About us

The College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS) is one of the 10 constituent Colleges of Makerere University with over 2000 students and 153 members of staff spread across 2 schools and seven departments namely: School of Physical Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geology and Petroleum Studies) and School Biosciences (Departments of Plant Sciences, Microbiology and Biotechnology; Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences; and Department of Biochemistry and Sports Sciences). The College is the cradle of basic sciences at Makerere University providing a foundation for all applied sciences offered at the University. It offers programmes at undergraduate and graduate level. CoNAS services other Colleges including the College of Health Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity. Staff at the College also teach students from the College of Education and External Studies (CEES), College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), and the School of Statistics and Applied Economics.

Our mission

To create and impart knowledge in basic and applied sciences to society through training, research and extension services for sustainable development.


A thought leader of knowledge generation for societal transformation and development. Committed to providing transformative and innovative teaching, learning, research and services responsive to dynamic national and global needs


Accountability, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, Inclusivity