BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Biological Sciences constitutes a field of coordinated study based on life and living organisms. Traditionally, the subject has been divided into Zoology, the study of animals, and Botany, the study of plants. The subject enquires into the natural constitution of living matter and the biochemical processes by which the maintenance of life is accomplished in organisms.
The basic philosophy of the Department of Biological Science in keeping with the fundamental philosophy of the University at large is designed to encourage and promote the training of students in all aspects of Biological Sciences. At the end of their programme of studies, the students are expected to be aware of their environment and appreciate the balance between plant and animal life. Above all, the Department is to produce graduates who can relate to life in general. The training will expose students to the knowledge of plants and animals. The graduate biologists are not only equipped with knowledge in all the modern aspects of the discipline, but also aware of the particular problems of Nigeria and Africa in general, in the area of their specialty. The emphasis of the programme will be on developing the skills and knowledge necessary for application to a wide range of biological challenges. There will also be adequate opportunities for research training in such areas of biology such as General and Applied Ecology, Entomology, Parasitology, Plant Science and Hydrobiology.
Our vision is to develop into a world class technology incubation centre where new ideas are formed, researched and congregated for the development of our local technology for the enormous benefits of enhancing intellectual capital, reducing unemployment, creation of wealth, increase production of goods and services and add value to the economy.
The students will also be adequately prepared for inter- disciplinary research work in biological sciences, involving gainful application of the principles of Biostatistics, Genetics, Physiology, Embryology, Immunology etc. It is also the goal of the Department to produce students who can relate to the needs of the Nigerian society and beyond, through their knowledge of the many facets of Biology. The students as expected will power our industries in producing goods and services needed to improve our levels of industrial development. Above all, it is the aim of the Department to train and develop the minds of our students such that they can be well educated people capable of logical reasoning.

100 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
BIOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE I BIO 101/103
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I CHM 101
ENGINEERING DRAWING ENG 103
INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH FRN 101
USE OF ENGLISH I GST 101
INTRODUCTION TO IGBO GRAMMAR IGB 101
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS I MTH 101
GENERAL PHYSICS I PHY 101
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
BIOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE II BIO 102/104
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II CHM 102
WORKSHOP PRACTICE II ENG 102
ENGINEERING DRAWING II ENG 104
FRENCH LANGUAGE II FRN 102
USE OF ENGLISH II GST 102
SOCIAL SCIENCE I GST 108
SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY GST 110
IGBO LANGUAGE II IGB 102
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II MTH 102
GENERAL PHYSICS II PHY 102

200 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
CHEMISTRY OF CARBOHYDRATES AND LIPIDS? BCH 201
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I CHM 201
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I CSC 201
MATHEMATICAL METHODS I MTH 201
ELEMENTARY DIFFRENTIAL EQUATIONS I MTH 203
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
CHEMISTRY OF PROTIENS AND NUCLIEC ACIDS BCH 202
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II CHM 202
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II CHM 204
INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS ECN 204
GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY II IMB 202
MATHEMATICAL METHODS II MTH 202
SECOND YEAR LONG VACATION SIWES SIW 200

300 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
BIOCHEMICAL TECHNIQUES BCH 303
GENERAL INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY BIO 303
BIOSYSTEMATICS BIO 307
CYTOLOGY AND HISTOLOGY BIO 309
CELL BIOLOGY BTC 303
DISTRIBUTION THEORY STA 301
ENZYMOLOGY BCH 301
INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY I BTC 305
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
GENERAL VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY BIO 302
SEED PLANTS BIO 304
GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY BIO 306
INTRODUCTION TO FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT BIO 308
SOIL SCIENCE BIO 310
PROJECT PLANNING AND CONTROL BIO 312
GENERAL ECOLOGY BTC 306
ENVIROMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT EVT 306
PHARMACEUTICAL MICROBIOLOGY IMB 302

400 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY BIO 401
INTRODUCTORY PARASITOLOGY BIO 403
BASIC ENTOMOLOGY BIO 405
PARASITOLOGICAL AND ENTOMOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES BIO 407
PATHOGENIC MYCOLOGY BIO 411
INSECTS BIO 413
CELL AND TISSUE CULTURE BTC 403
PLANT ECOLOGY BIO 414
PLANT ANATOMY/MORPHOLOGY BIO 417
PLANT PHYSIOLOGY BIO 419
PRINCIPLES OF PLANT TAXONOMY BIO 421
FISH BIOLOGY BIO 427
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
STUDENT INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT SIW 400

500 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
PARASITOLOGY I (PROTOZOOLOGY) BIO 501
PLANT NEMATOLOGY BIO 503
ANIMAL ECOLOGY BIO 505
PARASITE EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH BIO 507
ANTHROPODS AND ANTHROPODBORNE DISEASES BIO 509
SEMINAR TOPICS IN BIOLOGY BIO 511
RESEARCH PROJECT IN BIOLOGY BIO 513
POPULATION ECOLOGY BIO 515
ECONOMIC BOTANY BIO 519
NIGERIAN VEGETATION BIO 521
ENVIROMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT II EVT 511
IMMUNOLOGY AND IMMUNOCHEMISTRY IMB 503
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
PARASITOLOGY II (HELMINTHOLOGY) BIO 502
ZOOGEOGRAPHY BIO 504
DEVELOPMENT AND CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES BIO 506
CHEMISTRY AND TOXICOLOGY OF PESTICIDES BIO 510
WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND POLLUTION CONTROL BIO 512
ADVANCED BUILDING PRODUCTION/PROCESS BIO 514
APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY BIO 516
SHELLFISH BIOLOGY BIO 518
FISHERIES, POLICIES AND LEGISLATION BIO 520
PLANT PATHOLOGY BIO 522
PLANT VIROLOGY BIO 524
PLANT BREEDING AND PLANT CYTOGENETICS BIO 526
PALYNOLOGY BIO 530
DIAGNOSIS OF PARASITIC INFECTIONS BTC 504