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Undergraduate Studies

Applicants seeking admission to Part I (First Year) of a degree course in the University must be qualified for admission before the beginning of the session in which they wish to enter. The applicants must meet both:

  1. the general entrance requirements, and
  2. additional Faculty or Departmental course requirements.

Students intending to enter the University are advised to obtain information from the University about entry requirements to ensure that they have satisfied the requirements by the time they apply for admission.

Applications for courses leading to first degrees must be made on the prescribed form obtainable from the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Suleja Road, Bwari, PMB 189, Garki, Abuja.

General Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements to the first year is a General Certificate of Education (or equivalent) with Credit passes in at least five subjects chosen from a list approved from time to time by Senate provided that in each case all the five subjects are taken and passed at not more than two sittings.

  1. One of the passes shall be a pass at ‘O’ Level or equivalent in English Language.
  2. Except in the cases of candidate for admission to the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Law, and for the Bachelor of Arts in Education in the Faculty of Education, one of the credit passes shall be a pass at ‘O’ Level or equivalent in Mathematics.
  3. A pass in the General Paper of the Higher School Certificate is regarded as equivalent to a credit pass in English Language at ‘O’ Level.

In addition to satisfying the minimum requirements indicated in regulations 1 and 2 above, candidates for the courses listed below must, among the five subjects presented in fulfilment of minimum requirements, also include the subjects and satisfy the other requirements indicated. It may be assumed that further requirements are not imposed for any degree course not shown in the following list.

Additional Faculty/Department Requirements

FACULTY OF ADMINISTRATION

B.Sc. Accounting (4 years programme)
  • UME: English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other Social Science subject.
  • ‘O’ Level Requirements: Five ‘O’ level credits which should include English Language, Mathematics, Economics plus any two other subjects from Government, Yoruba, Biology.
  • Direct Entry: Candidates with National Diploma (OND) in Accounting with minimum of Upper Credit are accepted. OR
  • Advanced Level: Candidates with Advanced Level passes in Economics, Accounting, Business Management, plus Government and Geography or ICAN/ATS I, II and III.
B.Sc. International Relations (4 years programme)
  • UME: English Language, Mathematics, Government and any other Social Science subject.
  • ‘O’ Level Requirements: Five ‘O’ Level credits which must include English Language, Mathematics, Government plus any two other subjects from History, Geography and Yoruba.
  • Direct Entry: Candidates must have passes in Government and Economics in addition to a credit passes in any of the following subjects: History and French.
B.Sc. Local Government Studies (4 years programme)
  • UME: English Language, Mathematics, Government and any one of the following: Geography, Economics, History and Religious Studies.
  • ‘O’ Level requirement: Credits which must include English Language, Mathematics, Government, Economics at not more than two sittings.
  • Direct Entry: 
    • Candidates must possess GCE A/L or equivalent in at least two Social Science subjects one of which must be Government. In addition, candidates must satisfy the ordinary level requirements.
    • Holders of Diploma in Local Government and other related Diplomas from recognized Institutions at Upper Credit Level (CGPA – 3.5 and above);
    • In addition to a, b, applicants must have at least five credit passes in the WASC/SSCE or NECO in English Language, Mathematics, Government, Economics and any other relevant subject obtained at not more than two sittings.
B.Sc Public Administration (4 years programme)
  • UME: English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any of Government, History and Geography.
  • ‘O’ Level Requirements: English Language, Mathematics and any 3 of Economics, Government/History and Geography at not more than 2 sittings.

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

B.Sc. Agriculture (5 years programme)
  • UME: English Language, Biology or Agriculture Science, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.
  • ‘O’ Level Entry Requirements: Credit passes at GCE O’Level or School Certificate or Senior Secondary School Certificate (S.S.S.C) in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science and any other subject.
  • Direct Entry: Candidates with Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Agriculture obtained at Upper Credit Level from this University or any other recognized institution or equivalent status may be considered for direct entry to Part II but they will not be exempted from the Internship year.
    • Two ‘A’ Level Passes in Chemistry and any of Biology, Agricultural Science, Zoology and Botany.
    • Candidates with Higher National Diploma in Agriculture obtained at Upper Credit Level from this University or any other recognized Institution of equivalent status may be considered for Direct Entry to Part II provided they satisfy the ‘O’ Level requirements. They may also be exempted from the Internship year.

