WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Anthropology (Biological)

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This page contains official 2020/2021 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Anthropology (Biological), including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.


CourseAnthropology (Biological)
Qualification(B.Sc. & B. Tech)
How many years3 – 4 Years
Who can study this couseScience student
Cut off mark200
EntranceNon Competitive
Related coursesAnthropology (Biological) related courses
Job AvailabilityHigh and Competitive


On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Anthropology (Biological). 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 Anthropology (Biological) 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 Anthropology (Biological)

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Anthropology (Biological) 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 Anthropology (Biological) must include:

  1. Maths
  2. English Language
  3. Any other Science subjects.
  4. 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 Anthropology (Biological). So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Anthropology (Biological), let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Anthropology (Biological)

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 Anthropology (Biological) 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 Anthropology (Biological). 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 Anthropology (Biological) must include:

  1. Biology
  2. And two Science subjects


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

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Anthropology (Biological), you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level subjects to include Zoology/ Biology/ Botany

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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 Anthropology (Biological), don’t give up. You should consider other Anthropology (Biological) 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 Anthropology (Biological) in Nigeria

  • University of Ibadan (UI) is 200


Course description: Now you know the subject requirement to study Anthropology (Biological), Let’s consider what this course is all about. It is good you know something about Anthropology (Biological) before you consider it has your choice course.  Anthropology (Biological) is not your everyday course and rarely known among students. It is, in fact, one of the least known courses in Nigeria.

Anthropology (Biological)  investigates how humans have evolved to have such a diversity of cultures – something that distinguishes us from any other species. It compares human social behaviour with that of other primates, and analyses archaeological and fossil records to see how human life emerged.

Biological anthropologists also study the physiological and genetic variations amongst contemporary human populations, examining how they have adapted to the circumstances they live in.


Where can I work with a Degree in Anthropology (Biological) 
Anthropology (Biological) career opportunities include;

  • Humanitarian aid worker
  • University lecturer
  • Social worker
  • Conservation officer
  • Archaeologist
  • Museum worker
  • Public health
  • Charity worker


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Cut-off Mark for Anthropology (Biological) course

The cut-off mark for Anthropology (Biological) is 200. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Anthropology (Biological) 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.


Anthropology (Biological) is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Anthropology (Biological) at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Anthropology (Biological) 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.


Anthropology (Biological) is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Anthropology (Biological) 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 Anthropology (Biological)?

No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot Anthropology (Biological) 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 Anthropology (Biological) is through GCE.


Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Anthropology (Biological) 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 Anthropology (Biological) below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Anthropology (Biological) 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
No special consideration (waiver).

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