The two degree programmes offered in the Department are:
(i) B.Sc. (Hons) CHEMISTRY
(ii) B.Sc. (Hons) INDUSTRIAL Chemistry
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF B.Sc. (Hons) CHEMISTRY AND INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY DEGREE PROGRAMMES
The department aims at providing her graduates with a broad based knowledge of theoretical and practical chemistry leading to specialization in Chemistry. Prescribed courses cover the physical, inorganic, organic, analytical and applied/industrial area of chemistry. Industrial Chemistry students at the end of year III Harmattan Semester go for six months industrial attachment in chemical and allied industries. In the final year, the undergraduates carry out practical research projects under the supervision of members of academic staff, and present dissertations. This practice gives the students insight into the methods of planning and execution of research programmes.
Well qualified chemistry graduates may proceed to work for a higher degree, or may use the B.Sc. degree to obtain employment which would commonly be in teaching, industry, commerce, government services and research institutes or be self-employed.
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY OPTION
The programme is designed to produce graduates who have sound basic knowledge of chemistry and its applications especially in industries. In particular, the programme will expose the students to the chemical and related manufacturing industries in the country with a view to their (students) acquiring adequate knowledge of the chemical raw materials requirements, their local sources, processing and production; quality control, economics and marketing of the industrial products.
(i) To prepare self-reliant graduates for self-employment.
(ii) To prepare well trained personnel for the growing chemical industries in the
(iii) To prepare graduates for teaching and research work industrial/applied chemistry in our higher institutions of learning in the country.
Students intending to graduate in Chemistry or Industrial Chemistry must satisfy the general University entrance requirements and should normally have obtained “0” Level credits in Chemistry, Physics Mathematics and any other two subjects. The B.Sc. Degree course normally takes four years of study and comprises a two-year Foundation Programme. University entrants, who have passed with a satisfactory grade at “A” level in Chemistry and in either Physics and/or Mathematics, may be admitted into year II of the programme.