The Faculty of Science is concerned with the pursuit of scientific truth through teaching and research. It provides its students with tools for rational and objective analysis of facts and the methodology and technical know-how by which such facts are established. At the end of their training, the graduates are expected to have gained specialized knowledge and expertise in a well-defined domain of modern science, in the context of human and environmental development. Through its community and mode of operation, it strives to inculcate in the students the virtues of hard work, honesty, fairness, dignity, civic responsibility and empathic understanding.
The Faculty of Science is one of the faculties of The University of Bamenda, a State University created by the Presidential decree no 2011/045 of 8th March 2011 which organized the University.
The Administrative Block B of the Faculty of Science is located on the main campus in Bambili, about 20 km northeast of Bamenda city along the Bamenda-Ndop road.
Staff and Students
The Faculty welcomes students from all cultures, religions and nationalities. The Faculty has over 50 experienced full time and part-time lecturers. The part-time lecturers are selected from amongst the best in the domains of the various degree programmes nationally and internationally.
The Faculty of Science is open to holders of at least five GCE O level papers including Mathematics and English language and at least two GCE A level papers in the appropriate science subjects OR the Baccalaureate certificate in the appropriate subjects. Applicants must also have at least a “D” grade in the A-Level subject of the course for which they are applying. All other equivalent qualifications are also considered for admission.
Registration and Fees
On Admission, all students are required to pay the prescribed yearly tuition fees before registration. The prescribed fee for all state Universities is 50,000 FCFA. It should be noted that these fees do not represent the cost of training students within the university. The Cameroon government subsidizes training in all State Universities.
A student association (the Faculty of Science Student Association-FASSA) exists in the Faculty to take care of student welfare and social, cultural and extracurricular activities. Students can also gain temporary employment on campus through the Work-Study programme. There exists a Guidance and Counselling service in the Faculty.