The Department of Chemistry offers a degree programme in Bachelor of Science (B.Sc), Masters (M.Sc) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D).
The Department of Chemical Sciences was established in 1988 at the inception of UNAAB. In 2001, the Department of Chemical Sciences was split into Biochemistry and Chemistry. The courses in the Department of Chemistry are designed to lead to a B.Sc. degree over a four years period.
The industrial training (attachment to Industry) will be for six months and will commence immediately at the beginning of second semester in the third year of the programme and terminate at the end of holidays for that session. The departmental programme has therefore been designed so as to train sound industrially and research – oriented graduates for our chemical and related manufacturing industries.
Teaching and Research in the Department of Chemistry, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta have always been of a high standard and many past students have consistently exhibited this in Postgraduate performance both internally and externally.
Aims and Objectives
The objectives of the department’s undergraduate programmes are geared towards providing courses that will lead to a well-balanced training up to a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. The courses are designed to produce graduates who are very conversant in a broad sense with the theories, principles and application of chemistry, so that they could be thoroughly resourceful, adaptive and innovative in their later employment whether in the field of pure chemistry research, as lecturers in Tertiary Institutions, Industry or develop initiative to be self-employed. Specifically, the objectives are:
- To train chemists with sustained interest and enthusiasm in chemistry and its applications.
- To train chemists with a broad and balanced base of chemical knowledge and practical skills that is required for Postgraduates Studies and Research.
To train chemists with a range of skills applied in chemical and nonchemical areas that can provide confidence for employment.