Colleges and Universities Offering Bachelor of Science in Biology in Nigeria

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

Institutions Offering Bachelor of Science in Biology

  • Kwararafa University Kwararafa University, Wukari  
    Course entry requirements:
    (i) Admissions through the UTME
    For admission to 100 level, candidates must possess five (5) credit passes at Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE), GCE, NECO or equivalent in relevant subjects in not more than two sittings; and obtain a score of 140 and above in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

    -University shall insist on possession of credit passes in English Language and Mathematics for all categories of students.
    -The University shall also conduct post JAMB screening to ensure that only the best students are admitted. In addition to the general admission requirements stated above, a candidate must meet specific departmental requirements

    (ii) Admission through Direct Entry mode
    -For admission to 200 level, candidates must possess five (5) passes at credit level (including English Language) at Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE), GCE, NECO or equivalent in relevant subjects in not more than two sittings.
    -In addition to the above, candidates should have at least two advanced level passes in the General Certificate of Education examination in relevant subjects, or
    -Ordinary National Diploma with credit level or Nigeria Certificate of Education (NCE) with Credit level.
    -Passes in two IJMB/JUPEB courses out of the three

    Admissions into 300 level
    Candidates with HND, or third class degree can apply for admission into 300 level.

    IJMB
    Kwararafa University also offers the Interim Joint Matriculations Board (IJMB)programme. It is a nationally recognized one year programme which offers successful candidates the opportunity of gaining Direct entry (200 level) admission into any of the Universities

    (iii) The entry requirements for IJMB
    For admission to IJMB, a candidates must possess four(4) credit passes at Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE), GCE, NECO or equivalent in relevant subjects in not more than two sittings.

    The subjects offered at IJMB include: Lit. in English, History, CRK, Government, Economics, Business Studies, Accounting, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Geography, Agricultural Science, among others.

    A combination of any 3 subjects grants admission to study for degrees in:
    -The Natural Sciences
    -Health Sciences
    -Engineering
    -Agricultural Science
    -Social and Management Sciences
    -Humanities
    -Arts
    -Law
  • Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina  
    Admission requirements:
    A minimum of five (5) subjects passed at not more than two sittings with at least two at the principal or advanced level of the G.C.E. and the others, at credit level of the SSC/GCE O/Level; no subject shall be counted at both Ordinary and Advanced Levels.

    Acceptable level of passes in two major subjects at the NCE with SSC O/Level credits or equivalent in THREE other subjects (mainly for Education Courses). Education may be accepted as a third A/Level subject for those taking course in Education.

    Acceptable level of passes in two subjects at the IJMB examination or Cambridge moderated school of Basic Studies terminal examination or International Baccalaureate from recognized institutions with SSCE/GCE O/Level credits or equivalent in three subjects;
    Ordinary National Diploma (OND) with at least a lower Credit Pass from recognized institutions, with a minimum of five ‘O’ level credits passed at a sitting.

    HND passed at lot less than lower credit from recognized institution plus 5 ‘O’ level credit passed at a sitting.

    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 (including English Language and Mathematics) at credit level at not more than two sittings in the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examination (WASCE), National Examinations Council (NECO) or National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) in subjects relevant to the course of study.
  • Sule Lamido University Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa  
    The Admission Requirements
    The minimum admission requirements for programs of the Faculty are as follows:

    Level 100 (UTME) Admissions

    A candidate shall have an acceptable score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with the correct subject combination.
    A candidate may also be required to sit for a Post-UTME screening examination to be conducted by the University and obtain an acceptable score for the program applied for as may be set by the University Senate from time to time.
    A candidate shall possess the SSCE/GCE/TC II or equivalent with credit passes in five subjects, at least three of which shall be in the relevant area, obtained in not more than two sittings including English Language and Mathematics (where applicable).
    Level 200 (Direct Entry) Admissions

    A candidate for direct entry admission shall apply only through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
    A candidate shall possess at least one of the following qualifications obtained from recognized institutions that are licensed to run them:
    A two-year recognized diploma in the relevant area with a minimum of a good Lower Credit or equivalent.
    A two-year recognized diploma plus a one-year advanced diploma in the relevant area with a minimum classification of Lower Credit or equivalent.
    The National Certificate of Education (NCE) with a minimum of 9 points in the relevant subjects.
    The Interim Joint Matriculation Board Advanced Level Examination (IJMBE) with a minimum of 8 points in the relevant subjects.
    Any other qualification deemed equivalent to these by the Senate of the University.
    In all cases, ‘O’ Level credit in English Language and Mathematics (where applicable) shall be required.
  • 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 three other relevant science subjects Biology, Chemistry, Technical drawing, Agricultural Science and Geography at the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent and atleast a pass in Physics. In addition, an acceptable pass in the University Matriculation Examination (UME) into 100-level is required. For the B.Sc. Programme in Biological Sciences, candidates must have credit level passes in Biology, Chemistry and at least a pass in Physics.

    Direct Entry
    Expected duration for Direct Entry (DE) candidates with two A level passes (graded A-E) at the Advanced Level in one or more relevant subjects (Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics and Physics) may undertake the three – year degree programme into 200-level.Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 units for Graduation, 60 of which must come from the relevant option areas in Biological sciences.
  • Sokoto State University Sokoto State University, Sokoto  
    Admission requirements:
    UTME

    Five (5) credit passes in Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalents in addition to acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

    Direct Entry

    NCE with at least merit pass in 2 relevant subjects or a double major subject with SSCE requirements or its equivalent in five (5) subjects.
    A pass at merit level in a relevant Diploma Programme (provided the O/L requirements are satisfied).
    Advanced level passes in 2 relevant subjects with SSCE requirements.
    Any other equivalent qualifications with SSCE requirements.
    Any other equivalent qualifications.
  • Umaru Musa Yar'adua University Katsina Umaru Musa Yar'adua University Katsina, Katsina  
    Admission requirements:
    UTME:
    Five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and any of Computer Studies, Geography, Physics Agricultural Science, Animal Husbandry or Foods and Nutrition in not more than two sittings.

