The College of Science is one of six Colleges of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Originally established as the Faculty of Science in 1961, the College assumed its current status, following the restructuring of the University into six colleges in December 2004. The College is made up of two main Faculties and one Research Centre. It has approximately 200 academic staff and a student population of nearly 11000.
The College has huge alumni, many of whom are engaged in various sectors of the national economy and around the globe. The College has over the years built a high reputation as a center of excellence for training basic and applied scientists and has produced many graduates for various sectors of the national economy, and internationally.
Mission, Vision, and Objectives
- The Mission of the College is to provide high-quality teaching, research, entrepreneurship training, and service; and to develop programs in the pure and applied sciences for the industrial and socio-economic development of Ghana and Africa.
- The College offers students the opportunity to discover and fulfill their potential and provides access to a first-class education in science for people of diverse ages, ethnicity, and academic preparation.
- The Vision of the College is to produce high-caliber science graduates to support and sustain Ghana and Africa’s industrial and economic development.
- Our ultimate Goal is to become a center of excellence for the training of high-caliber science graduates, critical to Ghana and Africa’s industrial and economic development.
Faculty of Biosciences
- Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
- Department of Food Science and Technology
- Department of Optometry and Visual Science
- Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology
- Department of Environmental Science