BSc Biotechnology

The programme has been designed to provide a sound understanding of the concepts of micro-organisms in relation to mankind and the environment.

The programme will elaborate the importance of micro-organisms in the industry, health and environmental sectors of the society.

The Biotechnology programme will also emphasis the traditional biotechnology and the linkage to the current modern Biotechnology.

The main objectives of the programme are to broadly educate students for positions in the industry, health sectors, research institutes and to prepare them for graduate and professional studies in the life applied areas of Biotechnology.

The main aims and objectives of the degree programme in Biotechnology should be:

  1. To provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of biochemical knowledge and practical skills

  2. To develop in students the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in biotechnology

  3. To develop in students, a range of transferable skills that are of value in biochemical and non-biochemical employment

  4. To provide students with knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas of biotechnology or multi-disciplinary areas involving biotechnology

  5. To provide, through training and orientation, an appreciation of the solutory rewards of inter- and multi-disciplinary approach to the solution of complex life problems

  6. To generate in students an appreciation of the importance of biotechnology in industrial, economic, environmental, technological and social development

  7. To instill in students a sense enthusiasm for biotechnology, an appreciation of its application in different contexts and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.

The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, to form the core course with credit in three other relevant science courses Biology, Chemistry, Technical drawing, Agricultural Science and Geography at the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalent and atleast a pass in Physics. In addition, an acceptable pass in the University Matriculation Examination (UTME) into 100-level is required. For the B.Sc. Programme in Biotechnolog, candidates must have credit level passes in Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Expected duration for Direct Entry (DE) candidates with two A level passes (graded A-E) at the Advanced Level in one or more relevant subjects (Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics and Physics) may undertake the three – year degree programme into 200-level.