FACULTY OF ARTS

B.A. African Languages and Literature (Yoruba) (4 years programme)

‘O’ Level Requirements: Credits in English Language, Yoruba plus one 1 Arts subjects any other two (2) subjects.

B.A. Dramatic Arts (4 year programme)

‘O’ Level Requirements: Credits in English Language; Literature-in-English plus one (1) Arts subject and any other two (2) subjects.

B.A. English (4 year programme)

‘O’ Level Requirements: Credits in English Language; Literature-in-English plus one Arts subject and any other two (2) subjects.

B.A. Religious Studies (4 year programme)

‘O’ Level Requirements: Credits in English Language; C.R.K or I.R.K plus one Arts subject and any other two (2) subjects.

B.A. Music (4 year programme)

‘O’ Level Requirements: Credits in English Language; plus 2 Arts subjects and any other two (2) subjects.

B.A. Foreign Languages (4 year programme)

‘O’ Level Requirements: Credits in English Language; plus any other four (4) subjects.

B. A. Philosophy (4 year programme)

‘O’ Level Requirements: Credits in English Language; 1 Arts subject; plus any other two (2) subjects and a Pass in Mathematics.

B. A. History (4 year programme)

‘O’ Level Requirements: Credits in English Language; History; plus one (1) Arts subject; and any other two (2) subjects.

B.A. History (Combined Honours) (4 year programme)

‘O’ Level Requirements: English Language; + History or Government, C.R.K/I.R.K or Literature and any other two (2) subjects.

