B.Sc. Chemistry (Pure/Industrial)


B.Sc. Degree in Chemistry
Philosophy, Aims and Objectives of the Degree Programme
A degree programme in Chemistry should foster in the undergraduate an appreciation of the centrality of Chemical Science to human wellbeing, as well as its inevitable linkage to and interactions with other branches of science. Graduates of Chemistry are expected to have the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in Chemistry and other allied industries in relation to societal needs for national development.
The degree programme in Chemistry therefore aims to:
a. Stimulate in the students sustained interest and enthusiasm in Chemistry and its applications.
b. Build in students a culture of continuing enquiry.
c. Provide students with a broad and balanced base of Chemistry knowledge and practical skills.
d. Develop in students a range of skills applied in chemical and non-chemical areas that can provide confidence for employment.
e. Inculcate in students an appreciation of Chemistry in all human endeavors.
f. Provide students with a solid base of chemical knowledge and skills that are required for postgraduate studies and research.

Learning Outcomes
All Bachelors honors’ degrees in Chemistry are expected to develop the following:
a. Abilities and skills for solving problems in Chemistry and other allied chemical industries.
b. Practical skills relating to the conduct of laboratory work in chemical industries, research establishments and production sectors.
c. General skills relating to non-subject specific competencies such as communication, interpersonal, organizational and entrepreneurial skills.

Admission Requirements
UTME (4-Year Full Time Degree Programme)
The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English, Mathematics, Chemistry to form the core courses with credit in Physics and other relevant science subjects at the Senior Secondary Certificate or its equivalent. In addition to UTME requirement a candidate must have an acceptable pass in Rhema University’s entry examination.
Direct Entry (3-Year Full Time Degree Programme)
A direct entry candidate should posses either:
i. ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and other relevant subjects to be admitted into the degree programme at 200 level.
ii. N.C.E with at least credit passes in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and other relevant subjects.
iii. National Diploma or Higher National Diploma in Chemistry with at least an Upper Credit from a recognized Polytechnic. In addition, the candidate should meet the minimum UTME admission requirement or have five credits in English, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and any other relevant science subject.

Graduation Requirements
The graduation requirement is that every four-year programme has a maximum of six (6) years for graduation. If a student is unable to graduate at the end of the maximum duration, such a student should consider his/her studentship to have lapsed and will be asked to withdraw from the University unless there is evidence of Senate approval for the student to re-continue his/her studies. For any student to graduate, he/she must have obtained a minimum of 120 or a maximum of 192 credit units for a four- year programme. Students must have passed all core courses and all GST Courses before they can graduate.
List of Staff in Chemistry Programme
S/N Name Qualifications Designation
1. Prof. A. I. Onuchukwu B.Sc., M.Sc. (OAU), Ph.D (University of London) Professor (Chemistry)
2. Dr. I. C. Nnorom B.Sc. (ABSU), M.Sc., Ph.D (Ibadan) Senior Lecturer (Chemistry)
3. Dr. C. O. Alisa B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D (NAU) Lecturer I (Chemistry)
4. Miss S. B. Ulaeto B.Sc., M.Sc (UNICAL) Assistant Lecturer (Chemistry)

5. Mr Nwatughara, Elkanah Nwabunwanne NIST. 1985 Ful. Tech. Cert. 1985, C & G London Inst, Part I & II 1983, 1984. Chemistry/Biochemistry Technologist II
Chemistry/Biochemistry

COURSES OFFERED AT DIFFERENT LEVELS IN CHEMISTRY
YEAR ONE (100 LEVEL)
FIRST SEMESTER
S/No Course Code Course Title Credit Units
1 MTH 111 General Mathematics I 3
2 PHY 111 General Physics I 3
3 PHY 112 Experimental Physics I 1
4 BIO 111 General Biology I 3
5 CSC 111 Introduction to Computer Science/Word Processing 2
6 CHM 111 General Chemistry I 3
7 CHM 112 Practical Chemistry I 1
8 GST 111 Communication in English I 2
9 GST 112 Nigerian Peoples and Culture 2
10 GST 113 Logic, Philosophy & Human Existence 2
11 GST 114 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Skills 1
12 GST 115 Obeying Christ and Growing in the Holy Spirit 1
TOTAL 24
SECOND SEMESTER
S/No Course Code Course Title Credit Units
1 MTH 121 General Mathematics II 3
2 PHY 121 General Physics II 3
3 PHY 122 Experimental Physics II 1
4 CHM 122 General Chemistry II 3
5 CHM 123 Practical Chemistry II 1
6 BIO 122 General Biology II 2
7 GST 121 Communication in English II 2
8 GST 122 Communication in French 2
9 GST 125 History and Philosophy of Science 2
TOTAL 19(43)

