Philosophy and Objectives of the programme:
- To provide a comprehensive training in theoretical and practical Zoology and Environmental Biology to students who after acquiring the qualifications can practice the profession in any part of today’s global world and also be eligible for post-graduate studies leading to M.Sc or Ph.D degrees.
- To expose the students to a broad perspective of the natural sciences and the humanities through inter-disciplinary coloration in the first two years of the programme. Thereafter the students acquire depth in Zoologyand Environmental Biology as he/she progresses to his/her third and final years when, if he/she satisfies the requirements as spelt out in MOUAU Academic Regulations, is awarded the degree of B.Sc. in Zoology and Environmental Biology.
- To emphasizeaspects of the programme, which includes Parasitology, Entomology, Ecology, Environmental Biology, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Conservation of natural resources, Ecotoxicology, Physiology, Hydrobiology and Biotechnology. The broad objective is to contribute to Food Production, protection from parasites, conservation of natural resources, environmental amelioration and overall development of Science and Technology in Nigeria.
- To equip the students with theoretical and practical work that will enhance their competence in various industries/organisations that will eventually employ them after their programme as well as making them self-reliant.
- To develop properly and highly trained Zoologist and Environmental Biologist both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels who could research on various aspects of the programme, design and handle scientific equipment, make new discoveries in science and technology, be self-reliant with enhanced employment opportunities, provide adequate leadership, guidance and supervision of scientific project. Through these training programmes, the Department is contributing its rightful share in relieving the shortages of agriculture, veterinary and para-medical personnel/competent teachers and research workers in Zoology and Environmental Biology.