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College of Basic & Applied Science

Adventist University of West Africa

Advent Hill, Schiefflin Township

Lower Margibi County, Republic of Liberia

OKORO Emeka   PhD, MSc., BSc. (Biochemistry)                                         College Dean

BAYSAH Glory Ibiezugbe, PhD, MSc. (Microbiology) MPP, BSc                      Assoc Prof II

BEEDOE Shelton PhD                                                                                 Professor          

Anthony Moore. MSc                                                                                Instructor                                                                                    

SENDOLO Danny BSc, Biology                                                                  Teacher Assistant

 Faustina Commey Bs.c                                                                              Laboratory Technologist

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We provide learning opportunities where students can gain knowledge, develop integrity and acquire the ethics, spiritual values and professionalism needed to become independent researchers in the advancement of science for the benefit of humanity and service to God.

OUR MISSION

It is our mission to provide our students with strong foundation in biological sciences through quality undergraduate instruction, experimental and field instructional experiences which will foster student inquiry into science and prepare them for postgraduate pursuits.

OUR OBJECTIVES

The following objectives are highly valued in support of our mission to:

  • create a learning environment that encourages self-reliance, intellectual challenge, and mutually high academic expectations

  1. foster the development of sound theoretical, integrative, ethical principles towards a broad based biological science with health emphasis 

  2. emphasize laboratory and field studies that offer fundamental and unique educational experience

  3. foster next generation of biological researchers, educators and scientific workforce and contribute to significant scholarly activities in the biological sciences through robust and evidence-based researches

  4. develop skill acquisition and application of modern biotechnological advances in complex health related problems

  5. generate environmental biological issues and awareness for the care and keep of the environment akin to the Garden of Eden

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS INTO THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY

Students seeking admission into the program must satisfy the minimum university requirements for admission to the degree program which includes acceptable pass at the university screening test. They must, in addition, have a minimum of five credit level passes in WAEC or its equivalent in five subjects, at not more than two sittings, which include English language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Transfer students from recognized institutions by the National Commission on Higher Education, seeking admission into the biology program must satisfy the minimum University requirements which include WAEC certificate with pass in five subjects, at not more than two sittings.

REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATION

The program will run for eight semesters providing instructions by structured course system and experimental practice. There shall be four levels of courses numbered 100-199, 200-299, 300-399, 400-499 with the courses prefixed with the letters BIOL. A minimum of 150 credits are needed for graduation. The core courses are prefixed BIOL, BCHM, PHYS, CHEM, ZOOL, BOTA, MBIO, STAT. Every student is expected to graduate with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.50 and to achieve this at least a B-grade is expected in all the core courses.

 

Department of Biology

 

BIOL 101         General Biology I                                                  (3 Credits)

BIOL 102          General Biology II                                                (3 Credits)

CHEM 101       General Chemistry I                                              (3 Credits)

CHEM 102       General Chemistry II                                              (3 Credits)

MATH 107       General Mathematics 1                                          (3 Credits)

(Algebra and Trigonometry)

MATH 108       General Mathematics II                                          (3 Credits)

Calculus

PHYS 101         General Physics I                                                  (3 Credits)

PHYS 102         General Physics 11                                              (3 Credits)

COSC 101        Introduction to Computer Science I                        (2 Credits)

ZOOL 201        General Invertebrates                                          (3 Credits)

BOTA 201        Cryptogams                                                         (2 Credits)

BIOL 207         Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity                  (2 Credits)

BIOL 211         Introduction to General Plant Physiology                 (2 Credits)

BIOL 213         Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology                   (2 Credits)

BIOL 212         Basic Vertebrate Structure and Function                  (2 Credits)

BIOL 208         Ecology II                                                           (2 Credits)

BIOL 206         Cell And Developmental Biology                           (2 Credits)

BIOL 202         Biological Techniques                                          (2 Credits)

BIOL 204          Genetics I                                                          (2 Credits)

STAT 202         Biostatistics                                                         (2 Credits)

PHIL 201          Philosophy of Science                                          (2 Credits)

CHEM 301       Organic Chemistry I                                            (3 Credits)

CHEM 206        Organic Chemistry II                                           (3 Credits)

BCHM 206       Biophysical Chemistry                                         (2 Credits)

BIOL 301         Genetics II                                                          (2 Credits)

BCHM 301       Foundations of Biochemistry I                               (3 Credits)

