This page contains official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Anatomy, including the including the list of Nigeria universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more


QualificationsM.B.B.S., MB.B.Ch.B., B.D.S., B.Ch.D., Pharm.B, B.SC
Duration4 – 5 Years
SuitabilityScience Students
Cut off markVaries
EntranceVery Competitive
Related coursesAnatomy related courses
Job AvailabilityHigh and Competitive

You must be a Science student for you to be able to study Anatomy in Nigeria Universities, and that can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to WAEC, JAMB and A-level admission requirement.

Is Anatomy a good course in Nigeria?

Yes. Anatomy is one of the oldest degrees in the world with fewer job roles to explore. Anatomy graduates working in a private or government hospitals in Nigeria typically earns around 120,000 NGN per month. Salaries range from 120,000 NGN (lowest) to 355,000 NGN (highest).

Anatomy degree is not competitive and this course is popular amongst science students in secondary school. From our records, 25 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Anatomy, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Anatomy and the employment rate we will show you below so that you will know what you are up against when you choose to study this course.

We have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you.

WAEC Subject Combination For Anatomy

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Anatomy degree. You can register for less than 9 subjects if you are resitting.

However, you must have at least 5 credit passes amongst the 9 subjects listed below before you can gain admission into any Nigerian university to study for a Anatomy degree.

Remember, the requirement you’re about to read is also applicable to all o level examinations. (WAEC, NECO and GCE). We have painstakingly highlighted (in red) the core subjects on which you must obtain credit before you can gain admission. Any subject with blue colour means, a pass is allowed.

If however, you fail one of the core subjects, you should read through each university’s special requirements for this course below to see if there is a university that may accept another subject in lieu of the one you failed. The 9 WAEC/NECO/GCE subject combinations for Anatomy are:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Civic Education 
  • Trade Subject 
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Geography/Any Nigerian Language

If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same as the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Anatomy, don’t give up. You should consider other Anatomy 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 read useful guides on how to choose a course and university


JAMB subject combination for Anatomy

For this degree, you are also required to register for 4 subjects and English is compulsory. More so, your JAMB score in addition to your POST UTME score will determine the cumulative score that the university will use to decide your candidacy for admission.

You should score 230 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Anatomy. You can still gain admission if you score between 180-200 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher. Try out JAMB Admission Simulator.

The 4 JAMB subject combination for Anatomy are:

  • English
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Anatomy

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Anatomy, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Biology, Chemistry and Physics in addition to UTME requirement.

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These are the list of Universities offering Anatomy in Nigeria

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  3. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  4. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  5. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  6. Bayero University, Kano
  7. ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  8. Bowen University, Iwo
  9. Benue State University, Makurdi
  10. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  11. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  12. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  13. Gregory University, Uturu
  14. Igbinedion University Okada
  15. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  16. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  17. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
  18. Madonna University, Okija
  19. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  20. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  21. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  22. Ondo State University of Medical Sciences (OSUMS)
  23. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  24. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  25. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
Estimated number of students currently studying Anatomy in Nigerian Universities is 8,313
Anatomy has 41% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Anatomy has a 32% admission rate.

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Anatomy is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Anatomy degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Anatomy for five years. If you gain admission through direct entry, you will study this course for four years. And of course there is room for more years if you have extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.

Anatomy is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Anatomy is under the Faculty/School/College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science but may be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.

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Can a science or art student study Anatomy?

No! If you are a Commercial or Art student, you can’t study Anatomy degree course at the university. This is a pure science course. But if you are good with Science subjects, you can take your chances I won’t discourage you provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.

Also, during WAEC or NECO registration make sure you know which subjects are been registered for you because some secondary schools are ignorant about the importance of O level requirements for university courses. Another alternative way to register the required subject combinations for Anatomy is through GCE.

Anatomy course description

Another name for Anatomy is the human body. It is the study of organs functions, tissue structures in the human body, animals and other organisms. You were taught biology is secondary school right Anatomy is the great grandfather of biology.

Anatomy is a very good course to those who have a keen interest in science, particularly in human anatomy. Studying this course gives you an in-depth understanding of the structure and the function of the human body, animals and organism, their relationship and organization etc.. You will also learn oral and communication skills needed for research purposes.. Learn more about Anatomy

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