B.Sc. Microbiology

    B.Sc. Microbiology

    Full Accreditation
    Department: Biological Sciences
    • Duration: 4 years


    The Philosophy of the programme is to produce University Graduates who are knowledgeable and adequately skilled and cultured with trained minds in general, while seeking to expose them to all facets of Microbiology with the purpose of self-realization and a sense of the need to contribute to National developments. Problem appreciation in the programme is located in the concrete objective of the Nigerian situation and cultural locale.


    1. Producing graduates with good B.Sc. Degree in Microbiology
    2. Graduating students who would be able to demonstrate professional competence on all issues concerning the area of Microbiology in which they specialize
    3. Building students’ capacity to fit into the appropriate level of manpower to which their qualification will allow them in various employment opportunities available to Microbiologists
    4. Training students to develop self-confidence in appreciating, handling and solving problems with minimal or no supervision
    5. Producing Microbiologists who can be self-employed and possibly employers of labour
    6. Training students to be able to ease into postgraduate programme without difficulty 


    (a) UTME Admission:

    Candidates seeking admission through Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Examinations must offer the following subjects:  English Language and three other subjects out of Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science and Physics or any other relevant science subject.

    In addition, candidates must have five credit passes at SSCE/NECO/GCE in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics in not more than two sittings.

    (b) Direct Entry Admission:

    Candidates may be admitted into the 200 Level of the programme by direct entry if they have at least two A-Level passes in Biology/Zoology, Chemistry or any other relevant subject in addition to the five credit passes at SSCE/NECO/GCE in the subjects specified for UTME candidates.


    The normal duration of the programme is four academic sessions for students admitted to 100 level through UTME and three academic sessions for those admitted into 200 level through Direct Entry. Students may take longer than the normal duration to complete the requirements for graduation but will not be allowed to exceed twelve (12) semesters for candidates admitted through UTME and ten (10) semesters for candidates admitted by Direct Entry.


    To be eligible for the B.Sc. degree in Applied Plant Science and Biotechnology of Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, a candidate must

    1. pass all prescribed core courses, School and University required courses as well as electives;
    2. complete successfully a minimum of 161 units for candidates admitted through UTME and 117 units for candidates admitted through Direct Entry, and obtain a CGPA of not less than 1.0;
    3. complete successfully all prescribed industrial attachments, projects and seminars.

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    About OAUSTECH

    Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa was established by the Ondo State government in 2008. It was initially named as Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH).

    It is a technology-based institution, which aims at providing the needed manpower training for industrial and technological development of Ondo State and Nigeria as a whole.

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    For further information and enquiries, please contact;

    • Admissions Office, 
      Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Senate building, 
      Olusegun Agagu University of Science & Technology,
      Km. 6, Okitipupa-Igbokoda Road,
      P.M.B. 353, Okitipupa,
      Ondo State, Nigeria
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