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Faculty of Sciences

The Faculty of Sciences (FoS)'s mandate is 

(i) to advance the BUAN’s mission of ‘producing innovative graduates and technological solutions, for sustainable development in agriculture and natural resources sectors and

(ii) to lay a solid foundation of sciences for all the University’s science based academic programmes. 

Structurally the Faculty has three (3) departments namely Biological Sciences (BS), Biometry and Mathematics (BM) and Physical and Chemical Sciences (PCS).  The Faculty offers Bachelor Science in Biodiversity and Conservation and Bachelor of Science in BioMathematics.Future course offerings will include Ecology and Taxonomy as streams, Bachelor of Science in Biometry (BScBMe)  The latter two qualifications provide critical support in the development of research, innovation and technology and, advance the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) goals. BSc Biodiversity, deals with the diversity of living organisms, their origin, evolution and their conservation which is crucial to the sustainable development and a sound management of the environment.

Employment Opportunities

Qualifications in biometry and biomathematics would enable the holders to find employment as data analysts, teachers, lecturers, researchers and/or consultants.  A qualification in biodiversity would enable the holder to find employment in government, parastatal, private organisations, tourism industry, become researchers, lecturers, work in a herbarium and botanical gardens as curators and taxonomists, ecologists and conservationists, operate their own businesses as tour guides and consultants.

FoS also teaches Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Computer Skills Fundamentals to all BUAN first year students as well as other science courses in the upper years. The Faculty will also soon have a diploma in Chemical Analysis,  as well as qualifications at all levels - Certificate, Diploma, BSc, MSc and PhD are also being considered for development.