Biology as a course of study is a scientific discipline that deals with the study of evolution, living organisms, plant life, and life in general. In other words, Biology is the study of life and living organisms.
Biology as a course of study in Nigeria is quite popular and competitive, almost all the universities in Nigeria offer Biology. The employment prospect for biologists in Nigeria is quite limited, but biologists can pursue an academic pathway and work as teachers and lecturers.
To study biology, one needs to have at least a credit in some compulsory/science subjects in their O-level certificates, these subjects include:- Mathematics, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.
After passing the afore-mentioned subjects at O-level, a prospective Biology student needs to know the subject combination he/she has to take in JAMB in order to be considered for admission to study biology. This article will shed light on JAMB subject combinations for biology.
Below are all the requirements that you must have to possess and fulfill to be qualified to apply for admission to study Biology.
UTME and Direct Entry Requirements to Study Biology
1. 2 A-level passes from Chemistry, Biology, Botany/Zoology.
2. NCE merit accepted.
UTME Requirement for Biology
5 SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, and any three (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Further Maths, and Technical Drawing)
UTME Subject combination for Biology:
Mathematics, Physics, and any other subjects (Chemistry, Economics, and Biology).
JAMB Subject Combination for Biology
There are three main JAMB subjects required to study Biology, you come across them in your JAMB UTME examination.
As a candidate, you are required to score at least 180 total in this examination if you want to pursue a degree in biology in any of the accredited Nigerian Universities.
The subject combination includes:-
2. English Language (Compulsory for all candidates)
4. The candidate will then choose one subject from these three to complete the subject requirements. (Chemistry, Biology, and Economics.)
Accredited Universities in Nigeria Offering Biology
- University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
- Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
- Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti
- Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State
- Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross River State
- Augustine University
- Yobe State University, Damaturu
- Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
- Bayero University, Kano
- Baze University
- ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
- Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
- Coal City University Enugu State
- Covenant University Ota
- Federal University of Technology, Akure
- Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
- Cross River State University of Science & Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
- Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
- Edo University Iyamo
- Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
- Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
- Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
- Evangel University, Akaeze
- Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
- Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
- Federal University Gashua, Yobe
- Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua
- Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina
- Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
- Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa (FUOTUOKE)
- Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
- Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
- Gregory University, Uturu
- Gombe State University, Gombe
- University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
- Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa (SLU)
- Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
- Al-Qalam University, Katsina
- Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
- Kebbi State University, Kebbi
- Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
- Landmark University, Omu-Aran
- Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
- Lead City University, Ibadan
- University of Mkar, Mkar
- Mountain Top University
- Northwest University Kano (NWU)
- Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
- Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
- Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
- Salem University, Lokoja
- Sokoto State University
- Summit University
- Tansian University, Umunya
- Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED)
- Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
- Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
- Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS)
- Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State.