Philosophy

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology involves teaching and research at the macromolecular, molecular, and atomic levels with a view to understanding the fundamental processes of life. The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology B.Sc. Degree Programme is offered through collaboration by the Departments in the School of Natural and Applied Sciences, consisting of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Biological Sciences. The Programme constitutes an integrated curriculum of basic instruction in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science and general courses. Our distinguished faculty are engaged in frontline research in modern, well-equipped laboratories and the Programme hosts a very active training series in Molecular Biology by national and international scholars. The Programme features close faculty-student interaction, small tutorial classes, stimulating learning environments, and opportunities for independent research and study. The Programme meets the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standard (BMAS) prescribed by the National Universities Commission (NUC, 2007) and the Guidelines set by the Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB). The students are prepared for exciting and challenging technical, scientific and research positions in industry, particularly the biomedical, pharmaceutical and agricultural sciences, and for advanced study and research in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or Health Sciences.