BSc Biochemistry

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

Start Date

September entry


4 years

Entry requirements

See below

Fees Per Session



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This course deals with the study of matter and energy and the interaction between them. At the end of this course at a standard appropriate to the level of the Course, students will be able to write chemical equations, simple compound and their uses, to solve problems with different method and will be able to list the chemical compounds inside the food we eat, medicines we use, water we drink, clothes we wear because all are part of understanding general chemistry.


You will study the following modules:

Year 1 Units

First Semester

  • General Biology I    
  • Practical Biology I    
  • General Chemistry I    
  • Practical Chemistry I    
  • Use of English I    
  • People and Culture of Nigeria
  • IT and Library Skills    
  • General Mathematics I
  • General Physics I    
  • Practical Physics I

Second Semester

  • General Biology II    
  • Practical Biology II    
  • General Chemistry II    
  • Practical Chemistry II        
  • Use of English II    
  • Health Awareness Education    
  • General mathematics II
  • General Physics II    
  • Practical Physics II

Year 2 Units

First Semester

  • General Biochemistry I
  • General Biochemistry Practical I    
  • Biological Techniques    
  • Genetics I        
  • Biostatistics I        
  • Organic Chemistry I    
  • Entrepreneurial Studies I    
  • General Microbiology

Second Semester

  • General Biochemistry II    
  • General Biochemistry Practical II    
  • Biostatistics II        
  • Organic Chemistry II    
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • Physical Chemistry    
  • Analytical Chemistry    
  • Industrial Attachment I

Year 3 Units

First Semester

  • Enzymology        
  • Metabolism of Carbohydrates    
  • Metabolism of Lipids    
  • Metabolism of Nucleic Acids    
  • Methods in Biochemistry    
  • Entrepreneurial Studies II    
  • Microbial Genetics

Second Semester

  • Metabolism of Amino Acids and Proteins    
  • Bioenergetics & Membrane Biochemistry    
  • Food & Nutritional Biochemistry    
  • Endocrinology        
  • Immunology        
  • Industrial Attachment II

Year 4 Units

First Semester

  • Advance Enzymology        
  • Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering    
  • Metabolic Regulations    
  • Industrial Biochemistry    
  • Advanced Biochemical Methods
  • Special Topics & Seminar in Biochemistry

Second Semester

  • Bioinorganic Chemistry    
  • Plant Biochemistry    
  • Biosynthesis of Macromolecules
  • Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
  • Tissue Biochemistry    
  • Research Project

Biochemistry is the molecular basis of life

Lecturer at Nile University


Additional Information

Entry Requirements

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

How will I be taught?

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.

Career support

  • 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.

Further Study

  • PGD Biological Science
  • MSc Biological Science
  • MSc Industrial Chemistry

Fees and Finance

In 2020/2021 the full-time tuition fee undergraduate students on this course will be N2,400,000 Per Session.  

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance please see link Fees and Finance 

Sectorial Advisory Board

The Sectoral Advisory Board (SAB) was formed with the goal of creating a bridge between industry (private/public and national/international institutions) and academics considering the latest requirements of the industry and incorporating necessary components in the curriculum regarding overall development of the department.

Main Objectives of the SAB:

1- Development of 

a) Curriculum of the department 
b) Syllabus of the courses in the department
c) Institutional relationships

2- Increase the potential of

a) Internship
b) Scholarship 
c) Sponsorship

Roles and Responsibilities of the SAB:  
The roles and responsibilities of SAB are as follows:
The SAB develops and recommends new or revised programme goals and objectives.
The Sectoral of "X" Advisory Board advises the department head on matters related to undergraduate, postgraduate, research and outreach programs, including but not limited to curricula, accreditation, new programs, recruitment of students and faculty, and investment of resources. 


Structure of the SAB:

The SAB is composed of members from eminent institutions as well as members from industry and members of faculty of the department. The chairman of the Board is the head of the department.
The Board meets twice per academic year.

Members of the SAB:
The current members of the Sectoral Advisory Board are:




Prof. P.C. Onyenekwu


Biotechnology Advanced Laboratory

Dr. N.B. Saliu



Prof. A.J Afolayan



Prof. A.A Jigam


FUT Minna

Prof. O.B. Oloyede


University of Ibadan

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