Kenyatta University

Kenyatta University (KU)

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology

  • Bachelors Degree Program
  • Duration : 4 years

Course Overview

Microbiology is a broad science encompassing the study of bacteria, algae, protozoa, fungi, and viruses in terms of their ecology, biochemistry, physiology, genetics, and role in disease processes. Of particular interest is the use of microbes in industrial applications for the production of foods and natural products, such as vitamins, as well as their rapidly expanding role in biotechnology and genetic engineering studies.

A thorough understanding of microorganisms requires a broad educational background, not only in microbiology, but also in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and other areas of biology. 

At the completion of the appropriate coursework, individuals are qualified to enter laboratory positions in private industry or government.

Minimum Entry Requirements

A student wishing to study Microbiology must satisfy the minimum University requirements and School of Pure and Applied Sciences regulations.

  • A student must have C+ in Biology or Biological Sciences,Plus at least ANY TWO of the following subjects; Physical Sciences,Physics, Chemistry, Geography and Agriculture,
  • OR, at least two principal passes one which must be in Biology in the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education(KACE),
  • OR, C plain in KCSE (or Division III KCE/EACE) with credit pass at diploma level in any of the following areas: Education(Biology),Applied Biology,Agriculture, or Microbiology from an institition recognized by the University Senate.
  • OR, Mean grade of C-(minus) at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions.

Course Program

Graduates of this course will be awarded a Bachelor of Science (Microbiology) degree.

Programme Structure and Duration.

Students taking B.Sc. (Microbiology) must complete 48 departmental units in addition to 3 university common Units.

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