Motto: Innovation Drives Transformation


Course ID
Biochemistry (BCH)
Core Values


To provide excellent theoretical, practical training and morals that will produce skilled Biochemists that will be knowledgeable, creative, disciplined and research driven, thereby providing solutions to the several health, agricultural, environmental, social and industrial problems of Nigeria and the world at large.


To be a center of excellence and relevance in locally and globally competitive Biochemistry education and research.

Core Values

Knowledge, Discipline, Integrity, Humane service, Innovation, Transparency and Accountability.

Program Philosophy for B.Sc in Biochemistry

It is anchored on the education of the total man by providing a serene environment that will integrate highly qualified and excellent human resources, Infrastructure with FUTIA core values.


  1. To train our students to have a broad but balanced biochemical knowledge and practical skills in Biochemistry and basic molecular biology techniques.
  2. Inculcate in our students the ability and passion for the application of biochemical knowledge and skills in solving theoretical and practical problems in biochemistry and other life sciences.
  3. Produce graduates who create wealth by application of biochemical knowledge in the transformation of raw materials, waste and other natural resources into useful products.
  4. Train our students to have a wide range of transferable skills that are valuable in Agricultural, Health, Security, Industrial, Technological, Environmental and other sectors of the economy.
  5. To instill in our students appreciation for inter and multidisciplinary approach to solving complex life problems.

A degree involving mathematics or statistics will prepare you for a career in areas such as health, finance, information technology, education, pharmaceuticals, government, insurance, and academia.

Basic Admission Requirements and Expected Duration of the Programmes

Candidates can be admitted into any of the degree programmes in Science by one of the following three ways:

  1. The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
  2. Direct Entry
  3. Inter-University Transfer

UTME Entry Mode

The minimum academic requirement is credit level passes in five (5) subjects at O’Level innationally recognised examination including English Language, Mathematics and three other Science subjects which are relevant to the intended programme at not more than two sittings. In addition, an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with relevant subject combination is also required for admission into 100 Level.

Direct Entry Mode

Candidates seeking admission into a programme in Science through Direct Entry must havepasses at GCE ‘A’ Level/IJMB or its equivalent in a minimum of two (2) Science subjects relevant to the intended programme to be considered for admission into 200 Level. This isin addition to fulfilling the requirement of a minimum of credit level passes in five (5) relevant subjects at ‘O’ Level as indicated above.

Inter-University Transfer Mode

Students can transfer into 200-Level courses provided they have the relevant qualifications.Universities are to certify that students meet the minimum requirements for the Inter- University Transfer.

Minimum Duration

The minimum duration of science programmes is four (4) academic sessions for candidates whoenter through the UTME Mode. Direct Entry candidates admitted into the 200 level of their programmes will spend a minimum of three (3) academic sessions.