Grant or modify the degree to be conferred on the students of Biology Department

Grant or modify the degree to be conferred on the students of Biology Department

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The Leadership BIOSSA, Class of 2019/2020 started this petition to University of Liberia (The Administration)

We the graduating class of 2019/2020 of the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Liberia express our dissatisfaction as it relates to the degree to be conferred on the graduates this year. The department currently runs various pathway with more specificity. They are: Medical Science pathway, Environmental science pathway, Microbiology Pathway & Old pathway (General Biology). These pathways were developed in 2015 and there were students from the old pathway who joined these programs for a more specific degree and also freshman students enrolled in these programs. The BSc in Biology is broad and needs to be modified with the emphasis or the degree be changed depending on the pathways. It will be a disadvantage to obtain a degree in a discipline that is different from what the students actually studied. It sends a wrong information and as such needs to be corrected.

There is a difference between a BSc in Biology and a BSc in Biology with emphasis in environmental science. The courses thought in these programs are different and as such students can not be given degree in a discipline different from the field of study. How can you justify that a person specialty is environmental science when the degree conferred is BSc in Biology? Even though the department runs these programs, there traditional BSc in Biology program (Old program) is still being offered by the department. The course guides are different and the courses offered too are different. 

The Graduating Class of 2019/2020 of the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Liberia demands the administration to modify the degree to either BSc in Biology with emphasis in Medical Science, Environmental science or Microbiology or grant degrees in Medical Science, Environmental science and Microbiology. It will be a great injustice to be given a degree contrary to your field of study.

 

Thank you.

 

The Leadership, Department of Biological Sciences Graduating Class 2019/2020

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