological and Agricultural Sciences. The BSc – Extended programme takes place over a period of four years instead of the normal three years.
 

Minimum requirements for
Achievement level
Afrikaans or English Mathematics Physical Sciences APS
NSC/IEB HIGCSE AS-Level A-Level NSC/IEB HIGCSE AS-Level A-Level NSC/IEB HIGCSE AS-Level A-Level
4 3 D D 4 3 D D 4 3 D D 24

BSc Extended programme – Biological and Agricultural Sciences UP

Additional Requirements

  1. Students who are admitted to one of the BSc four-year programmes register for one specific programme. Three extended programmes are available:
  • BSc (Four-year programme) – Mathematical Sciences
  • BSc (Four-year programme) – Biological and Agricultural Sciences
  • BSc (Four-year programme) – Physical Sciences
  1. These programmes are followed by students who, as a result of exceptional circumstances, will benefit from an extended programme.
  2. Students who do not comply with the normal three-year BSc entrance requirements for study in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, may nevertheless be admitted to the Faculty by being placed on the BSc (Four-year programme). Generally the BSc (Four-year programme) means that the first study year in Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry is extended to take two years. After completing the BSc (Four-year programme) successfully, students join the second year of the normal BSc programme to complete their degrees. The possibility of switching over to other faculties such as Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, Veterinary Science and Health Sciences, after one or two years in the four-year programme, exists. This depends on selection rules and other conditions stipulated by the other faculties.
  3. Students who wish to follow one of the BSc four-year programmes will be subjected to an Institutional Proficiency Test  and will be considered for admission by the Admissions Committee.  Information in this regard is available at the Client Services Centre.
  4. Applications for admission to the BSc (Four-year programme) should be submitted before 30 September each year. Details are obtainable from the Student Administration at the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.
  5. The rules and regulations applicable to the normal study programmes apply mutatis mutandis to the BSc (Four-year programme), with exceptions as indicated in the regulations pertaining to the BSc (Four-year programme). For instance, students placed in the BSc (Four-year programme) must have a National Senior Certificate with admission for degree purposes.
  6. An admissions committee considers applications for the BSc (Four-year programme) annually. Regarding subject choices, admitted students are individually placed on the BSc (Four-year programme) according to their prospective field of study. Students may NOT change this placement without the permission of the Chairperson of the admissions committee.

BSc Extended programme – Biological and Agricultural Sciences UP

Natural and Agricultural Sciences Undergraduate: Liana Sturgeon +27 (0)12 420 2473 liana.sturgeon@up.ac.za
Postgraduate: Cathy Barnard +27 (0)12 420 4127  cathy.barnard@up.ac.za