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B.Sc. BIOLOGY

INTRODUCTION

The BSc. Biology Program is to produce graduates with a broad-based degree, a good working knowledge in other areas of pure and applied sciences, which will be very useful to society. Biology involves the study of life at all levels of organization, from the molecular biology of virus replication to the study of animals and plants in their natural habitats. Biology also touches on many aspects of contemporary life.

The students are given an overview of the various subjects of all the three disciplines of Biology, Physics and chemistry during the tenure of their program. Therefore after completion of the biology program, the students are well versed with the entire area of all the three disciplines and their application in the current scenario. Students will acquire a broad knowledge in biological sciences, and natural sciences, coupled with analytical, oral and compositional skills.

PROGRAM SUMMARY

GOALS

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of Mendelian and molecular genetics, cell structure, cell physiology, and molecular processes of cells.
  • Students will demonstrate proper and safe laboratory practice, proper use of equipment, and the ability to use basic techniques in several areas and advanced techniques in at least one area.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with computational, mathematical and statistical approaches to acquire, analyze and model experimental datasets.
  • To provide students with an understanding of the role of science in society and the ethical conduct of science.
  • To provide students with the ability to develop hypotheses and design approaches to evaluate them, as well as to access and critically evaluate information in biology
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to report the results of their experiments in a written paper that conforms to the scientific conventions of that field and incorporate the findings into the existing body of knowledge in biology
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to orally communicate the findings of their experiments or the work of others.
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to use their degrees to undertake careers in biology or to gain admittance to graduate or professional school.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the programme are to:

  • To train academically sound future researchers and intellectuals in the area of general biology, with emphasis in areas on the cutting edge of modern biology, e.g., Molecular biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Cytology, Cell and Tissue Culture, and Environmental Conservation.
  • To contribute to discoveries and innovations in these aspects of the biological science discipline through research.
  • To provide expert counsel and consultancy services to national and international organizations on issues relating to general biology.
  • To develop in students, a range of transferable skills that are of value in biological as well as non-biological employment
  • To provide students with knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas of biological sciences or multi-disciplinary areas involving biology.

COURSE CURRICULUM

B. Sc. Biology – 4 YEAR Curriculam Plan

 

Sl. No

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Category

Lecture  (hours)

Practical
(hours)

  SEMESTER 1 

   

Level 100
SEMESTER 1

1

GST1211English Communication I

2

 GST

30

2

GST1213Use of Library, Study Skills and ICT

2

 GST

30

3

GST1215Nigerian People and Culture

2

 GST

30

4

MTH1311Mathematics I

3

 Core

45

5

BIO1311Biology I

3

 Core

30

45

6

PHY1311Physics I

3

 Core

30

45

7

CHM1311Chemistry I

3

 Core

30

45

  

18

225

135

  SEMESTER 2 

   

Level 100
SEMESTER 2

1

GST1222Communication in French

2

 GST

30

2

GST1224Logical Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

2

 GST

30

3

GST1226Introduction to Entrepreneurship

2

 GST

30

4

ACC1322Research Methodology

3

 Core

45

5

CHM1322Organic Chemistry

3

 Core

30

45

6

CHM1324Inorganic Chemistry

3

 Core

30

45

7

MCB1322Introduction to Microbiology

3

 Core

30

45

    

18

225

135

 

 

SEMESTER 3 

 

Level 200
SEMESTER 1

1

GST2211English Communication II

2

 GST

30

2

GST2213Leadership Skills

2

 GST

30

3

GST2215Core Life Skills & Happiness

2

 GST

30

4

MTH2315Mathematics II

3

 Core

45

5

BIO2311Biology II

3

 Core

30

45

6

PHY2313Physics II

3

 Core

30

45

7

CHM2313Chemistry II

3

 Core

30

45

 

 

18

225

135

 

 

SEMESTER 4

Level 200
SEMESTER 2

1

STA2322Statistics for Biological Sciences

3

 Core

45

2

BIO2322Introduction to Ecology

3

 Core

30

45

3

ZOO2322Invertebrate Zoology

3

 Core

30

45

4

ZOO2324Chordate Zoology

3

 Core

30

45

5

MCB2322Immunology

3

 Core

30

45

6

MCB2324Food Microbiology

3

 Core

30

45

 

 

18

195

225

 

 

SEMESTER 5 

 

Level 300
SEMESTER 1

1

BIO3699

SIWES(Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme) / Industrial Attachment / Project

6

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

 

 

6

 

 

SEMESTER 6

Level 300
SEMESTER 2

1

MCB3322Microbial Ecology

3

Core

30

45

2

BIO3328Evolution

3

Required

45

3

MCB3324Advanced Food Microbiology

3

Core

30

45

4

BIO3340Molecular Biology

3

Required

45

5

BIO3322Genetics

3

Required

45

6

BIO3324Introductory Nematology

3

 Required

45

7

BIO3326General Physiology

3

 Required

30

45

 

21

270

135

 

 

SEMESTER 7 

 

Level 400
SEMESTER 1

1

MCB4319Introductory Virology

3

Core

30

45

2

BIO4311Population Genetics

3

Required

45

3

BIO4313Cytogenetics of Plants

3

Required

30

45

4

BIO4315Systematic Biology

3

Required

45

5

Elective 1

3

30

45

6

Elective 2

3

30

45

 

 

18

210

180

 

 

SEMESTER 8

Level 400
SEMESTER 2

1

BIO4322General Cytology

3

 Required

30

45

2

MCB4342Industrial &  Environmental Microbiology

3

 Core

30

45

3

MCB4322Soil Ecology

3

 Required

45

4

BIO4324Human Genetics and Genomics

3

 Required

45

5

BIO4326Systematic & Developmental Biology

3

 Required

45

  

15

195

90

   

Total Credits for Programme

132

1,545

1,035

 

 

 Options for Elective 1 & 2

Course CodeCourse Title

Units

 Category

 Lecture  (hours)

Practical
(hours)

ZOO4311Principles of Parasitology

3

 Elective

              30

                45

BIO4317Marine & Hydrobiology

3

 Elective

              30

                45

  

 

 

Project / Internship / SIWES ( Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme)

Course CodeCourse Title

Units

 Category

 Lecture  (hours)

Practical
(hours)

BIO3699

SIWES / Industrial Attachment / Project

6

 

 

 

Description

Core / Compulsory –
Common Courses in the Department

Core / Compulsory –
Common courses in department for more than one Programs 

SIWES
(Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme)

GST –
General Studies Courses

Elective Courses

Required –
Major Courses as per the Program