Welcome to the web portal of the Department of Zoology and Environmental Biology, University of Calabar, Nigeria. Globally, we are recognized as lovers of life and nature as we continually thrive to protect and preserve them. Believe us, you would find it fascinating as you crave to join our team of professors and other senior staff as well as our wealth of technical and administrative staff to explore the beautiful nature and endowments. Our primary objective therefore, is to train willing and able people of all gender, race and origin with a focus on ensuring environmental sustainability – wildlife conservation, species protection and preservation as well as in developing methods that support adequate research in a dynamic world. Also, to provide an environment of international standards for learning, research and acquisition of skills that would empower students to apply knowledge/skills to the benefits of the society, as well as to develop and always update a modern library so as to encourage research, learning and global interaction.
Historically, the Department of Zoology and Environmental Biology came into being in 2004/2005 academic session as a modification of the Department of Zoology, formerly Zoology Unit, Department of Biological Sciences, which originated within the Calabar campus of the then University of Nigeria, Nsukka, set up during the 1973/1974 academic session. After establishment of the University of Calabar on October 1st 1975, the Department of Biological Sciences started operating within the then Faculty of Science in the University of Calabar.
Presently, the Department is headed by the Dr. Eni George Eni, operating within the Faculty of Biological Sciences. The Department thrives to provide educational and research opportunities for individuals in Zoology, Environmental Biology and other related natural science courses. Also, the Department provides service opportunities through dissemination and application of knowledge and skills as required in industries and Public services. To achieve these goals, the Department offers four (4) year undergraduate and postgraduate Programmes (2/3 Years M.Sc and 3/4 Years Ph.D). All these prepare students for careers in research and employment. During the period of training, students are exposed to basic Biology, Zoology and Environmental Biology in different areas of specialty of the Department.
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To pursue academic excellence through outstanding teaching and the promotion of research and community service to immediate environment and the Nigerian nation at large;
To promote effective concern for environmental well-being and peace;
To provide educational and research opportunities for individuals interested in Zoology and its related sciences.
To provide service opportunities through dissemination and application of knowledge and skills as required in industries and public services.
The philosophy of the Department of Zoology and Environmental Biology is to produce responsible graduates who appreciate the value of dignity in labour, self-reliance and are problem solvers, employers of labour and globally accepted in every aspect of human endeavour.