Microbiology

Microbiology

Microbiology provides a large diversity of interesting study opportunities. Micro-organisms (viruses, bacteria and fungi) form an essential part of our planet and students are trained to study their functions and roles, as well as how microbes could be used or controlled in our everyday lives.

Micro-organisms are important to health and agriculture due to the diseases they cause. In this regard, microbiologists study the pathogens responsible for serious infectious diseases of humans, animals, wildlife and plants in order to treat and control them. Microbiology also focuses on the different applications where beneficial micro-organisms are used for food production, water purification and other industrial applications.

A microbiologist’s basic training is a three-year BSc degree. Apart from exposure to a range of subjects in the biological sciences, there is also a focus on specialised microbiology subjects, such as mycology, bacteriology, virology, microbial ecology, clinical microbiology, plant pathology, molecular microbiology, microbial interactions and food microbiology. Students can combine microbiology with genetics, biochemistry, zoology or plant sciences as part of a dual-major degree.

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Individuals having completed a secondary education are eligible for enrolling in the program. The pre-condition for enrollment in the Bachelor’s program is passing the WAEC, NECO or NATEB. Compulsory subjects to be taken are: Mathematics and Biology, while elective subjects can include: Chemistry /Physics /English language and Agric Science. Any exception from the rules of enrollment shall be allowed only in the cases prescribed by the legislation.