The Department of Chemistry started as the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry in 1983 in the then University of Cross River State, Uyo. It grew up into the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
In 2001, Biochemistry programme was demerged from the department and elevated to a substantive department, which formed the nucleus of the faculty of Basic Medical Sciences of the University of Uyo. Hitherto, the Department had been offering courses leading to B.Sc. degree in Pure and Applied Chemistry until Senate of the University of Uyo abolished the dual programmes in 2002.
The department now teaches courses leading to the award of the Bachelor (B.Sc) of Science/Postgraduate (MSc. and Ph.D) degree in Chemistry.
On August 14, 2013 the Department re-located from the Town Campus of the University to her present location in the Faculty of Science Building, Permanent campus, Use Offot.
Currently the department has six (6) units, namely; Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Industrial/Polymer Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry units.
As a central course to all other science disciplines and technology, the degree programme in Chemistry is designed to foster in undergraduates and postgraduates an appreciation of this centrality of chemistry to human well-being, as well as its linkage to, and interactions with other science disciplines and the industry.
Our degree programme also stimulates the development of a broad range of skills applied in chemical and non-chemical areas, and this provides confidence for employment and entrepreneurship.
PROGRAMME OFFERED WITH ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Admission Requirements: Passes at credit level in Five subjects, which should include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics at the Ordinary Level (SSCE, WASCE, GCE, NECO). In addition, the candidate must have attempted UTME and obtained a total score of 180 and would have chosen University of Uyo as his/her first choice.
(b) Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Chemistry
(i) UTME Candidates: Passes at credit level in Five subjects, which should include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics at the Ordinary Level (SSCE, WASCE, GCE, NECO).
(ii)Direct Entry Candidates: Possession of one of the following qualifications Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) Upper Credit*(with two ‘A’ Level passes in Chemistry and any one of Physics, Maths or Biology.)
*Ordinary National Diploma (OND) Upper Credit in a related field.
*Higher National Diploma (HND) Lower Credit in a related field.
*First degree in a related area from a recognized University.
*plus UTME requirement
(c) Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in the following areas of specialization: Analytical, Environmental, Industrial, Inorganic, Organic, Physical and Polymer Chemistry.
Admission Requirements: Admission is open to graduates of chemistry or related chemical science of the University of Uyo or graduates of other Universities recognized and approved by the Senate of the University of Uyo.
Such prospective students must have had at least a second-class honours degree with a CGPA of at least 2.75 on a five (5) point scale and must have had five credit passes including Chemistry, English, Physics and Mathematics at the School Certificate level.
(d) Doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in the following areas of specialization: Analytical, Environmental, Industrial, Inorganic, Organic, Physical and Polymer Chemistry.
Admission Requirements: Admission is open to candidates with M.Sc. degree from the University of Uyo or any other recognized University within and outside Nigeria recognize and approved by the Senate of the University of Uyo.
Such prospective students must have had five credit passes including Chemistry, Physics, English Language and Mathematics at the School Certificate level. Candidates must have successfully completed a degree programme or its equivalent in the corresponding area of study at M.Sc. level and must have passed at a level not lower than B. Choice of courses to be offered shall depend on the candidate’s performance at the M.Sc. level and on the transcript.