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 Microbiology programme will also emphasise the traditional biotechnology and the linkage to the current modern biotechnology.  

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

Admission Requirements  

UTME The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, to form the core subjects with credits in three other relevant science courses Biology, Chemistry and Physics at the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent. In addition, an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) into 100-level is required.  

Direct Entry Candidates with two A level passes (Grade A-E) at the Advanced Level in  relevant subjects (Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics and Physics) may undertake the three-year degree programme into 200-level.  

Graduation Requirement

To graduate, a student must pass a minimum of 120 units including all compulsory courses.    

Learning Outcomes  

All Bachelors honours degree students in Microbiology are expected to develop the following abilities and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in Microbiology in relation to national and societal problems.  

  • Regime of Subject Knowledge Cognitive abilities and skills relating to solution of problems in Microbiology  
  • Competencies and Skills Practical skills relating to the conduct of laboratory and industrial work in Microbiology.  
  • Behavioral Attitudes General skills relating to non-subject specific competencies, communication, ICT knowledge, interpersonal, organization skills and ethical standards.  

Attainment Levels

Graduates of Microbiology are expected to have the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in Microbiology  

Resource Requirement for Teaching and Learning

  • Academic and Non-Academic Staff  
  • Academic and NON-Academic Spaces  
  • Academic and Laboratory Equipment  
  • Library and Information Resources 

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