Microbiology is the study of micro-organisms, a large and diverse group of organisms that exist as single cells or cell clusters.
The Department of Microbiology is housed in the Faculty of Basic Medical and Applied Sciences, committed to provide basic knowledge in the study of microorganism and their effect on man and his environment. The program elaborates the importance of micro-organisms in industry, health and environmental sectors of the society.
The program leads to the award of B.Sc. Microbiology at the end of four years of studies at the University and three years for Direct entry or A’ level candidates.
The main objectives of the programme are to:
- offer programs leading to the award of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Microbiology to support scientific and technological development programs of the country;
- help the student develop Cognitive abilities and practical skills relating to solution of problems in both basic and applied aspects of Microbiology in Agriculture, Medical establishments, Environmental studies, Research institutes and other Industries;
- provide effective teaching and cutting-edge research in a student-friendly environment for the purpose of producing well motivated graduates;
- provide courses in Microbiology to students of other departments whose degree options require general knowledge of Microbiology and Biotechnology;
- e) impact the students with general skills relating to non-subject specific competencies, communication, ICT knowledge, interpersonal, organization skills and ethical standards;
- raise a total man with Godly character in academic excellence, professionalism, responsibility, integrity and good leadership traits which are in line with the core values of the University.
The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, to form the core subjects with credit in three other relevant science courses Biology, Chemistry, and Physics at the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalent. In addition, an acceptable pass in the University Matriculation Examination (UTME) into 100-level is required.
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.