I welcome you to the Department of Biological Sciences, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Fountain University, Osogbo. This is one of the pioneer Departments in the University.
The Department was established on 14th January, 2008 in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences at the inception of the University. Academic activities started in the 2007/2008 session with twenty four students and five staff and have grown to a student population of over a hundred and staff strength of thirteen in 2020/2021.
Biological Sciences Department is known for high quality education in the specialized areas of Sciences such as Microbiology and Biotechnology with collaborative tentacles within and outside Nigeria.
The Department is a leading academic centre of excellence with outstanding community of scholars. Our academic achievement is a reflection of our students intellectual achievement as well as research output of the staff of the department.
Philosophy and objectives
The philosophy of the Programme is to produce cultured Nigerian with trained mind in general while seeking to provide a sound understanding of the concepts of micro-organisms in relation to mankind and the environment. The programme will elaborate the importance of micro-organisms in the industry, agriculture, health and environmental sectors of the society. The Microbiology programme will also emphasize the traditional biotechnology and the linkage to the current modern biotechnology.
Consequent upon the philosophy stated above, the aims and objectives of the programme are:
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The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, to form the core subjects with credit in three other relevant science courses Biology, Chemistry, and Physics at the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent. In addition, an acceptable pass in the University Matriculation Examination (UME) into 100-level is required.
Candidates with two A level passes (graded A-E) at the Advanced Level in one or more relevant subjects (Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics and Physics) may undertake the three-year degree programme into 200-level. Also, candidates with Pass in the Degree Foundation Programme organized by the University or OND certificate with Upper Credit Passes in relevant subject areas are eligible for admission. In exceptional cases, holders of OND with Lower Credit may be admitted into 200 levels.
The department accepts students on transfer from other Universities. Such transfer students must meet the minimum admission requirements either through UTME or DIRECT entry before being considered
We educate students for positions in the industry, health sectors, and research institutes and to prepare them for graduate and professional studies in the applied areas of microbiology.