This page contains 2024 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.


Course Applied Botany
Qualification (B.Sc. & B. Tech)
How many years 3 – 4 Years
Who can study this course? Science student
Cut off mark 180
Entrance Non Competitive
Related courses Applied Botany related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive


On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Applied Botany. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.

You must be a science student with a good background science subjects for you to study Applied Botany 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.

In other words, 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 student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can 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. These subjects combination are also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The required WAEC subject combination (O level requirement) for Applied Botany 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

These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects. For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any universities, college or polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Applied Botany. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Applied Botany, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Applied Botany

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions. Now I’m going to show you the compulsory JAMB subjects for Applied Botany that you must register (English must be included because it is compulsory even though it may not be listed among the JAMB subjects below), and I will honestly advise you to aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME instead of 180 to be on a safe side because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider the College of Education or Polytechnic… Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.

Please note– If Mathematics is not listed among the Jamb subject on this post, then Mathematics is not compulsory for this course. JAMB is not the only option to gain admission into Nigerian Universities to study Applied Botany. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..

 JAMB UTME subject combination to study Applied Botany must include:

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

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

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

If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same with the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Applied Botany, don’t give up. You should consider other Applied Botany similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related courses.

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

University offering Applied Botany in Nigeria

  • Bauchi State University, Gadau

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Cut-off Mark for Applied Botany course

The cut-off mark for Applied Botany is 180. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Applied Botany is a good course and you can also check the top best science courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.

Applied Botany is how many years course?

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

Applied Botany is under which faculty in Nigeria?

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

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Can a commercial or an art student study Applied Botany?

No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot study Applied Botany at the university because it is a pure science course which need a good background in science subjects. To avoid discouragement, you can go for this course if you wish 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 Applied Botany is through GCE.

Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Applied Botany in WAEC. But note this — 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.

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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