Applied Biology

Diploma in Applied Biology.

The student applying for the course must have a mean grade of C- at KSCE and they must have passed in science subjects.

Admission is done at the beginning of each calendar year.

Course content

The course is intensive with many subjects that are undertaken in theory and practical lessons. They are as outlined:


This is a course that takes three years after which the students sit for a Kenya National Examinations examination.

In the course of study the students undertake internal examinations which include two Continuous Assessment Tests, assignment and end of term examination per term. At the end of each academic year they sit for a stage examination that determines entry to the next year of study.

Field visits

Besides classroom learning student go for trips which enhance their understanding of the course content. Some of the areas of interest include:

-The marine park,

-Mamba village.

-Kenya Agricultural Research Institute

– Kenya Medical Research Institute


The students go for a three month attachment in some of these places and others where they apply the knowledge learnt in class and also they also get to meet equipment that may not be available for teaching in college.