Colleges and Universities Offering Bachelor of Science in Microbiology in Nigeria

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Science in Microbiology(Microbiology)
  • Major Subject: Microbiology
  • Course Category: Degree Courses

Institutions Offering Bachelor of Science in Microbiology

  • Samuel Adegboyega University Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa  
    Admission requirements:
    For admission into 100 level, candidates must possess credit level passes in five subjects at the SSCE/GCE O'Level/NECO/NABTEB or equivalent, obtained in not more than two sittings. The subjects passed must include English Language and Mathematics for the Sciences & Management Sciences programmes and English Language for the Humanities Programmes Candidates awaiting SSCE/GCE O'Level/NECO/NABTEB results may also apply provided the result would be available at the time of Matriculation.

    (B) Direct Entry into 200-Level:
    Candidates for admission into 200-level must have, in addition to requirement for admission into 100-level, passed G.C.E(A/L) in 2 relevant subjects or passed NCE, OND, HND or equivalent at not less than lower credit level.

    100 Level Candidates are required to sit for the 2017/2018 UTME of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and attain the prescribed cut-off marks. This is a statutory requirement for admission into Samuel Adegboyega University. Applicants are to ensure that their UTME subject combinations qualify them for their chosen programmes. Direct Entry candidates must obtain the JAMB Direct Entry Forms. Candidates, who did not choose Samuel Adegboyega University initially in their 2017 UTME but are interested, are also eligible to apply for admission and participate in the admission screening exercise of the University.
  • Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina  
    Entry requirements:
    Applicants must write UTME and attain an acceptable score in the use of English and three other subjects relevant to the proposed course of study and further obtain an acceptable score at the compulsory University post UTME screening test;

    For a candidate who has attained the acceptable standard in the UTME to be registered for a course in the University, he must have passed five subjects at credit level (including English Language and Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and any of Geography, Economics, Agricultural Science and atleast a pass in Physics for B.Sc. Biology and Physics must be at credit level for those seeking admission into B.Sc. Microbiology) at not more than two sitting in the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level Examination, West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE), National Examination Council (NECO) or National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) in subject relevant to the course of study.

    UTME candidates should normally have attained the age of 16 years.
    b) Direct Entry Candidates

    Candidates must possess:

    either passes in at least two (2) ‘A’ Level subjects or its equivalent which must include Biology, Botany or Zoology with Chemistry.
    OND/NCE in related fields. In addition candidates must also possess complementary 0’ level credit passes at not more than one sitting to be considered for admission.
  • Madonna University Madonna University, Okija  
    Admission requirements:
    a). UTME Entry Requirements

    The Department of microbiology of Madonna University Elele campus offers courses leading to B. Sc. (Honours) degree in Microbiology. Admission is either by entrance examination (UTME) or Direct Entry. Students admitted through entrance examination undergo a four years degree course.

    Students applying to read the four years programme for the award of Bachelor of sciences in Microbiology of Madonna University must satisfy the minimum University Matriculation Requirements. Such students must have at least five credit passes in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and English language at WAEC, G. C. E. O/ Levels or its equivalents in not more than two sittings.

    b) Direct Entry

    Students for Direct entry admission into a three years programme, are expected in addition, to have a minimum of two (2) passes at G.C.E. A/ Level or an equivalent certificate (IJMB) in not more than two sittings in Biology and any of; Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics or Physics. Students who have obtained national Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology are also eligible for direct entry into 200 Level. Students who enrolled and have spent one successful year in other Faculties in Madonna University can also transfer to Microbiology Department provide they met the minimum UTME requirement at the time of their admission into the institution.
  • Precious Cornerstone University Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan  
    Course entry requirements:
    (i) UTME (JAMB): Candidates applying for admission into the University through JAMB UTME must have a minimum score of 160, with subjects English, Biology, Chemistry and any other science subject. Post-UTME screening will be conducted for interested all interested candidates to ensure that only the best students are admitted as well as to maintain high educational standards.

    (ii) O’Levels: The candidate must have not less than five credit passes (at one sitting) or six credit passes (at two sittings ) in Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) or General Certificate Examination Ordinary Level (GCE, ‘O’ Level) organised by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) or the National Examination Council (NECO), including English and Mathematics. Five Credit passes in English, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and any other science subject for all categories of students seeking admission is mandatory.

    (iii) Direct Entry: As from the second phase of development, General Certificate Examination Advanced Level (GCE A’ Level) holders with a minimum of 9 points plus ‘O’ Level English and Mathematics, OND with a minimum of credit pass; or graduates of recognised related programmes may be considered for a direct entry. Candidates need Two ‘A’ Level passes Biology, Botany, Zoology and Chemistry or Physics.
  • Imo State University Imo State University, Owerri  
    Admission Requirements


    For Admission through University Matriculation Examination, the duration is four years. Candidates would be required to obtain a minimum of Five Credits at not more than two sittings in the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and English language.