YEAR TWO (200 LEVEL)
FIRST SEMESTER
S/No Course Code Course Title Credit Units
1 CHM 211 Organic Chemistry I 2
2 CHM 212 Experimental Organic Chemistry I 1
3 CHM 213 Inorganic Chemistry I 2
4 CHM 214 Experimental Inorganic Chemistry I 1
5 CHM 215 Structure and Bonding 2
6 MTH 211 Mathematical Methods I 2
7 MTH 212 Linear Algebra I 2
8 PHY 212 Electronics 3
9 CSC 211 Computer Programming I 2
10 GST 211 Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 2
11 ENT 211 Entrepreneurial Studies I 2
12 GST 212 Building a Christian Home and Studying
God’s Word 1
TOTAL 22(65)
SECOND SEMESTER
S/No Course Code Course Title Credit Units
1 CHM 221 Physical Chemistry I 2
2 CHM 222 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry 2
3 CHM 223 Analytical Chemistry I 2
4 PHY 221 Introduction to Modern Physics 3
5 MTH 221 Mathematical Methods II 2
6 MTH 222 Linear Algebra II 2
7 CSC 221 Computer Programming II 2
8 STA 223 Basic Statistics for Scientists 2
9 ENT 221 Entrepreneurship Studies II 2
TOTAL 19(84)
YEAR THREE (300 LEVEL)
FIRST SEMESTER
S/No Course Code Course Title Credit Units
1 CHM 310 Practical Inorganic/Physical Chemistry 1
2 CHM 311 Physical Chemistry II 2
3 CHM 312 Organic Chemistry II 2
4 CHM 313 Surface & Colloid Chemistry 2
5 CHM 314 Atomic & Molecular Structure & Symmetry 2
6 CHM 315 Inorganic Chemistry II 2
7 CHM 316 Instrumental Methods of Analysis 2
8 ICH 311 Industrial Chemical Process I 2
9 ICH 312 Industrial Chemical Technology I 2
10 ICH 313 Color Chemistry & Technology I 2
11 ENT 311 Entrepreneurship Development I 2
12 GST 311 Waging Spiritual Warfare 1
TOTAL 22(106)
ELECTIVES 3-4
S/No Course Code Course Title Credit Units
1 CHM 317 Natural Products Chemistry I 2
2 CHM 318 Carbohydrate Chemistry 1
3 ICH 314 Polymer Chemistry I 2
4 BCH 312 Scientific Methods in Biochemistry 2
(Students to take any 2 electives)

SECOND SEMESTER
S/No Course Code Course Title Credit Units
1 CHM 320 Industrial Attachment 8
2 CHM 321 Seminar 2
TOTAL 10(116)

YEAR 4 – 400 LEVEL
FIRST SEMESTER
S/No Course Code Course Title Credit Units
1 CHM 410 Research project 3
2 CHM 411 Theory of Molecular Spectroscopy 2
3 CHM 412 Reaction Kinetics 2
4 CHM 413 Organometallic Chemistry 2
5 CHM 414 Chemistry of Lanthanides & Actinides 1
6 CHM 415 Seminar 1
7 ICH 411 Industrial Chemical Process II 2
8 ICH 412 Industrial Chemical Technology II 2
9 ICH 413 Color Chemistry & Technology II 2
10 ENT 411 Entrepreneurship Development II 2
TOTAL 19(135)

ELECTIVES 3-4
S/No Course Code Course Title Credit Units
1 CHM 416 Quantum Chemistry 2
2 CHM 417 Non-aqueous Solvents 1
3 ICH 414 Polymer Chemistry II 2
(Students to take any 2 electives)
SECOND SEMESTER
S/No Course Code Course Title Credit Units
1 CHM 410 Research Project 3
2 CHM 421 Heterocyclic Chemistry 2
3 CHM 422 Electrochemistry 2
4 CHM 423 Analytical Chemistry II 2
5 CHM 424 Environmental Chemistry 2
6 CHM 425 Applied Spectroscopy 2
7 ICH 421 Petrochemistry 2
TOTAL 15(150)
ELECTIVES 4
CHM 426 Natural Products Chemistry II 2
CHM 427 Co-ordination Chemistry 2 CHM 428 Radio-Nuclear Chemistry 2
(Students to take any 2 electives)
Note:
All Year III students shall proceed on Industrial Training (I.T) to satisfy SIWES programme during the second semester of the degree programme.
Research Project starts from 1st semester and is completed and examined at the end of second semester. Research methods should be taught before commencement of Research Project.