In Nigeria, more than 140 science courses are offered at the university and are divided into more than five faculties.
However, there are a couple of science students who find it very difficult to decide on which course to study at the university. Perhaps this is because most of these courses are lucrative and have numerous employment opportunities.
Just in case you are among such a category of people, this article is here to help you in your search. When you read this blog post, you will discover a list of science courses offered at Nigerian universities.
At least, of all these courses, you will not miss those that are suitable for your career.
List of Nigerian Science Courses
Below are several science courses that you may apply to at a Nigerian university.
We will break them down according to their faculties to give you a better understanding.
In addition, we will highlight the requirements that may allow you to apply for these courses.
The following courses are offered by the faculty of medical science.
Anatomy, Chemical Pathology, Medicine and Surgery, Pediatrics, Anesthesia, Community Medicine, Dermatology, Medical Microbiology, Medical Biochemistry, Hematology and Immunology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Dentistry and Dental surgery, Pharmacy and Medical Rehabilitation.
Other medical courses include Radiography, Public Health Technology, Pharmacology, Optometry, Nutrition and Diabetics, Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science, physiotherapy, and lots more.
Under the faculty of pharmaceutical sciences, we have the following courses: Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management, Experimental Pharmacy and Toxicology, Pharmaceutical and Medical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology, Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy.
Among the courses that are offered in the faculty of agriculture consist of Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Crop Science, Soil Science, Forest Resource Management (Forestry), Animal Science, Agricultural Extension, Agriculture, Fisheries, Food Science and Technology, Home Science Nutrition and Diabetics.
In the faculty of Environmental Science, the following courses are offered: Architecture, Building, Urban and Regional Planning, Quantity Survey, Estate Management, Geoinformatics and Surveying, Geography and Planning.
The Faculty of Engineering comprises of the following courses: Chemical-Engineering, Mechanical-Engineering, Marine-Engineering, Electric- Engineering, Electronic- Engineering, Civil-Engineering, Computer-Engineering, Agricultural and Bioresearches-Engineering, Petroleum and Gas-Engineering, Structural-Engineering, Production and Industrial-Engineering, Systems Engineering, Metallurgical, and Materials-Engineering.
Science courses that are available in the faculty of Veterinary Science consist of the following: Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Anatomy, Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, Veterinary Parasitological and Entomology, Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology and Veterinary Obstetrics and Reproductive Diseases.
In some universities, they call it Physical Science, it’s all the same.
Some of the science courses they offer in this faculty include Statistics, Physics, and Astronomy, Geophysics, Mathematics, Geology, Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Computer Science, information science, and lots more.
Which University Can I apply to any of these Science Courses?
Not every science course is offered at a university in Nigeria.
While some universities offer certain courses others do not and vise-Vasa. For example, engineering courses are studied at all of Nigeria’s technological institutions.
But most conventional universities don’t have engineering programs.
However, you may apply for any of the science courses mentioned above at any of the following universities.
University of Lagos, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, University of Ibadan, University of Jos, University of Maiduguri, Bayero University, Kano, Afe Babaloa University, Ado-Ekiti, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, University of Ilorin, Federal University of Technology Mina, Federal University of Technology Akure, ATBU Bauchi, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka and many more.
Note: Before applying for the course you have chosen to study, check out which university offers such a field and their requirement.
Requirements to Study a Science Course at the University
For you to study one of the above science courses as a school-leaver at the university there are certain requirements that you are expected to match up with. These requirements vary depending on which course you are studying.
Whereas some are friendly, others are a little rough.
Before you can take any course from the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, and Pharmaceuticals, you will need a minimum score of 250 JAMB. Nevertheless, some universities can accept a score from 200 upwards.
With regards to the O’ level result, you will need a minimum of five credits including mathematics and English. The subjects are physics, chemistry, and biology.
Other faculties accept a jam score ranging from 180 upwards. But to boost your chances of being admitted, it will be nice if you score 200 upwards.
As far as your O’level score is concerned, you must have a credit pass in the subjects we mentioned earlier, including mathematics and English.
Length of Study for a Science Course at a University
The length of time you attend university varies depending on the course you choose. Some courses take more time and some do not. Still, you’ll know soon enough.
Courses in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, and Pharmaceuticals will take 5 to 6 years to complete your study. Afterward, you proceed for your horsemanship which will last for a twelvemonth.
Bear in mind that you may spend more than that if you have a problem with your study.
Additional courses in the Faculty of Agriculture, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, and Natural Sciences are offered for four years. Then you proceed with the service that should last a year.
If you are spending more than that, this should be the factor we have outlined above.
Our world today is animated by science and technology; as such the fields of science are accompanied by several job opportunities. This means that you can easily get a job after you graduate.
Passing one of the science courses listed above will take a lot of hard work and dedication.
At least, from everything we talked about, you can see the science course that you can take at the university. Pick one of your choices and carry on with your dreams.