The Applied Biology and Biotechnology Programme has been planned to equip students with practical application of biological knowledge as it emphasizes the relevance of biology-based knowledge and modern molecular skills to the functioning of the various industries such as research and product development, analysis and quality management, biomedical, clinical and biological laboratories, public health, pharmaceutics or healthcare, environmental practices, conservation, bio-resources management, water resources and aquatics etc.

Opportunities for graduates of Applied Biology and Biotechnology span a wide spectrum ranging from national institutions to regional bodies and  global centres such as CGIAR, FAO, WHO and UNEP that deals on issues bordering on food, agriculture, water, environment, health, population, exploration, diseases management, conservation, petrochemicals, etc. The Programme is also designed to produce entrepreneurial-minded graduates relevant to almost every sector of the economy and society with the benefit of being able to create employment.