List of All Science Courses Offered by Nigerian Universities 2023 JAMB Approved

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Searching for science courses to study? Want to see the list of all science courses officially approved by JAMB and the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC)? Welcome to this page, because we’ve got you covered.

Check out the official list of courses under science in Nigerian Universities approved by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for all tertiary institutions in Nigeria (this encompasses Universities, Polytechnics, COE, NTBE, etc).

Also See: Best Engineering Courses in Nigeria.

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What is Science?

To define or explain Science as a course, one needs to first understand what the word “science” means. Science is derived from the Latin word “Scientia,” meaning knowledge. Science is knowledge gotten through the study, practice, or knowledge covering general truths of the operation of general laws, especially as obtained and tested through the scientific method that is ONLY concerned with the physical world.

Reason Why Science Courses are Better.

  • Science is basically used in our everyday lives (this includes our homes, offices, industries, etc).
  • It makes good governance and order possible through the use of technology.
  • Science provides job opportunities.
  • Science offers viable solutions to a myriad of domestic, societal and industrial problems we face as Humans.
  • Science helps in the development of alternative sources of energy.
  • It is the bedrock of development and societal advancement.
  • Science is fun and can be immensely enjoyed.
  • It makes you analytical and logical in reasoning.

List of Science Courses in Nigerian Universities.

Below is the list of courses under science faculty in Nigerian Universities

  1. Archaeology (Single Honour).
  2. Parasitology And Entomology.
  3. Animal And Environmental Biology.
  4. Anthropology (Biological).
  5. Applied Botany.
  6. Applied Ecology.
  7. Applied Zoology.
  8. Applied Geophysics.
  9. Applied Geology.
  10. Applied Biology.
  11. Applied Biochemistry.
  12. Applied Chemistry.
  13. Applied Biology And Biochemistry.
  14. Applied Microbiology And Brewing.
  15. Applied Mathematics With Statistics.
  16. Applied Statistics.
  17. Applied Microbiology.
  18. Applied Biology And Biotechnology.
  19. Artificial Intelligence.
  20. Aquaculture And Fisheries Management.
  21. Biochemistry.
  22. Biodiversity Conservation & Utilization.
  23. Bioinformatics.
  24. Biological Science(S).
  25. Biology.
  26. Botany.
  27. Botany And Microbiology.
  28. Botany And Ecological Studies.
  29. Biotechnology.
  30. Building Technology.
  31. Cell Biology And Genetics.
  32. Chemistry.
  33. Chemistry And Applied Chemistry.
  34. Chemical And Industrial Chemistry.
  35. Chemical Sciences.
  36. Combined Physical Sciences.
  37. Communication And Wireless Technology.
  38. Computer Engineering.
  39. Computer Electronics.
  40. Computer With Electronics.
  41. Computer Science.
  42. Computer Science With Accounting.
  43. Computer With Statistics.
  44. Computer And Economics.
  45. Computer Science With Economics.
  46. Computer Science With Islamic Religious Studies.
  47. Computer Science And Mathematics.
  48. Computational Analysis.
  49. Computer, Information And Communication Science.
  50. Computer Science And Informatics.
  51. Computer Science And Information Science.
  52. Computer Science And Information Technology.
  53. Computer Science And Accounting.
  54. Communications Technology.
  55. Conservation Biology.
  56. Cognitive Science.
  57. Cyber Security Science.
  58. Data Management.
  59. Earth Science.
  60. Ecology.
  61. Ecology And Environmental Studies.
  62. Electronics.
  63. Electronics And Computer Technology.
  64. Engineering Physics.
  65. Energy Studies.
  66. Energy And Petroleum Studies.
  67. Environmental Biology And Fisheries.
  68. Environmental Management.
  69. Environmental Management And Toxicology.
  70. Environmental Science.
  71. Environmental Science And Technology.
  72. Estate Management.
  73. Environmental Biology.
  74. Exercise And Sport Science.
  75. Fisheries And Aquatic Biology.
  76. Fisheries And Aquaculture.
  77. Fisheries.
  78. Food Science And Technology.
  79. Forensic Science.
  80. Genetics And Biotechnology.
  81. Geography.
  82. Geography And Geosciences.
  83. Geology.
  84. Geophysics.
  85. Geology And Exploration Geophysics.
  86. Geology And Petroleum Studies.
  87. Geology And Mining.
  88. Geology And Geo-Physics.
  89. Geography And Environmental Management.
  90. Geography/Regional Planning.
  91. Geography And Planning.
  92. Geology And Earth Sciences.
  93. Geology And Mineral Science.
  94. Geological Sciences.
  95. Geoscience.
  96. Hardware And Networking.
  97. Industrial And Environmental Chemistry.
  98. Industrial Chemistry.
  99. Industrial Physics.
  100. Meteorology.
  101. Natural And Environmental Science.
  102. Sport Science.
  103. Science Laboratory Technology.
  104. Pure Chemistry.
  105. Pure And Applied Chemistry.
  106. Petroleum Chemistry.
  107. Pure And Industrial Chemistry.
  108. Physics.
  109. Physics With Electronics.
  110. Physics And Computer Electronics.
  111. Physics Electronics.
  112. Physics With Material Science.
  113. Physics With Solar Energy.
  114. Physics/Industrial Physics.
  115. Physics With Computational Modeling.
  116. Physics/Astrology.
  117. Physical Sciences.
  118. Plant Science.
  119. Industrial Physics With Renewable Energy.
  120. Industrial Physics With Applied Geophysics.
  121. Industrial Physics With Electronics And IT Application.
  122. Industrial Mathematics.
  123. Industrial Mathematics/ Applied Statistics.
  124. Industrial Mathematics/ Computer.
  125. Pure And Applied Biology.
  126. Human Biology.
  127. Mathematics/ Computer Science.
  128. Mathematical Sciences.
  129. Mathematics With Statistics.
  130. Mathematics/ Statistics.
  131. Mathematics And Statistics.
  132. Information Science And Media Studies.
  133. Library And Information Science.
  134. Laboratory Technology.
  135. Telecommunication Science.
  136. Telecommunication And Wireless Technology.
  137. Management Information System.
  138. Information Technology.
  139. Information And Communication Technology.
  140. Information And Communication Science.
  141. Optometry.
  142. Mathematics And Economics.
  143. Pure And Applied Mathematics.
  144. Industrial Microbiology.
  145. Microbiology And Industrial Biotechnology.
  146. Molecular Biology.
  147. Microbiology.
  148. Earth Science.
  149. Mathematics With Computer Science.
  150. Marine Science And Technology.
  151. Zoology.
  152. Zoology And Environmental Biology.
  153. Statistics.
  154. Statistics With Demography.
  155. Statistics/ Computer Science.
  156. Surveying And Geoinformatics.
  157. Architecture.

