Welcome to School of Pure and Applied Sciences

The mission of the School is to provide high quality education based on modern scientific teaching and research techniques and to produce highly trained scientists in the various disciplines to meet the ever growing challenges of a dynamic world in the pure sciences and to offer practical solutions to problems affecting humanity in applied sciences.

The school forms one of the thirteen (13) schools of the university and has a student population approximately 2000.

Structure of the School:
The School is headed by a Dean who coordinates the following 6 teaching departments each headed by a Chairman. The 6 departments are listed in the table below:
1. Chemistry
2. Physics
3. Biochem. & Biotech.
4. Mathematics
5. Zoological Sciences
6. Plant & Microbial Sciences

Entry Requirement for Undergraduate Programmes

Mean grade of C+ (Plus) at KCSE or equivalent with a minimum of a C (plain) in Mathematics and at least C+ (Plus) or equivalent in any three subjects chosen from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geography OR at least grade C (Plain) at KCSE with a Diploma of at least a credit pass in a relevant field of study from a recognized institution OR KACE with two (2) Principles and one (1) Subsidiary.

Programmes Offered
The School of Pure & Applied Sciences offers the following programmes:


Course Offered

All departments



a. B.Sc (Analytical Chemistry with Management)


b. B.Sc (Industrial Chemistry with Management)


a. B.Sc (Telecommunication & Information Technology)

Biochemistry & Biotechnology

a. B.Sc (Biochemistry)


b. B.Sc (Biotechnology)


c. B.Sc (Forensic Science)


d. B.Sc.
(Molecular/Cell Biology)


B.Sc (Statistics & Programming)

Zoological Sciences

a. B.Sc (Biology)


b. B.Sc (Coastal & Marine Resources)


c. B.Sc (Animal Health)

Plant & Microbial Sciences

a. B.Sc (Microbiology)


b. B.Sc (Conservation Biology)

Postgraduate degree programmes

Postgraduate programmes are offered in various specialization areas depending on the departments.

  • To qualify for a Masters programme, one needs to hold a bachelors degree (Upper Second Class). Those with Lower Second are required to have at least two years relevant working experience.

  • Candidates must also satisfy departmental requirements before admission in any department.

Ph.D Progrmmes:
For admission into Ph.D programmes, a candidate must have a Masters degree from a recognized University and fulfill other departmental requirements.

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The School has separate laboratory facilities and specialized equipment for each of the departments.
A key facility is the Level 2 Biosafety Plant Transformation Laboratory (PTL) and Glasshouse. This is the only approved facility of its kind in a University of Eastern and Central Africa and will greatly facilitate teaching and research in plant genetic transformation and molecular biology.

Research Activities
The School undertakes various research activities in all the departments. The list of these is readily available in the relevant departments.


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