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Students who earn a BSc (Bachelor of Science) have the opportunity to begin a career in their chosen field of study. A BSc in both science-related and non-science fields can be earned at schools all over the world.

Learning more about the biological aspects of the human body can be the basis for further study in pharmacology or in medical school. For those who want to teach science, a biology education can be combined with training to earn a teaching credential.

Can any other region can match the variety and dimension of Africa? With imitable history, landscape and cultural contributions, hardly any regions offer a study abroad encounter that is more challenging or more satisfying in terms of studying.

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BSc in Microbiology

Igbinedion University, Okada
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years March 2018 Nigeria Benin City

The programme integrates doctrines and concepts from genetics, biochemistry, chemistry, ecology, immunology, physiology, bacteriology, virology, statistics, botany, zoology and lastly, microbiology in order to produce well grounded students who can vie favourably anywhere and particularly in the highly competitive Nigerian food and beverages industries, hospitals and other related public and private sectors. [+]

BSc Degrees in Biology in Africa 2017. The Department of Biological Sciences, Igbinedion University, Okada was established in 2000 sequel to the approval and establishment of the University in 1999. The Department has degree options in Microbiology, Plant Science and Zoology. The first intake into the Microbiology degree option was in the year 2000/2001 academic session. Since then, the student population has grown to one hundred and sixty three (163) in the 2010/2011 session. The training of these students has been handled by highly qualified, competent and efficient staff. A total of two hundred and fifty six (256) students have graduated in the programme from eight sets of students in the 2003/2004 to 2010/2011 sessions. The staff list presently comprises twenty one (21) academic staff and four (4) non-teaching staff. Philosophy of the Programme The philosophy is to provide a broad based education in Microbiology and produce man power (graduate) equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge, which will make them relevant in nation building and thus capable of helping the nation to achieve its goals of industrialization and self-sufficiency. Objectives The objectives of the programme, therefore, are to produce confident, self-reliant and highly competitive graduates who can create employment opportunities and fill career opportunities in industries, hospitals, private businesses, academia and research. To achieve this, the course for B. Sc. honours degree in Microbiology are designed to accommodate a mosaic of students with diversity of interests and occupational goals in the field of medical, industrial, environmental soil, marine/freshwater, food and... [-]

BSc in Life and Environmental Sciences

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

This qualification is primarily designed to provide a well-rounded, broad education that equips graduates with the knowledge base, theory and methodology of life and environmental sciences. [+]

AUCKLAND PARK KINGSWAY CAMPUS This qualification is primarily designed to provide a well-rounded, broad education that equips graduates with the knowledge base, theory and methodology of life and environmental sciences. The purpose of the BSc Life and Environmental Sciences is to develop qualified scientists who can identify, evaluate and solve problems associated with life, earth and environmental sciences and be able to assume and demonstrate initiative and responsibility in related academic and professional contexts in South Africa as well as in the international world. With the focus of the programme being on the principles and theory of the life and environmental sciences with the possible applications thereof, the students acquire the appropriate competence and research ability that serves as a basis for entry into the labour market and a range of professional training and practice as well as postgraduate studies opportunities. Exit level outcomes Students should be able to: Identify, interpret, analyse and solve routine as well as unfamiliar problems and issues using enquiry and theory-driven arguments Demonstrate effectiveness in working with others in a team by taking responsibility for their own work and showing regard for the work of others Identify, evaluate and address their own task-specific learning needs Develop good information retrieval as well as quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills, including the appropriate use of ICT Demonstrate a well-grounded, systematic and integrated knowledge and theory of the life and environmental sciences Monitor and evaluate their own academic development and progress based on a commonly... [-]

BSc Hons in Zoology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

BSc Honours in Zoology [+]

