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School of Pure and Applied Sciences

Message from the Dean

Dr. Mary Muriuki, Dean School of Pure and Applied SciencesDr. Mary Muriuki, Dean School of Pure and Applied Sciences

Welcome to the School of Pure and Applied Sciences
The School of Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS) forms one of the 15 schools of Mount Kenya University and has a student population approximately 1100.

The School targets at providing Pure and Applied Sciences as a major vehicle for attaining and sustaining industrial development of Kenya which is consistent with the vision 2030 Economic Pillar.

In line with the university’s vision and mission, the School is committed to raise the skill competencies, and the numbers required to make Kenya a competitive industrialized nation by developing centers of excellence in the training of, technicians, para-veterinarians, biotechnologists, actuarial scientists, ecologists, entomologists, molecular biologists, chemists, statisticians, and agriculturalists among others.

Our programs offer high-level education and research training on basic and applied sciences in cooperation with highly qualified faculty staff, aiming to develop students into researchers and, innovators as well as highly specialized professionals with broad vision, excellent research skills, and ability to adapt them to rapidly changing demands in line with Kenya’s vision 2030 goals.

To be a Centre for excellence in teaching, learning and research and innovation in basic and applied sciences

To provide quality education, research and training for sustainable development


The school has four departments namely:

  • Department of Animal health and Production
  • Department of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

  • Department of Biological Sciences



  1. PhD in Entomology (Thesis only)
  2. P

    hD in Ecology (Thesis only)

  3. PhD in Zoology (Thesis only)
  4. PhD in Conservation Biology (Thesis only)

  5. PhD in Biochemistry (Thesis only)
  6. PhD in Molecular Biology (Thesis only)

  7. PhD in Immunology (Thesis only)
  8. PhD in Natural Products Chemistry (Thesis only)


  1. Master of Science in Applied Entomology
  2. Maters of science (Biotechnology)
  3. Master of Science in Ecology and Conservation Biology
  4. Master of Science in Statistics 
  5. Master of Science in Chemistry


  1. Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science
  2. Bachelor of Science in Animal Health and Production
  3. Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
  4. Bachelor of science in Applied Biology
  5. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
  6. Bachelor of Science in Laboratory Sciences
  7. Bachelor of Science in Statistics
  8. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Rural Development
  9. Bachelor of Science in Animal Science
  10. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry 


  1. Diploma in Animal Health and Production
  2. Diploma in Science Laboratory Sciences


  1. Certificate in Animal Health and Production
  2. Certificate in Artificial Insemination
  3. Certificate in Bridging Biology
  4. Certificate in Bridging Chemistry
  5. Certificate in Bridging Mathematics
  6. Certificate in Bridging Physics

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