Kenyatta University (KU)
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
- Bachelors Degree Program
- Duration : 4 years
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.
A student wishing to study Microbiology must satisfy the minimum University requirements and School of Pure and Applied Sciences regulations.
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.