First of all, before listing the WAEC and JAMB Subject Combinations for Microbiology, we must make it clear that you have to be a student with a science background before you can be able to study Microbiology at any Nigerian University.

On this page, we will be giving you the proper subject combination for Microbiology alongside a list of Universities in Nigeria that offer the course. You will also find Direct Entry requirements you must meet before gaining admission to each of the universities that will be listed below.

WAEC Subject Combination for Microbiology

To stand the chance of being admitted into any Nigerian University you must ensure you have up to five (5) credit passes in the required SSCE (NECO, WAEC, GCE) subjects. The required ‘O Level subject combination for Microbiology includes:

  1. Physics
  2. Biology
  3. Chemistry
  4. Mathematics
  5. Use of English Language

‘O’ LEVEL SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER)

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1). EBSU and MADONNA accept credit in Mathematics or a pass in Physics.

2). IMSU, EBSU, COOU, and UNIUYO  accept a pass in Use of English Language.

3). UNIJOS accepts applicants with a pass at the Remedial Science Programme UNIJOS.

4). UI requires 5 or 6 ‘O’ level credits passes at 1 or 2 sittings which will include Ues of English Language, Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry, and any 1 or 2 of Agric Science, Physics, and Geography.

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5). UNIUYO accepts a credit pass in the Use of English Language.

6). BOWEN doesn’t accept Agricultural Science as another Science subject.

7). AJAYI requires five (5) credit passes which must include: Use of English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and 1 other science subject at one sitting or six (6) credit passes at not more than two sittings.

8). KWASU and FUAM –

i). Applicants must have five (5) credit passes which MUST NOT be more than two (2) sittings. Pre-degree students of the FUAM Remedial Science Programme who were able to pass their end-of-session examinations are considered for admission on the condition that they also pass UTME.

ii). NOTE: Health Science and Agric. Science will NOT be accepted in place of Biology. Further Maths will also NOT be accepted in place of Maths or Physics.

9). JABU and RHEMA accept Agric. Science instead of Biology.

10). UNIOSUN accepts Economics or Geography instead of Physics.

11). GO, UNILAG and PLSU accept credit passes in any other Science subject instead of Physics.

12). FUTA requires 5 O’ level credit passes, which must include Use of English language, Agricultural or Biology Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics at NOT more than 2 sittings.

13). REDEEMER’S requires 5 ‘O’ Level credit passes in Use of Chemistry, English Language, Mathematics, Physics, and Biology.

14). FUTMINNA requires a Credit pass in any Science subject with at least a pass in Physics.

15). KWASU requires credit passes in Mathematics, Use of English Language, Chemistry, and any 2 of Physics, Biology, Agricultural Science, or Further Mathematics.

16). EVANGEL accepts any Science subject instead of Physics.

17). FED-DUTSE:
i). For Toxicology and Environmental Science accepts credit pass in Geography instead of Physics.
ii). For Microbiology accepts any Science subject instead of Physics.

18). KSUSTA accepts credit passes in Agric. Science or Geography instead of Physics.

19). OSUSTECH requires 5 O’ level credit passes in Use of English language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and any one subject from Physics, Geography and Agricultural Science.

20). CRESCENT requires credit passes in 5 SSCE/GCE/NECO subjects which must include Chemistry, Use of English Language, Mathematics, and Geography with at least a pass in Agric Science, Physics, and Biology.

21). BSU for Microbiology accepts five (5) passes prescribed subjects in Preliminary Science of BSU plus a minimum UTME score.

22). UNN requires O’ level credit passes in Use of English Language, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, and Physics.

23). UNIBEN for Science Laboratory Technology accepts five (5) O’ level credit passes to include Use of English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, and any 2 subjects among Agricultural Science, Physics, Biology, and Geography, depending on the option chosen by the applicant. Applicants opting for Physic/Electronics, Geology, Petrochemical, and Physiology/Pharmacology Techniques must have credit in Physics.

