BSc Microbiology

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Microbiology degree provides students with a broad and balanced foundation of microbiology and practical skills

September entry

Start date

4 years



Fees per session

Nile University’s Microbiology program has given me an understanding of the foundational principles of modern Biology and their associated laboratory techniques. The research I conducted as part of my coursework gave me a better understanding of how long-term research goals are set and pursued.

Kuakuvi Sandrine— ( Microbiology, 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 Biology
Biostatistics II
General Ecology
Analytical Chemistry
Genetics IIndustrial Attachment I
Biostatistics I
Introduction to Bacteriology
Organic Chemistry I
Analytical Methods in Microbiology
Entrepreneurial Studies I
Staining & Microbiological Techniques
General Microbiology

First SemesterSecond Semester
Entrepreneurial Studies II
Research Methodology in Biology
Environmental Microbiology
Immunology & Immunochemistry
Industrial Attachment II
Introductory to Food ScienceSoil Microbiology
Microbial Physiology & Metabolism
Microbial Genetics
Introduction to Virology
Microbial Ecology

First SemesterSecond Semester
Industrial Microbiology
Virology and Tissue Culture
Principle of Epidemiology and Public Health
General Toxicology
Advanced Food Microbiology
Microbiological Quality Assurance
Pathogenic MicrobiologyProtozoology & Parasitology
Advanced Bacteriology
Petroleum Microbiology
Pharmaceutical Microbiology

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BSc Microbiology - 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.

As a microbiologist, you will work with many other scientists and have a vast range of opportunities. Microbiologists work in almost every industry, for example, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, hospitals and have many different responsibilities. The following is a partial list of overlapping roles that you may have. You will collaborate with many other scientists. Depending on your specific situation, you may perform more than one function or role. Bacteriologist: Seek to answer basic questions about bacterial growth, metabolism, diversity, and evolution. Biochemist: Discover and teach us how organisms obtain energy, consume nutrients and reproduce. Biotechnologist: Manipulate genes in order to modify microorganisms. Their work produced novel organisms that make new products for human use. (i.e. insulin, medicine, grocery store items). Cell Biologists: Explore the actions of molecules on and in the cell. Their investigations determine how microorganisms and cell function. Clinical Microbiologist: Determine the cause of infections in humans and animals and what antimicrobials may be effective for treatment. They play a central role in the detection of new infectious agents. Environmental Scientists: Investigate the effects of biological, chemical, and geophysical activity on the environment. Their studies provide information necessary for helping humanity cope with the consequences of life. Geneticists: The language of life is written with four letters, A, C, G, and T. Each letter taken by itself is meaningless. But together the letter creates a code of life. Geneticists study the process by which organisms inherit and transmit genetic information. Immunologists: Investigate the body’s defense against disease and to answer basic questions about bacterial growth, metabolism, diversity, and evolution.

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