The Cradle of Sciences at Makerere University

We Build For The Future

A community of more than 1,000 students and more than 100 School members spread in 6 departments; Biochemistry & Sports Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics.

Dr Winston Tumps Ireeta

Principal's Message

Welcome to the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University. We are the heart of this great university, a community of more than 2,000 students and 153 academic and administrative staff spread in 2 schools namely; Physical Sciences and Biosciences. The departments under the School of Physical Sciences are; Chemistry, Physics, Geology and Petroleum Studies, and Mathematics. The School of Biosciences is composed of 3 departments namely; Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences; Plant Sciences, Microbiology & Biotechnology; and Biochemistry and Sports Sciences.

Physics Department

Research & Innovations

The College also undertakes research in both basic and applied sciences in support of national development for Uganda. CoNAS is made up of two Schools which are further divided into departments;


We Build for the Future

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.


Did You Know!

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.


Botanical Gardens


The Herbarium