    Direct Entry:

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

    Candidates with a minimum of Lower Credit pass in National Diploma in relevant subject from recognized institutions may also be admitted.

    All candidates must satisfy the UTME requirements
  • 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.
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Minna  
    Minimum entry requirement:
    1. 4 Year Degree programme through UME: Candidates must have 5 ‘0’ level credits. These should include English Language. Mathematics, Biology and any two subjects from the following: Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Economics and Agricultural Science.

    2. 3 Year Degree programme through Direct Entry: Candidate must have minimum of merit pass in Biology, and Education at NCE level and 5 0’ level credit pass which must include Biology, Mathematics, any one Science subjects and English Language.
  • Arthur Jarvis University Arthur Jarvis University, Calabar  
    Course entry requirements:
    1. Applicants must write UTME and attain an acceptable score (National JAMB Minimum Cutoff) in the use of English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics or mathematics .

    2. For a candidate who has attained the benchmark standard in the UTME to be registered in the University, he/she must have a minimum of Credit pass in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and any other science subject (Physics or Agricultural Science) with at least a pass in Physics

    Course duration: 4 years
  • 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.
  • Nile University of Nigeria Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja  
    Admission requirements:
    UTME:
    Five Credits at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics and Biology and any other science subjects
    Direct Entry: Two “A” level passes in Biology and any one of Physics, Mathematics or Chemistry in that order. Credit passes in OND.Two “A” level passes in Chemistry and any one of Physics, Mathematics or Biology in that order. Credit passes in OND.
    Remarks: UME subjects are English, Chemistry mathematics and any of Physics, Geography Biology.
  • Ritman University Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene  
    Admission requirements:
    Five (5) Credit passes in relevant subjects including English Language and Mathematics obtained at not more than two sittings in O'level Examinations.(WAEC/NECO).

    Applicants are required to have taken the 2016 JAMB examinations with a score of 140 and above.

    It is also important to note that any false entry during the on line registration may lead to disqualification of candidates.
  • Babcock University Babcock University, Ilishan Remo  
    Duration: Four(4) Years

    Minimum entry requirement:
    Prospective candidates for the program must have 5 Ordinary Level Credits or equivalent in English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics in not more than 2 sittings. In addition candidates must sit and pass the Babcock University entrance (written and oral) examinations.
  • University of Africa, Toru-Orua University of Africa, Toru-Orua, Sagbama  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Five Credits At SSCE (Or Its Equivalent) Including English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry And Biology.

    Direct entry:
    -Two A’ Level Passes Chosen From Chemistry And Any One Of Physics, Mathematics Or Biology.

    UTME Subjects Are: Chemistry And Two Of Physics, Biology And Mathematics.
  • Obafemi Awolowo University Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife  
    Duration :4 years

    Admission requirements:
    'O' Level Requirements: Five 'O' Level credits which must include English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and one other subject.
    Direct Entry: NCE Two 'A' Level passes in Biology and one other science subject.
  • Valley View Polytechnic Valley View Polytechnic, Ohafia  
    Eligibility:
    - Original certification of credit passes in five(5) requisite O/Level subjects at not more than two(2) sittings, and minimum total score of 110 at the JAMB examination (UTME) in the required UTME subjects.
  • Bayelsa Medical University Bayelsa Medical University, Yenagoa  
    Course entry requirements
    -Five O level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology/Agric. Science, Chemistry and one other Science subject.

    Course duration: 5 years
  • Edwin Clark University Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Candidates must have credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and at least a pass in Physics.
  • Cherish Enterprise Institute Cherish Enterprise Institute, Batsari  
    Course entry requirements
    -5 credits with English and Maths at SSCE and JAMB

    Course duration: 3-4 years
  • Bingham University Bingham University, Karu  
    Duration: 4 Years

    Study Options: Full Time
  • Clifford University Clifford University, Ihie  
  • Augustine University Augustine University, Epe  
  • Anchor University Anchor University, Lagos  
  • Salem University Salem University, Lokoja  
  • Gombe State University Gombe State University, Gombe  
  • Mountain Top University Mountain Top University, Makogi Oba  
  • Coal City University Coal City University, Enugu  
  • Westland University Iwo Westland University Iwo, Iwo  
  • Delta State University of Science and Technology Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro  
  • Yobe State University Yobe State University, Damaturu  
  • Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Lagos  
  • University of Mkar University of Mkar, Mkar  
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka  
  • Kano State University of Science and Technology Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wudil  
  • Kaduna State University Kaduna State University, Kaduna  
  • Federal University of Technology Owerri Federal University of Technology Owerri, Owerri  
  •  Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike , Abakaliki  
  • Koladaisi University	 Koladaisi University , Ibadan  
  • Gregory University Gregory University, Uturu  
  • The Federal University of Technology Akure The Federal University of Technology Akure, Akure  
  • National Open University of Nigeria National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos  
  • Bowen University Bowen University, Iwo  
  • Benue State University Benue State University, Makurdi  
  • Bayero University Bayero University, Kano  




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