Colleges and Universities Offering Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences in Nigeria

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

Institutions Offering Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

  •  Nasarawa State University, Keffi  
    Admission requirements:
    The minimum requirement for undergraduate admission in accordance with the minimum academic standards of the NUC is the WASC, SSCE, NECO, GCE and any other approved equivalent qualification with credit passes in at least five (5) subjects.

    The subjects must include ENGLISH LANGUAGE, MATHEMATICS, BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS. Admission will be through JAMB (UME), in English language, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Qualified candidates from the University’s School of Preliminary Studies will also be admitted. Similarly, candidates with principal pass graded (A-E) at the Advanced level in BIOLOGY and any ONE of the major subjects (Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics and Physics) may be considered for Direct Entry Admission and undertake the three-year degree programme from 200 level. Such candidates must however possess the relevant O level requirements.

    The normal duration of B.Sc. degree programme is four years (eight semesters) for students admitted into the 100-level and three years (six semesters) for students admitted into 200-level.

    The maximum period of study permissible is six years (twelve semesters) for the four-year degree programme and five years (ten semesters) for the three-year programme. Students for the Bachelor’s degree may be admitted either by:

    Passing the Joint Admission and Matriculation Examination (University Matriculation Examination, UME) or
    Direct Entry to the three-year programme in addition to the relevant O’level requirements.
  •  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.
  •  Veritas University, Bwari  
    Admission requierements:
    Passing the Universities Matriculation Examination (UTME) after having obtained the Senior Secondary School Certificate with five credits which must include Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics or GCE ‘O’ Level credits in five subjects with a similar proviso. A credit level in SSCE English Language, or GCE ‘O’ Level English Language will be required and at least a pass in Physics may be mandatory together with credits in five other subjects including the science subjects listed above. Selection of candidates is done by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

    Direct Entry
    Admission to the Bachelors programme may be by direct entry to the three year standard programme upon obtaining O Level SSCE or GCE with credits in four subjects including Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics in addition to A/L GCE passes in Zoology (or Biology) and Chemistry.
    An A Level pass in Chemistry or Mathematics will be an advantage but A Level pass in Biology is mandatory. Candidates are selected by JAMB.
  •  University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Makurdi  
    Minimum entry requirement:
    1. Ordinary level Requirements
    -Five credit passes in GCE (or Equivalent) examination at not more than two sittings with at least two passes at the Advanced (‘A’) level GCE;
    -Four credit passes at advanced level or its Equivalent

    2. UTME Requirements
    -The Senior Secondary School or the School Certificate/General Certificate of Education (SSCE/GCE) ordinary level credit passes in five subjects including Chemistry, Physics and Biology for Sciences and Mathematics, English, Economics, Commerce or Accounting, Government and Biology/Agric. Science for Management Sciences)
    -Grade II Teacher’s Certificate with Credit/merit passes in at least five subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Economics;
    -An acceptable score in the UTME as may be determined by the University from time to time; and
    -JAMB combination MUST include Mathematics, Economics, and Accounting or Commerce
  •  Mountain Top University, Makogi Oba  
    Direct Entry Requirements

    Direct Entry candidates must fulfil the conditions in A (above) and have a minimum of Upper or Lower Credit at the ND Examination or equivalent from a recognized institution or G.C.E (Advanced Level) or equivalent in at least two science subjects with a minimum of a credit (C) in Physics and any of Mathematics or Chemistry to qualify for admission into 200 level of the programmes.
  •  Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Ihiala  
    Entry requirements:
    1.Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics Chemistry, Biology and any other credit with at least a pass in Physics at not more than two sittings in the SSCE (WAEC/NECO or GCE) or equivalent qualification.
    2.(i) Two ‘A’ level passes to include one in Botany, Zoology, Biology or Chemistry

    (i) OND/NCE in related fields.
  •  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.
  •  Adamawa State University, Mubi  
  •  Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot  
  •  Bauchi State University, Gadau  

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