WAEC Subjects Required for Biological Sciences

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What are the O level subjects required in WAEC and NECO to study Biological Science(s)? If you are interested in knowing the compulsory subjects in WAEC and NECO that is necessary for studying Biological Science(s) 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 Biological Science(s).

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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 Biological Science(s) 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 Biological Science(s) 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 Biological Science(s).

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 Biological Science(s). 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 Biological Science(s).

If you are also interested in JAMB subject combination for Biological Science(s) you can start by checking out JAMB subject combination for Biological Science(s) 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:

O Level (WAEC and NECO) Subject Requirements For Biological Science(s)

The WAEC subjects required to study Biological Science(s) are as follows:

Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and any other Science subject.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNAAB accepts:
a) ND (Upper Credit) in Biological Science, Science Laboratory Technology or related fields.
b) NCE (Credit) in Biology.
c) Two A’ level credit passes in Chemistry, Biology/Botany/ Zoology, Physics and Mathematics.

(ii) UNN – Upper Credit / Merit in HND and ND/NCE/Degree in relevant fields plus UTME requirements.

(iii) ADELEKE – Upper Credit / Merit in HND and ND

(iv) ADELEKE and BSU require ‘A’ level pass in Biology/Botany/Zoology plus Chemistry/Physics.

(v) BSU requires:
a) two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and any one from Biology, Zoology or Botany.
b) ND/HND or NCE with Upper credit in related fields.

(vi) OOU accepts HND, Final Certificate from Nigerian Institute of Science Technology (NIST)

(vii) NDU accepts ND/HND and AIMLT including General Advanced level requirements.

(viii) MAUTECH accepts:
a) Two `A’ level passes in Biology and Chemistry
b) HND in relevant field with at least lower credit

(ix) UMYU accepts Candidates with a minimum of 9 points in IJMB/ GCE A level/NCE, in Biology, Chemistry. Candidates with Lower credit pass in National Diploma in relevant subject may also be admitted.

(x) FUTO requires at least two ‘A’ Level passes not below Grade C from Chemistry, Biology, Botany and Zoology. It accepts ND/HND (Upper Credit) in related fields. Candidates must in addition meet the UTME ‘O’ Level requirements. It does not accept First Degree and NCE.

As mentioned earlier, the WAEC subject combination and requirements for Biological Science(s) posted above are only eligible if you want to study Biological Science(s) 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 Biological Science(s)

This section contains the list of schools that accepts the O level subject requirements for Biological Science(s) posted above. These are the schools you can apply to if you have passed the Biological Science(s) 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.

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