The Department of Biological Sciences is one of the three academic departments in the Faculty of Science at Mkwawa University College of Education (MUCE). The Department is responsible for coordinating, managing and administering the College’s core functions viz., teaching, research and knowledge exchange (consultancy) for achieving MUCE’s envisaged mission and vision. It offers two academic programmes namely, Bachelor of Science with Education (BSc. Ed.) and Master of Science with Education (MSc. Ed.) in Biology Stream.
The Department has a team of experienced experts majoring in various biological fields to include Biodiversity/Conservation Biology, Environmental Sciences, Molecular Biology, Parasitology, Entomology, Botany, Ecology, Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Genetics and other areas in Botany and Zoology in general. Currently, the courses offered in the Department bear the following course codes: BC (Biological Conservation), BL (Biology), BT (Botany), MC (Microbiology) and ZL (Zoology). All courses are detailed in the College Prospectus.
The Department has well equipped modern laboratories intended to facilitate effective and efficient teaching and learning activities. It also has adequately trained personnel who ensure that hands on and supervision of teaching and learning activities are carried out to achieve academic excellence. All these are carried out with high degree of practice oriented knowledge and skills for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Students and the wider community are cordially welcome.