    Direct Entry:

    Candidates in addition to satisfying the same requirements above, should possess three A-Level passes (Grade A-E) (Biology inclusive) at advanced level in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics; or a good Diploma/OND from recognized institutions.

    Admission is also offered in Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Microbiology and Master of Science (M.Sc) in Medical Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology and Industrial Microbiology. Candidates are required to possess good degrees from recognized institutions.
  • Federal University, Birnin Kebbi Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, Birnin Kebbi  
    Admission requirements:
    The entry requirements shall be at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, to form the core subjects with credit in the three other relevant science courses Biology, Chemistry and Physics at the senior secondary school certificate or its equivalent. In addition, an acceptable pass in university matriculation examination into 100-level is required. Expected course duration for a UTME candidate shall be 4 years.

    Direct Entry
    Candidates with two A level passes (Graded A-E) at the advanced level in one or more relevant subjects (Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography and Physics) or National Diploma (ND) in relevant discipline with a minimum of lower credit may undertake the three year degree programme into 200-level.
  • Redeemer's University Redeemer's University, Ede  
    Admission requirements:
    Candidate must have at least five (5) credit passes at “O” level, including English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and any other science subject.

    A candidate with First Class or Second Class (upper division) in Microbiology or any equivalent (Botany, Zoology, Biology and Biochemistry) from the Redeemer's University and other University recognized by the Senate is eligible for admission.

    A candidate with Second Class (Lower division) B.Sc. Degree in Microbiology from any other University may be eligible for admission depending on the initiative of the department.
  • Oduduwa University Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu  
    Admission Requirements:
    The minimum entry requirement for undergraduate programmes at Oduduwa University is credit level passes in 5 subjects at the O’Level examinations. The subjects must include English Language, Mathematics and one relevant subject obtained at not more than two sittings. There are other requirements peculiar to some certain colleges and departments.
    Prospective students must attain the UTME cut off mark.
    2 or 3 A' Level Credit Passes are required.

    OND, HND, NCE or other Certificates from a recognised institution are accepted for Direct Entry.

    Duration :UME 4 years
  • Lead City University Lead City University, Ibadan  
    Admission Requirements (JAMB/Direct Entry):
    The minimum entry requirement for admission into Lead Ciity University is GCE O/L, SSCE/NABTEB/ NECO or equivalent credit level pass in five(5) subjects, including English Language, and Mathematics, obtained at not more than two sittings. Those with additional (Direct Entry) qualification such as University Diploma, NCE, IJMB, OND, GCE 'A' Level or equivalent professional qualification etc are to proceed from part II. However, candidates awaiting result may apply provided evidence of results would be available before resumption.
  • Umaru Musa Yar'adua University Katsina Umaru Musa Yar'adua University Katsina, Katsina  
    Admission requirements:
    Five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics in not more than two sittings.

    Direct Entry:
    Candidates with a minimum of 9 points in IJMB/ HSC/GCE A level/NCE, in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

    Candidates with a minimum of Lower Credit pass in National Diploma from recognized institutions or School of Health Technology (SHT) in related discipline may also be admitted.

    All candidates must satisfy the UTME requirements.
  • Novena University Novena University, Ogume  
    Admission requirements:
    Five Credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) including English & Mathematics and any other 3 subjects preferably Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science in that order. Two A level passes in Mathematics and either Physics and /or Chemistry. NCE with credit passes in Mathematics and another Science subject plus 5 Credits at SSCE (or equivalent) UME subjects are English, Mathematics and any two of Physics, Chemistry, Biology depending on the subject of specialization.
  • Obong University Obong University, Obong Ntak  
    Admission requirements:
    Three Advanced Level Passes in Biology and Chemistry plus credits at Ordinary Level as specified in (i) above.
    OND, NCE, in related subject plus credit at Ordinary Level as in (i) above
    Registered Nurses with double qualification i.e. general Nursing Certificate and Midwifery or Psychiatry or its equivalent. This is in addition to UME requirement.
  •  Fountain Unversity, Osun  
    Duration:4 years

    Admission requirements:
    5 O’ Level credit pass in relevant subjects.

    *UTME Admission programme:

    5 O’level credits pass in relevant subjects with good score in JAMB UTME.

    *Direct (D.E):

    A’Level result (Cambridge, IJMB, JUPEB, ND, NCE or its equivalent) with evidence of JAMB D/E Application.
  • Federal University of Dutse Federal University of Dutse, Dutse  
    Admission requirements:
    Direct Entry:
    Two A’ level passes (Graded A-D in GCE A level, NCE, IJMB or OND) at the Advanced level in relevant subjects (Biology, Botany, Chemistry and Physics) with minimum 8 points.

    English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics in SSCE with minimum credit level in one or two sittings.
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Ihiala  
    Entry requirements:
    1.Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics at not more than two sittings in the SSCE (WAEC/NECO or GCE) or equivalent qualification

    2.Two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and any one from Biology, Zoology or Botany.

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