Welcome to the School of Biological Sciences (SBS) of the University of Ghana. The School forms part of the schools in the new College of Basic and Applied Sciences. It offers students the opportunity to discover and fulfil their potentials in various fields of science in our already existing and new academic programs that are geared towards preparing the students for careers in this changing national and international world.

Departments under the School Consist of:

  • Animal Biology and Conservation Science
  • Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Botany
  • Marine and Fishery Science and
  • Nutrition and Food science

These departments together prepare first year students of the Medical School, Dental School, Nursing School and the Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences. It also has a larger portion of International students including postgraduates. The School runs various projects among which are the World’s Bank project on the West Africa Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious pathogens (WACCBIP). This center provide Masters. PhD and Post-doctoral level training and conduct research focused on cell and molecular biology of major diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis.

The center also focuses on training and research toward improved diagnostic methods, monitoring pathogens diversity and evolution related to virulence and drug resistance and discovery of new targets or agents for novel therapeutic interventions and development of vaccines. It also conducts short term training programmes that targets professionals in the health delivery sector including physicians, pharmacist and senior laboratory personnel to improve their knowledge of disease pathogenesis and modern methods of diagnosis.

The department of Marine and Fisheries Science of the school also host the Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) Project. The MESA project is a pan-African programme that utilizes Earth Observation (EO) data for developing products and services to increase the information, management, decision-making and planning capacity of African countries.

It is being implemented through 7 Regional Implementation Centers (RICs), including the ECOWAS Coastal and Marine Resources Management Center based at the University of Ghana. The School is also equipped with modern scientific instrument including X-Ray defractometer, Elisa Plate Reader, Water Quality Probe, Sea Bottom Camera device just to mention a few. These instruments aid in producing the quality of graduates we produce. As you navigate through our website we hope you find the site informative and exciting.