The department of Pure and Applied Sciences is one of the departments under the Faculty of Applied and Health Sciences. It has a current student population of 621 being mentored by 35 full time academic and technical staff.
The department offers degree, diploma and certificate courses in the area of pure and applied sciences. The courses and research in the department emphasize microbiology and biotechnology, applied chemistry, food science and technology, molecular biology, nautical sciences and related areas. The department endeavors to foster the advancement of pure and applied sciences, and technology locally, regionally, and globally. It aims at serving as a transformative force within a diverse, interdisciplinary, and collaborative educational environment for improving our world through science and technology.