MBIO 301        General Microbiology I                                       (3 Credits)

BOTA 327        Systematics and Biogeography                             (3 Credits)

BIOL 312         Environmental Pollution and Conservation              (3 Credits)

BOTA 302        Ethnobotany and Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal Plants    (3 Credits)

BCHM 302       Foundations of Biochemistry II                             (3 Credits)

MBIO 302        General Microbiology II                                     (3 Credits)

BIOL 310         Research Methodology                                       (3 Credits)

ZOOL 316        General Parasitology                                         (3 Credits)

BIOL 399         Student Industrial Work Experience                      (3 Credits)

MBIO 303        Fundamentals of Bacteriology                             (2 Credits)

BCHM 307       Immunology and Immunochemistry                      (2 Credits)

MBIO 304         Microbial Physiology and Metabolism                 (2 Credits)

BCHM 304       Enzymology                                                      (2 Credits)

BIOL 405         Cytogenetics                                                      (2 Credits)

BIOL 403         Introduction to Bioinformatics                               (2 Credits)

BOTA 417        Plants Science and Environmental Pollution Monitoring             (2 Credits)

BIOL 409         Introduction to Biology of Infectious Diseases                            (3 Credits)

BIOL 433         Seminar                                                            (2 Credits)

MBIO 401        Pharmaceutical & Clinical Microbiology              (3 Credits)

BCHM 427       Drug Biochemistry                                            (3 Credits)

BIOL 412         Introduction to Genetic Engineering & Forensic Biology             (3 Credits)

BIOL 418          Industrial Biology & Entrepreneurship                     (3 Credits)

BIOL 404          Haematology                                                      (2 Credits)

BCHM 405       Introduction to Molecular Biology                          (2 Credits)

MBIO 406        Food Microbiology                                              (2 Credits)

BIOL 499         Research Project                                                  (6 Credits)

 

 

Department of Computer Science

 

COSC 101        Introduction to Computer Science 1                                         (3 Credits)

MATH 107       General Mathematics 1 (Algebra & Trigonometry)                      (3 Credits)

PHYS 101         General Physics I                                                                   (3 Credits)

STAT 101         Introductory Statistics                                                               (3 Credits)

CHEM 101       General Chemistry I                                                               (3 Credits)

COSC 102        Introduction to Computer Science II                                         (3 Credits)

PHYS 102         General Physics II                                                                  (3 Credits)

MATH 108       General Mathematics II (Calculus)                                            (3 Credits)

CHEM 102       General Chemistry II                                                              (3 Credits)

MATH 204       General Mathematics III (Vectors, Geometry, & Dynamics)          (3 Credits)

COSC 203        Operating System I                                                              (3 Credits)

COSC 205        Numerical Methods and Analysis I                                         (3 Credits)

COSC 207        Scientific Programming Techniques I                                        (3 Credits)

MATH 201       Sets, Logic, & Algebra                                                            (3 Credits)

STAT 201         Statistical Computing                                                              (3 Credits)

PHIL 201          Philosophy of Science                                                            (2 Credits)

COSC 204        Operating Systems II                                                            (3 Credits)

COSC 206        Numerical Methods and Analysis II                                         (3 Credits)

COSC 208        Scientific Programming Techniques II                                       (3 Credits)

COSC 210        Programming in C/C++                                                        (3 Credits)

COSC 226        Logical Circuit Design                                                           (3 Credits)

COSC 301        Programming in Visual Basic                                                (3 Credits)

COSC 303        Programming in Java                                                           (3 Credits)

COSC 312        Computer Hardware                                                           (3 Credits)

COSC 305        Introduction to Operations Research                                      (3 Credits)

MATH 311       Real Analysis I                                                                     (3 Credits)

INSY 301         Microcomputer Applications                                                 (3 Credits)

COSC 309        Computer Center Management                                            (2 Credits)

COSC 302        Algorthims and Data Structures                                           (3 Credits)

COSC 304        Survey of Programming Languages                                      (3 Credits)

COSC 306        Assembly Language                                                           (3 Credits)

COSC 308        Information System Analysis and Design                               (3 Credits)

MATH 307       Real Analysis II                                                                   (3 Credits)

COSC 314        Research Methodology                                                      (3 Credits)

COSC 399        Student Industrial Work Experience                                     (3 Credits)

INSY 302         Networks & Telecommunications                                          (2 Credits)

