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This page contains 2022 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Marine Biology, including the list of Nigerian universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more.

 

CourseMarine Biology
QualificationB.Sc
How many years3 – 4 Years
Who can study this course?Science student
Number of universities5

Is Marine Biology a good course in Nigeria and what is the salary?

Yes, Marine Biology is a good course in Nigeria with limited job roles to explore. There is no standard salary for any job in Nigeria. It depends on where you get the job. Marine Biologist typically earn between ₦180,000 and ₦1,000,000 net per month

Marine Biology is not competitive and quite popular amongst science students in secondary school. From our records, 5 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Marine Biology, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Marine Biology 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 Combinations For Marine Biology

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Marine Biology 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 Marine Biology 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 Marine Biology in Nigeria are:

  1. Mathematics
  2. English
  3. Civic Education 
  4. Trade Subject 
  5. Physics
  6. Chemistry
  7. Biology
  8. Geography
  9. Further Mathematics

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

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

You should score 200 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Marine Biology. You can still gain admission if you score between 180-190 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 Marine Biology are:

  • English
  • Mathematics/Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

 

List of University offering Marine Biology in Nigeria:

  1. Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo
  2. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  3. Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Akpaden (AKSU)
  4. Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)
  5. University of Calabar
Estimated number of students currently studying Marine Biology in Nigerian Universities is 4,160
Marine Biology has 12% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Marine Biology has 85% admission rate.

Cut-off Mark for Marine Biology course

As you can see, more than one University offers Marine Biology. This means the cut-off mark for Marine Biology will vary. However, from aggregate, the cut off mark is 200. You can still gain admission if you score between 180-190 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher.

Marine Biology is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study a Marine Biology degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Marine 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 an extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.

Marine Biology is under which faculty in Nigeria?

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

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Can a commercial or an art student study Marine Biology?

No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot study Marine Biology at the university because it is a pure science course which needs 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.

 

Further reading on Marine Biology:

Have you written WAEC, NECO or GCE? Are you one of those reading this to know if your O level result qualifies you to study this course at the university? If the subject combination mentioned above does not correspond with your O level, we can help you review your result and suggest a suitable degree course for you. Interested? Start here.

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