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

B. Ed. Education/English (4 years programme)
  • ‘O’ Level Requirements: Five ‘O’ Level credits which should include English Language and Literature in English plus credit passes in any three other subjects or Credit/Merit passes in 5 TC II subjects relevant to the course of study may be accepted.
  • Direct Entry: ‘A’ level passes in relevant subjects including Literature in English. NCE with credit or merit passes in two relevant teaching subjects including Literature in English may be accepted.
B. Ed. Fine and Applied Art (4 years programme)
  • ‘O’ Level Requirements: GCE ‘O’ Level or TC II Credit/Merit passes in five subjects including Fine Arts and English Language.
  • Direct Entry: GCE ‘A’ Level or NCE credit/merit passes in Fine Arts and one other Arts subject plus 3 other ‘O’ Level/TC II subjects including English Language passed at Credit or Merit Level.
B. Ed. Education/French (4 years programme)
  • ‘O’ Level Requirements: ‘O’ Level or TC credit/merit passes in five subjects including English Language and French.
  • Direct Entry: ‘A’ Level passes must include French and one other Arts subject. Candidate with NCE French (Double Major) plus THREE other credit passes at ‘O’ Level or TC II may be considered.
B. Ed. Education/History (4 years programme)
  • ‘O’ Level Requirements: ‘O’ Level credit passes in five subjects which must include English Language and History. TC II with at least merit/credit passes in 5 relevant subjects may be accepted.
  • Direct Entry: NCE credit/Merit passes in History and one other relevant Arts subjects.
B. Ed. Education/Language Arts (4 years programme)
  • ‘O’ Level Requirements:Five TC/O/L credits including English Language, English Literature and Yoruba or French.
  • Direct Entry: Two ‘A’ Level/NCE credit/merit passes to include Literature in English And Yoruba or French. Associationship Certificate of the University with a merit pass Or its equivalent. UME O/L requirements should be met.
B. Ed. Music (4 years programme)
  • ‘O’ Level Requirements: Five ‘O’ Level credit or equivalents including English Language & Music. TC II or Certificate in Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRASM) may be accepted.
  • Direct Entry: ‘A’ Level passes in Music & one other subject. NCE with credit/merit in Music.
B. Ed. Physical and Health Education (4 years programme)
  • ‘O’ Level Requirements: Five ‘O’ level credits or TC II merit passes which could be any of Arts, Social Sciences or Science Subjects but must include English Language.
  • Direct Entry: Two ‘A’ Level passes which could be from any subject area. NCE or Diploma in Physical and Health Education from recognized institutions plus any 3 other ‘O’ Level or TC II subjects passed at credit or credit/merit levels including English Language.
B. Ed. Education/Christian Religion (4 years programme)
  • ‘O’ Level Requirements: Five ‘O’ Level credits or TC II merits in five subjects including English Language, Bible Knowledge and any other three subject.
  • Direct Entry: Two ‘A’ Level passes or NCE credit/merit passes in Religious Studies and One other Arts subjects.
B. Ed. Yoruba (4 years programme)
  • ‘O’ Level Requirements: Five ‘O’ Level/TC II credit or merit passes including English and Yoruba.
  • Direct Entry: Two NCE/Two ‘A’ Level passes in Yoruba and any Arts subject.
B. Ed. Education/Biology/Botany (4 years programme)
  • ‘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.
B. Ed. Education/Chemistry (4 years programme)
  • ‘O’ Level Requirements: Five ‘O’ Level credits in Mathematics, Chemistry, English Language and two of Physics, Biology and Agric. Science.
  • Direct Entry: Two NCE passes in Chemistry and one other Science subject. The other ‘A’ level subject must be either Physics or Mathematics.
B. Ed. Education/Mathematics (4 years programme)
  • ‘O’ Level Requirements: ‘O’ Level credits in five subjects which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry.
  • Direct Entry: ‘A’ Level passes in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry. The minimum Requirements of at least three subjects at O’Level should be English and Mathematics
B. Ed. Mathematics/Integrated Science (4 years programme)
  • ‘O’ Level Requirements: Five ‘O’ level credits or five merit/credit passes at TC II. The subjects must include English Language, Mathematic and two of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Science and Agric. Science.
  • Direct Entry: ‘A’ Level passes in at least two science subjects plus three other ‘O’Level Credits including English and Mathematics OR NCE in Mathematics/Integrated Science plus three other subject including Mathematics and English Language passed at credit or Credit/merit levels in the TC II OR a pass at credit/merit level in Mathematics/Integrated Science in the Associationship Certificate in Education of OAU or its equivalent plus three credit passes in other O/Level subjects including Mathematics and English Language.
B. Ed. Education/Physics (4 years programme)
  • ‘O’ Level Requirements: Five ‘O’ Level credits which must include English Language, Physics, Mathematics and two other subjects, one of which should be Chemistry or Agric. Science or Biology or Additional Mathematics.
  • Direct Entry: Two ‘A’ Level passes in Physics and Mathematics. NCE with credit/merit passes in relevant subjects including Physics and one other Science subject.
B. Ed. Education/Economics (4 years programme)
  • ‘O’ Level Requirements: ‘O’ Level credit passers in five subjects which must include English Language, Mathematics and Economics plus any other two subjects.
  • Direct Entry: ‘A’ Level passes in Economics and one other Social Sciences subject OR two merit passes at NCE in Social Sciences subjects including Economic. NCE Social Studies combined with any Social Science subject is also acceptable to OAU.
B. Ed. Education/Geography (4 years programme)
  • ‘O’ Level Requirements: ‘O’ Level passes in 5 subjects which should include Geography, English Language and Mathematics.
  • Direct Entry: Two ‘A’ Level passes in relevant subjects which must include Geography, plus other subject chosen from Economics, Mathematics, Business Method and Government OR NCE (Social Studies) combined with any Social Sciences subject may be accepted.
B. Ed. Education/Political Science (4 years programme)
  • ‘O’ Level Requirements: ‘O’ Level TC II credit/merit credit passes must include Government, English Language and Mathematics.
  • Direct Entry: Two ‘A’ Level passes including Government and one other Social Science subject OR NCE with credit/merit passes in Government and any other Social Science subjects. NCE Social Studies combined with any Social Science is also acceptable.
B. Ed. Education/Social Studies (4 years programme)
  • UME: Five ‘O’ Level credit passes including English Language. Candidates with GCE O/L background should have credits in at least two of Economics, Geography, Government, History, Music, Fine Arts, Religious Studies and Home Economics. Those with TC II should have merits in English and two of Social Studies, History, Government, Home Economics, Fine Art and Music, Religious Studies and Literature in English.
  • Direct Entry: NCE (Social Studies) from recognized Colleges of Education plus three other subjects including English passed at credit level in GCE O/Level or TC II at credit/merit levels in relevant subjects or Associationship Certificate in Education (Social Studies), of OAU or its equivalent passed at credit/merit level.

