Approved Science Courses in Nigerian Universities 2023: Full List

Applying for a science course in any top university in Nigeria can be a daunting task as it is deemed competitive. Most people aren’t aware of these courses which are found in the current JAMB brochure.


We have listed all approved science courses offered in Nigerian universities, but make sure you refer to the latest JAMB brochure for information on the admission requirements and institutions offering these science courses.

Below is a comprehensive list of all science courses in Nigerian Universities and their O’Level and UTME requirements. This is for those interested in studying science courses in any University in Nigeria.

Comprehensive List of Approved Science Courses in Nigerian Universities 2023

  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Extension
  • Agronomy
  • Anesthesia
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Science
  • Animal Health and Production
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Cell Biology & Genetics
  • Child Dental Health
  • Crop Science
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Child Dental Health
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management
  • Community Medicine
  • Computer Science
  • Dermatology
  • Economics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Fisheries
  • Forest Resources Management (Forestry)
  • Health Administration and Management
  • Home Science, Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Hematology and Immunology
  • Marine Biology
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Medical Radiography and Radiological Sciences
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Microbiology
  • Nursing Sciences
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Preventive Dentistry
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Medicine
  • Morbid Anatomy
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pure and Industrial Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Industrial Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Technology and Industrial Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Psychological Medicine
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Physiology
  • Radiation Medicine
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Statistics
  • Surgery
  • Technology
  • Telecommunication Science
  • Telecommunication Management
  • Textile Science/Technology
  • Transport Management
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Anatomy
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Obstetrics and Reproductive Diseases
  • Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology
  • Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology
  • Veterinary Physiology/Pharmacology
  • Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Teaching Hospital
  • Water Resources and Agro-Metrology
  • Water Resources Management
  • Wildlife Eco-Tourism
  • Wood Science
  • Zoology

Best universities in Nigeria that offer science courses currently:

  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri (University Affiliated)
  • Bayero University, Kano
  • Covenant University, Ota -American University of Nigeria
  • Delta State University, Abraka
  • Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port-Harcourt
  • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso
  • National Open University of Nigeria
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  • Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode
  • University of Benin, Ugbowo
  • University of Ibadan, Ibadan
  • University of Ilorin, Ilorin
  • University of Lagos, Akoka
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • University of Port-Harcourt, Choba
  • University of Uyo, Uyo
  • University of Benin, Ugbowo
  • Uthman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto

Please be aware that these full list of science courses in Nigerian Universities has been accredited and approved by the Ministry of Education and the National University Commission (NUC). These science courses in Nigeria are the best you can study in any University in Nigeria currently this 2018/2019 especially for those writing JAMB.

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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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