The B.Sc. (Hons) degree is a four-year programme or a three-year programme in Biochemistry that provides the graduate with a broad scientific background in preparation for a successful career in a variety of occupations as outlined in the Philosophy and Objectives. It provides a solid academic base upon which to build more advanced degrees (M.Sc., PhD) if so desired.
The Department places adequate emphasis on theoretical knowledge as well as practical work in the laboratories. Compulsory Industrial Trainings are organized both during the academic year and vacations for all 300 level students. At the 300 and 400 levels, students carry out individual projects.
1. Students intending to major in Biochemistry must satisfy the University and Faculty of Natural Sciences admission requirements. Such students must have five credits at ordinary level at one sitting or six credits at not more than two sittings. The credits must include English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
2. For a direct entry, three “A” level passes in Chemistry, Physics and Biology or their equivalents in addition to the requirements in (1) above must be obtained.
To be eligible for a single B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry, a student must pass all the prescribed courses and obtain a minimum of 120 credits within the 4-year degree programme and 90 credits for the 3-year degree programme.
Regulation on Course selection
The Department operates a course unit system in a 2-semester academic year for the B.Sc Honours degree. Students are required to take a list of approved courses and register for not less than 15 credits and not more than 24 credits in each semester.