The Department of Chemistry at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with a students’ population of 850 is one of the largest in the country, with a reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. Our undergraduate programme provides students with foundational knowledge in sub-disciplines of chemistry including cutting-edge research work that allows students to gain hands-on experience with chemical phenomena, data processing, and explanations for their observations, thus participating in the scientific process from the start. At the postgraduate level, students build in-depth knowledge on the principles of chemistry, empowering them with the necessary skills in solving complex problems and effectively articulating their ideas to the scientific community. Ultimately, the analytical, thinking and problem-solving skills developed by our students make them successful candidates for a wide range of careers in chemistry and other areas.
We are dedicated to the creation of knowledge in all branches of chemistry and the development of human capital and leadership for the advancement of Ghana, Africa and the world. The Department is home to very highly qualified faculty and extremely motivated students.
We offer a four-year BSc. (Hons.) degree program, a two-year MSc./MPhil. Degree program and a three-year Ph.D program. Our training program provides a unique combination of manual, theoretical, analytical, numerical, and problem-solving skills for our students.
At the undergraduate level there are lecture courses in the general areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry, plus many more specialized courses. Laboratory experience is provided in inorganic and organic synthesis, analytical methods, and physical chemical measurements. At the graduate level, courses are normally taken only during the first year, but the weekly departmental seminars are a rich source of new knowledge throughout the entire graduate career.