Degree Type: 

Bachelor of Science

Department: 

Department of Chemistry

Modes of Study: 

Regular

About Programme: 

Chemists play a crucial role in mining companies. They also play roles in the field of health, undertaking research into drugs for cure of diseases like cancer. Their work results in the development and bulk production of products like washing powders, rubbers, plastics, paint, and vaccines, among others. 
 
You can also be employed as: 
 
 Chemist with Pharmaceutical companies

  Chemistry teacher

 Soil chemist/scientists

 Laboratory researcher

 Work at industries

Entry Requirements: 

Applicants must obtain passes in Chemistry, Physics and either Elective Mathematics or Biology. 

Career Opportunities: 

The B.Sc Chemistry programme covers the composition and mechanism behind all tangible and observable materials that can be seen with the naked eye. Scientists believe that all observable materials are made up of small tiny particles called atoms. The programme teaches student how the atoms which cannot be seen with the naked eye interact to produce the objects that are seen. Our students are taught how to measure the fractions of the different kinds of atoms, the rate of the reactions within the materials, as well as their chemical properties. It is both a laboratory and a field-based programme in which the Chemist get to the ground, gathers materials, and takes them to the laboratory for analysis. Students are trained in various branches of chemistry including inorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, as well as physical chemistry. The programme seeks to imbibe an understanding of the effects that the application of temperature and pressure can have on the transformation of solids, liquids and gases in students.

Programme Structure

Level 100

First Semester

CMS 107: Communicative Skills I
3 Credit(s)

Engaging in academic work at the university is challenging. This course is aimed at equipping fresh students to make the transition from pre-university level to the university level. It assists them in engaging and succeeding in complex academic tasks in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It also provides an introduction to university studies by equipping students with skills that will help them to engage in academic discourse with confidence and fluency.

Second Semester

CMS 108: Communicative Skills II
3 Credit(s)

This is a follow-up course on the first semester one. It takes students through writing correct sentences, devoid of ambiguity, through the paragraph and its appropriate development to the fully-developed essay. The course also emphasizes the importance and the processes of editing written work.