Faculty of Science

University of Peradeniya

Faculty of Science

University of Peradeniya

Special Degree Programmes

 

The Faculty conducts Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) General Degree programmes and B.Sc. Special Degree Programmes in most of the Principal Subjects. Initially, a student registers for a general degree programme, and at the end of the second year, he/she may register for a special degree programme in a principal subject. This is possible only if he/she fulfills certain criteria as stipulated in the section "Criteria for Selection to a Special Degree Programme". The duration of a special degree programme is four years. General degree students may at the end of 3 rd year be selected based on performance and given the option of following courses for an additional year with special emphasis on industry-related courses leading to a B.Sc. degree in Applied Sciences in place of a General Degree.

Course units from Biology* can be counted as 100 level course units under Botany,. Course units from either Biology* or Biology** can similarly be considered for Zoology. Specified course units from Botany, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, and Zoology can be counted as 200 level course units for selection to Special Degree in Biology.

Students should complete all four year degree programmes within six academic years