KNUST College of Science: The Faculties and Research Centres.
KNUST College of Science: The College of Science is one of the six colleges of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
The Faculty of Science was the name of the institution when it was established in 1961, but in December 2004 when the University was divided into six colleges, the Faculty of Science was given its current name.
The College of Science is the premier college of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and comprises two main faculties and three research centres.
It has approximately 200 academic staff and a student population of 10,366. The College runs 12 undergraduate and 45 postgraduate programmes in 11 departments.
Several of the college’s graduates are employed globally and in a variety of economic sectors.
It has over the years built a high reputation as a centre of excellence for the training of basic and applied scientists and has produced a large number of graduates for various sectors of the national economy, and internationally.
Vision statement of the college
The Vision of the College is to produce high-calibre science graduates to support and sustain the industrial and economic development of Ghana and Africa.
Mission of College of Science
The Mission of the College is to provide high-quality teaching, research, entrepreneurship training, and service; and to develop programmes 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.
Objectives of the college
Our ultimate Goal is to become a centre of excellence for the training of high calibre science graduates, critical to the industrial and economic development of Ghana and Africa.
It also promotes diversity in research and teaching, which boosts the number of international collaborators and students it accepts.
There are a large number of graduates from the college who work in diverse fields both domestically and abroad.
It has developed a strong reputation for competence in teaching fundamental and applied scientists over the years and has produced a large number of graduates for diverse industries both domestically and internationally.
Research in biological, physical, data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber security, climate, water, food, nutrition, and environmental sciences is carried out in the College of Science on both a fundamental and applied level.
Scientists from the College have contributed immensely to providing solutions to national issues, such as malaria control, COVID-19 detection and modeling, and environmental pollution measurement and control.
KNUST college of health science undergraduate students are well-trained to international standards and are found as well-suited candidates by international universities in North America, Europe, Australia ,and Asia.
How many faculties are in college of science in KNUST?
As mentioned above, the College is made up of two primary Faculty and one research centre. Faculty of Physical and Computational Sciences and Faculty of the Biosciences
Physical and Computational Sciences
- COMPUTER SCIENCE
- ACTUARIAL SCIENCE
Faculty Of Biosciences
- FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
- THEORETICAL AND APPLIED BIOLOGY
- OPTOMETRY AND VISUAL SCIENCE
- ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE