Department of Biological Science



The Department of Biological Sciences seeks regional, national, and international recognition through research in the life sciences.


We aim at new discoveries, improving on our innovations and to contribute to knowledge in the biological sciences.


The Department aim is to provide graduates, who will be able to






The Biology programme is a four-year course of study leading to the award of the B.Sc. Degree.
The unique ecosystem of the delta region and the changing needs of our scientific and technological goals have made it imperative on us to recognize major areas of interest to address these needs. It is on this basis that the following programme options have been identified under the basic Biology programme of the Niger Delta University.

  • Botany

Botany, also called plant science(s) or plant biology, is the science of plant life and a branch of biology.

  • Environmental Biology

Environmental Biology offers a rigorous program of study in science related to the environment. This major is designed to provide students with a foundation in population, whole organism, evolutionary biology and environmental science as well as in chemistry and mathematics.

  • Microbiology

This programme emphasizes is the study of microscopic organisms, those being unicellular (single cell), multicellular (cell colony), or acellular (lacking cells).

  • Zoology

Botany or animal biology, is the branch of biology that relates to the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct, and how they interact with their ecosystems.
Under each programme option, students spend the first two years taking foundation courses as approved by the NUC. In the third year of study, all students are exposed to core introductory courses applicable to all the options. In the final year, students are expected to choose any of the available options where they are exposed to basic, applied and multidisciplinary courses to their options. A research project carried out under the supervision of a member of the academic staff and a library research seminar are also expected to be completed during the final year.
Students are required to undergo a programme of “Industrial Experience” during the long vacation months in their third year of study.


The Department of Biological Science offers Master of Science (M.Sc) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D)in the following areas;
  Environmental Biology
  Applied Microbiology

  • Alternation of generations in plants
  • Angiosperm life cycle
  • Arabidopsis thaliana: a “model” organism
  • Asexual reproduction in plants
  • Phloem and the transport of food
  • Photoperiodism and phytochrome
  • Photorespiration and C4 plants
  • Photosynthesis: Pathway of Carbon Fixation: the Calvin cycle

Head of Department – Dr. Iniobong Reuben Inyang


Academic Staff

S/N Names Rank
1 . Inyang, Iniobong Reuben Associate Professor/Ag HOD view profile
2 . Abowei, Jasper Professor view profile
3 . Ogamba, Emmanuel Nwabueze Professor view profile
4 . Alagoa, Koru Joe Associate Professor view profile
5 . Bawo, Dorcas Suotonye Associate Professor view profile
6 . Amawulu, Ebenezer Associate Professor view profile
7 . Commander, Thomas Associate Professor view profile
8 . Briyai, Frankland Oyeins Senior Lecturer view profile
9 . Presidor, Kendabie Senior Lecturer view profile
10 . Seiyaboh, Enatimi Senior Lecturer view profile
11 . Oyedeji, Ayodele Adelusi Lecturer I view profile
12 . Gijo, Ayebapreye Harry Lecturer I view profile
13 . Ukoroije, Rosemary Boate Lecturer I view profile
14 . Lelei, Kariye Elizabeth Lecturer I view profile
15 . Okponanabofa, Youkpangha Felix Lecturer II view profile
16 . Ologidi, Charles Godspower Assist. Lecturer view profile
17 . Embelemi, Charles Edure Assist. Lecturer view profile
18 . Ayawei, Precious Preye Assist. Lecturer view profile

Lecturer Statistics

Professor 2
Associate Professor 5
Senior Lecturer 3
Lecturer I 4
Lecturer II 1
Assistant Lecturer 3
Graduate Assistant 0
Year 1 Male Students    –   57 Female Students    –   86
Year 2 Male Students    –   60 Female Students    –   84
Year 3 Male Students    –   58 Female Students    –   67
Year 4 Male Students    –   58 Female Students    –   69
Year 5 Male Students    ——– Female Students    ———

study biological science

Undergraduate Programme

Duration: 6 years

Class Attendance: 70%

Semesters: 10

Male Lecturers: 50

Female Lecturers: 25