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Dean’s Message

Prof. Sylvia Opiyo, PhD

Dean, School of Pure, Applied and Health Sciences

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the School of Pure, Applied and Health Sciences (SPAHS). The School is one of the pioneer schools in the University, having been established in 2013 at the inception of the University. Currently, the school is home to the following departments: Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science,  Department of Physical and Biological Sciences and Department of Medical Laboratory. These departments offer a wide variety of discipline-specific and interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate degree programmes.

Among the most unique features of our, School is the emphasis on undergraduate student research and development of innovative interdisciplinary graduate programmes. The School teaches and performs research in the following disciplines: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics/Statistics, Physics and Health Sciences.

Our career-oriented programmes are designed to help you be what you want to be. All of our courses are taught by enthusiastic staff with extensive industry experience, expertise in research, teaching and consulting in their areas of interest. As well as guiding you through the learning experience, they are able to help you find resources and build networks to enable you to move towards your chosen career.


From the School of Pure, Applied and Health Sciences, students can pursue a Bachelor’s degree in such fields as computer science, mathematics, chemistry, and physics and Health Sciences. Among the skills you will develop are:

  • Using the basic vocabulary of the sciences
  • Approaching problem-solving in a systematic way
  • Applying the experimental method
  • Using data-processing technology and electronic forms of communication
  • Identifying the context in which scientific ideas originated and evolved

If you are a current or prospective student, this web site describes the activities of the school, including the full range of courses offered, together with information to assist you in planning your degree programmes. On behalf of all members of the school, I am very pleased to welcome you and to wish you enjoyment and success in your studies.

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