Studying Microbiology at Southwestern University goes a lot deeper than just the basic study of life and living organisms. At the end of your time studying this course, you will develop a solid scientific understanding of ecology, biochemistry, physiology, genetics, and also master new practical skills alongside doing more advanced lab work. You will get a chance as your years in the university progresses, to delve into various topics including evolutionary genetics, reproductive biology, plant diversity, infectious disease and even neuroscience. You will progress from getting a broad knowledge of each of these subjects to delving deeper into the specific areas of biology that most interests you.

Microbiology is deeply connected to several other sciences such as biochemistry, biotechnology, veterinary medicine, dairy science, biophysics, apiculture, etc. Microbiology as a science is constantly fighting world problems regarding diseases, food, population, and coming up with steady solutions such as new technology, improved agricultural practices and family planning.

So if you are passionate about living things in general and their conservation, ecology, or animal biology, then apply to study biology at Southwestern University and get a chance to study large mammals, ecological interactions and gain practical scientific skills and problem-solving skills.

The following are important skills you would need to acquire a degree in Microbiology at our University.  A keen interest in research, accuracy and attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication skills, analytical skills, great observational skills, a logical mind, good time management skills, great problem-solving skills and an ability to be self-reliant or work as part of a team.

Some of the career prospects for a graduate from the Department of Microbiology include the chance to become a microbiologist, biotechnologist, zoologist, nanotechnologist, university professor, soil scientist, research scientist, soil scientist, biology school teacher etc.

As a graduate, you may also get to work alongside professionals in the following fields, dentistry acupuncture, medicine (General Practice), botany, ergonomics, ecology, biomedical science and forensic science.

The minimum entry requirement for admission into the Microbiology program at Southwestern University are:

Credit level passes in 5 relevant subjects at (SSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB) O’ Level result or its equivalent, obtained at not more than two sittings and with JAMB/JUPEP/IJMB/OND/HND, Advance Level result.

UTME REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must sit for the current JAMB UTME exams and attain the National cut off mark as a statutory requirement for entry into a Nigerian University.