The department of Biological Sciences was one of the few with which the university started about 24 years ago. During this period, appreciable progress has been recorded in the growth of the department.
From an initial two degree programs on offer in Zoology and Botany, which was later contracted to one, namely BSc. (Hons) Biological Sciences, due to the constraints in resources and staff, the department now offers four degree programs, viz:
(i) B.Sc. (Hons) – Biology
(ii) B.Sc. (Hons) – Microbiology
(iii) B.Sc. (Hons) – Plant Science and Biotechnology and
(iv) B.Sc. (Hons) – Zoology and Environmental Biology.
We have vibrantly responded to the very urgent and persistent demand for more opportunities for profitable and rewarding careers in the Biological sciences by our people in making this programs available. Indeed we are poised to move more confidently into this new millennium of scientific advancement, especially in the life sciences, by the provision of these additional opportunities.
I urge all prospective and current students to give life to their dreams of becoming great Biologists by committing and dedicating themselves to the achievement of excellence by renewed hard work and full utilization of our considerable human and material resources in place in the department.
Dr. Bernard Ortwer Atu
Head of Department