Department of Biology

About Us

The Department of Biological Sciences, Bingham University is one of the leading Academic Departments in the Faculty of Science and Technology, and among the highly rated few Departments in the entire University in terms of excellence.

Precisely, in May 2006, the Department commenced academic activities; but then, it was limited to servicing other Departments, namely; Biochemistry and Medicine. Then, after proper planning, and with availability of conducive learning environment, the University saw the need to introduce a programme, and consequently, B.Sc. Microbiology was introduced in 2007/2008 academic session in the Department of Biological Sciences.

Presently, the programme is fully accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Department currently awards a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology, and had famously graduated about two hundred students over years.

As a reputable Department, we pride ourselves on our faculty strength, skills, performance, our experienced laboratory staff, and our graduates over years are highly disciplined, proficient and highly qualitative. This is because, we ultimately put in our best and we go can extra miles to train and prepare them in such a dynamic manner, that they are capable of meeting up with contemporary evolutional trend in biological world and, also to meet the relevant needs of the society now and in the future.

As it is seamlessly so promising, our students study a very wide range of microscopic organisms and how these organisms interface with other microbes and familiar organisms (fauna and flora) beneficially or destructively. We prepare our students to also graduate as entrepreneurs.

As of today, our choices are many, and with the good understanding of this course, our graduates are so promising and can practically handle some of the major challenges faced in today’s world ranging from the spread of antibiotic resistance disease-causing organisms, disease outbreak, energy crisis, environmental pollution, food insecurity and climate change.

The Department is committed to raising God fearing new generation of leaders driving by excellence in teaching, research and community development, in line with the Vision and Mission of the University.

We are primed and committed to conduct research in various areas of Biological Sciences, and presently we are conducting research on preliminary screening of plant extracts used in wound management, Construction of a growing power model aquaponics, and etc

I hereby welcome all prospective students who desire an in-depth knowledge of Biology in general and Microbiology specifically to our Department.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
  • Clinical Consultant Microbiologist
  • Biomedical Research Scientist
  • Quality Control or Assurance Analyst
  • Environmental Impact Assessor
  • Health and Environmentally focused Non-Governmental Organization
  • International and Government Agencies
Entry Requirements
Undergraduate
  • Candidates for the B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Microbiology may be admitted after passing the UTME and having obtained SSCE (WAEC, NECO) with five credits including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English and Mathematics.
  • Selection of candidates is done by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
  • Students with ‘A’ level certificate (Diploma/IJMB/HND) are considered through Direct Entry.
First Semester
SN Code Name Unit
1. BIO101 General Biology I 2
2. BIO100A Experimental Biology I 1
3. CHM101A Physical Chemistry I 2
4. CHM197 Experimental Chemistry 1
5. GST121 Use of Library, study skills and information communication technology 2
6. BST103 Christian Belief I 2
7. GST111 Communication in English 2
8. GST113 Nigeria People and Culture 2
9. PHY101 General Physics I 2
10. MCB121B Introduction to Microbiology 1
11. PHY107 General Physics Laboratory I 1
12. MTH103 Elementary Mathematics III 2
13. MTH101 Elementary Maths I 2
14. CMP103 Introduction to Computer Applications and Google apps 2
Total Credit Units 27
Second Semester
SN Code Name Unit
1. BIO 102 General Biology II 2
2. BIO 100B General Biology Practical II 1
3. CHM 102 General Chemistry II 2
4. CHM 198 General Chemistry Practical II 1
5. CMP 112 Computer Application 2
6. GST 104 History and Philosophy of Science 2
7. GST 112 Logic, Philosophy & Human Existence 2
8. GST 122 Communication in English II 2
9. GST 124 Communication in French 2
10. MTH 102 Elementary Mathematics II 2
11. PHY 102 General Physics II 2
12. PHY 108 General Physics II Practical 1
13. BST 104 Christian Belief II 2
14. CHM 103 Organic chemistry I 2
Total Credit Units 25
First Semester
SN Code Name Unit
1. CHM203 Organic Chemistry 2
2. BIO211 Introductory Genetics & Cell Physiology 2
3. CHM201 Physical Chemistry 2
4. BIO213 Experimental Genetics & Cell Physiology 1
5. BIO215 Introduction to Food Science 2
6. CHM297 Experimental Chemistry 1
7. BST203 Christian Worldview I 2
8. MCB231 Basic Techniques in Microbiology 1
9. MCB211 General Microbiology I 2
10. BCH211 General Biochemistry 1 3
11. BCH213 Experimental Biochemistry 1
Total Credit Units 19
Second Semester
SN Code Name Unit
1. BIO 212 Introductory Ecology 2
2. BIO 204 Biological Techniques 2
3. MCB 206 General Microbiology II 2
4. MCB 224 General Microbiology Practical II 1
5. ZOO 212 Chordate Zoology 2
6. CHM 202 Inorganic Chemistry II 2
7. CHM 298 Inorganic Chemistry II Practical 1
8. STA 202 Statistics for Agriculture & Biological Sciences 2
9. GST 222 Peace Study and Conflict Resolution 2
10. EPS 228 Entrepreneur Studies 2
11. BST 204 Christian Worldview II 2
12. BCH 226 General Biochemistry II 2
13. BCH 222 Enzymology 2
14. BCH 224 Experimental Biochemistry 1
Total Credit Units 25
First Semester
SN Code Name Unit
1. EPS 311 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Skills 2
2. ZOO301 Parasitology/Protozoology 3
3. BOT305 Mycology 2
4. MCB300 Practical on Immunology 1
5. MCB381 Introductory Virology 2
6. MCB306 Microbial Physiology and Metabolism 2
7. MCB307 Soil Microbiology 2
8. MCB308 Medical Mycology 2
9. MCB301 Microbial Genetics & Molecular Biology 2
10. MCB303 Immunology and Immunochemistry 2
11. MCB304 Environmental Microbiology 2
Total Credit Units 22
Second Semester
SN Code Name Unit
1. MCB399 Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) 6
Total Credit Units 6
First Semester
SN Code Name Unit
1. MCB309 Food Microbiology 2
2. MCB405 Principles of Epidemiology and Public Health 3
3. BIO417 Biological Research Method 2
4. MCB400 Industrial Microbiological Practical 1
5. MCB411 Pathogenic Microbiology 2
6. MCB401 Seminar in Microbiology & Biotechnology 2
7. MCB403 Pharmaceutical Microbiology 2
8. MCB425 Industrial Microbiology 2
Totals Credit Units 17
Second Semester
SN Code Name Unit
1. BIO 422 Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering 2
2. MCB 414 Advanced Food Microbiology 3
3. MCB 404 Analytical Microbiology & Quality Assurance 2
4. MCB 482 Virology and Tissue Culture 3
5. MCB 408 Microbial Ecology 2
6. MCB 432 Petroleum Microbiology 2
7. MCB 499 Research Project 6
8. BST 302 Christian Discipleship II 2
Total Credit Units 22