The Department of Chemistry was created from the Department of Applied Sciences which was established in the 2004/2005 academic session. The Department of Applied Sciences offered the following Programmes:
- B.Sc Applied Chemistry
- B.Sc Applied Mathematics and
- B.Sc Applied Physics
Before the end of the session, the name of the Department was changed to the Department of Natural Sciences to include three (3) additional Programmes namely: B.Sc Biochemistry; B.Sc Biology; and B.Sc Microbiology.
The word applied was replaced with industrial to make the Programmes more attractive to prospective students. In the 2006/2007 academic session, the Department of Natural Sciences was split into four (4) Departments namely Departments of Biological Sciences, offering B.Sc Biology, Biochemistry and Microbiology programmes; Chemistry, offering B.Sc Industrial Chemistry; Mathematics, offering B.Sc Industrial Mathematics, and Physics, offering B.Sc Industrial Physics.