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Bachelor of Science in Biology

Bachelor of Science in Biology

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Fee Structure

 

Description of the Degree Program
The Bachelor of Science degree in Biology is an undergraduate degree programme that will enroll students to pursue Biology or in combination with other subjects like; chemistry, and education.  When in combination with other subjects it will be treated as a major subject and the others as minor subjects.   The biology program covers the following field of biology:  Plant anatomy, Plant pathology, Genetics, Microbiology, Fisheries, Mycology, Entomology, and Parasitology among others.  Students shall be advised on the course combinations in order for them to come out with a specialty in one of the biological areas.  In all cases theoretical and applied knowledge are both reinforced and supplemented by a diverse selection of experimental work, a necessary facet of biology.
Rationale         The development of Tanzania has put many challenges in al- most all sectors of the society and the economy.  The way out of this quagmire is to invest in science and technology in order to boost out productivity and hence improve both the economy and the standards of living of our people 80% of whom are peasants.   Since the backbone of the economy is agriculture based, investing in biological sciences will pay us dividends in the future.   The biological knowledge is required to understand how, when to grow out crops, and how to store and process them in order to add value. Biological knowledge is needed in our fisheries industry which in some lakes is threatened with extinction of some species.  A holistic biological knowledge is required for the management and conservation of our wildlife, and environment which is the backbone of our tourist industry (a second foreign exchange earner for the country). The Bachelor of Science in Biology of the University of Bagamoyo is the first of its kind and a unique programme  that has  come at  an  opportune  moment  when  the  country  is just  launching  a fifteen year  development  programme  that places a lot of emphasis  on  science and  technology.  Graduates of this programme will generally required in research, teaching, and main government ministries and institutions. In Tanzania the specific potential employers are mentioned below:
Programme objectives             the main objective of the B.Sc.  in Biology is intended  to churn  out biologists who are suited  to the current market  needs and capable  of understanding research  and  related  activities  in the  life sciences.  The  Bachelor  of Science in Biology of the  University  of Bagamoyo is a unique  programme  as it aims at  imparting the  fundamental biological knowledge that a student needs in his further  advancement into other  specialized fields in biology.   These fields are:  botany, zoology, microbiology, fisheries, agriculture, ecology and other related fields. The programme will impart holistic knowledge in biology for them to understand life in more comprehensive manner.    The students will have practical exercises in the laboratory as well as practical industrial training in the field in order to apply the theoretical knowledge that they have gained in class.
Programme Specific objectives:

    1. To prepare  graduates with a wide range of knowledge in Biology that they will apply  for solving problems  of pollution,  pests,  conservation, diseases in society and related  areas.
    2. To prepare graduates with skills that may turn them into entrepreneurs in agriculture and related production.
    3. To prepare graduates that may work in industry, research institutions, teaching profession, and relevant government departments.
    4. To understand the biology of plants and animals thoroughly for their eventual conservation and management.
    5. To understand the ecology of our freshwater and marine plants and animals and how they can be of benefit to human beings

B.Sc. Biology Course Schedule
First year Semester I Core Courses


Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

CHE1130

Chem.  for Life Sci. students

3

1

Core

BIO1120

Intro.  cell biol. and genetics

3

1

Core

BIO1121

Invertebrate Zoology

2

1

Core

BIO1122

Introduction to Botany

2

1

Core

EDU101

Educational Psychology

3

1

Core

First Year Optional Courses


Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

BIO11199

Fundamentals of Microbiol.

2

 

Option

EV  1211

Environmental  science

2

 

Option

BIO1111

Developmental  biology

2

 

Option

Semester II Core Courses


Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

LG1195

Devel. Perspectives

2

2

core

BIO1223

Fundamentals of Ecology-I

2

2

core

BIO1224

Fundamentals of Microbiol.

2

2

core

BIO1225

Intro.  to plant physiology

2

2

core

BIO1226

Chordate Zoology

2

2

core

BIO1227

Intro.  to aquatic  science

2

2

core

BIO1228

Practical training-I

2

2

core

EDU102

Principles  of Education

3

2

core

EDU104

Teaching  Practice

2

2

core

Electives courses: Second Year


Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

SLG2195

Entrepreneurship, small business dev.

2

1

Core

SSC2121

Scientific methods

2

1

Option

EDU200

Curriculum Development

2

1

Option

Semester I Core Courses


Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

BIO2120

Biostatistics-I

2

1

core

BIO2121

Flowering plants  Systematics

2

1

core

BIO2122

Fundamentals of soil science

2

1

core

BIO2123

Mycology

2

1

core

BIO2124

Vertebr. anatomy  and physiology-I

2

1

core

BIO2125

Parasitology-I

2

1

core

BIO2126

Fundamentals of ecology-II

2

1

core

EDU202

Measurements and Evaluation

3

1

core

Second Semester Core Courses


Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

BIO2227

Plant genetics and evolution

2

2

core

BIO2228

Plant physiology

2

2

core

BIO2229

Medical microbio.  and immunology

2

2

core

BIO2220

Entomology-I

2

2

core

BIO2221

Mammalian  biology

2

2

core

BIO2222

Ichthyology

2

2

core

BIO2223

Scientific methods

2

2

core

BIO2224

Practical training-II

2

2

core

EDU204

Teaching  Practice

2

1

core

Second Year Options


Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

SLG2195

Entrepreneur.  and business dev.

2

1

core

BIO2215

Biostatistics-II

2

1

option

BIO2216

Soil microbiology

2

1

option

BIO2217

Entomology-II

2

1

option

BIO2218

Parasitology-II

2

1

option

BIO2219

Oceanography

2

1

option

BIO2220

Oceanography practicals

2

1

option

Third Year
Semester I courses
Core Courses


Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

BIO3120

Anatomy  of angiosperms

2

1

core

BIO3121

Virol. and microb.  genetics

2

1

core

BIO3122

Vertebrate anatomy  and physiology-II

2

1

core

BIO3123

Limnology

2

1

core

BIO3124

Animal behaviour

2

1

core

BIO3125

Research  project

1.5

1

core

EDU3000

School Management

3

1

core

Semester Two Core Courses


Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

BIO3226

Research  project

1.5

2

core

BIO3227

Applied mycology

2

2

core

BIO3228

Plant ecol. and phytogeog.

2

2

core

BIO3229

Algal ecology and Systematics

2

2

core

BIO3220b

Evolution

2

2

core

BIO3221

Terrestrial biol.  field course

2

2

core

EDU301

Comparative Education

2

1

core

Third Year Options
Stream A- Microbiology


Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

BIO3211

Microbial.  ecol. and enviro. microbio.

2

 

option

BIO3212

Medical microbiology

2

 

option

BIO3213

Intro.  to mushroom growing

2

 

option

BIO3214

Enviro.  impact  assessment

2

 

option

 

Stream B - Zoology


Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

BIO3215

Endocri.  and reprod.  physiology

2

 

option

BIO3216

Insect taxonomy

2

 

option

BIO3217

Principles  of biosystematics

2

 

option

BIO3214

Enviro.  impact  assessment

2

 

option

Stream C- Aquatic sciences


Code

Course Name

Units

Sem.

Type

BIO3218

Fisheries manag.  and conserv.

2

 

option

BIO3219

Wetland ecology

2

 

option

BIO3220

Estuarine ecology

2

 

option

BIO3221

Fish population dynamics

 

 

option

BIO3214

Enviro.  impact  assessment

2

 

option

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