O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Agronomy 2024; including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering the Course, WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities


QualificationB. Agric. (B.Sc. (Hons.) B. Tech. (Hons.) B. Agric. Tech.) DVM
Duration3 – 4 Years
SuitabilityScience students
Cut off markvaries
EntranceVery Competitive
Related coursesAgronomy related courses
Job AvailabilityHigh and Competitive

You must be a science student to study Agronomy in Nigeria Universities, and that’s can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level requirement.

In other words, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Special consideration (waivers) and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Agronomy

The subjects needed to study Agronomy in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The required WAEC subject combination (O level requirement) for Agronomy must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Chemistry
  3. MAthematics
  4. Biology
  5. Geography or Economics
  6. A trade subject


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Agronomy 

Knowing JAMB subjects for Agronomy is not enough. You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just a piece of advice) because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic… Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..

These are JAMB UTME subject combinations (subjects to write in jamb) to study Agronomy

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology /Agriculture
  3. Physics or Mathematics

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Agronomy
Two ‘A’ level passes or equivalent in Chemistry and Biology/Agric Science/Botany/Zoology/ plus one of Mathematics/Physics and Geology/ Economics

If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with this admission requirement that is the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider other Agronomy  similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements. You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A-level Result
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

This is the list of Universities offering Agronomy in Nigeria

  1. Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU) with options in: Crop Production, Crop Protection, and Soil Science.
  2. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) as Agronomy and Ecological Management)
  3. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  4. University of Ibadan (UI)
  5. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  6. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)

Cut-off Mark for Agronomy course

The cut-off mark for Agronomy varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Agronomy is a good course and you can also check the top best Agricultural courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.

Agronomy is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Agronomy is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, this course is under Faculty of Agriculture but may be under a different faculty in some universities.

Can a commercial or art student study Agronomy

No! Agronomy is a science course and not suitable for commercial or art student. But if you have required subject combination in your O level result, you can go for it if that is the course you desire to study. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects during WAEC registration because your schools may go against it. The alternative way to write the required subjects combination for Agronomy is through GCE.

Is Agronomy a science or social science subject?

Many student ask me this question and this is my answer. Yes, Agronomy is a natural science subject. Want details? checkout what natural science courses is all about and get to know the courses under natural science.

Where can I work with a Degree in Agronomy 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Agronomy. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read The Act of Getting a Job – so you would know what you’re up against after graduating. Career opportunities will be added when we revisit this page.

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Agronomy have been listed above but, some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for this course

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (Waiver) for Agronomy
(i) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) accepts ND with Upper Credit/HND/NCE at Credit Level in relevant subjects, (Plus UTME requirements) may be considered for admission into 200 Level
(ii) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) same as in Fisheries.
(iii) MAKRUDI accepts (a) Two `A” level passes in any of Chemistry and Biology/Agricultural Science/Botany/Zoology or Mathematics, (Pure & Applied) Physics, Geology and Economics). (b) NCE/OND/HND (Credit/Merit) in Agriculture.
(iv) Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ) accepts ND (merit pass) in Crop production Technology plus UTME requirement.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (Waiver) for Agronomy
(i) Abia State University, Uturu requires a credit in Physics.
(ii) Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) accepts pass in Physics.
(iii) Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH) – Same as Agricultural-Economics and Extension.
(iv) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) requires five ‘O’ level credit in English Language, mathematics, Physics, Agric. Sci. or Biology.
(v) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)  requires five’O’ Level credit in the SSCE or its equivalent at not more than two sittings in addition to an acceptable credit in the UME
(vi) Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike same as in Agricultural Economics
(vii) University of Agriculture, Makurdi requires five credit in Biology or Agriculture Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, English Language, Physics or any other Science subjects. Accepts a pass in Physics.
(viii) Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ) requires five credit in Biology or Agric. Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, English Language and one of Physics, Geography or Economics. UTME requirement with a pass in Physics is acceptable.

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