JAMB subject combinations and requirements for Biochemistry

To study Biochemistry in any accredited university or polytechnic in Nigeria, here is the Jamb and Waec subject combination and requirements you need to look out for.

Note that English Language is Compulsory for all courses in UTME.

Schools with Options
FUTMINNA Offers the course with option in:
(i) Food Science
NSUK Offers the course as:
(i) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The UTME Subjects includes;
Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (WAIVER) REMARKS (UTME)
(1) AAU, EKSU and RSUST require Mathematics.
(2) OAU requires Chemistry, Mathematics and either Biology or Physics.
(3) UNILORIN does not accept Mathematics.
(4) UNILAG, SALEM, MAKURDI, OSUSTECH, EBSU, OSUSTECH, ABU and UNIBEN require Biology, Chemistry and Physics
(5) BOWEN requires Chemistry and any two of Physics, Mathematics and Biology.
(6) AJAYI requires chemistry, Physics and Biology or Mathematics.
(7) BELLS does not require Biology in lieu of Mathematics.
(8) WESTERN-DEL requires Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
(9) FUTA requires Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and Mathematics/Physics.
(10) KWASU requires Chemistry, Biology plus any one of Physics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics or Geography.
(11) CRESCENT and SAU require Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics.
(12) OSUSTECH requires Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
(13) UNIOSUN requires Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.

O’Level Requirements
Five WASSC (5) credit passes in English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Biology