General Admission Requirements for Science Courses.

Warning: Take note that Most academic institutions in Nigeria do set specific cut-off marks for each course, depending on the number of candidates applying, limited available admission slots, etc, this is why a candidate who scored 180 can be admitted to study Architecture, but 180 won’t get you admitted into major basic Medical science courses.

However, these are the general and major admission requirements for all science courses offered in all tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

  • Candidate applying for admission to study any science course is required to have at the very least, five (5) O’level credit at not more than two sittings. This must include Mathematics, English Language, and Chemistry. The remaining two subjects could be Biology, Physics, Agricultural Science, and Geography. However, you should know that in major science courses, you’re required to have credits in Physics and Biology.
  • Choosing the right JAMB subject combination for your course is extremely important. Most science courses usually include the following subjects, and these subjects should be your area of focus. These include the use of English, Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Mathematics depending on your selected course of study.
  • Candidates seeking admission to study any science course through the JAMB Direct Entry (also known as JAMB DE), must have at least Upper Credit in a science-related course.
  • While for candidates who are applying for admission through Cambridge A level result, it’s mandatory that you must have at least, BBB in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics (three [3] of these subjects are needed depending on your selected course.)
  • If you want to study any science course in Nigeria, it’s mandatory that you must write UTME and score above the official 2023 JAMB cut-off mark required by your selected University.
  • If the institution you selected does use Post-UTME exercise as screening for admission, try your best to score 55% or above.

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