The philosophy of the Department of Chemical Sciences is the production of highly skilled industrial chemists required for the rapid industrial, technological and socio-economic development of Nigeria and Edo State in particular. Accordingly, emphasis is-placed on:
(i) Training of the student to have interest in and capacity for the
application of scientific principles.
(ii) The application of scientific principles and methods towards
solving societal problems,
(iii) The development in the students of the capacity for innovation
and improvisation of materials from local resources.
The undergraduate programme is targeted to meet the following objectives:
(i) To produce highly skilled industrial chemists that would sustain, improve and develop the manufacturing and processing activities of industrial establishments,
(ii) To generate
skilled industrial chemists for
Government research institutions and parastatals, who will
effectively utilize their chemical knowledge and skill in the development process of the country.
(iii) To provide skilled chemists that can harness and provide
chemical data on the vast natural resources of the country.
(iv) To meet the demand for skilled chemists required in many of
our secondary and post-secondary institutions,
(v) To foster Inter-disciplinary research activities with other
DEGREE PROGRAMMES OFTHE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Chemical Sciences offers three programmes,
Industrial Chemistry, Petroleum Chemistry and Chemistry leading to the award of the degrees:
(i) B.Sc. (Hons) Industrial Chemistry
(ii) BSc (Hons) Petroleum Chemistry
(iii) BSc (Hons) Chemistry