The Faculty of Applied Sciences is committed to its main objective of producing quality graduates with academic knowledge and vocational skills, who will meet the challenges required by recent global scientific developments in the country. Hence, one of the primary strategies of the faculty is to develop a system to produce skilled graduates with wide social exposure in the field of applied sciences.
The FAS consists of five Departments viz: Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Computing, Health Promotion and Physical Sciences. The Department of Biological Sciences offers courses in the fields of Botany, Zoology and Biology while the Department of Physical Sciences offers courses in the fields of Chemistry, Physics, Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics. The Department of Health Promotion offers courses in Health Promotion and the Department of Computing offers courses in Computer Science and Information Technology. The Department of Chemical Sciences offers courses in the field of Chemistry. Currently the Faculty has over 100 employees which includes Professors, Senior Lecturers, Lecturers, Technicians and Administrative Officers, and 833 students.
From its inception, the Faculty follows the course unit system. The programs are completed within 6 semesters in the case of 3-year degree programs and 8 semesters in the case of 4-year degree programs. Almost all courses are designed, taught and overseen by the Faculty of Applied Sciences and all Faculty are required to teach as part of their duties. Since the class sizes are small it allows a closer student-teacher relationship at the Faculty.
The Faculty conducts research of high quality and practical value in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Information Technology, Health Promotion, Mathematics and Statistics.