WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Biology

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This page contains official 2019/2020 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Biology, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.

 

Course Biology
Qualification (B.Sc. & B. Tech)
How many years 3 – 4 Years
Who can study this couse Science student
Cut off mark Varies
Entrance Very Competitive
Related courses Biology related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive

 

On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Biology. 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 Biology 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 Biology

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Biology in Nigeria universities. These subjects combination are also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The O level requirement, that is, the required WAEC subject combination for Biology must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Biology
  3. Chemistry
  4. Maths/Physics
  5. A trade subject

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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 Biology. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Biology, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

 

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Biology

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 Biology 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 Biology. 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 Biology must include:

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

 

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

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Biology, you are expected to have;

(i) Two A, level passes from Chemistry, Biology, Botany/Zoology.
(ii) NCE accepted with at least merit level pass

 

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 Biology, don’t give up. You should consider other Biology 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

These are the list of Universities offering Biology in Nigeria

  1. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  2. Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
  3. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State (Human Biology)
  4. Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State
  5. Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross River State
  6. Augustine University
  7. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  8. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  9. Bayero University, Kano
  10. Baze University
  11. ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  12. Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
  13. Coal City University Enugu State
  14. Covenant University Ota
  15. CHRISLAND
  16. Federal University of Technology, Akure with option in Storage Technology
  17. Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
  18. Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
  19. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Edo University Iyamo
  20. Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
  21. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  22. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  23. Evangel University, Akaeze
  24. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  25. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  26. Federal University Gashua, Yobe Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua
  27. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina
  28. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  29. Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa (FUOTUOKE)
  30. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
  31. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  32. Gregory University, Uturu
  33. Gombe State University, Gombe
  34. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  35. Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU)
  36. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  37. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  38. Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
  39. Kebbi State University, Kebbi
  40. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
  41. Landmark University, Omu-Aran
  42. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  43. Lead City University, Ibadan
  44. University of Mkar, Mkar
  45. Mountain Top University
  46. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  47. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  48. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
  49. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
  50. Salem University, Lokoja
  51. Sokoto State University
  52. Summit University
  53. Tansian University, Umunya
  54. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED)
  55. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  56. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  57. Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS)
  58. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State.

I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Biology. Listen, there is no such thing as best universities or top universities to study Biology in Nigeria. Nobody has that information. Although recommendations are allowed, don’t be deceived by the word “best”. Read why you should stop looking for the best University in Nigeria

 

Course description: Biology is the study of life in all its various forms, from simple viruses to complex organisms such as human beings. You explore the science that underpins developments in areas such as biotechnology, genetics and treatments for disease.

This BSc programme provides a broad survey of the various biological disciplines, including biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, infection and immunity, evolution, genetics, microbiology and the physiology of animals and plants. You learn how biology influences our everyday lives and drives social change

 

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Cut-off Mark for Biology course

As you can see, more than one University offers Biology. This means the cut-off mark for Biology varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Biology 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.

 

Biology is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Biology at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Biology 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.

 

Biology is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Biology 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 Biology?

No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot Biology at the university because it is a pure science course which need a good background on 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 Biology is through GCE.

 


Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Biology 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.

You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for Biology below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Biology 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 Biology
(i) Federal University of Technology, Minna accepts Physics

(ii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires Biology but does not accept NCE.

(iii) Federal University of Technology, Minna and Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accept NCE (credit), ND/HND lower credit plus UTME requirements into 200 and 300 level respectively. (Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki 200 level only).

(iv) Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS), Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU) and Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH) – Same as in Microbiology.

(v) Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST) accepts ND/NCE or relevant qualification (Upper Credit/Merit) in Biology, Health Science/ Zoology or Botany.

(vi) Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin accepts NCE passes.

(vii) Crescent University (CUAB) accepts ND in relevant fields.

(viii) Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) requires five O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, and any of Biology/Agricultural Science or Geography or Computer Studies in not more than two sittings.

(ix) Federal University of Technology, Akure expects applicants to possess in addition to (a) above GCE Advance Level or equivalent in at least two of the following subjects: Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics. Holders of National Diploma from a recognized institution with a minimum of Upper credit in SLT, Science Technology, Food Technology, Food Microbiology or related disciplines are also eligible for admission.

(x) Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State and Evangel University, Akaeze – Same as in Microbiology.

(xi) Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH) accepts ND/HND (lower credit) in Biology, Biotechnology, Zoology, Microbiology, Botany, Laboratory Science, or related fields plus UTME requirement.

(xii) Kebbi State University, Kebbi requires GCE A’ level/NCE, IJMB or equivalent in Biology and Technical Drawing or Chemistry, Geography or Physics in addition to O’ level credit passes in Mathematics or Physics. It also accepts ND/HND at credit level in relevant fields.

(xii) Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja – Same as in Biology.

(xiii) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada accepts At least two A-level credit passes in Biology, Botany, Zoology and Chemistry or Physics. Or NCE (minimum 10 points) and ND(upper credit) in relevant disciplines.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Biology
(i) Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS), Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State and Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU) – Same as in Microbiology

(ii) Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST) accepts a credit in Agricultural Science.

(iii) Gombe State University, Gombe accepts pass in Physics.

(iv) Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo and Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) requires five credits to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and any other Science subject in not more than two sittings

(v) Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) only accepts Physics or Geography as the other Science subject.

(vi) Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja accepts English Language, Mathematics, Biology and any other two Science subjects.

(vii) Federal University of Technology, Akure requires five credit passes in English language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science

(viii) Federal University of Technology, Minna – Same as Geology.

(ix) Evangel University, Akaeze – Same as in Microbiology.

(x) Kebbi State University, Kebbi requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology and any two of Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Geography and Physics at not more than two sittings.

(xi) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada accepts five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and any other Science subject.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Biology
(i) Evangel University, Akaeze, Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS) and Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU) – Same as in Microbiology.

(ii) Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja requires Mathematics, Biology and any other Science subjects.

(iii) Federal University of Technology, Akure accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.

(iv) Salem University, Lokoja and Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State require Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

(v) Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja – Same as in Biology.


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