WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject Combinations for Applied Botany

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This page contains official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Applied Botany, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more…


  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty/School/College of Science
  • Probable Degree type – Probable Degree type – (B.Sc. & B. Tech)

You must be a Science student with a good background in Science subjects for you to study this course 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 admission requirement.

That is, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that will be of benefit to you. You can always ignore!



WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Applied Botany

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Applied Botany in Nigeria universities.

The required subject combination must include;

  1. English Language
  2. Biology
  3. Maths
  4. Chemistry
  5. Any one of Health Science, Statistics, Physics and Geography.
  6. A trade subject

The above WAEC subject combination is also applicable to other O’level examinations such as NECO and GCE. So now that you know the compulsory O level requirement to study Applied Botany, let also look at UTME and Direct requirements and course descriptions.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Applied Botany

Prepare yourself well so you can score above 200 in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just a piece of advice) because anything short of this score may deny you 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 or Predegree.

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology
  3. Either Physics or Mathematics.


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

Two ‘A’ level passes in Biology and either Chemistry or Physics


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 taking 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
Only Bauchi State University, Gadau offers Applied Botany


Special Consideration

The SSCE O level and A-level subject combination (requirements) had 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 if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar…

Special Consideration
What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Applied Botany
(i) Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo accepts: (a) At least 2 “A” level passes in Biology and Chemistry or Physics. (b) Upper Credit passes in NCE and ND in addition to 5 Credits at WASC/GCE O’L / SSCE (or its equivalent)

(ii) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) accepts i. Two ‘A’ Level passes in Biology and Chemistry, or Physics (plus UTME requirements) or ND with Upper Credit / HND or NCE with credit grade in related discipline may be considered into 200 level.

(iii) Bells University of Technology, Otta same as in Microbiology.

(iv) Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State accepts ND/HND (lower credit) plus UTME requirements.

(v) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) accepts holders of the following qualifications for year II:- (a) ND in relevant fields for admissions to 200 level; (b) HND relevant to the field for admissions to 300 level.

(vi) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accepts HND, NCE and ND with a minimum of Merit and Upper credit respectively in the relevant fields.

(vii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts very good passes in the following three(3) JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. (viii) Bauchi State University, Gadau accepts IJMB/A Level/GCE A Level Credit passes in Biology, Chemistry and anyone of the following 3 subjects, Mathematics, Physics or Agricultural Science. National Diploma (ND) Pass with at least Lower Credit in the following areas: Science Lab Technology, Forestry or Agriculture and Food Science Technology. The candidate must also have the 5 O’ Level requirements in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science and Physics or Geography.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Applied Botany
(i) Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo requires five credit passes in English, Biology Chemistry, Mathematics and any other science subject.

(ii) Bells University of Technology, Otta same as in Microbiology

(iii) Covenant University Ota, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki and University of Lagos (UNILAG) require credit passes in English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Biology.

(iv) Bauchi State University, Gadau requires credit passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, to form the core course with 3 other relevant Science Subjects from Chemistry, Biology or Agric Science and Geography.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Applied Botany
(i) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

(ii) Bauchi State University, Gadau requires Geography and not Mathematics.

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