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Environmental Sciences

The approval for the establishment of the Department of Environmental Sciences was granted by the Executive Council in February 1998. The department was initiated with the aim of creating awareness and understanding of knowledge and skills required for sustainable environmental management.


Increasing environmental degradation due to urbanization has highlighted the need of Environmental Sciences as an integrated discipline designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of biological and natural sciences in solving environmental problems. The Environmental Sciences department is currently running BS and M.Sc. Environmental Sciences Program under the Faculty of Science at AIOU.  The courses offered in the department are designed considering the multidisciplinary nature of the discipline and focus on understanding about fundamental processes that contribute to environmental pollution and natural resource degradation with the aim train students to combat pollution and ensure sustainable development in the country. The courses are reviewed from time to time through Committee of Courses to incorporate emerging modern trends in the subject.

Graduates from the Department of Environmental Science can find potential opportunities and career in national and international organizations working for sustainable development.


  • To equip students with basic and applied knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
  • To enable students to prepare and conduct research in national research laboratories, field stations, universities, as well as institutes and corporations in the private sector
  • To provide a good research environment and publish research findings in international and national journals

Academic Facilities

Library; Internet; Video Conferencing facilities; Face to Face teaching and well-established laboratories for research students


Future Plans

Department will start M.Phil. and PhD in Environmental Sciences in near future.   The department also plans to organize workshops, seminars, and conferences in the field of Environmental Sciences. The faculty of department has expertise in the field of EIA; air, water and soil analysis and plans to offer consultancy services

Contact Details

Environmental Sciences

Department of Environmental Science, First floor , Science Block, Allama Iqbal Open University, Sector H-8, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan




Faculty & Staff Members




The Allama Iqbal Open University was established in May, 1974, with the main objectives of providing educational opportunities to masses and to those who cannot leave their homes and jobs. During all these past years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise.