We have received a lot of enquiries from students that know what they want to study, but they are not sure whether or not an institution offers a specific course. Best place to start is to look at the different faculties within a tertiary institution.

“A faculty is a division within a university comprising one subject area, or a number of related subject areas.” – Wikipedia

Let’s start our series by looking at the following faculties (that can be found at most tertiary institutions). Please keep in mind that all universities will not have all, but most of these faculties:

8) Faculty of Military Science

Military science is the study of the technique, psychology, practice and other phenomena which constitute war and armed conflict. It strives to be a scientific system that if properly employed, will greatly enhance the practitioner’s ability to prevail in an armed conflict with any adversary. Careers within the military and armed force include fighter Pilots, soldiers, aviators and much more.

Courses you can study:

  • National Diploma in Maritime Studies
  • BMil in Organisational and Resource Management
  • BMil in Human and Organisational Development
  • BMil in Technology
  • BMil in Technology and Management
  • BMil in Technology and Defence Management
  • BMil in Security and African Studies


  • Support Branch Officer
  • Combat Branch Officer
  • Organisational Manager
  • Resource Manager

9) Faculty of Science

The word Science is rooted in Latin and means knowledge or to know. Thus it is the effort to discover and understand how things around us work. Scientists are able to analyze information though controlled experiments, research and collecting data. The information gained through science can be used to improve and sustain our living conditions.

Courses you can study:

  • National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry
  • National Diploma in Biotechnology
  • National Diploma in Food Technology
  • BTech in Cartography
  • BSc in Astrophysics
  • BSc in Applied Geomatics
  • BSc in Botany
  • BSc in Chemistry
  • BSc in Microbiology
  • BSc in Physics (Nuclear Physics, Radiation, Therapy Physics and Laser Physics)
  • BScEd in Physics


  • Scientists
  • Researchers
  • Lecturers
  • Biologists
  • Microbiologists
  • Astronomers
  • Food Technologist
  • Quality Controller

10) Faculty of Theology

Theology is the study of God from a religious perspective. It has been commonly defined as reasoned discourse about God or the gods, or more generally about religion or spirituality. Theology is frequently contrasted with religious studies, which is the study of religion from a secular perspective. Careers in Theology are directed at the religious field and opens up the doors of opportunity for those interested in leading a spiritual life in both personal and work environments.

Courses you can study:

  • Diploma in Theology
  • Bachelors in Theology
  • Bachelors in Theology (Pastoral Counselling)
  • Bachelors in Theology (Urban Ministry)
  • BA in Theology


  1. Minister
  2. Counsellor