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (WAIVER) REMARKS (WASSC)
(i) FUTA requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes at two (2) sittings, which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science.
(ii) OAU accepts Physics or Biology.
(iii) ABSU requires ‘O’ level credit pass in Physics.
(iv) EBSU, IMSU and COOU accept ‘O’ level pass in English Language.
(v) UMUDIKE same as in Food Science and Technology
(vi) EBSU accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology and ‘O’ level pass in Physics.
(vii) NDU requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings.
(viii) CRUTECH- Same as Biological Science .
(ix) AJAYI requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes which must include English language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology at one (1) sitting or six (6) ‘O’ level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings.
(x) UNIMAID accepts ‘O’ level passes in English Language and Mathematics.
(xi) CUAB accepts ‘O’ level credit pass in Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.
(xii) EBSU requires ’O’ level credit pass in Mathematics or Physics.
(xiii) BELLS require five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology/ Geography/ Further Mathematics/ Agricultural Science. (xiv) REDEEMER’S requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology/ Agricultural Sciences.
(xv) WESTERN-DEL requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes which must include Chemistry, English Language, Biology, Mathematics and Physics.
(xvi) PLASU – Same as in Chemistry.
(xvii) GOUU accepts ‘O’ level credit pass in any other Science subject in lieu of Physics.
(xviii) KWASU accepts ‘O’ level credit passes in Further Mathematics and Agricultural Science.
(xix) RENAISSANCE requires (5) five ‘O’ level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings.
(xx) BSU – Candidates seeking admission into any of these programmes must possess five (5) ’O’ level credit passes from one (1) 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 WASSC and NECO. Students of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi Pre-degree Remedial Science Programme who pass their end of session examinations are considered for admission on the condition that they also pass the 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.
(xxi) SAU accepts ‘O’ level credit passes in Technical Drawing, Agricultural Science or Geography in lieu of Physics
(xxii) UMYUK requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings.
(xxiii) SOUTHWESTERN – Same as Microbiology.
(xxiv) LANDMARK accepts in lieu of Physics ‘O’ level credit passes in any of the following subjects: Further Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Agricultural Science, Food and Nutrition.
(xxv) SOSU accepts HND lower credit or ND upper credit in Science Laboratory Technology, Food Science Technology or its equivalent.
(xxvi) ODUDUWA accepts ‘O’ level credit pass in Agricultural Science or Health Science in place of Biology.
(xxvii) FED-DUTSINMA accepts five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Direct Entry Requirements
Two (2) ‘A’ level passes chosen from Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Biology.
NCE/ND/HND in related programmes plus the UTME requirements.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS
(i) FUTA accepts ND upper credit in relevant programme in addition to the UTME requirements.
(ii) BINGHAM, MAUTY and UNILORIN, FUTO require ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and Biology.
(iii) COOU and RSUST accept ND credit in related programmes
(iv) MINNA, COOU and UDUSOK accept ND/HND lower credit plus four (4) ‘O’ level credit passes in relevant subjects.
(v) BABCOCK, KSU, UNIPORT, ABSU and IMSU No Direct Entry
(vi) UNIBEN does not accept Mathematics at ‘A’ level. In addition to UTME requirements accepts
(a) ND upper credit / HND lower credit in Food Technology or Science Laboratory Technology.
(B) NCE credit in Biology or Chemistry.
(vii) UMUDIKE requires ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and Biology/Botany/Zoology.
(viii) OOU accepts ND/HND in relevant programmes plus the UTME requirements.
(ix) EKSU – ND upper credit from recognised institution.
(x) BIU accepts ND and NCE in relevant programme/subjects.
(xi) AAU accepts first degree and five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in relevant subjects for Direct Entry.
(xii) UNN accepts ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Biology Botany or Zoology and Physics plus the UTME requirements and Degree in relevant programmes. (xiii) AJAYI accepts two (2) ‘A’ level passes or equivalents in Chemistry and Biology including the UTME requirements.
(xiv) EBSU requires three (3) ‘A’ level passes in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics or Physics.
(xv) CUAB accepts
(i) two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and any one (1) of Physics, Mathematics or Biology or
(ii) IJMB at acceptable grades. (iii) NCE, ND, HND lower credit may be admitted to the appropriate level.
(xvi) COOU accepts ND/HND lower credit in Food Science Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Biogenetic Engineering or its equivalent.
(xvii) FUTO requires two (2) ‘A’ level passes not below Grade C in Chemistry and Biology. It accepts ND/HND upper credit in relevant programmes. Candidates must in addition meet the UTME requirements. It does not accept First Degree and NCE.
(xviii) BOWEN accepts ‘A’ level/IJMB/NCE/ND or approved equivalent in Chemistry and either Mathematics or Physics.
(xix) BIU requires in addition to the UTME requirements specified, a minimum of two (2) ‘A’ level passes in relevant subjects or NCE 3 merits or ND credit in relevant programme.
(xx) WESLEYUNI accepts two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and any one (1) of Biology, Physics and Mathematics.
(xx) UNIOSUN also accepts ‘A’ level pass in Botany, ND lower credit and approved equivalents. (xxi) CRAWFORD accepts ND upper credit or HND in relevant programmes. ‘O’ level credit pass in either Physics or Mathematics in addition to ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and Biology is acceptable.
(xxii) EBSU accepts three (3) ‘A’ level passes in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics.
(xxiii) BELLS accepts (a) two (2) ‘A’ level passes chosen from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. (b) ND/HND in related programme plus the UTME requirements.
(xxiv) WESTERN-DEL accepts
(a) two (2) ‘A’ level passes obtained at one (1) sitting from Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics in addition to ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
(b) ND upper credit in relevant programmes, Food Chemistry, Brewing Science, Food Technology, Science Laboratory Technology in addition to the ‘O’ level requirements. HND lower credit in relevant programme. NCE credit in Biology or Chemistry.
(xxv) JABU requires Chemistry and any other one (1) from Biology, Physics and Mathematics.
(xxvi) RHEMA accepts ND in Chemistry, Food Science and Technology or NCE in Biology/Chemistry.
(xxvii) EVANGEL same as in Chemistry. (xxviii) KWASU accepts
a) two (2) . ‘A’ level passes or its equivalent, one (1) of which must be in relevant subject.
b) ND upper credit in relevant programme.
c) HND lower credit in the relevant programme.
(xxix) OSUSTECH accepts
a) two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry Biology or Physics.
b) ND distinction and credit in relevant programmes.
(xxx) BSU requires ‘A’ level passes in Biology, Chemistry and either
Physics or Mathematics must be obtained. NCE, ND, and HND credit in Science/ Technology would be considered in addition to the UTME requirements.
(xxxi) FUNAAB accepts
a) ND upper credit in Analytical and Industrial Chemistry, Science Laboratory Technology or related programmes.
b) NCE credit in Biology or Chemistry.
c) two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Biology/Botany/ Zoology, Physics and Mathematics.
(xxxii) MCPHERSON accepts ND upper credit or HND lower credit in relevant programme. ‘O’ level credit pass in either Physics or Mathematics in addition to ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and Biology is
acceptable.
(xxxiii) CALEB – Same as Microbiology and Industrial Biotechnology.
(xxxiv) UMYUK accepts candidates with ‘A’ level, IJMB, with a minimum of nine (9) points. ‘A’ level candidates must have Chemistry.
NCE candidates must have Chemistry and Biology.
(xxxv) SOUTHWESTERN – Same as Microbiology.
(xxxvi) UNILAG accepts
(a) Very good passes in the following three (3) JUPEB/Alevel subjects Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
(b) Candidates must satisfy the UTME requirements.
(xxxvii) NTNU accepts any two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Science subjects.
Also accepts ND/HND lower credit or NCE merit in relevant subjects/programmes.
(xxxviii) UNIKINGS requires two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and any one (1) of Physics, Mathematics or Biology.
(xxxix) FED-DUTSINMA requires two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and any one (1) of Biology, Physics or Mathematics. It also accepts ND/NCE with good grades and relevant ‘O’ level subjects.
(xl ) PLASU accepts
a) degree in any programmes provided the candidate meets the UTME requirements.
b) HND lower credit in relevant programme with the UTME requirements
c) ND lower credit in relevant programme with the UTME requirements.
d) IJMB minimum of seven (7) points with passes in relevant subjects,
with the UTME requirements.
e) PLASU does not accept University diplomas and other diplomas not accredited by the relevant accrediting bodies.
(xli) UMYUK accepts a minimum of nine (9) points in IJMB/ ‘A’ level/
NCE in Chemistry and Biology. Candidates with ND lower credit in Nutrition and Dietetics and Science Laboratory Technology from
recognised institutions may also be admitted

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