The programme is designed to:
- To give students a sound exposure to the theory and practice of Microbiology.
- To equip students with adequate research techniques to enable them function as lecturers in universities and other tertiary institutions, research officers and consultants in the many fields of application of Microbiology.
- To equip students with adequate practical knowledge and hands-on experience to enable them become self reliant as producers of many analytical, food and industrial products from microbial activities.
- To produce world class microbiologists who can compete with their counterparts the world over and fit into advanced programmes within the country and outside it.