DEPARTMENT PHILOSOPHY

The Department offers courses which will enable students acquire modern basic, applied and industrial knowledge of the animal kingdom, and of the interrelationships between them and their environment. Courses are available in applied and professional areas of Zoology. Graduates of the Programme are trained to understand and intelligently participate in global perspectives on our Biosphere and Biota. The pattern of the training is as follows:
During the first year the candidates are trained in the general sciences, general knowledge (GNS), General Biology and Introductory Zoology. In the second year they are trained on what animals are their diversity and the interrelationships among them. The first half of the third year exposes candidates to how animals work. The knowledge gained up to then, is employed during the second half of the third year when the candidates go on a six month industrial training.

On return to campus for the forth (final) year, the candidates are exposed to applied and production courses in Zoology. Thus, with a sound basic and theoretical training at 100-200 levels and functional training and field experience at 300 level, the candidates are prepared for a career training in the areas of Applied Zoology at 400 level.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives for setting up the Department of Plant Science and Applied Zoology are thus:

i. The courses are designed essentially to provide a thorough basic and pure zoological knowledge on which practical applications and industrial training are based. The graduates are also trained for job opportunities in the industries, agricultural and veterinary establishments, national history museums zoological gardens and teaching in the secondary and tertiary educational institution.

ii. To provide a broad-based academic training upon which graduates of the programme can build to pursue degrees of M.Sc., M.Phil. /Ph.D. in any area of Applied Zoology.

iii. The practical training both in the laboratory and the field prepares the students for self employment and self reliance in the applied areas of the programme such as hydrobiology, Fisheries, and aquaculture, Entomology /Apiculture, Parasitology, Wildlife domestication and production .Animal Cytyogenetics and breeding, Ethnozoology and Pest controL.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A. UTME Admissions

i. Candidates intending to major in Applied zoology must have passed in the under listed ordinary level subjects at Credit level in SSCE, NECO or GCE O/L at one or two sittings: English language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Geography.

ii. The minimum U.T.M.E. score for admission into the Department shall be determined by the Admissions Committee.

iii. Based upon the recommendation by the Pre-Degree Science Board, a pre-degree students who scores not less than 50 percent in each of the three subjects taken and is recommended for admission by Pre-Degree Science Board may be considered for admission into 100 level Applied zoology provided such student meets up the requirements stipulated in (i) above.

B. Direct Entry Admission

The following categories of candidates shall be considered for admission into 200Level class of the degree programme, provided they also meet the requirements stipulated in

(i) above.
c. (i). Holders of Ordinary National Diploma; National Diploma or Higher National Diploma (HND upper Credit) in any of the following areas of study: Science Laboratory Technology, Nutrition, Food technology/Science, Agricultural Science or other allied courses.

(ii). Holders of intermediates Diploma of Olabisi Onabanjo University with at least lower credit in Science Laboratory in related fields.

(iii). Holders of National Certificate of Education (NCE) with Merit/Credits in Biology and in any one of the following subjects; Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Geography, Integrated Science.

(iv). Foreign Nationals or Nigerian who hold the General Certificate of Education GCE A/L London, the Baccalaureate from a Francophone country with principal grade in two subjects one of which must be Biology, while the other one would be from Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Geography.