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List of Universities Offering Biological Sciences in Nigeria

List of Universities Offering Biological Sciences in Nigeria

Students learn about the structure and behavior of different living organisms, they are exposes to these organisms classification and Taxonomy.

They also learn how these organisms interact with their Biotic and Abiotic Environment and how different Microorganisms can be useful to Humans.

It is a very broad course and Individuals that intend to study this course must be prepared to read wide, they should also get ready to learn a lot of Botanical Names. Enzymes etc.

Graduates have career opportunities as Biological Scientists, Medical Assistants, and Clinical Lab Technologists etc.

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences with Foundation Year | University of West London

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To be Admitted into this course Aspirants are expected to take English Language, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the annual UTME examination.

They are also expected to have a 5 credit pass in WAEC/NECO with subjects including Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

However we recommend that you View Jamb Brochure as Admission Requirements vary in different Universities.

Admission Requirements for Biological Science(s)


Direct Entry Requirements:

  • Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes to include one (1) of Botany, Zoology, Biology or Chemistry.
  • ND/NCE in related programme/subject.

O’level Requirements:

Five (5) SSC credit passes to include

  • English Language,
  • Mathematics,
  • Chemistry,
  • Biology and
  • any other Science subject.

UTME Subjects Combination / Requirements:

  • English Language,
  • Biology,
  • Chemistry and
  • Physics or Mathematics.

Nigerian Universities Offering Biological Science(s)


  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU)

Ahmadu Bello University is a Federal University located at Samaru, a suburb of Zaria in Kaduna State, Nigeria and established in 1962 | Official Website: abu.edu.ng


  • Adeleke University, Ede (AUE)

Adeleke University is a Private University located at Loogun-Ogberin Road, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria and established in 2011 | Official Website: adelekeuniversity.edu.ng

AUE offers Biological Science(s) with options in:

  • Plant Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Animal science

  • Augustine University, Ilara (AUI)

Augustine University is a Private University located at Igbonla Road, Epe in Lagos State, Nigeria and established in 2015 | Official Website: augustineuniversity.edu.ng/

AUI offers Biological Science(s) with options in

  • Microbiology and
  • Environmental Biology

  • Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Akpaden (AKSU)

Akwa Ibom State University is a State University located at Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enin LGA, Nigeria and established in 2010 | Official Website: aksu.edu.ng

AKSU offers Biological Science(s) with the following options

  • Botany
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics and Biotechnology
  • Zoology

  • Benue State University, Makurdi (BSU)

Benue State University is a State University located at Gboko Road, Walmayo, Makurdi in Benue State, Nigeria and established in 1992 | Official Website: bsum.edu.ng

BSU offer Biological Science(s) with options in: Biology


  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli (COOU)

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University is a State University located at Ulli in Anambra State, Nigeria and established in 2000 | Official Website: coou.edu.ng


  • Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH)

Cross River State University of Technology is a State University located at Ekpo Abasi St, Edibe Edibe, Calabar, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria and established in 2004 | Official Website: crutech.edu.ng

CRUTECH offers Biological Science(s) with options in:

  • Biology
  • Microbiology

  • Ekiti State University (EKSU)

Ekiti State University is a State University located at Iworoko road, Ado-Ekiti in Ekiti State, Nigeria and established in 1982 | Official Website: eksu.edu.ng


  • Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta is a Federal University located at Abeokuta in Ogun State, Nigeria and established in 1988 | Official Website: unaab.edu.ng

FUNAAB offers Biological Science(s) with options in:

  • Botany &
  • Zoology

  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)

Federal University of Technology, Owerri is a Federal University located at Owerri in Imo State, Nigeria and established in 1980 | Official Website: futo.edu.ng


  • Gombe State University (GSU)

Gombe State University is a State University located at Tudun Wada Quarters Gombe in Gombe State, Nigeria and established in 2004 | Official Website: gsu.edu.ng


  • Godfrey Okoye University (GOUNI)

Godfrey Okoye University is a Private University located at Ugwuomu-Nike in Enugu State, Nigeria and established in 2009 | Official Website: gouni.edu.ng

GOUNI offers Biological Science(s) with options in

  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology

  • Kaduna State University (KASU)

Kaduna State University is a State University located at Kaduna in Kaduna State, Nigeria and established in 2004 | Official Website: kasu.edu.ng


  • Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTECH)

Modibbo Adama University of Technology is a Federal University located at Yola in Adamawa State, Nigeria and established in 1981 | Official Website: mautech.edu.ng

MAUTECH offers Biological Science(s) with options in:

  • Botany,
  • Zoology

  • Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA)

Nigeria Defence Academy is a Federal University located at Kaduna in Kaduna State, Nigeria and established in 2018 | Official Website: nda.edu.ng


  • Niger Delta University, Yenagoa (NDU)

Niger Delta University is a Federal University located at Wilberforce Island in Bayelsa State, Nigeria and established in 2000 | Official Website: ndu.edu.ng

NDU offers Biological Science(s) with options in Biology


  • Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH)

Ondo State University of Science and Technology is a State University located at Okitipupa in Ondo State, Nigeria and established in 2008 | Official Website: osustech.edu.ng

OSUSTECH offers Biological Science(s) with options in:

  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Industrial Microbiology

  • Rivers State University (RSU)

Rivers State University is a State University located at Private Mailbox 5080, Nkpoku Oroworukwo Port Harcourt in Rivers State, Nigeria and established in 1980 Origins date back to 1972 | Official Website: rsu.edu.ng

RSU offers Biological Science(s) as Applied Biology with option in Botany


  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)

University of Nigeria, Nsukka is a Federal University located at Innovation Centre, University of Nigeria Nsukka in Enugu State, Nigeria and established in 1960 | Official Website: unn.edu.ng


  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Akwa (UNIZIK)

Nnamdi Azikiwe University is a Federal University located at Awka in Anambra State, Nigeria and established in 1992 | Official Website: unizik.edu.ng


  • Veritas University, Abuja (VUNA)

Veritas University is a Private University located at Plot 1, Block 1, By Urban Planning Way, 4th Avenue, Gwarinpa Abuja Abuja  in Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria and established in 2007 | Official Website: veritas.edu.ng


  • Yobe State University, Damaturu (YSU)

Yobe State University is a State University located at Km 7, Gujba Road; PMB 1144 Damaturu in Yobe State, Nigeria and established in 2006 | Official Website: ysu.edu.ng

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