Department of Pure and Applied Physics


The Vision statement of the Department is:

“To be a leading and dynamic Department of Pure and Applied Physics providing Pure and Applied Physics education which empowers its graduates to contribute efficiently and effectively to the advancement of the frontiers of knowledge of Physics and its application to solving societal Pure and Applied Physics problems aided by utilizing analytical, instrumentation and computational techniques”.


Armed with the above-stated vision, the mission of the Department is:  “To facilitate the production of Pure and Applied Physics graduates who can effectively solve societal problems and carry out researches related to Pure and Applied Physics, with a drive towards service and leadership.

Philosophy and Objective

The philosophy of the Department has led to the design of a strategy for fulfilling its vision and mission in its task of providing Pure and Applied Physics education of a kind that enables it to fulfill its key role in the vision of College of Pure and Applied Sciences of Caleb University, Lagos.
The high lights of these philosophical considerations and objectives, which guide the teaching of the theory and practice of Pure and Applied Physics, are as follows:

i.    To offer the students concerned an initial broad training in fundamental core topics in Physics.
ii.    To provide sufficient opportunity for skill acquisition in the use of
experimental, workshop and investigative tools of Pure and Applied Physics with the purpose of building up competence in and enthusiasm for the teaching and application of Pure and Applied Physics to the solution of relevant societal problems.
iii.    To give room for the exercise of freedom of choice and specialization.  The departmental curricula have flexibility that allows students to choose Physics or Physics with Computational Modelling at the end of 100 level or 200 level of study.               
iv.    To promote inter-disciplinary orientation and make the application of Physics to problem – solving the goal of the training of Physicists.  Entrepreneurship courses in the Department curricula provide opportunity for designing and executing multi-disciplinary projects. 
v.    To inculcate in our students the required behavioural/professional attributes of Physicists, of probity, hard work, commitment in measurements and data – collection and discipline in data – analysis as well as integrity in observations and deductions.  The Department offers courses in workshop practice and Pure, Applied and Computational Physics Projects which prepare the students for effective research in future.


Staff in the Department

A. Amusa B.Sc., M. A. (Columbia), PhD (Illinois) Professor and Head of Department
B. Matthew B. Sc., M. Sc. (Abeokuta) Assistant Lecturer

Programmes in the Department

The Department offers two (2) programmes leading to the award of Bachelor Degrees in -

a.    Pure Physics
b.    Physics with Computational Modelling

In accordance with the College philosophy, the two programmes have a common 100 level course structure which is summarized in Table 16.  All students admitted through UTME to the Department must offer all the courses listed in Table 16.  Courses to be taken at 200 to 400 levels for Pure and Applied Physics and Physics with Computational Modelling are listed in that order in Tables 17, and 18 respectively.

Admission Requirements

All candidates seeking admission into programmes offered by COPAS must apply through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), either through the University Matriculation Examination (UTME) Scheme or by direct entry.  UTME candidates must show evidence of haven taken and earned the minimum UTME score prescribed by JAMB. The UTME subjects are English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Additional to the UTME score, the candidate must possess a minimum of five (5) O-level credit passes at one or two sittings at most, including, English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

You can view tables 16, 17, and 18 as {PDF} ans also the department course synopsis in {PDF}.

Caleb University
Imota, Lagos, Nigeria
234-01-2910684, 234-01-2910686