The University started as a University College affiliated to Enugu State University (ESUT). With the attainment of a full University status in 1999, the department of medical laboratory sciences was established in 2001. The curriculum of the programme was done in line with the National Policy on Education and National Universities Commission minimum academic standards. The programme was also crafted in line with the guideline and curriculum Of the medical laboratory science council of Nigeria that regulates the practice of the profession.
The Department had a very modest beginning. Evolving from a University College that had just assumed the status of a full – fledged University in 1998, the Department started with one lecturer and 39 students with Prof. Hilary Ezeh as the pioneer Head of Department.
The Department now has over 15 academic and technical staff with over 300 students. Prominent among the reputable Academic Staff who have moulded the history and have led to the success of the Department are: late Prof. A.C. Umeji (a renowned petrologist who made serious contributions in the dating of the Basement and igneous rocks of Nigeria),
Dr. Alan Insole (from the United Kingdom, who was a HIPAC volunteer and had been involved in manpower development in many Petroleum Institutes in Nigeria), Prof. D. M. Orazulike (a renowned Economic and Environmental Geologist who has been involved in researches in the sulphide deposits of the Benin Trough) and a host of other professionals.
Candidates seeking admission into the Department of Geology must in addition to the basic University entry requirements, have credit passes in mathematics and English Language and from the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Biology, geology is a field-oriented course involving strenuous work on mountainous and other difficult terrains.
Therefore, any candidate seeking admission into the Department must not have any physical disability
Graduating students who shall confidently, with enough theory and practice, handle geologically based problems in the environment, oil and mineral industries, water resources development, construction industries and management.
These graduates should be able to work in collaboration with other scientists and engineers as high level manpower in both the public and private sectors. They are also adequately equipped to establish their own businesses in various areas of applied geological practices for the interest of their immediate communities.
The philosophy of the Department is closely linked to that of the University. The University is community based, and principally based on solving problems of the community and the environment.