Welcome to the Faculty of Science website. We aim to create an enabling environment where students thrive and gain comprehensive education and broadened scientific knowledge in order to equip them with skills that will benefit them in their future and professional ambitions.
Founded in 1962 at the establishment of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, the Faculty of Science is made up of nine departments: Biochemistry, Biological sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics and Textile science and Technology. It offers thirteen degree programmes at the undergraduate level, eighteen postgraduate diploma programmes, thirty-one Master's degree programmes and twenty-two Ph.D programmes across the nine departments.
The Faculty is a beehive of scientific activities where an exceptional group of scientists who not only rise to the top in their fields and create technologies that make a difference in Nigeria and beyond, but are dedicated to both postgraduate and undergraduate education. Their dedication is evident in their creative and innovative teaching methods and devotion to postgraduate and undergraduate students' research and mentoring. We are committed to helping our students gain excellent training that includes a strong foundation in the basic sciences and the freedom to shape their own degree paths.
We also give our students both qualitative and quantitative background that enables them to tackle problems and provide the foundation for lifelong achievements. Our graduates are sought after by other institutions and top companies in the country and internationally. Our academic staff constantly receive prestigious fellowships and awards, and this success is not short lived. Our alumni are also making their marks within and outside Nigeria in their various fields of specialization.
We have linkages across the departments which our staff and students can benefit from in realizing advances in research.
On behalf of the entire members of the Faculty of Science, we wish you well in your academic pursuit. I hope you will explore our website to gain additional insight into the various programmes we offer.
Prof. Abba Ali Tijjani
Dean, Faculty of Physical Sciences