Programme

Biochemistry

The BSc programme in Biochemistry is designed to produce graduates who will meet the human resource needs of second cycle, tertiary, research institutions, food, brewing and pharmaceutical industries. The programme equips students with:

  • skills and techniques for conducting bioscience research and presentation of results under the supervision of a lecturer,
  • ​educational training in research methodology and statistical tools necessary to conduct research at the workplace,
  • ​broad knowledge-based academic issues in Biochemistry and  related fields

HOW DO WE PREPARE YOU FOR A B.SC.DEGREE IN BIOCHEMISTRY?

The first year provides an introduction to Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  You will also choose a liberal course from a list offered by the University. You will gain foundation in Biological Sciences.  In Year two, you will build on this foundation with the inclusion of Mathematics for Biologists, and Introductory Biochemistry courses.  In your third year, you will study courses including Research methods, Biostatistics and core Biochemistry courses.  You will be expected to carry out attachment training in an industry, which is expected to build on your knowledge base and expose you to the job market.  In the final year you will study Bio-entrepreneurship and other core Biochemistry courses and produce a dissertation necessary for graduation.  Courses are taught through lectures, discussions and oral presentations by students.

Students are assessed using continuous assessment by quizzes, assignments, oral presentations and participation in class discussion, which constitutes 40% and an End of Semester Examination, which comprises 60% of the total marks.

WHAT TO DO TO QUALIFY FOR AN AWARD OF A DEGREE

A minimum of 120-credit load of work is required to graduate for the four year programme. 

Admission Requirements: 

Candidates must have credit passes (A1 – C6) ‘(A – D)’ in core English, core Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies. In addition, candidates must have obtained credit passes in three elective subjects preferably Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and elective Mathematics with grades not lower than C6/D at the WASSCE/SSSCE levels respectively.