B.Sc. Biology


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Course Outline

 

Biology is a broad-based degree covering the whole of the biological sciences from human disease to ecology and evolution including genetics, evolution, physiology and biochemistry.

 

If you’re seeking a career in Medicine as a Doctor, a Biology major provides a sound foundation to prepare you for Pre-Veterinary Medicine or the Pre-Medicine MBBS (4 year Medical Doctor) Programme.

 

A degree programme in Biology will aim to:

  • Provide a broad and balanced foundation of biological knowledge and practical skills.
  • Generate an appreciation of the importance of biology in industrial, economic, environmental, technological and social development.
  • To provide the knowledge and skills base from which one can proceed to further studies in specialized areas of biological sciences or medicine.

 

Admission and Graduation Requirements

The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, 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) in relevant subject combination is required for admission into 100 Level. Expected duration for UTME candidates shall be 4 years.

 

Expected duration for Direct Entry (DE) candidates with at least two A level passes at the GCE/IJMB Advanced Level in relevant science subjects shall be 3 years.

 

Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 units for graduation, 60 of which must come from Biological sciences.

 

Course Structure

 

Course Structure at 100 Level: Biology.

 

Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
BIO 101 General Biology I 3 C 45
BIO 102 General Biology II 3 C 45
BIO 107 General Biology Practical I 1 C 45
BIO 108 General Biology Practical II 1 C 45
CHM 101 General Chemistry I 3 R 45
CHM 102 General Chemistry II 3 R 45
CHM 107 General Chemistry Practical I 1 R 45
CHM 108 General Chemistry Practical II 1 R 45
CSC  101 Introduction to Computer Science 3 R 30 45
GST  111 Communication in English I 2 C 30
GST  112 Logic, Philosophy & Human existence 2 E 30
GST  113 Nigerian Peoples and Culture 2 R 30
GST  121 Use of Library, Study Skills & ICT 2 R 30
MTH 101 Elementary Mathematics I 3 R 45
PHY 101 General Physics I 3 R 45
PHY 102 General Physics II 3 R 45
PHY 107 General Physics Practical I 1 R 45
PHY 108 General Physics Practical II 1 R 45
STA 111 Descriptive Statistics 4 R 60
Total 42

 

Course Structure at 200 Level: Biology

 

Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
BIO   201 Genetics I 2 C 30
BIO   202 Introductory Ecology 2 C 15 45
BIO   203 General Physiology   I 2 C 30
BIO   204 Biological Techniques 2 C 15 45
BIO   205 Introductory Developmental/Cell Biology 3 R 30 45
BIO   299 Industrial Attachment I (12 weeks) 3 C
BOT  202 Seedless Plants 2 R 30
BOT  203 Seed Plants 2 E 30
CHM 211 Organic Chemistry I 3 R 30 45
CHM 213 Analytical Chemistry I 3 E 30 45
GST  122 Communication in English II 2 C 30
GST  125 Contemporary Health Issues 2 R 30
GST  211 Environment and Sustainable Development 2 R 30
GST  223 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2 R 30
MCB 221 General Microbiology 3 E 30 45
STA 201 Statistics for Agriculture & Biological Sciences 4 R 60
ZOO 211 Invertebrate Zoology 3 R 30 45
ZOO 212 Chordate Zoology 3 E 30 45
Total 45

 

Course Structure at 300 Level: Biology

 

Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
BCH 201 General Biochemistry I 3 R 45
BCH 202 General Biochemistry II 3 R 45
BIO   301 Genetics II 3 C 30 45
BIO   302 Field Course I 1 R 45
BIO   303 General Cytology 3 R 30 45
BIO   304 General Ecology 3 R 30 45
BIO   305 Molecular Biology 3 R 45
BIO   306 General Physiology II 3 R 30 45
BIO   308 Evolution 2 E 30
BIO   309 Introductory Nematology 2 E 30
BIO   399 Industrial Attachment II (12 weeks) 3 C
GST  222 Peace Studies and Conflict solution 2 R 30
GST  224 Leadership Skills 2 R 30
GST  311 Entrepreneurship 2 R 30
MCB 307 Immunology 3 E 30 45
MCB 309 Food Microbiology 2 E 15 45
MCB 324 Microbial Ecology 3 E 30 45
MCB 326 Introductory Virology 3 E 30 45
Total 46

 

Course Structure at 400 Level: Biology

 

Course Code Course Title Units Status LH PH
BIO 401 Population Genetics 3 C 45
BIO 402 Cytogenetics of Plants 3 C 30 45
BIO 403 Soil Ecology 3 C 45
BIO 404 Systematic Biology 3 C 45
BIO 405 Developmental Biology 3 C 30 45
BIO 406 Marine Biology 3 E 30 45
BIO 407 Hydrobiology 3 E 30 45
BIO 413 Field Course II 3 R
BIO 414 Human Genetics and Genomics 3 R 45
BIO 415 Project 6 C
MCB 404 Advanced Food Microbiology 3 E 30 45
MCB 423 Industrial Microbiology 3 E 30 45
MCB 425 Environmental Microbiology 3 E 30 45
MCB 482 Virology and Tissue Culture 3 E 30 45
ZOO 412 Principles of Parasitology 4 E 45 45
Total 49

 

 

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