PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES
The undergraduate programme in Geology & Mining at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University is designed primarily to provide students with the basic requirements needed by a professional geologist in any of the fields in which geologists and mining engineers are required in a rapidly developing country like Nigeria. With this objective, the student is taught to some depth the more conventional and applied aspects of geology such as Hydrogeology, Applied Geophysics, Applied Geochemistry, Engineering Geology, Mining Geology, Mineral Processing, Petroleum Geology, etc. This will facilitate further specialization in any of the professional fields in which the student may choose to work in later years, largely in mining and oil companies, water supply agencies, construction companies. international organizations (UNDP, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNESCO. lEA. etc), public service (Federal and State Ministries responsible for Solid Minerals Development, Petroleum, Water Resources, Agriculture, Works and Housing) geological survey agencies at home and abroad, steel raw materials exploration agencies, space research and development agencies, metallurgical development organizations, self-sustained ownership of mineral buying centres, self-employment as artisanal and small- scale mining operators, consultancy, and in teaching and other research institutions.