JAMB Subject Combination for Microbiology

There are three JAMB subjects combination for Microbiology that is Compulsory but before we list them, it’s important you note that Microbiology according to JAMB is under the faculty of Sciences. Below is the JAMB subject combination for microbiology:

1). Biology

2). Chemistry

3). Mathematics or Physics.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER)

1). UNIUYO and UNICAL require Physics as the third subject.

2). SALEM, UNIOSUN, BSU, ABU, UNILAG, and UNIBEN require Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.

3). FUTA and UDU accept Agric Science instead of Biology.

4). UNIOSUN requires Maths, Chemistry, and Biology.

5). AJAYI and EVANGEL require Chemistry and Biology as well as any other Science subject.

6). FED-DUTSE:
i). For Microbiology you are required to provide Chemistry, Biology, and any other Science subject.
ii). For Toxicology and Environmental Science, you require Biology, Chemistry, Geography, or any other Science subject.

7). KWASU requires credit passes from Mathematics, English Language, and any 3 of Physics, Biology, Further Maths, Chemistry, and Agric. Science.

8). UNIPORT for Science Laboratory Technology
i). Requires Maths, Chemistry, Physics and for Geology and Mining Technology, Physics with Production Technology, Petrochemical Technology, and Industrial and Physics with Electronic Technology options.

ii). Requires Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Maths for Chemistry Technology, Biochemistry and Microbiology technology, and Biomedical Technology options.

9). CRESCENT requires Chemistry, Maths, Physics/Geography, and Biology.

10). OSUSTECH requires Chemistry, Biology, and any one of Maths, Physics, and Agric. Science.

11). FUTO requires Physics, Biology, and Mathematics.

12). NTNU accepts any 3 Science subjects

13). AUGUSTINE accepts any Science subject instead of Mathematics or Physics.

Direct Entry Requirements to Study Microbiology.

If you don’t want to study through UTME, then you have to meet up with the various Direct Entry Requirement for Microbiology:

You must have Two (2) ‘A Level’ passes in Chemistry and any 1 from Zoology, Botany, or Biology.

NOTE: You can find the special consideration and waiver for direct entry requirements on the JAMB Brochure.