BSc Degrees in Biology in Africa 2017. The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Zoology, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision. The degree demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence, and serves as the initial science postgraduate specialization qualification providing students with in-depth scientific knowledge and skills preparing them for research based postgraduate science study. BSc Hons: Zoology (HBS003) comprises 11 modules composed of modules ZOO0017, ZOO0027, ZOO0037, ZOO0047, ZOO0057, ZOO0067, ZOO0077, ZOO0097, ZOO0098, ZOO0127 and ZOO0157. The department annually determines the availability of modules. NQF Level: 7 Credits: 138 Rules of access: BSc degree with Zoology as major Conditions of acceptance A restricted number of learners (approx. 12) will be accepted annually. This number is determined by the available places in the department. Final acceptance will be based on final year results, obtaining a minimum of 65% in an English proficiency test and the outcome of a written easy type application, evaluated by Academic staff of the Department of Zoology. [-]

BSc Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

University Of Cape Coast
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Ghana Cape Coast

The Department offers a four-year Undergraduate programme leading to the award of BSc in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Students take general courses in Biology during the first two years, as well as compulsory University courses. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation. [+]

The Department offers a four-year Undergraduate programme leading to the award of BSc in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Students take general courses in Biology during the first two years, as well as compulsory University courses. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation. Year 1: General Biology and other foundation courses within the university to be taken by all students of the School of Biological Sciences. Year 2: General Biology courses to be taken by all biological science students. Selection of students into the specialised fields (at the various departments within the School), will be conducted at the end of the 2nd semester of year 2. Year 3: A blend of courses from the Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences and some selected courses from the School of Biological Sciences will be offered to students who are selected for the B.Sc. Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences programme. Year 4: Students undertake specially-tailored courses by the department covering the four subject areas; Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Oceanography & Limnology, Fisheries Science, and Aquaculture. A topic for project dissertation may be chosen from any of the four specified areas by students in the 4th year. Admission Requirements: Post WASSSCE - SSSCE admissions: Candidates must obtain: passes in Core English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies. passes in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics with grades not lower than C6 in Biology and one other elective science subject. an overall aggregate of 36 or better in three core and three elective subjects. NOTE:... [-]

BSc Biochemistry

University Of Cape Coast
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Ghana Cape Coast

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
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BSc Degrees in Biology in Africa 2017. 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.... [-]

BSc in Biology (Molecular Sciences)

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The BSc (Hons) in Biology (Molecular Sciences) offers you the opportunity for study in all aspects of plant and animal life. This degree will enhance your considerable interest in the subject and also support your future career development, in particular if you are considering work in a related field. This is a flexible course in which you will establish a strong foundation in the biological sciences during your first and second years of... [+]

Biology (Molecular Sciences) - BSc (Hons) The BSc (Hons) in Biology (Molecular Sciences) offers you the opportunity for study in all aspects of plant and animal life. This degree will enhance your considerable interest in the subject and also support your future career development, in particular if you are considering work in a related field. This is a flexible course in which you will establish a strong foundation in the biological sciences during your first and second years of study. In your third year you will have the opportunity to focus your studies and specialise in the molecular sciences. In addition to broadening your knowledge of the science of biology, you will gain an understanding of research methods and develop the practical and laboratory skills relevant to your studies and future career. About the course Class sizes are small and teaching staff are supportive and friendly. Many of the areas in which you may choose to specialize are supported by staff research, such as aspects of molecular or environmental biology. You will be taught using a wide variety of methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory and field work, small group work and supported self study. Experts in particular areas of biology regularly give talks and presentations as guest speakers. Throughout your studies you will have access to the University’s modern, well-equipped laboratories where you will have the opportunity to enhance your practical lab skills. Special features Class sizes are small and teaching staff are friendly and very supportive. You will... [-]

BSc in Biology (Animal Biology)

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The BSc (Hons) in Biology (Animal Biology) offers you the opportunity for study in all aspects of plant and animal life. This degree will enhance your considerable interest in the subject and also support your future career development, in particular if you are considering work in a related field. This is a flexible course in which you will establish a strong foundation in the biological sciences during your first and second years of study... [+]

