Do you wish to study Biological Sciences in a Nigerian University? Then, you need to check the WAEC and JAMB Subject combination for Biological Science 2021 in Nigeria. For those that want to apply through Direct entry, you will also find the Direct entry requirements for Biological Sciences on this page.

jamb subject combination for biological science and olevel direct entry requirements

In this article, I will show the the Olevel requirement and JAMB subject combination for Biological Sciences from the official JAMB brochure.

Do you know that a lot of aspirants lose admission offer because of Wrong JAMB subject combination?

This is because a lot of them don’t know the right subject combination and O’level requirements required to study their chosen course.

As a result, I have decided to write this article so that you won’t fall victim of this.

All candidates that register for JAMB are required to sit for 4 subjects in their UTME, with the Use Of English being the first and compulsory for all(irrespective of department or course) .

A lot of candidates want to study Biological Sciences in different institutions. The question that comes to their mind is, “What is the JAMB subject combination for Biological Sciences?“. That is the exact question I will answer in this article

JAMB Subject Combination for Biological Sciences include the four subjects(English+3 other subjects) you are required to take in JAMB in order to qualify for admission.

Olevel requirements for Biological Sciences include the minimum grades you should have in WAEC/NECO/GCE in order to qualify for admission.

Also, Direct entry requirements for Pharmacy is for DE candidates who wish to gain admission directly into 200:.

I will discuss everything in this article.

JAMB Subject Combination For Biological Sciences

Now that you have decided to study Biological Sciences, I will show you the JAMB subject combination for Biological Sciences. These are the subjects you are required to choose during JAMB registration.

  • Use of English (Compulsory).
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics (or Mathematics)


1. MAUTECH require, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and either Mathematics or Physics.

2. ADELEKE accepts Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.

3. OSUSTECH accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Physics and Mathematics.

4. FUTO requires Chemistry, Biology and Physics

WAEC/O’Level Requirements For Biological Sciences

If you want to study Biological Sciences, the minimum O’level requirement for Biological Sciences and Subject needed can be found below.

  • English Language (Minimum:credit)
  • Mathematics (Minimum:credit)
  • Biology (Minimum:credit)
  • Chemistry (Minimum:credit)
  • Credit in any other science subject

You require; Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and any other science subject.


1. UNN – as in combined courses.

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

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

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

5. 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.

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

Direct Entry Requirements For Biological Sciences

Below is the direct entry requirements for Biological Sciences:

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

2. 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

That is all for now on the topic, “Direct Entry & O’Level Requirements And JAMB Subject Combination For Biological Sciences”. Don’t forget to drop a comment below.

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