List of Universities Offering Microbiology

  1. AAU (AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY, EKPOMA, EDO STATE)
  2. AAUA (ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY, AKUNGBA-AKOKO, ONDO STATE)
  3. ABSU (ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY, UTURU, ABIA STATE)
  4. ACHIEVERS UNIVERSITY, OWO, ONDO STATE
  5. ABU (AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA, KADUNA STATE)
  6. UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA, ABUJA, FCT
  7. AJAYI CROWTHER UNIVERSITY, OYO, OYO STATE
  8. AKSU (AKWA IBOM STATE UNIVERSITY, IKOT-AKPADEN, AKWA IBOM STATE)
  9. AL- HIKMAH UNIVERSITY, ILORIN, KWARA STATE
  10. ANCHOR-UNI (ANCHOR UNIVERSITY, AYOBO, LAGOS STATE)
  11. ARTHUR JARVIS UNIVERSITY, AKPABUYO, CROSS RIVER STATE – ARTHUR-JARVIS
  12. AUE (ADELEKE UNIVERSITY, EDE, OSUN STATE)
  13. ATIBA UNIVERSITY, OYO, OYO STATE
  14. AUGUSTINE UNIVERSITY, ILARA, LAGOS, LAGOS STATE
  15. BABCOCK UNIVERSITY, ILISHAN-REMO, OGUN STATE
  16. BASU (BAUCHI STATE UNIVERSITY, GADAU, BAUCHI STATE)
  17. BAYERO UNIVERSITY, KANO, KANO STATE
  18. BAZE UNIVERSITY, ABUJA, FCT
  19. BELLS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OTA, OGUN STATE
  20. BINGHAM UNIVERSITY, KARU, NASARAWA STATE
  21. BIU (BENSON IDAHOSA UNIVERSITY, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE)
  22. BOWEN UNIVERSITY, IWO, OSUN STATE
  23. BSU (BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY, MAKURDI, BENUE STATE)
  24. UNICAL (UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR, CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE)
  25. CALEB UNIVERSITY, IMOTA, LAGOS STATE
  26. CHRISLAND UNIVERSITY, OWODE, OGUN STATE
  27. CARITAS UNIVERSITY, AMORJI-NIKE, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE
  28. CLIFFORD UNIVERSITY, OWERRINTTA, ABIA STATE
  29. COAL CITY UNIVERSITY, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE
  30. COOU (CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU UNIVERSITY, ULI, ANAMBRA STATE)
  31. COVENANT UNIVERSITY, CANAAN LAND, OTA, OGUN STATE
  32. CRAWFORD UNIVERSITY, IGBESA, OGUN STATE
  33. CROWN HILL UNIVERSITY, EIYENKORIN, KWARA STATE
  34. CRUTECH (CROSS RIVERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, CALABAR, CROSS RIVERS STATE)
  35. CUAB (CRESCENT UNIVERSITY, ABEOKUTA, OGUN STATE)
  36. DELSU (DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY, ABRAKA, DELTA STATE)
  37. EDWIN CLARK UNIVERSITY, KIAGBODO, DELTA STATE
  38. EKSU (EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE)
  39. ELIZADE UNIVERSITY, ILARA-MOKIN, ONDO STATE
  40. EPU (EASTERN PALM UNIVERSITY, OGBOKO, IMO STATE)
  41. ESUTECH (ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENUGU STATE)
  42. EUI (EDO UNIVERSITY, IYAMHO, EDO STATE)
  43. EVANGEL UNIVERSITY, AKAEZE, EBONYI STATE
  44. FFED-DUTSE (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, DUTSE, JIGAWA STATE)
  45. FED-DUTSINMA (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, DUTSIN-MA, KATSINA STATE)
  46. FED-GASHUA (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, GASHUA, YOBE STATE)
  47. FED-GUSAU (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, GUSAU, ZAMFARA STATE)
  48. FED-KEBBI (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, BIRNIN-KEBBI, KEBBI STATE)
  49. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, LAFIA, NASARAWA STATE – FED-LAFIA
  50. FED-LOKOJA (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, LOKOJA, KOGI STATE)
  51. FED-NDUFU (ALEX EKWUEME FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, NDUFU-ALIKE, EBONYI STATE)
  52. FED-OTUOKE (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, OTUOKE, BAYELSA STATE)
  53. FED-OYE EKITI (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, OYE-EKITI, EKITI STATE)
  54. FED-WUKARI (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, WUKARI, TARABA STATE)
  55. FOUNTAIN UNIVERSITY, OSOGBO, OSUN STATE
  56. FUNAAB (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, ABEOKUTA, OGUN STATE)
  57. FUTA (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, AKURE, ONDO STATE)
  58. FUTO (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI, IMO STATE)
  59. GOUU (GODFREY OKOYE UNIVERSITY, URGWUOMU- NIKE, ENUGU STATE)
