The Faculty of Environmental Sciences of the University of Jos came into being during the 1979/80 academic session with the three foundation departments of Architecture, Building and Geography and Planning. The Department of Geography and Planning, one of the oldest departments in the university, belonged to the Faculty of Natural Sciences up to the end of 1978/79 session. The two other Departments, Architecture and Building, admitted their first batch of undergraduate students during 1979/80 academic session. All the three departments currently offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses, leading to the B.Sc., M.Sc, M.Phil, and Ph.D degrees. At inception, the faculty was planned so that over time, Departments of Estate Management, Urban and Regional Planning, Quantity Surveying and Land Surveying, as well as Advanced Cartography, would emerge but none of these have been realised to date. The inability of the Faculty to embrace more departments as professed in its initial conception is due to inadequate staff, space, equipment and funding.