Dr. Abubakar Umar Muhammad HOD, Biological Sciences

About Biological Science Department

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Department of Biological Sciences, Gombe State University. The staffs of the department are truly committed to facilitating the attainment of student’s hearty desire. It takes very hard work to merit the award of our valuable degree at the end of course. The Department of Biological Sciences being rated as one of the best in the University, we expect to set fantastic examples for others within the University to emulate. We have well-designed standard curriculum, well equipped laboratories, Biological garden, well-experienced, qualified and dedicated staff and other facilities available within the Department and the University, so that our mission and vision will be accomplished. Every student is enjoined to consult his/her academic adviser on all issues relating to his/her programme of study in the Department. The Department of Biological Sciences is one of the departments that make up the Faculty of Science. It was established in 2005 as one of the pioneer Departments of the Gombe State University. Many of our pioneer students have distinguished themselves creditably in their internal semester exams as well as at their SIWES locations based across the state /country.


For admission into Biology degree programme in the Department of Biological Sciences, a student must satisfy the minimum University and Faculty of Science requirements of an o-level credit in Biology and credits in four other subjects (Chemistry, Physics/Geography, English and Mathematics) at the GCE ‘O’ level or SSCE. Students that have successfully completed remedial programmes approved by the University Senate and meet the GCE ‘O”– level/SSCE requirements are also eligible for admission. For direct entry admission into 200 level of study, a prospective candidate must satisfy the requirements stated above and in addition should have two or more A-level papers (or its equivalent), which must include Biology and Chemistry.


It is important to know that you are not a bonafide student of this Department until you are duly registered both at the Faculty and Department levels. The procedure for the registration exercise sequentially includes:- 1. Attendance of a screening interview where credentials are screened. 2. Filling of forms for payment of relevant fees including accommodation fees, as well as the faculty and Departmental course registration forms. 3. Registration for identity card (ID) in the University security office. 4. Registration as a user of the Library (GSU students’ Hand book 2019 - 2024). The University’s academic year comprises of two semesters. You are expected to register for the two semesters at the beginning of each session. It is also important to get proper advice with respect to the number and relevance of the courses to register for.

DEGREE IN VIEW (B.Sc. Biology)

To train sound researchers and intellectuals in the areas of general Biology, with emphasis in areas on the cutting edge of modern biology, e.g. Molecular Biology, Genetics, Cytology, Cell and Tissue Culture and Environmental Conservation.