Deans Message
Dear Parents and Students, welcome to the School of Pure and Applied Sciences
Our mission is to enable all students to become self-directed and self-reflective learners. In a climate of trust, we engage them in opportunities to improve their academic performance, develop their interpersonal skills, and achieve an understanding of their roles and responsibilities as citizens of our democratic society.
We provide a nurturing environment in which students feel safe to explore new challenges while still knowing there are caring, supportive adults to join in celebrating their success and guiding them through difficult times.
The school of Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS) is among the first school to be created after the launch of the university in 2007. Late this year two of its departments i.e. Agriculture and Environmental science merged to form the school of Agricultural and Environmental Science (SAES).
Members of staff in SPAS are involved in various research projects some of which are internationally funded and others are funded by nationally and regional research and development institutions. These projects are in collaborations with institutions such as: Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI-Wellcome Trust, Kilifi), Kenya Coconut Development Authority (KCDA), Technical University of Mombasa, Egerton University, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia among others.

The School has the following departments:
• Department of Chemistry (DCH)
• Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (DBB)
• Department of Biological Sciences (DBS)
• Department of Physics (DPS)
• Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (DMC)
Prof. Paul Guyo, PhDDean