The Faculty of Science consists of 11 departments, which specialise in various in scientific disciplines such as computer and numerical sciences, earth and life sciences, chemical and physical sciences. Our departments include the Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering; Department of Biochemistry; Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology; Department of Botany & Plant Biotechnology; Department of Chemical Sciences; Department of Geography, Environmental Management & Energy Studies; Department of Geology; Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics; Department of Physics; Department of Statistics; and Department of Zoology.

Head of Department​
Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering
​Prof Elize Ehlers
Department of Biochemistry
​Prof Lizelle Piater
Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology
​Prof Ezekiel Green
Department of ​Botany & Plant Biotechnology
​Prof Annah Moteetee
Department of ​Chemical Sciences 
Prof James Ramontja
Department of ​Geography, Environmental Management & Energy Studies
​Prof Clare Kelso
Department of Geology
​Prof Michiel de Kock
Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
​Prof Emanuella Carleschi & Prof Paulus Masiteng
Department of ​Physics
​Dr Wilmari Morton
Department of ​Statistics
​Mr Jacques van Appel
Department of ​Zoology
​Prof Bettine Jansen van Vuuren

Updated 21 February 2020