Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

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Description of the Programme:

The Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences at the University is a course designed to train students to acquire relevant scientific knowledge and practical skills in Biological Sciences leading to the award of the Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. The course employs a multidisciplinary approach from the physical and biological sciences to offer fundamental knowledge, practical and manipulative skills in biological sciences. The program is relevant to a wide range of job opportunities in diagnostic and biotechnology laboratories, research institutions, hospitals and other health institutions, food industries and health inspectorates among others. 

Admission Requirements:

a)Candidates must satisfy the minimum university entry requirements of KCSE Mean Grade of C+ (Plus) with C+(Plus) in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and C+(Plus) in English or Kiswahili. OR

b) Holders of KACE with minimum of 2 principals and one subsidiary at A level. OR

c) Holders of relevant KNEC Diploma from accredited University. 

Programme Learning Objectives (PLOs):

At the end of this program, students should be able to:

a) Demonstrate competence in different areas in the Biological Sciences such as Botany, Zoology, Genetics, Molecular Biology etc

b) Apply the necessary knowledge and technical skills in biological science sectors and other service industries in the private, public and community sectors.

c) Invent and manage their own ventures and be involved in community development.

d) Develop skills in scientific research and writing that will enable them to work together with biological research teams

e) Establish a foundation for continuation into advanced degrees in various fields in the biological sciences.

Duration of the Program:

a) The duration of the Biological Sciences degree program shall normally be extended over a period of four (4) academic years of 8 semesters.

b) The program course should comprise lectures, laboratory practicals, field/industrial/ attachment/T

Courses Distribution:


Graduates can work as research scientists, laboratory technicians, microbiologist, or biology teachers.

Programe Fees:

Kshs: 126,000 per year