Faculties » Life Sciences » Microbiology


The department offers a degree programme leading to the award of the Bachelor of Science (Microbiology)


The degree in Microbiology is designed to produce scientific and technological manpower in various areas of Microbiology. It is aimed at meeting the needs of professionals in the field of Microbiology, particularly clinical microbiologist, pathologist, environmental microbiologist, molecular biologist and food microbiologist, researchers and other professions requiring knowledge of the subject.


  1. To produce skilled manpower with a strong background in the various areas of microbiology.
  2. To make the student develop skill and acquire knowledge necessary for productive research and teaching.
  3. To train the students to acquire the microbiological knowledge and techniques necessary for industries such as Breweries, Food processing and preservation, Water works, Pharmaceutical, Petrochemical and Research Institutes.
  4. To train students, where appropriate to acquire the knowledge necessary for healthcare delivery especially in pathological, and immunological laboratories and to monitor environmental pollution.
  5. To provide courses in microbiology to students of other departments and faculties where degree options require some knowledge of the areas listed in (iii) and (iv) above.


UME Requirements
In addition to an acceptance pass in UME, candidates must have SSCE/GCE O/L, NECO, NABTEB credit passes in at least five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics

Direct Entry
Candidates for Direct entry admission (200 Level) must have met the matriculation requirements in the relevant subjects plus two HSC/GCE advance level passes in Chemistry and Biology.


The B.Sc. (Hons) Microbiology degree is offered as a four-year programme for the UME in-take and a three (3) year programme for the direct entry candidates.