The Department was established in 2001/2002 academic year as part of the restructuring of the Faculty of Science. The first batch of graduates completed in 2005/2006 academic year.
Centre of Excellence in Biodiversity Conservation and Management
To train highly qualified personnel for sustainable management of biodiversity and conservational problems.
The Department is to train students in the fields of Entomology and Wildlife to be able to: A)Provide solutions to insect pest and vector problems B)Manage wildlife resources. It also aims to research and provide relevant extension services to the community, to provide decision makers with relevant information to help formulate policies on insect pest and wildlife management, and to collaborate with other institutions through staff/student exchange programmes to share experiences.
The department also runs a FAO/UNEP/GEF funded Global Pollination Project at Bobiri/Kubease, Dodowa, Mankessim and a Stingless Bee Centre, adjacent to the Kakum National Park in the Central Region of Ghana.