UNN Department of Biological Science Admission Requirement

This article is designed to help students who wish to study Biological Science(s) under the Faculty of Sciences under the Faculty of Arts & Humanities  in University of  Nigeria  Nsukka as it is very important for all candidates who wish to apply for any of the courses offered in UNN  to  carefully confirm and see if the course they Selected is offered in the institution before registering for JAMB.

The University of Nigeria, commonly referred to as UNN, is a federal university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955 and formally opened on 7 October 1960, the University of Nigeria has four campuses – Nsukka, Enugu, and Ituku-Ozalla – all located in Enugu State and Aba campus in Abia State

The University of Nigeria was the first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous university in Nigeria modelled upon the American educational system. It is the first land-grant university in Africa and one of the five most reputed universities in Nigeria. The university has 15 Faculties and 102 academic departments. The University offers 82 undergraduate programs and 211 postgraduate programmes.

The university celebrated its 50th anniversary on October 2010

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The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Biological Science(s);

You require;

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and any other Science subject.


(i)  UNN – as in combined courses.

(ii)  BSU requires ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Physics or Geography.

(iii)  KASU, FUTO, OSUSTECH and CRUTECH require ‘O’ level credit pass in Physics as the fifth (5th) subject..

(iv) ABU and FUNAAB require five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics

(v) GOUU requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings in subjects which must include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

(vi) NDA requires one (1) other Science subject from Physics, Further Mathematics or Agricultural Science

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

Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.


(i) MAUTECH require, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and either Mathematics or Physics.

(ii) ADELEKE accepts Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.

(iii) OSUSTECH accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Physics and Mathematics.

(iv) FUTO requires Chemistry, Biology and Phy


These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Biological Science(s), if you don’t intend to use UTME.

You require;

(i) Two (2) ‘A’ level passes to include one (1) of Botany, Zoology, Biology or Chemistry.

(ii) ND/NCE in related programme/subject.

(i) FUNAAB accepts

a) ND upper credit in Biological Science, Science Laboratory Technology or related programmes.

b) NCE credit in Biology.

c) Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Biology/Botany/ Zoology, Physics and Mathematics.


(ii) UNN – HND and ND upper credit NCE merit/Degree in relevant programmes plus the UTME requirements

(iii) ADELEKE –HND and ND upper credit.

(iii) ADELEKE and BSU require ‘A’ level pass in Biology/Botany/Zoology plus Chemistry/Physics.

(iv)    OOU accepts HND, Final Certificate from the Nigerian  Institute of Science Technology (NIST)

(v)     NDU accepts ND/HND and AIMLT including general ‘A’ level requirements.

(vii)    MAUTECH accepts

(a)      two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Biology and Chemistry

(b)  HND lower credit in relevant programme.


(viii)  UMYUK accepts candidates with a minimum of nine (9) points in IJMB/  ‘A’ level/NCE, in Biology, Chemistry. ND lower credit in relevant programme may also be admitted.

(ix)  FUTO requires two (2) ‘A’ level passes not below Grade C from Chemistry, Biology, Botany and Zoology.  It accepts ND/HND upper credit in related programmes.  Candidates must in addition meet the UTME requirements.  It does not accept First Degree and NCE.

(x)     AUGUSTINE accepts two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Biology, Botany, Zoology and Chemistry or Physics. NCE and ND credit in addition to five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes or its equivalent

JAMB Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into NDA for the 2019/2020 session, should know that to be eligible for the screening, you must have score a minimum of  200 or above in your JAMB result.

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