Department of Biological Sciences

The Federal University Wukari (FUW) was founded in 2011 along with eight (8) other Federal Universities. Shortly after its inception, the Department of Biological Sciences was established under the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences and academic activities kicked-off in November 2012. At that time, the Department which was then co-ordinated by Ms Juliet Yakubu had three (3) Programmes namely; Biology, Biochemistry and Microbiology.


In February, 2013 when Biochemistry and Microbiology units were made autonomous Departments, Dr. Agere Hemen was then appointed as the pioneer Head of Department of Biological Sciences. This amiable, diligent and focused personality has since then piloted the affairs of the Department with resounding success. The Biological Sciences Student’s Association (BIOSSAN) which is the umbrella-body of the students has been formed and duly registered, with the students actively carrying out their activities. The Department which currently runs one programme; B.Sc Biology, with our most senior students in 300 level is made up of a total of 72 students, 19 academic staff, 8 laboratory staff and 3 administrative staff.


i.          To provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of biological knowledge and practical skills.

 ii.         To develop in students the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in biological sciences.

 iii.       To develop in students, a range of transferable skills that are of value in biological and non-biological employment.

 iv.        To provide students with knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas of biology or multi-disciplinary areas involving biological sciences.

 v.         To provide, thorough training and orientation, an appreciation of the solutory rewards of inter- and multi-disciplinary approach to the solution of complex life problems.

 vi.        To equip the graduates with a sound foundational knowledge in pure and applied biological sciences.

 vii.       To instill in students a sense of enthusiasm for biological sciences, an appreciation of its application in different contexts and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.



To train Biological Scientists for economic, environmental, technological and social development.