About the Department

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.

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Vision Statement

To be a centre of academic excellence by utilizing the available human and technological resources for teaching, research, community service and sustainable development.

Mission Statement

To diligently pursue scholarship and deploy its output for human capacity development and economic growth in the society, with active participation in ICT.