MATH 302       Applied Linear Algebra                                                       (3 Credits)

ITGY 417         Linux System Administration                                                 (3 Credits)

COSC 401        Compiler Construction                                                      (3 Credits)

COSC 403        Computer Architecture and Organization                           (3 Credits)

COSC 405        Database System Design and Management                        ( 3 Credits)    

COSC 415        Web Design And Publishing                                             (3 Credits)

COSC 417         Seminar                                                                       (2 Credits)

INSY 411         Introduction to Software Engineering                                  (3 Credits)

COSC 402        Information Theory and Data Communication Systems        (3 Credits)

COSC 412        Computer Modeling and Simulations                                (3 Credits)

COSC 404        E-Commerce                                                                  (2 Credits)

COSC 410        Artificial Intelligence and Applications                              (3 Credits)

COSC 499        Research Project                                                            (6 Credits)

 

Department of Environmental Science

 

CHEM 101       General Chemistry I                                                          (3 Credits)

CHEM 102       General Chemistry II                                                         (3 Credits)

MATH 101       General Mathematics 1                                                     (3 Credits)

(Algebra and Trigonometry)

MATH 102       General Mathematics II                                                     (3 Credits)

Calculus

PHYS 101         General Physics I                                                             (3 Credits)

PHYS 102         General Physics II                                                            (3 Credits)

BIOL 101          General Biology 1                                                           (3 Credits)

BIOL 102          General Biology II                                                           (3 Credits)

COSC 101        Introduction to Computer Science I                                    (2 Credits)

COSC 102        Introduction to Computer Science II                                   (3 Credits)

ENSC 201        Introduction to Environmental Science                                (3 Credits)

ENSC 203        Fundamentals of Biosafety                                                (3 Credits)

ENSC 207        Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity                            (3 Credits)

PHIL 201          Philosophy of Science                                                      (2 Credits)

ZOOL 201        Lower Vertebrates                                                           (2 Credits)

ENSC 202        Environmental Pollution And Conservation                         (3 Credits)

ENSC 204        Management of Domestic and Hazardous Waste               (3 Credits)

ENSC 206        Introduction to Oceanography                                         (3 Credits)

ENSC 208        Environmental Geology                                                   (3 Credits)

ENSC 212         Statistics for Environmental Science                                 (3 Credits)

CHEM 301       Organic Chemistry I                                                       (3 Credits)

ENSC301          Water and Wastewater Quality Control                           (2 Credits)

ENSC303         Instrumentation, Analytical Techniques and Sampling         (2 Credits)

ENSC 305        Environmental Biotechnology                                           (3 Credits)

ENSC 307        Environmental Policy Analysis                                          (2 Credits)

ENSC 309        Forest Management                                                        (2 Credits)

ENSC 323        Environmental Law of Liberia                                           (2 Credits)

ENSC 313        Global Positioning Systems and Remote Monitoring           (2 Credits)

BOTA 327        Systematics and Biogeography                                        (3 Credits)

ENSC 318        Weather and Climate                                                    (2 Credits)

ENSC 304        Environmental Toxicology And Risk Analysis                     (3 Credits)

ENSC 308         Occupational Health & Safety                                       (2 Credits)

ENSC 314        Biodiversity and Endangered Species Management           (2 Credits)

ENSV 306        Research Methodology                                                  (3 Credits)

ENSV 317        Student Industrial Work Experience                                 (3 Credits)

ENSC 312        Human-Wildlife Conflict and Management                      (2 Credits)

ENSC 316        Green Technologies                                                      (2 Credits)

BOTA 302        Ethnobotany and Medicinal Plants                                  (2 Credits)

ENSC 401        Environmental Management Tools and Applications          (3 Credits)

ENSC 403        Biodiversity and Conservation                                        (3 Credits)

ENSC 407        Ethical Issues in Environmental Science                            (3 Credits) 

ENSC 433        Seminar                                                                       (2 Credits)

ENSC 417        Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management            (3 Credits)

ENSC 415        Solid Waste Management                                              (2 Credits)

ENSC 414        Environmental Economics                                               (3 Credits)

ENSC 412        Environmental Impact Assessment                                    (3 Credits)

ENSC 404        Natural Resource Management and Sustainability             (3 Credits)

ENSC 418        Land and Soil Conservation And Management                 (3 Credits)

ENSV 499        Research Project                                                            (6 Credits)