BSc Degrees in Biology in Africa 2017. Biology (Animal Biology) - BSc (Hons) The BSc (Hons) in Biology (Animal Biology) offers you the opportunity for study in all aspects of plant and animal life. This degree will enhance your considerable interest in the subject and also support your future career development, in particular if you are considering work in a related field. This is a flexible course in which you will establish a strong foundation in the biological sciences during your first and second years of study. In your third year you will have the opportunity to focus your studies and specialise in animal biology. In addition to broadening your knowledge of the science of biology, you will gain an understanding of research methods and develop the practical and laboratory skills relevant to your studies and future career. About the course Class sizes are small and teaching staff are supportive and friendly. Many of the areas in which you may choose to specialize are supported by staff research, such as aspects of molecular or environmental biology. You will be taught using a wide variety of methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory and field work, small group work and supported self study. Experts in particular areas of biology regularly give talks and presentations as guest speakers. Throughout your studies you will have access to the University’s modern, well-equipped laboratories where you will have the opportunity to enhance your practical lab skills. Special features Class sizes are small and teaching staff are... [-]

BSc in Biology

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The BSc (Hons) in Biology offers you the opportunity for study in all aspects of plant and animal life. This degree will enhance your considerable interest in the subject and also support your future career development, in particular if you are considering work in a related field. This is a flexible course in which you will establish a strong foundation in the subject during your first and second years of study. In your third year you will have... [+]

Biology - BSc (Hons) The BSc (Hons) in Biology offers you the opportunity for study in all aspects of plant and animal life. This degree will enhance your considerable interest in the subject and also support your future career development, in particular if you are considering work in a related field. This is a flexible course in which you will establish a strong foundation in the subject during your first and second years of study. In your third year you will have the opportunity to continue with your broad study of Biology or focus your studies on a more specialised field by selecting one of the named routes from Animal Biology and Molecular Sciences. In addition to broadening your knowledge of the science of biology, you will gain an understanding of research methods and develop the practical and laboratory skills relevant to your studies and future career. About the course Class sizes are small and teaching staff are supportive and friendly. Many of the areas in which you may choose to specialize are supported by staff research, such as aspects of molecular or environmental biology. You will be taught using a wide variety of methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory and field work, small group work and supported self study. Experts in particular areas of biology regularly give talks and presentations as guest speakers. Throughout your studies you will have access to the University’s modern, well-equipped laboratories where you will have the opportunity to enhance your practical lab skills. Special... [-]

BSc (Hons) Biological Anthropology

University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

The BSc in Biological Anthropology focuses on the study of human evolution and adaptation. Biological anthropologists are particularly interested in investigating why variation arose and how it is maintained, as well as trying to explain how people are adapted to the environments in which they live. [+]

BSc Degrees in Biology in Africa 2017. Study human evolution and adaptation utilising our specialist osteology lab; plus the option to study in the USA. The BSc in Biological Anthropology focuses on the study of human evolution and adaptation. Biological anthropologists are particularly interested in investigating why variation arose and how it is maintained, as well as trying to explain how people are adapted to the environments in which they live. They study the human fossil and stone tool record, human material culture and the development of modern human behaviour in evolutionary and comparative perspective. Biological anthropology has four main subdisciplines: human biology and behaviour, genetics, human evolution, and primatology. Typical questions that biological anthropologists might ask are: Why do people living in different areas have different skin colours or facial shapes? What diseases existed in ancient populations? How did humans evolve? How closely related are humans and chimpanzees? Why are symmetrical faces more attractive? What can we learn about how people lived from studying their skeletons? Why is sex fun? Course Structure "An exciting degree programme that offers a scientifically based approach to the study of humans and provides you a wide range of skills that prepare you for your future. We have expanded and invested in teaching materials to give you a range of unique opportunities in biology and anthropology." Note: Some modules run in alternate years and all modules are subject to change. Select the module codes to access full details of each module. [-]

Department of Biological Sciences

Fountain University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years March 2018 Nigeria Ibadan + 1 more

The philosophy of the Programme is to produce cultured Nigerian with trained mind in general while seeking to provide a sound understanding of the concepts of micro-organisms in relation to mankind and the environment. [+]

