Pharmacy is defined as the science and art of preparing, dispensing, and selling drugs and medicines. It encompasses various fields of study, such as Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry, Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Practice, and Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Biotechnology.

The profession of pharmacy plays a crucial role in ensuring the safe, effective, and affordable use of medicines. A degree in pharmacy opens up opportunities for careers in various sectors, including community practice, hospitals, industry, education, research, and development.

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Bingham University focuses on providing comprehensive education and training to students, preparing them to become valuable members of the healthcare team. Our faculty is committed to delivering quality education and fostering the core values of being Christ-centered, purpose-driven, and dedicated to serving society.

Welcome to the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences!

Assoc. Prof. John Alfa Ph.D, FPSN, FAPharm, NPOM
Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences


  1. Six Departments supervised by Heads (HOD)
    • Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology
    • Pharmacology and Toxicology
    • Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry
    • Pharmacognosy
    • Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
    • BOARDS
      • Faculty Board
        • Chairman: The Dean (On behalf of the Vice-chancellor)
        • Members: Deputy Dean, All Heads of Departments, all Academic Staff, and representatives of the University Library, other persons recommended by Faculty, Faculty Representatives, and approved by the Senate, Faculty Officer (as Secretary)
      • Board of Examiners
        • Chairman: The Dean
        • Members: All Academic Staff, Faculty Officer (as Secretary)
      • Administrative Committee
        • Chairman: The Dean
        • Members: All Heads of Department, Professors/Readers, Faculty Officer (as Secretary)
      • Admissions Committee
        • Chairman: The Dean
        • Members: All Heads of Department, all Academic Staff, Professors, Faculty Officer (as Secretary)
      • Curriculum Review Committee
        • Chairman: The Dean
        • Members: All Heads of Department, Professors/Readers, Rep. NAPA, ACPN, NAIP, AHAPN and other interest groups, Faculty Officer (as Secretary)
      • Examination Malpractice Committee
        • Chairman: The Dean
        • Members: One elected member from each Department
      • Appraisal Committee
        • Chairman: The Dean, Deputy Dean, All Heads of Departments, All Professors, Faculty Officer (as Secretary)
      • Research Management Committee
        • Chairman: The Dean
        • Members: All Heads of Departments, Professors
      • Appropriate Committees exist at departmental level


The faculty currently offers a Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) degree program in accordance with the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standard (BMAS) of the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN). The program started in the 2017/2018 academic session with 56 pioneer students admitted through the UTME.


Each student must successfully complete all the courses specified by NUC as core and cognate courses, as well as all the courses required by the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria. Additionally, a minimum CGPA of 2.50 is required at the end of the study.


A minimum CGPA of 2.50 is required for graduation with a Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) degree. Candidates with a CGPA equivalent to a First class (4.50 to 5.0) will qualify for Distinction. The degree is unclassified and can be either B.Pharm or B.Pharm with Distinction. A candidate earns a distinction in any pharmacy subject area when their average score in the subject area over the entire degree program is not less than 70%.


Entry into the University is done through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the University post UTME exercise. Candidates for admission into the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree program must have the Senior Secondary Certificate or its equivalent.

UTME (JAMB) O'LEVEL Direct Entry (DE)
  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
A credit pass in Mathematics, English, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics Students with G.C.E. or H.S.E. in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

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