BSc Biotechnology

Biotechnology is not a single area of study, but a multidisciplinary field concerned with the practical application of biological organisms and their subcellular components to industrial or service manufacturing, to environmental management and health, and to medicine.

September entry

Start date

4 years



Fees per session

Nile has been a good fit for me. The nice balance between fundamental molecular biology research and driving practical applications in the Biotechnology department as well as the modern labs make Nile the right place for me to gain the necessary knowledge to become successful in the Biotechnology field.

400 Level ( Biotechnology 400 Level )

Study Modules

The course will explain the concepts of biotechnology, methods, ethical and moral issues in biotechnology.

BSc Biotechnology - FAQs

JAMB SUBJECT COMBINATIONS: Use of English, Biology, Chemistry and any of Physics or Mathematics.

O’LEVEL SUBJECT COMBINATION: Applicants are required to obtain credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, to form the core course with credits in three other relevant science courses — Biology, Chemistry, and Physics — at the Senior Secondary School Certificate exam or its equivalent. In addition, an acceptable pass mark in the University Matriculation Examination (UME) is required.

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.

Various biotechnology careers include forensic DNA analyst, scientist, clinical research associate etc. Here are some of the career opportunities with a degree in biotechnology:

Laboratory Research Careers

Discovery Research: Could include protein chemists, geneticists, biochemists, etc.

Animal Science Specialists: Grow cultures, make and purify DNA, and conduct early stages of testing when a drug’s safety is determined via animal testing.

Bioinformatics: Data analysts who combine the biological sciences with information technology who aid discovery researchers in identifying the most promising drug candidates. The three realms of activity in bioinformatics include: creating databases to store/manage large sets of data; developing algorithms and statistics to determine relationships among datasets; or using these tools to analyze and interpret biological data.

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