Department of Biological Sciences Brief History Philosophy and objectives The philosophy of the Programme is to produce cultured Nigerian with trained mind in general while seeking to provide a sound understanding of the concepts of micro-organisms in relation to mankind and the environment. The programme will elaborate the importance of micro-organisms in the industry, agriculture, health and environmental sectors of the society. The Microbiology programme will also emphasize the traditional biotechnology and the linkage to the current modern biotechnology. Consequent upon the philosophy stated above, the aims and objectives of the programme are: To broadly educate students for positions in the industry, health sectors, and research institutes and to prepare them for graduate and professional studies in the applied areas of microbiology. To provide a broad, basic and especially applied training in all the various areas of Microbiology. To produce graduates who are able to adapt themselves for jobs which are result oriented in Microbiology, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Forestry, Ecology Veterinary and Medical fields. To offer specialized optional courses for those who may opt for academic career in other to enable them specialize in Microbiology and Biotechnology. To train graduates who will be able to set up their own small scale business enterprise focusing on Microbiology/Biotechnology and not necessarily rely on the public employment organs for employment. Admission Requirements: UME: The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, to form the core subjects with credit in three other relevant science courses Biology,... [-]

BSc in Zoology

Paul University
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 Nigeria Awka

BSc in Zoology [+]

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BSc in Microbiology

Paul University
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 Nigeria Awka

BSc in Microbiology [+]

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BSc in Botany

Paul University
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 Nigeria Awka

In consonance with the mission of the University, the Department of Biological Sciences offers students a programme of study that trains them to seek excellence in learning through the knowledge of living organisms and their inter-relationships. [+]

BSc Degrees in Biology in Africa 2017. In consonance with the mission of the University, the Department of Biological Sciences offers students a programme of study that trains them to seek excellence in learning through the knowledge of living organisms and their inter-relationships. The department emphasizes of cellular and molecular mechanism that govern living systems; thus providing deeper appreciation of the unity of life, from viruses to humans. Student would be able to gain full understanding of the life forms in the Nigerian ecosystem from the cellular and molecular to the whole organism and population levels. The vision of the department is to advance our national development through the biological knowledge that provides for a better understanding of human life and communities, improves our nutrition and health, and maintains our indigenous culture by conserving the biodiversity of our natural and human resources. With a training of excellence in learning and meritorious work, the graduates can fruitfully be engaged in a wide variety of careers of their own choice, including, bur not restricted to Academic and research careers in universities and higher institutions. Secondary level teaching Agricultural and fisheries sectors; fish farming. Aid agencies, as advisers and technical experts and as inspectors and managers. Writing and publishing of environmental magazines and educational literature. Film making and careers in the media Second level teaching. Tourism, environmental consultancy and wildlife conservation and management. [-]

BSc in Chemistry

Paul University
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 Nigeria Awka

The programme is designed to provide thorough understanding of chemical principles and how these principles can be transformed into practical use in the economic and social development of the country. [+]

The department of Chemistry is on of the foundation departments in the inception of Paul University, Awka. Apart from Mathematics, Chemistry undoubtedly alls branches of sciences: biology, pharmacy, medicine, physiology, biochemistry and engineering. Without a sound knowledge of chemistry, industrial developments in pharmaceuticals, synthetic polymers, various aspects of energy exploitation, colouration industry mining and extraction of minerals, would have been difficult. Types of Programme At the initial stage, the Department offers 4 year degree programme in pure chemistry, leading to a bachelor's degree in chemistry (BSC). Philosophy The programme is designed to provide thorough understanding of chemical principles and how these principles can be transformed into practical use in the economic and social development of the country. Entry Requirements Candidates are required to sit the joint UME matriculation examination. In addition students are required to obtain credits in Chemistry, English language, Physics, Mathematics, Biology or Agricultural Sciences in W.A.E.C, NECO or their equivalents. Direct Entry students must have obtained passé in Chemistry Physics and mathematics in Advanced Level, or any other equivalent qualification acceptable to the University Senate. Job Opportunities Graduates in Chemistry have wide spectrum of job opportunities in various industries, research institutes, and educational institutions. They find employment in pharmaceutical Industries, vegetable oil industries agriculture, petroleum, dyestuff, polymer etc. Of course, they may be self employed. [-]