DEPARMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Welcome to the Department of Biological Sciences. The Department contributes to the vision and mission of the University in training undergraduate and graduate students with requisite skills needed for position in the industry, health sector, and research institute and to prepare them for graduate and professional studies in the applied areas of Biology and microbiology.
The department offers courses in all major fields of biological sciences. Each unit in the Department offers the core courses in Biology and Microbiology and students have the opportunity to take electives courses from other related fields for better understanding of their area of specialization.
The programmes in the department have been designed to provide students with a broad and balanced foundation in life sciences that can lead to fulfilling their careers.Current research focus includes Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,Stress Physiology (high and low temperature, salinity and flooding stress, molecular and physiological characterization of plant response to stress)synthesis of nanomaterials for specific application, Cellular Parasitology, Environmental Microbiology and Public Health.
The department offers degree programmes leading to the award of B.Sc in Biology, Biotechnology and Microbiology. All academic and Technical staff in of the Department arequalified, accomplished and well experienced scientist who are committed to impart quality education on students. Also, he Department has adequate and sufficient teaching, laboratory and research materials.
Anchor University is fully persuaded that the light of knowledge illuminates the mind, liberates the man and upgrade human qualities, faculties and profession skills that results in discernible impact on all area of human endeavour. It believes in the power of education to create social and economic mobility and in the morality and social values of making higher education accessible to everyone. The university will engage in the process of ‘massification’ meaning that it will expand access to serve students from all walks of life. It is committed to train the total man to face the challenges in a dynamic world, thus subduing the world in obedience to his creator.
In line with the University’s philosophy to train the total man to face the challenges in a dynamic world, thus subduing the world in obedience to his creator. We are committed to promote effective teaching; learning and research to produce graduates who will use their acquired knowledge on biology to solve the world’s social, economic and ecological problems. The Department will intend to produce graduates, who would become globally relevant in the industry academia and government. We will play will play an active role to help foster a more entrepreneurial mind set among students. The Department will make significant contributions to the advancement of the researches in the several areas of Biological Sciences.
The Biology program has been designed to provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of biological knowledge and practical skills. The programme will develop in students the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in Biology. It will develop in students, a range of transferable skills that are of value in Biology. The programme will generate in students an appreciation of the importance of Biology in industrial, economic, environmental, technological and social development. The programme will instill in students a sense enthusiasm for Biology, an appreciation of its application in different contexts and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying. The microbiology programme will provided a sound understanding of the concept of microorganisms in relation to mankind and the environment. The programme will elaborate the importance of microorganisms in the industry, health and environmental sector of the society. The programme will also emphasize the traditional biotechnonology and the linkage to the current modern biotechnology. the main objective of the programmes are to broadly educate students for position in the industry, health sector, research institute and to prepare them for graduate and professional studies in the life applied areas of Biology and microbiology .
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