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

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

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
Biological Techniques
General Botany
Cell and Developmental BiologyBiostatistics II
Genetics I
Analytical Methods in Biotechnology
Biostatistics IOrganic Chemistry Laboratory
Introduction to BiotechnologyIndustrial Attachment I
Organic Chemistry I
Introduction to Bacteriology
Entrepreneurial Studies I
General Microbiology

First SemesterSecond Semester
Molecular Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics
Research Methodology in Biology
Molecular Genetics Lab Mycology
Biochemical Separation
Entrepreneurial Studies IIIndustrial Attachment II
Microbial Ecology
Microbial Physiology & Metabolism
Introduction to Virology

First SemesterSecond Semester
Biotechnology SeminarCancer Biology
Human Genetics and Genomics
Bioresources Management
Method in Recombinant DNA Technology
Biosafety issues
Industrial BiotechnologyIntellectual Property Right & Bioethics
Nucleotide Sequence AnalysisProcess Biotechnology
Advanced Food MicrobiologyMetabolic Engineering
Advanced Bacteriology
Research Project
Pharmaceutical MicrobiologyPetroleum Microbiology

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

BSc Biotechnology - 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.

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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