JAMB Subject Combination For Biochemistry

Do you want to know the JAMB subject combination and also the admission requirement for Biochemistry? Just stay cool because we will provide you with all the information you need. We will also provide you with a list of all the universities in Nigeria where you can study Biochemistry.

It is crucial that we make it clear that this course is solely open to science majors before we give the JAMB Subject Combination for Biochemistry. In this article, we’ll list the biochemistry subject combinations for WAEC and JAMB. Before enrolling in a biochemistry course, you must have satisfied each of the many requirements that will be listed on this page.

In this article, we will talk about a variety of topics, such as the JAMB UTME subject combination and requirements for Biochemistry, Direct Entry requirements, ‘O’ level subject combinations, Special consideration (waivers), universities offering the course, and screening documents needed for potential admission to Nigerian universities, among others.


Biochemistry or biological chemistry is the study of chemical processes within and relating to living organisms. The sciences of structural biology, enzymology, and metabolism make up the subfield of biochemistry, a science that combines chemistry and biology.

Through these three fields, biochemistry has proven increasingly successful in its attempts to explain how life processes work in the latter half of the 20th century. Through biochemical research and methods, almost all facets of the life sciences are being explored and developed.

Understanding the chemical underpinnings that enable biological molecules to give rise to the processes that take place inside live cells and between cells is the main goal of biochemistry. This knowledge is crucial for understanding tissues and organs as well as the structure and function of living things.

As the study of the molecular mechanisms underlying biological occurrences, molecular biology, and biochemistry have a strong relationship.

JAMB Subject Combination for Biochemistry

Biochemistry is studied under the Faculty of Medicine Pharmaceutical & Health Sciences in Nigerian Universities.

1. Use of English

2. Physics

3. Chemistry

4. Biology.

WAEC Subject Combination for Biochemistry

Every candidate should be informed that in order to study biochemistry at any Nigerian university or institution, he or she must have earned at least five (5) credits in the ‘O’ Level exam. The ‘O’ Level prerequisites for studying biochemistry are listed below:

1. Mathematics

2. English

3. Civic Education

4.  Any Trade Subject

5. Chemistry

6. Biology

7. Physics

8. Geography/Any Nigerian Language.

Admission Requirement

  • Five (5) SSCE credit passes in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English Language.
  • A minimum of two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in either Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics.
  • In addition to the UTME requirements, NCE/ND/HND in related programs.

List of Nigerian Universities Offering Biochemistry

This is the list of Universities offering Biochemistry in Nigeria:

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  3. Abia State University, Uturu
  4. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  5. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  6. Achievers University, Owo
  7. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU)
  8. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  9. Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State
  10. Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross River State
  11. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  12. Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
  13. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  14. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  15. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  16. Bayero University, Kano
  17. Bells University of Technology, Otta
  18. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  19. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  20. ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  21. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  22. Bowen University, Iwo
  23. Caleb University, Lagos
  24. Caritas University, Enugu
  25. Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
  26. Coal City University Enugu State
  27. Covenant University Ota
  28. Crescent University (CUAB)
  29. Chrisland University
  30. Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
  31. Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
  32. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  33. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  34. Edo University Iyamo
  35. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  36. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  37. Evangel University, Akaeze
  38. Gregory University, Uturu
  39. Gombe State University, Gombe
  40. Ekiti State University
  41. Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State
  42. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina
  43. Federal University Gashua, Yobe Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua
  44. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  45. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  46. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA)
  47. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA)
  48. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  49. Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa (FUOTUOKE)
  50. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  51. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
  52. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  53. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  54. Federal University of Technology, Akure
  55. The Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
  56. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  57. Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun
  58. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  59. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  60. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  61. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  62. Kogi State University Anyigba
  63. Kebbi State University, Kebbi
  64. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
  65. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  66. Landmark University, Omu-Aran
  67. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  68. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  69. Lead City University, Ibadan
  70. Madonna University, Okija
  71. The Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
  72. Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University
  73. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  74. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  75. University of Agriculture, Makurdi
  76. University of Mkar, Mkar
  77. Mountain Top University
  78. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  79. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  80. Novena University, Ogume
  81. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  82. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  83. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
  84. Obong University
  85. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  86. Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)
  87. Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  88. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  89. Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  90. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
  91. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  92. Renaissance University, Enugu
  93. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  94. Salem University, Lokoja
  95. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  96. Sokoto State University
  97. Southwestern University, Oku Owa
  98. Tansian University, Umunya
  99. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  100. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
  101. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  102. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  103. Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS)
  104. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  105. Veritas University, Abuja,
  106. Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State
  107. Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo
  108. Crawford University Igbesa
  109. Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State
  110. Ekiti State University
  111. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  112. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  113. University of Ibadan (UI)
  114. Igbinedion University Okada
  115. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  116. The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
  117. Ondo State University of Medical Sciences (OSUMS)
  118. The University of Uyo.

Careers with a Biochemistry Degree

A degree in biochemistry serves as an excellent foundation for careers both in and out of science including:

• Bio-Analyst

• Biochemist

• Biologist

• Biomedical Engineer

• Biostatistician

• Blogger

• Brewmaster

• Cell Biologist

• Chemical Engineer

• Chemical Oceanographer

• Chiropractor

• Clinical Chemist

• Clinical Data Analyst

• Clinical Research Associate

• Clinical Research Coordinator

• Clinical Technician

• Crime Lab Assistant

• Dentist

• DNA Analyst

• Doctor

• Elementary School Teacher

• Entomologist

• Entrepreneur

• Epidemiologist

• Food and Drug Inspector

• Food Chemist

• Food Microbiologist

• Food Safety Auditor

• Food Scientist

• Forensic Chemist

• Forensic Lab Analyst

• High School Teacher

• Hydrologist

• Journalist

• Laboratory Manager

• Medical Laboratory Technologist

• Medical Writer

• Microbiologist

• Organic Chemist

• Patent Agent

• Pest Control Technician

• Petroleum Chemist

• Pharmaceutical Chemist

• Pharmacist

• Pharmacologist

• Quality Control Specialist

• Regulatory Affairs Manager

• Regulatory Affairs Specialist

• Research Assistant

• Sales Representative

• Science Advisor

• Science Writer

• Toxicologist

• University Professor

• Water Purification Chemist

• Water Quality Analyst