  60. GREGORY UNIVERSITY, UTURU, ABIA STATE
  61. GSU (GOMBE STATE UNIVERSITY, TUDUN WADA, GOMBE, GOMBE STATE)
  62. UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN, OYO STATE
  63. IGBINEDION UNIVERSITY, OKADA, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE
  64. UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN, KWARA STATE
  65. IMSU (IMO STATE UNIVERSITY, OWERRI, IMO STATE)
  66. JABU (JOSEPH AYO BABALOLA UNIVERSITY, IKEJI-ARAKEJI, OSUN STATE)
  67. UNIVERSITY OF JOS, JOS, PLATEAU STATE
  68. KASU (KADUNA STATE UNIVERSITY, KADUNA, KADUNA STATE)
  69. KSU (KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY, ANYIGBA, KOGI STATE)
  70. KSUSTA (KEBBI STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ALIERO, KEBBI STATE)
  71. KUST (KANO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, WUDIL, KANO STATE)
  72. KWASU (KWARA STATE UNIVERSITY, MALETE, ILORIN, KWARA STATE)
  73. UNILAG (UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, LAGOS STATE)
  74. LANDMARK UNIVERSITY, OMU-ARAN, KWARA STATE
  75. IBRAHIM BADAMASI BABANGIDA UNIVERSITY, LAPAI, NIGER STATE
  76. LASU (LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY, OJO, LAGOS STATE)
  77. LCITY (LEAD CITY UNIVERSITY, IBADAN, OYO STATE)
  78. LEGACY UNIVERSITY, OKIJA, ANAMBRA STATE
  79. MADONNA UNIVERSITY, ELELE, RIVERS STATE
  80. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, MAKURDI, BENUE STATE
  81. MAUTY (MODIBO ADAMA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, YOLA, ADAMAWA STATE)
  82. McPHERSON UNIVERSITY, SERIKI SOTAYO, OGUN STATE
  83. FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MINNA, NIGER STATE
  84. MOUNTAIN TOP UNIVERSITY, MAKOGI-OBA, OGUN STATE
  85. NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, KEFFI, NASARAWA STATE
  86. NDU (NIGER DELTA UNIVERSITY, WILBERFORCE ISLAND, BAYELSA STATE)
  87. NILE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, Abuja
  88. NOVENA UNIVERSITY, OGUME, DELTA STATE
  89. OAU (OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE)
  90. OBONG UNIVERSITY, OBONG, NTAK, AKWA IBOM STATE
  91. ODUDUWA UNIVERSITY, IPETUMODU, OSUN STATE
  92. OOU (OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY, AGO-IWOYE, OGUN STATE)
  93. OSUMS (ONDO STATE UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, LAJE ROAD, ONDO, ONDO STATE)
  94. OSUSTECH (ONDO STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, OKITIPUPA, ONDO STATE)
  95. PC-UNI (PRECIOUS CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY, IBADAN, OYO STATE)
  96. PHC (UNIVERSITY OF PORT-HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE)
  97. PLASU (PLATEAU STATE UNIVERSITY, BOKKOS, PLATEAU STATE)
  98. RHEMA UNIVERSITY, ABA, ABIA STATE
  99. REDEEMERS UNIVERSITY, OSUN STATE
  100. RENAISSANCE UNIVERSITY, OJIAGU-AGBANI, ENUGU STATE
  101. RSUST (RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, PORT HARCOURT, R/STATE)
  102. SALEM UNIVERSITY, LOKOJA, KOGI STATE
  103. SAU (SAMUEL ADEGBOYEGA UNIVERSITY, OGWA, EDO STATE)
  104. SKYLINE UNIVERSITY NIGERIA, KANO, KANO STATE
  105. SOSU (SOKOTO STATE UNIVERSITY, SOKOTO, SOKOTO STATE)
  106. SPIRITAN UNIVERSITY, NNEOCHI, ABIA STATE
  107. SUMMIT UNIVERITY, OFFA, KWARA STATE
  108. TANSIAN UNIVERSITY, OBA, ANAMBRA STATE
  109. TECH-IBADAN (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, IBADAN, OYO STATE)
  110. UDU (USMANU DANFODIO UNIVERSITY, SOKOTO, SOKOTO STATE)
  111. UMYUK (UMARU MUSA YARADUA UNIVERSITY, KATSINA, KATSINA STATE)
  112. UNI-AFRICA (UNIVERSITY OF AFRICA, TORU-ORUA, BAYELSA STATE)
  113. UNIKINGS (KINGS UNIVERSITY, ODE-OMU, OSUN STATE)
  114. UNIOSUN (OSUN STATE UNIVERSITY, OSOGBO, OSUN STATE)
  115. UNN (UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA, ENUGU STATE)
  116. UNIVERSITY OF MKAR, GBOKO, BENUE STATE
  117. UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE
  118. UNIBEN (UNIVERSITY OF BENIN, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE)
  119. UNIUYO (UNIVERSITY OF UYO, AKWA IBOM STATE)
  120. VERITAS UNIVERSITY, ABUJA, FCT
  121. WESLEYUNI (WESLEY UNIVERSITY, ONDO, ONDO STATE)
  122. WESTERN-DEL (WESTERN DELTA UNIVERSITY, OGHARA, DELTA STATE)

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