About Us

The department of Biological Sciences is one of the academic Departments domiciled in the School of Life Sciences of the Federal University of Technology, Minna. It has been in existence since the inception of the University in 1983. In 2004, the Department was divulged of the Departments of Microbiology and Biochemistry while in 2013, Senate approved two options (Plant and Animal Biology) for the Department. The Department, since then, has been running a broad-based training leading to the award of B.Tech. Biology. While all aspects of Biology are taught theoretically, complimented by practicals and field courses, emphasis is placed on applied disciplines of Biology.


The Department operates a two-semester system per session. The first year of the programme is spent studying basic sciences and a few liberal arts in order to provide sound knowledge of the basic scientific information and its relationship to the society, while in subsequent years, the students apply the scientific knowledge. The entire programme is flexibly structured to accommodate students with physical science background and aptitude who are interested in various aspects of our programme.


                                                             The Philosophy
The Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Biology (Plant and Animal Biology options) is a 5-year degree program designed to train competent personnel to meet the forever increasing demands in important private and public establishments such as Industries, Medical establishments, Agricultural sector, Water resources and Environmental Protection Agencies, etc. The programme aspires to provide students with opportunities to develop skills needed for competitive career actualization in Nigeria and beyond. With the acquisition of knowledge in the area of Biology, the graduates of this programme can be self-employed if they have no desire to work for the industries or Medical institutions.

Vision
The programme aspires to produce students with opportunities to develop biological skills needed for competitive career actualization in Nigeria and beyond.

Mission
To produce highly motivated and enterprising graduates with up-to-date knowledge and skills in Biological Sciences for research and application purposes.

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