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The Head

Department of Biological Sciences

+ Tel: +260-211-291531


Overview of Programmes

The Department of Biological Sciences offers both undergraduate and postgraduate progammes.

Undergraduate Programmes

Each of the subject areas in the Department constitutes a degree programme in which a Bachelor of Science degree may be awarded. The subject areas are

  •     Biology
  •     Entomology
  •     Microbiology
  •     Parasitology
  •     Ecology and Wildlife Management
  •     Molecular Biology and Genetics 
  •     Mycology and Plant Pathology

See Departmental Handbook for course outlines.

Postgraduate Programmes

The postgraduate programmes of the Department of Biological Sciences provide advanced training to graduates who have successfully completed the undergraduate degree programmes. They also cater for those who have pursued equivalent undergraduate studies in other Departments within the University of Zambia and in other recognised universities.

 The Department offers the following postgraduate degree programmes:-

  • Master of Science Degree in Tropical Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Master of Science Degree in Plant Pathology
  • Master of Science Degree in Mycology
  • Master of Science Degree in Entomology

 The Department also offers Ph.D. degree programmes by research in various fields of biology.