UDS Faculty of Applied Sciences

UDS Faculty of Applied Sciences

Contact us

Faculty of Applied Sciences,
University For Development Studies,
Navrongo Campus, Kologo Street, Navrongo
P.O. Box 24, Navrongo, U/E, Ghana

Office of the Dean 
Email: fas@uds.edu.gh
Telephone: +233(0)382095756

Vice Dean
Telephone: +233(0)382096022

Faculty Officer
Telephone: +233(0)382095755

Head, Department of Applied Biology
Email: dbiology@uds.edu.gh

Head, Department of Applied Chemistry & Biochemistry
Email: dchemistry@uds.edu.gh

Head, Department of Applied Physics
Email: dphysics@uds.edu.gh

Head, Department of Earth and Environmental Science
Email: dearth@uds.edu.gh


The Faculty of Applied Sciences is one of the two faculties on the Navrongo campus of the University. It was established in 2002 and had the first student intake in the same year. The Faculty currently has a student population of over 800 and staff strength of about 60 faculty members. The Faculty provides a diverse community with an accessible and quality education that will produce professionally oriented graduates who are interested in solving real-world problems. Students in the Faculty are also equipped with solid knowledge in the natural sciences and mathematics needed to solve challenging problems in their respective disciplines.

The Faculty runs several competitive undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the applied sciences.

Undergraduate programmes

  • BSc Applied Biology
  • BSc Applied Chemistry
  • BSc Applied Physics
  • BSc Biochemistry
  • BSc Earth Science
  • BSc Environmental Science
  • BSc Physical Sciences

Postgraduate programmes

  • MSc Applied Chemistry
  • MPhil Applied Chemistry
  • PhD Applied Chemistry

Academic programmes on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) at various levels will be rolled out soon.

For further information on academic programmes in the faculty, visit individual departments webpages.

Departments within the Faculty of Applied Sciences

The Faculty of Applied Sciences houses the

  • Department of Applied Biology
  • Department of Applied Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Department of Earth & Environmental sciences
  • Department of Applied Physics

Our vision

To become a centre of academic excellence while championing rural development and poverty alleviation and bringing about clear and visible transformation of the country, especially in the deprived rural areas of the Northern, Upper East and West Regions and other parts of the country.

Our mission

To embark on a mission of providing programmes of study that are development-oriented and practical life skills-imparting to make its graduates relevant to the overall national development effort.


The overall goal of the Faculty is to create an environment that will enhance quality studies and stimulate research in appropriate technologies and development of projects to help solve peculiar problems of society.


The Faculty seeks to:

  • Be a centre of excellence for local and international research
  • Provide the needed research, consultancy and leadership to enhance the development of communities in its catchment area and the country as a whole.
  • Produce excellent scientific human resource that meet the needs of industry
  • Produce graduates who apply science and technology for development with high sensitivity to sustainable environmental management and community development.
  • Provide applied skills for self-employment and job creation.


Dr. Isaac Sackey Senior Lecturer/Dean
Lateef A. Oseni Senior Lecturer/Vice-Dean
Mathias A. Ateng Assistant Registrar/Faculty Officer
Samson A. Abagale Faculty Examinations Officer
Alexander Akumbuno Senior Administrative Assistant
Apendaadem Patricia Senior Administrative Assistant
Alexander Awopugi Akenga Messenger

Message from the Dean of Faculty

As Dean, I am pleased to welcome prospective students and other website visitors including colleagues, fellow researchers, policy makers and the general public.

The pioneer members of staff of the Faculty of Applied Sciences had in the past serviced the Faculty of Agriculture Technology and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Nyankpala campus of the University through the teaching of both basic and applied science courses. As a result of the urgent need for graduates who would be essential for the developmental requirements of the least developed parts of the country, there was no other option but to start the Faculty of Applied Sciences. The graduates of this Faculty are required to blend theory with practical training in order to help drive the country’s development effort.

The Faculty relocated from Nyankpala to its permanent campus at Navrongo and admitted its first batch of students in 2002. At its present home, the Faculty has attracted additional qualified human resource to deliver quality tuition that would make her graduates more competitive on the job market and relevant to the needs of the community. Not resting on the past achievements, the Faculty is determined to be more responsive to the dynamic training needs and increasing demand by industry for applied scientists, that is, scientists who are creative and innovative enough to apply their skills to solve societal problems through the application of scientific principles. Already, the Faculty’s curriculum is an envy of many and it will continue to sustain this through collaboration with industry and other relevant stakeholders.

The Faculty of Applied Sciences continues to combine theory with practical hands-on experimental training through its Third Trimester Field Practical Programme (TTFPP) and Industrial Attachment Programmes. The versatility of our graduates and their ability to adapt to diverse environments continues to win the admiration of many.

The Faculty has achieved a lot in academics and will still strive to introduce innovative training programmes for her students.

If you are a new or prospective student of this Faculty you are welcome. The Dean, lecturers and all the support staff are always there to help you succeed.

It is hoped that the information on this web page will serve as a useful guide to all current and prospective students as well as researchers, policy makers and the general public.