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

B.Sc Biochemistry (4 years programme)

‘O’ Level Requirements: Five ‘O’ Level credits which must include Five credits in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and either Physics or Biology.

B.Sc. Botany (4 years programme)

‘O’ Level Requirements: Five ‘O’ Level credits which must include  Biology or Agricultural Science, Chemistry in addition to English and Mathematics at the ‘O’ Level of the General Certificate or Education, SSCE or its equivalent.

B.Sc. Chemistry (4 years programme)

‘O’ Level Requirements: Five ‘O’ Level credits which must include  English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.

B.Sc. Geology and Applied Geophysics (4 years programme)

‘O’ Level Requirements: Five ‘O’ Level credits which must include  Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and English Language.

B. Sc. Mathematics (4 years programme)

‘O’ Level Requirements: Five ‘O’ Level credits which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other Science subject at the GCE Ordinary Level, Senior Secondary School (SSCE) or its equivalent.

B.Sc. Statistics (4 years programme)

‘O’ Level Requirements: Five ‘O’ Level credits which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other Science subject at the GCE Ordinary Level, Senior Secondary School (SSCE) or its equivalent.

B. Sc. Microbiology (4 years programme)

‘O’ Level Requirements: Five ‘O’ Level credits which must include English Language, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry at the GCE Ordinary Level, Senior Secondary School (SSCE) or its equivalent.

B. Sc. (4 years programme)

‘O’ Level Requirements: Five ‘O’ Level credits which must include English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics at the GCE Ordinary Level, Senior Secondary School (SSCE) or its equivalent.

B. Sc. Zoology (4 years programme)

‘O’ Level Requirements: Five ‘O’ Level credits which must include Biology and at least one other Science subject in addition to Mathematics at General Certificate of Education at the O/Level or at the SSCE or its equivalent.

FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Department of Medicine – MBBS (6 years programme)

English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Department of Medicine

Direct Entry: English, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry and with ‘A’ Level results and those who have 2nd Class Upper in University with Microbiology so also Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy.

Department of Medical Rehabilitation (B.Sc. Nursing – 5 years Programme)

English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Department of Nursing

English, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry.

Direct Entry: English, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry with Registered Nurse.

Department of Dentistry

English, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry

FACULTY OF PHARMACY

Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy (5 years programme)

English, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry all at credit level.

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE  – Bachelor of Science degrees (4 years programme)

Department of Demography and Social Statistics

English Language, Mathematics, one social sciences subject plus two other subjects.

Department of Economics

English Language, Mathematics, Economics plus two of Arts or Social Science subject.

Department of Geography

English, Mathematics, Geography plus two of Arts or Social Science subject.

Department of Political Science

English, Mathematics, Government plus two other subject.

Department of Politics, Philosophy and Economics

English, Mathematics, Government, Economics plus any other subject.

Department of Psychology

English, Mathematics, Biology plus two other subject.

Department of Sociology

UME: English, Mathematics two paper from History, Economics, Geography plus any subject.

Direct Entry: Diploma in Statistics

FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY

Bachelor of Science in the various Engineering Courses (5 years programme)

UME: All courses in the Faculty of Technology the compulsory subjects are: English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry any other ‘O’ level subject at credit level can be the fifth subject for any of the courses in the Faculty of Technology.

Direct Entry: In addition to UME requirement, the candidate must possess OND Certificate from a recognized Polytechnic OR At least two ‘A’ level papers at GCE ‘A’ level Cambridge London.

NB

  • UME means The Universities Matriculation Examination
  • GCE means General Certificate of Education
  • TC II means Grade II Teachers’ Certificate