Principal's Message

Welcome to the College of Natural Science (CONAS), Makerere University. We’re the heart of this great university, a community of more than 1,000 students and more than 100 School members spread in 6 departments; Biochemistry & Sports Sciences, Plant Sciences, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics.

The college is committed to giving students at all levels excellent exposition in scientific thinking and high-level foundation of science that will shape and direct their lives long after they leave us. Our Science graduates go on to careers in applied science, education, engineering, finance, business, Information technology and management. Those with higher degrees often find pleasure in research institutions and academia.

Our staff is deeply involved in teaching and is passionate about research. Together, the college has won substantial competitive grants that have kept the faculty at the helm of research making us a leading unit in research and publication. Scientific Consultancies and collaborative research have continued to keep the faculty and its staff in limelight.

Makerere University is undergoing structural and innovative changes, with transformations geared towards improved service. CONAS is indeed involved in these changes. Of recent, our programmes have been reviewed and as a result, new dimensions have brought life into science with demand-driven, interdisciplinary and integrated curricula. New programmes such as Bachelor of Petroleum and Geosciences, Fisheries and Aquaculture, MSc in Biochemistry and MSc in Mathematical Modelling, have brought a shift to making science a first choice center, and the public is encouraged to take chance of this trend.

The impact of our college is measured by the accomplishments of both staff and students we graduate. Some of our staff have contributed towards research done in international laboratories that have won Nobel Prize.

It is impossible to speak of the College of Natural Sciences without saying a word about our support staff. These people are without a doubt one of the most important cogs in our College; we could not get along without them. The dedication of this wonderful team is remarkable.

Finally, I mention that a degree in Science at Makerere is no longer a mere education in a discipline. It is a journey that opens opportunities towards national and international leadership in science and technology.

You are all welcome to our website that should take you through the various services CONAS offers