Faculty of Science is one of the largest faculties on OAU campus as it comprises about 12 departments, which includes:

  • Applied Geophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering physics
  • Geology
  • Industrial chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics and
  • Zoology.


There are general courses taken by fresh students from Faculty of Science and Faculty of Technology under Faculty of Science, these courses include:

  1. CHM101 (Introductory chemistry 1)
  2. PHY101 (Introductory Physics for engineering students)
  3. PHY105 (Introductory Physics for biological science)
  4. MTH101 (Mathematics for engineering students)
  5. MTH105 (Mathematics for biological sciences)

The 101 indicates the first semester, it changes to 102 the second semester and the title also changes from 1 to 11.
All the courses mentioned above are certain not to skip any classes.

Chemistry department is sure not to miss any classes because their classes have been scheduled. Chemistry calculates their days so well that public holidays don’t affect their class schedules. It has been planned really well that classes end a few weeks before lecture free week. Chemistry falls under the White House.

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Physics department also falls under the White House, probably because they’re close to each other, their planning is quite similar. The Physics department doesn’t skip classes as well. As freshmen one of the things you look forward to is a cancelled class due to the stress you’ll be welcomed into but never expect a cancelled class from the Physics department.

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Mathematics department falls under The Yellow house, the only thing you can expect from this department is a change of venue and a lecturer cancelling the class as punishment. This happens only occasionally but never expect the Mathematics department to send a notice an hour or some minutes to lecture time that the class wouldn’t hold.

I can’t say for other departments, but never expect a cancelled class or a free period from White House and Yellow House. It will definitely hold and if it doesn’t hold, there’d be a problem especially with Chemistry that organizes two batches for every one of their classes.

In a bid to welcome you all to Africa’s most beautiful campus, you should be prepared to attend classes, except you want to deliberately be a class stabber.

I hope you got one or two things from this article. Thank you for reading.

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