BSc Biochemistry

The goal of this course is to give the basic understanding of chemistry and the important of it in our daily life activities.

September entry

Start date

4 years



Fees per session

Study Modules

First SemesterSecond Semester
General Biology I
General Biology II
Practical Biology I
Practical Biology II
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Practical Chemistry I
Practical Chemistry II
Use of English IUse of English II
People and Culture of Nigeria
Health Awareness Education
IT and Library Skills
General mathematics II
General Mathematics I
General Physics II
General Physics I
Practical Physics II
Practical Physics I

First SemesterSecond Semester
General Biochemistry I
General Biochemistry II
General Biochemistry Practical I
General Biochemistry Practical II
Biological Techniques
Biostatistics II
Genetics I
Organic Chemistry II
Biostatistics IOrganic Chemistry Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I
Physical Chemistry
Entrepreneurial Studies I
Analytical Chemistry
General MicrobiologyIndustrial Attachment I

First SemesterSecond Semester
Metabolism of Amino Acids and Proteins
Metabolism of Carbohydrates
Bioenergetics & Membrane Biochemistry
Metabolism of Lipids
Food & Nutritional Biochemistry
Metabolism of Nucleic AcidsEndocrinology
Methods in Biochemistry
Entrepreneurial Studies IIIndustrial Attachment II
Microbial Genetics

First SemesterSecond Semester
Advance Enzymology
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering
Plant Biochemistry
Metabolic Regulations
Biosynthesis of Macromolecules
Industrial BiochemistryPharmaceutical Biochemistry
Advanced Biochemical Methods
Tissue Biochemistry
Special Topics & Seminar in BiochemistryResearch Project

Biochemistry is the molecular basis of life

BSc Biochemistry - FAQs

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

* Must have at least 5 O’level credits, including English, in no more than 2 sittings.

** For complete requirements, please check the 2019/2020 Jamb Brochure.

  • DIRECT ENTRY: Available
  • UTME SUBJECTS: Chemistry, Biology and any other Science subject
  • O’LEVEL SUBJECTS: Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and any other Science subject

The course is going to be taught majorly by lectures through presentation and the use of other teaching aids.  Laboratory sections will be scheduled where applicable.

  • Biochemists can be found working in numerous areas of industry. These are the eight areas defined as industry by the Industry Strategy and Working Group: Drug discovery, Consumer goods, Diagnostics industry, Clinical biochemistry, Service providers, Biomaterials, Agrochemicals, Food formulation.

The Outlook

  • The practical and technical skills you develop during your biochemistry degree – through laboratory-based work and your final year research project – prepare you well for a research or technical position. Obtaining some work experience, for example, a summer internship in a research laboratory or company will help to boost your chances of finding a job. The Governments recognize the potential that developments in biochemistry and the life sciences have for contributing to national prosperity and for improving the quality of life of the population. Funding for research in these areas has been increasing dramatically in most countries, and the biotechnology industry is expanding rapidly.
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  • MSc Industrial Chemistry

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