Department of Chemistry


The Chemistry Programme began as a unit under the umbrella of School of Science and Science Education in October, 1981 along with other Departments in the Faculty. It is involved in the teaching of integrated five year degree programme leading to the award of the B.Tech degree in Industrial Chemistry.

A wealth of postgraduate course offered as well leading to the degree of M.Sc and Ph.D in Chemistry. Details of this degree programme are contained in the Departmental Brochure or Syllabus as well as the University Prospectus. The teaching objectives of the Industrial Chemistry are as follows:

  1. To provide to students a thorough grounding in the principles and qualitative scientific methods of the Chemistry Sciences
  2. Induce in the student a sense of curiosity as well as an enquiring mind in order to encourage and develop in the creative thinking and research
  3. Generate in them an awareness of the resources in their immediate environment so as to enhance solutions to the challenges of our times for a march towards nation building
  4. To seek to educate and train Chemists, particularly applied chemists, who can think fundamentally about their subject and who can acquire as graduates a meaningful picture of the Chemistry Industry
  5. Inculcate in students appropriate skills and abilities to manage and administer technological cooperation within the field of chemistry and allied arrears
  6. Prepare the applied chemistry students for professional participation in chemical industries. It is intended that graduates of this programme will be able to adapt themselves to jobs which are problems/results oriented in a chemical, petrochemical, biochemical and allied technological fields viz. food, environmental, polymer etc

Collaborative research involving visitors to the department and visits by programme staff to other institutions in Nigeria and abroad, has long provided enrichment to our programme. We welcome enquiries by individuals and organizations interested in such collaborative ventures.

The chemistry programme offers courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Industrial Chemistry, Masters of Science (M.Sc) in Organic, Inorganic, Physical, Analytical, Industrial and Polymer Chemistry. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree is also offered by Research in a limited number of areas

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Five-Year Integrated Programme (WASC/GCE/SSS Candidates)


Candidate must satisfy all University entry requirement including the required five credits in relevant papers all obtained at not more than two settings. The qualifying subjects must include a credit pass in chemistry as well as a credit pass in Mathematics. Credit pass in physics and biology are also required.





Candidate admitted direct will normally enroll in the second year of the program. To qualify for direct entry, candidates must satisfy the requirements set out in the WASC/GCE/SSS requirement above. In addition, they must have passes at principal level in the GCE Advance Level, IJMB or equivalent in at least two subjects, one of which must be chemistry and either Mathematics, Physics or Biology. The passes in the two subjects must be obtained in one sitting.








To be eligible for the award of a B.Tech degree in Industrial Chemistry, the candidate must have satisfied the following conditions:




The approved requirements of the School of Science, Including General Studies with respect to work-load, registration for courses and program duration. The program requirements which involve mainly satisfactory completion of the compulsory courses, the restricted elective course and other approved courses, and the Industrial attachment with a satisfactory grade.