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Yobe State University, Damaturu, Nigeria

Undergraduate Program


Below is the course outline for the four years B. Sc. degree program in chemistry:

100 Level Course Outline

First Semester
S/N Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Pre-Requisite
1 BCH 1211 Introductory Biochemistry 2
2 BIO 1301 General Biology I 3
3 CHM 1301 General Chemistry I 3
4 CHM 1221 Basic Experimental Chemistry I 2
5 PHY 1303 Electricity magnetism and modern physics 3
6 PHY 1121 Experimental physics 1
7 STA 1201 Basic statistics 2
8 MTH 1201 Elementary Algebra and set 2
9 CSC 1201 Introduction to Computer Science 2
10 GST 1212 Use Of Library Study Skills And Information Communication Technology 2
11 GST 1213 Communication in Arabic or French 2
Total 24
Second Semester
S/N Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Pre-Requisite
1 BCH1121 Biophysical Chemistry 2
2 BCH 1202 Biophysical Chemistry 2
3 BIO 1302 General Biology Practical 3
4 BIO 1304 General Biology II 3
5 CHM 1222 Basic Experimental Chemistry II 2
6 CHM 1302 General Chemistry II 3
7 MTH 1202 Elementary Calculus 2
8 PHY 1122 Heat and Properties of Matter 1
9 GST 1211 Communication in English 2
10 GST 1214 Logic Philosophy of Human existence 2
Total 22

200 Level Course Outline

First Semester
S/N Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Pre-Requisite
1 BCH 2211 Chemistry of Amino Acids and Proteins 2
2 BCH 2213 Chemistry of Carbohydrates 2
3 BCH 2221 Enzymology 2
4 BCH 2223 Biochemistry Practical I 2
5 CHM 2210 Physical Chemistry II 2
6 CHM2211 Organic Chemistry II 2
7 CHM 2223 Physical Chemistry Practical II 2
8 BIO 2301 Genetics I 3
9 PHS 2101 General Principles and Cell Physiology 1
10 CSC 2201 Introduction to Computer 2
11 GST 2223 Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation 2
12 GST 2224 Nigeria People and Culture 2
Total 24
Second Semester
S/N Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Pre-Requisite
1 BCH 2212 Chemistry of Lipids and Lipoproteins 2
2 BCH 2114 Chemistry of Nucleic Acids and Nucleotides 1
3 BCH 2222 Metabolism of Carbohydrates 2
4 PHS 2207 Blood and Body Fluids 2
5 STA 2205 Operational Statistics 2
6 CHM 2222 Inorganic Chemistry Practical II 2
7 CHM 2221 Organic Chemistry Practical II 2
8 CHM 2213 Analytical Chemistry I 2
9 CHM 2212 Inorganic Chemistry II 2
10 GST 2221 Communication In English II 2
11 GST 2222 Peace and Conflicts Resolution 2
Total 21

300 Level Course Outline

First Semester
S/N Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Pre-Requisite
1 BCH 3311 Biochemical Methods 3
2 BCH 3212 Bioenergetics and Biological Oxidation 2
3 BCH 3213 Metabolism of Amino Acid and Proteins 2
4 BCH 3214 Enzymology II 2
5 BCH 3215 Metabolism of Nucleic Acids and Nucleotides 2
6 BCH 3216 Metabolism of Lipids and Lipoproteins 2
7 BCH 3217 Biochemistry Practical II 2
8 CHM 3201 Physical Chemistry III 2
9 CHM 3303 Organic Chemistry III 3
10 GST 3211 Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation 2
11 BCH 3312 Instrumental Method of Analysis 3
12 BCH 3211 Bioenergetics and Biological Oxidation 2
Total 27
Second Semester
S/N Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Pre-Requisite
1 BCH 3690 Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme 6
Total 6

400 Level Course Outline

First Semester
S/N Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Pre-Requisite
1 BCH 4211 Microbial Biochemistry 2
2 BCH 4311 Chemistry and Biochemistry of Complex Carbohydrates 3
3 BCH 4213 Membrane Biochemistry 2
4 BCH 4215 Clinical Biochemistry 2
5 BCH 4217 Biochemical Reasoning 2
6 BCH 4111 Semester Paper and Presentation 1
7 BCH 4221 Biochemical Pharmacology 2
8 BCH 4223 Biochemical Immunology 2
9 BCH 4121 Environmental Biochemistry 1
10 BCH 4321 Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology 3
Total 20
Second Semester
S/N Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Pre-Requisite
1 BCH4212 Food and Nutritional Biochemistry 2
2 BCH 4214 Gene Expression and Regulations 2
3 BCH 4216 Biochemistry of Foreign Compounds 2
4 BCH 4312 Industrial Biochemistry 3
5 BCH 4222 Hormone Biochemistry 2
6 BCH 4324 Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology 3
7 BCH 4699 Research Project 6
Total 20