Originally founded in 1946 as a colonial Catholic vocational training university, the University of Botswana has undergone several structural and identity transformations over the years. In 1966, upon the independence of Botswana and Lesotho, the university became a joint, cross-national place of higher education with shared responsibility and membership between Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. The University of Botswana became autonomous in 1982 and has become closely involved in the national development process of Botswana while maintaining its rich history of high academic standards and social progressivism.
The campus has many amenities, among them one of the largest university libraries in Africa, sports facilities, a large student union, and a student medical center. The University of Botswana has a student population of approximately 15,000 students and offers one of the widest and most varied course catalogs among all African universities. Students may choose classes from the following faculties:
Faculty of Business - Departments of Accounting and Finance, Management, and Marketing
Faculty of Education - Departments of Adult Education, Educational Foundations, Educational Technology, Home Economics Education, Languages and Social Sciences Education, Mathematics and Science Education, Physical Education, and Primary Education
Faculty of Engineering and Technology - Departments of Architecture and Planning, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Design and Technology, and Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Health Sciences -Departments of Environment Health and Nursing Education and School of Medicine
Faculty of Humanities - Departments of African Languages and Literature, English, French, History, Library and Information Studies, Media Studies, and Theology and Religious Studies
Faculty of Science - Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics
Faculty of Social Sciences - Departments of Economics, Law, Political and Administrative Studies, Population Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Statistics
You can search for courses at UB in the Undergraduate Guide (syllabi available upon request).