What are the O level subjects required in WAEC and NECO to study Biochemistry? If you are interested in knowing the compulsory subjects in WAEC and NECO that is necessary for studying Biochemistry under the faculty of Sciences in the university, then continue reading this post as I have provided you the subject combinations required in WAEC result as well as NECO result to study Biochemistry.
Referencing the introduction already made above, this is a notice to all aspirants who wish to apply for admission into any of the universities in Nigeria to study Biochemistry under the faculty of Sciences that the list of compulsory subjects as well as optional subjects required in O level result (WAEC and NECO) before applying for admission into Biochemistry has been published in this post.
As mentioned above, some of these NECO and WAEC subject requirements are compulsory which means you need to have at least a minimum of Credit passes (C6) in them in your o level result before you can use it to apply for admission to study Biochemistry.
Also, keep in mind that some schools may have special subject combination requirements for the subjects that are eligible to be used in JAMB before one can gain admission into Biochemistry. Irrespective of the subjects required by each school, English Language and Mathematics are compulsory subjects that you need to pass before you can gain admission to study Biochemistry.
If you are also interested in JAMB subject combination for Biochemistry you can start by checking out JAMB subject combination for Biochemistry here or use the general approach by checking JAMB subject combination for all courses here.
Other Useful Resources
Before you proceed, check out the following resources that will help you better prepare for JAMB:
- JAMB Syllabus For All Subjects
- JAMB Recommended Textbooks For All Subjects
- JAMB Form | JAMB Registration Form Procedures
O Level (WAEC and NECO) Subject Requirements For Biochemistry
The WAEC subjects required to study Biochemistry are as follows:
Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Biology.
Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks
(i) FUTA requires five ‘O’ Level credit passes at a maximum of two sittings, which must include: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science.
(ii) OAU accepts Physics or Biology.
(iii) ABSU requires a credit in Physics.
(iv) EBSU, IMSU and ANSU accept a pass in ‘O’ level English Language.
(v) EBSU accepts Agric. Sci in lieu of Biology and a pass in Physics.
(vi) NDU requires the five ‘O’ level credit passes in not more than two sittings.
(vii) CRUTECH require credit pass in Physics as the fifth subject.
(viii) AJAYI requires five (5) credit passes must include: English language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology at one sitting or six (6) credits at not more than two sittings
(ix) UNIMAID accepts SSCE passes in English Language and Mathematics.
(x) Crescent accepts credit pass in Agric. Science in lieu of Biology.
(xi) EBSU requires credits in Mathematics or Physics.
(xii) BELLS requires five SSCE Credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology/ Geography/Further Mathematics/ Agricultural Science.
(xiii) REDEEMER’S requires Five ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology/ Agricultural Science.
(xiv) WESTERN-DEL requires five SSCE credit passes which must include Chemistry, English Language, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Physics.
(xv) GODFREY accepts credit pass in any other Science subject in lieu of Physics.
(xvi) KWASU accepts credit passes in Further mathematics and Agricultural Science.
(xvii) RENAISSANCE requires the credit passes at not more than two sittings.
(xviii) FUAM – Candidates seeking admission into any of these Programmes must possess five (5) credit passes which MUST be from one examination body (i.e. either WAEC or NECO) and obtained at NOT more than two (2) sittings. The Department does not accept the combination of both WAEC and NECO. Students of FUAM Pre-degree Remedial Science Programme who pass their end of session examinations are considered or admission on the condition that they also pass UTME. NOTE: Agricultural Science and Health Science shall NOT be accepted in place of Biology. Further Mathematics shall NOT be accepted in place of Physics or Mathematics.
(xix) SAU accepts credit pass in Technical Drawing, Agricultural Science or Geography in lieu of Physics
(xx) UMYU requires five credit passes in not more than two sittings.
As mentioned earlier, the WAEC subject combination and requirements for Biochemistry posted above are only eligible if you want to study Biochemistry under the faculty of Sciences. If the course you are looking for is in another faculty, keep in mind that the o level subject requirements may vary and as such, you need to check the WAEC and NECO requirements for that course under the faculty of interest. You can check JAMB brochure for all faculties here.
List of Schools That Offer Biochemistry
This section contains the list of schools that accepts the O level subject requirements for Biochemistry posted above. These are the schools you can apply to if you have passed the Biochemistry subject requirements mentioned above either in your WAEC result or your NECO result. You can find the schools by selecting the faculty and course in JAMB brochure here.