Prof. S.E Omonigho
HOD, Department of Microbiology
(a) Programme Title……B.Sc. MICROBIOLOGY
(b) Programme/sub-Discipline philosophy and objectives
Courses for the B.Sc Honours degree in Microbiology are designed to provide the Students with a general understanding in Microbiology together with an insight into some specialized and applied aspects of the subject.
In the first year of the four year degree programme, students take courses which extend their basic knowledge of biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.
In the second, third and fourth years students take core courses and some other
selected relevant courses. The B.Sc. graduate in Microbiology is thus suited for careers in industries, hospital, agriculture, environmental studies, research institutes and for specialized postgraduate training.
In addition, the Department of Microbiology also provides service courses for students in other disciplines.
For the Four-Year Full-Time degree Programme (UME)
Candidates seeking admission into this programme should possess any of the following qualifications:
at least five ordinary level credit passes in WASC, WAEC, SSCE/GCE, NECO, SSCE or at least five merit passes in Teachers Grade (TCII) examination or its recognized equivalent in not more than two sittings. The subjects should include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Note: the University Matriculation Examination (UME)
Subjects are: Use of English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics
in addition to requirement in A above, candidates who possess any of the following qualification may be considered for admission:
i. At least two Advanced level passes in the General Certificate of Education (GCE) or Higher school Certificate (HSC) or its recognized equivalent at not more than two sittings. The subjects should include Chemistry and any one of Biology, Zoology or Botany.
ii. At least a credit level pass in the University of Benin Diploma in any of the following:
a) Applied Microbiology (DAM)
b) Food and brewing Science (DFBS)
c) Science Laboratory Technology (DSLT)
Iii. Diploma from other recognized Universities with at least an upper credit level pass in the areas listed in B (ii) above
iv. Ordinary National Diploma (OND) with at least an upper credit level pass in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) or Food Technology from a Recognized Polytechnic or College of Technology.
v. Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least a lower credit level pass in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) or Food Technology in the relevant subject area from a recognized Polytechnic or College of Technology.
vi. Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE) with at least a credit level passes in Biology from a recognized College of Education. In addition candidates should have at least an overall merit level pass.
(d) Programme/ sub-discipline structure to include period of formal studies in the university industrial training, planned visit and project.
This programme is essentially a 3 to 4 years programme. Those who are admitted through direct entry spend three years starting at the second year of the programme while those admitted with UME spend 4 years start from the year the first programme.
All 300 level students are expected to proceed on the mandatory six (6) months industrial training scheme in the second semester in any establishment industry/firm where they would gain more laboratory experience in Microbiology.
(e) Course content Specification /syllabus of courses in the programmme