Motto: Probing into Nature

COURSE STRUCTURES OF THE M.Sc. BOTANY PROGRAMME

FIRST SEMESTER (Core Courses)


S/N

Course Code

Title

Credit Unit

1

BIOL801

Research Orientation and Computer Application

2

2

BIOL839

Advanced Plant and Animal Ecology

2

3

BOTY823

Advanced Genetics

2

4

BOTY825

Comparative Plant Morphology and Anatomy of vascular plants

2

5

BOTY829

Taxonomy of Angiosperms

2

6

BIOL 880-889

Seminar (1cu/semester)

3-6

7

BIOL 890-899

Research/Thesis (2cu/semester)

 6-10

SECOND SEMESTER (Core Courses)


S/N

Course Code

Title

Credit Unit

1

BIOL802

Advanced Biostatistics

2

2

BOTY820

Advanced Bryology

2

3

BOTY826

Photosynthesis and Translocation

2

4

BOTY828

Plant Growth and Development

2

5

BIOL 880-889

Seminar (1cu/semester)

3-6

6

BIOL 890-899

Research/Thesis (2cu/semester)

6-10

7

BIOL802

Advanced Biostatistics

2

In addition to the above-listed core courses, each student must choose relevant courses amounting to 12 Credit Units from those listed below.
Electives: (8 credit units, other than those selected from below as core)
FIRST SEMESTER


S/N

Course Code

Title

Credit Unit

1

BIOL 817

Modern Taxonomic Methods

2

2

BIOL 819

Advanced Cell Physiology

2

3

BIOL829

Molecular Biology

2

4

BOTY821

Advanced Mycology

2

5

BOTY827

Nutrient Metabolism in Plants

2

SECOND SEMESTER


S/N

Course Code

Title

Credit Unit

1

BIOL 814

Advanced Cell Biology and Cytogenetics

2

2

BOTY822

Fungal Cytogenetics

2

3

BOTY824

Advanced Phycology

2

4

OTHERS

Courses from other programmes of the Department and/or Faculty and/or University

2-4

Department of Botany, Faculty of Life Sciences
Ahmadu Bello University Zaria - Nigeria
HOD, Pofessor A. K. Adamu