Nigerian Universities Offering Biochemistry

This is a compilation of the List of Universities Offering Biochemistry in Nigeria.

We will also talk about;
– The subject combinations needed to study Biochemistry
– JAMB UTME Subjects and Requirements
– O’Level Subjects and Requirements
– and other information you require to successfully gain admission to study Biochemistry

List of Universities that Offer Biochemistry as a Course

The following are the list of universities that offer Biochemistry as a course:

Number of Universities: 102

  • Abia State University, Uturu
  • Achievers University Owo
  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
  • Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State
  • Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
  • Al- Hikmah University, Ilorin
  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  • Anambra State University, Uli
  • Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  • Bauchi State University, Gadau, Bauchi State
  • Bayero University, Kano
  • Bells University Of Technology, Ota
  • Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  • Bingham University, Karu
  • Bowen University, Iwo
  • Caleb University, Imota
  • Caritas University, Amorji-Nike, Enugu
  • Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun State
  • Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota
  • Crawford University,Faith City, Km 8, Atan-Agbara Road, Igbesa
  • Crescent University, Abeokuta
  • Cross Rivers University Of Technology, Calabar
  • Delta State University, Abraka
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  • Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
  • Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State
  • Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu
  • Evangel University, Akaeze, Ebonyi State
  • Federal College Of Education, Yola (Affiliated To Ahmadu Bello University, Zar
  • Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  • Federal University Of Agriculture, Makurdi
  • Federal University Of Technology Minna
  • Federal University Of Technology, Akure
  • Federal University Of Technology, Owerri
  • Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State
  • Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State
  • Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State
  • Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State
  • Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  • Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State
  • Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  • Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State
  • Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  • Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State
  • Fountain University, Osogbo
  • Godfrey Okoye University, Urgwuomu- Nike
  • Gombe State University, Tudun Wada, Gombe
  • Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
  • Hallmark University,Ijebu-Itele,Ogun State
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
  • Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City
  • Imo State University, Owerri
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna
  • Kano University Of Science And Technology, Wudil
  • Kebbi State University Of Science And Technology, Aliro
  • Kogi State University, Anyigba
  • Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin
  • Lead City University , Ibadan
  • Madonna University, Okija
  • Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ogun State
  • Michael And Cecilia Ibru University, Owhrode, Delta State
  • Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike
  • Modibo Adama University Of Technology, Yola
  • Mountain Top University, Makogi/Oba, Ogun State
  • Niger Delta University , Wilberforce Island
  • Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State
  • Northwest University, Kano, Kano State
  • Novena University Ogume
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  • Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
  • Ondo State University Of Medical Sciences Laje Road, Ondo, Ondo State
  • Ondo State University Of Science And Technology, Okitipupa
  • Osun State University, Osogbo
  • Plateau State University, Bokkos
  • Redeemers University
  • Renaissance University, Ojiagu-Agbani, Enugu
  • Rhema University , Obeama, Rivers State
  • Rivers State University Of Science And Technology, Port Harcourt
  • Salem University, Lokoja
  • Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State
  • Sokoyo State University, Sokoto
  • Southwestern University, Okun-Owa, Ogun State
  • Tansain University, Oba, Anambra State
  • Umaru Musa Yaradua University, Katsina
  • University Of Benin, Benin City
  • University Of Calabar, Calabar
  • University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
  • University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
  • University Of Jos, Jos
  • University Of Lagos
  • University Of Maiduguri
  • University Of Mkar, Gboko
  • University Of Nigeria Nsukka
  • University Of Port-Harcourt
  • University Of Uyo
  • Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto
  • Wesley University Of Science And Technology. Ondo
  • Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State

School Options

FUTMINNA Offers the course with option in:

(i) Food Science

NSUK Offers the course as:

(i) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Subject Combination / JAMB UTME Requirements

In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Biochemistry under the Faculty of Sciences in the above Universities include;

Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics


(1) AAU, EKSU and RSUST require Mathematics.

(2) OAU requires Chemistry, Mathematics and either Biology or Physics.

(3) UNILORIN does not accept Mathematics.

(4) UNILAG, SALEM, MAKURDI, OSUSTECH, EBSU, OSUSTECH, ABU and BENIN require Biology, Chemistry and Physics
(5) BOWEN requires Chemistry and any two of Physics, Mathematics and Biology.

(6) AJAYI requires chemistry, Physics and Biology or Mathematics.

(7) BELLS does not require Biology in lieu of Mathematics.

(8) WESTERN-DEL requires Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

(9) FUTA requires Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and Mathematics/Physics.

(10) KWASU requires Chemistry, Biology plus any one of Physics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics or Geography.

(11) CRESCENT and SAU require Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics.

(12) OSUSTECH requires Chemistry, Biology and Physics.

(13) UNIOSUN requires Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.

O’Level Requirements

The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Biochemistry;You require;

Five SSCE (5) credit passes in English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Biology


(i) FUTA requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes at   two (2) sittings, which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science.

(ii) OAU accepts Physics or Biology. 

(iii) ABSU requires ‘O’ level credit pass in Physics.

(iv) EBSU, IMSU and COOU accept ‘O’ level pass in English Language.

(v) UMUDIKE same as in Food Science and Technology

(vi) EBSU accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology and ‘O’ level pass in Physics.

(vii) NDU requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings.

(viii)  CRUTECH- Same as Biological Science.

(ix)  AJAYI requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes which must include  English language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology at one (1) sitting or six (6) ‘O’ level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings.

(x)   UNIMAID accepts ‘O’ level passes in    English Language and Mathematics.

(xi)     CUAB accepts ‘O’ level credit pass in Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.

(xii)     EBSU requires ’O’ level credit pass in Mathematics or Physics.

(xiii) BELLS require five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology/ Geography/ Further Mathematics/ Agricultural Science. (xiv) REDEEMER’S requires five (5) ‘O’ level  credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology/ Agricultural Sciences.

(xv)    WESTERN-DEL requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes which must include Chemistry, English Language, Biology, Mathematics and Physics.

(xvi) PLASU – Same as in Chemistry.

(xvii) GOUU accepts ‘O’ level credit pass in any other Science subject in lieu of Physics.

(xviii) KWASU accepts ‘O’ level credit passes in Further Mathematics and Agricultural Science. 

(xix) RENAISSANCE requires (5) five ‘O’ level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings.

(xx) BSU – Candidates seeking admission into any of these programmes must possess five (5)’O’ level credit passes from one (1) examination body (i.e. either WAEC or NECO) and obtained at not more than two (2) sittings.  The department does not accept the combination of both WAEC and NECO. Students of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi Pre-degree Remedial Science Programme who pass their end of session examinations are considered for admission on the condition that they also pass the UTME. NOTE: Agricultural Science and Health Science shall not be accepted in place of Biology.  Further Mathematics shall not be accepted in place of Physics or Mathematics.

(xxi) SAU accepts ‘O’ level credit passes in Technical Drawing, Agricultural Science or Geography in lieu of Physics

(xxii)  UMYUK requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings.

(xxiii) SOUTHWESTERN – Same as Microbiology.

(xxiv) LANDMARK accepts in lieu of Physics ‘O’ level credit passes in any of the following subjects: Further Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Agricultural Science, Food and Nutrition.

(xxv) SOSU accepts HND lower credit or ND upper credit in Science Laboratory Technology, Food Science Technology or its equivalent.

(xxvi) ODUDUWA accepts ‘O’ level credit pass in Agricultural Science or Health Science in place of Biology.

(xxvii) FED-DUTSINMA accepts five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology


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