Natural & Environmental Science

Natural & Environmental Science

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
School of Arts & Sciences
Develop an advanced understanding of the natural environment through interdisciplinary scientific education and research. Natural and Environmental Science sits within the School of Arts & Sciences.
Program Overview
The Bachelor of Science program in Natural and Environmental Sciences provides an advanced understanding of the natural environment through interdisciplinary scientific education and research.

When majoring in Natural and Environmental Sciences, students will choose one of three concentration areas:
  • Conservation Biology
  • Environment and Health
  • Biomedical Sciences


Conservation Biology focuses on conservation issues that affect wildlife and habitats. The protection and preservation of the natural world has become a growing concern worldwide. It is an especially urgent concern in Africa because of its high rate of human population activities that disturb the environment.


Environment and Health focuses on understanding the biological and physical world, man-made pollutants released by human activities, and the impact of contemporary societal activities on human health. Through the choice of electives, students can personalize their program to emphasize either the sources of pollution and their measurement or the biological processes within the human body affected by health and disease.


Biomedical Sciences provides an advanced understanding of biology with a special focus on human biology. This program is designed for students who wish to further their career in the health professions: medical practice, nursing, public health, physical therapy, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, etc. It is also the degree of choice for students wishing to further their education at the graduate level in biotechnology, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology, public health, and similar health fields.


All three concentrations provide comprehensive foundations in natural scientific inquiry through courses in biology, chemistry, toxicology, physics, and those directly related to the environment and ecology. All three concentrations prepare students for meaningful employment and for further studies at the graduate level.

The Conservation Biology concentration prepares students for positions as researchers, advisors, and administrators in such organizations as:

  • Universities and research institutions
  • National parks
  • Ministries of forestry and wildlife
  • Governmental agencies
  • Non-governmental organizations, both Nigerian and international
  • Eco-tourism organizations and businesses


The Environment and Health concentration prepares students for careers in:
  • Universities and research institutions
  • Petrochemical industry
  • Environmental consulting and management firms
  • National and state government agencies managing health and environmental issues
  • Regulatory agencies that monitor industries for pollution
  • Agrochemical industry
  • Waste management
  • Electrical power plants and other utilities
  • Municipal waste treatment facilities
  • Industries and manufacturing companies

The Biomedical Sciences concentration provides the foundation for students wishing to continue their studies in medicine and health-related graduate programs. It will prepare students for careers in:
  • Universities and research institutions
  • Governmental agencies
  • Non-governmental organizations, both Nigerian and international
  • Hospitals and health clinics
Program Requirements
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Available start dates
September 2018 / January 2019

Course Duration
Full Time: 4 years

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Program Chair
Hayatu Raji Muhammad
Assistant Professor
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