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How Many Subjects Do you Need for Science Courses?

When I posted “Universities and Courses that Accept D7, E8 or F9 in Physics for Admission,” I assumed I was looking for trouble. I knew that more and more people would ask related questions. I’d also promised that that piece would kick off a never-ending series of such debates on schoolcontents.info.

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This candidate has a WAEC D7 in Biology.
And just for that post, I had some questions about some deficiencies in Biology. Admission seekers are asking: What course can I study with D7 in Biology?

What Biology course should I take with E8?
Which universities will accept D7, E8, or F9 in Biology?
Can I still apply for admission with a Cancel in Biology?
Can I apply for any course if I have an outstanding grade in Biology?

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These are just a few examples. I received your responses and have listed my points below.

 

Biology is, of course, central to some science courses. On that note, if you are a management/social science or art student, you will not need Biology for admission. In other words, Biology will never be required in 99% of your management courses.

 

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However, for sciences, you may struggle to get by without at least a credit pass.

 

How Many Subjects Do Science Courses Require?

 

In general, you must complete at least 5 credit passes in no more than two sittings.

Some schools, such as the University of Ibadan, require at least 6 credit passes if two sittings are required.

Some courses, such as Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing, require only one sitting.

Biology is generally required in pure science and medical courses, and you must have at least a credit pass in it.

This is why you should read your brochure before deciding on a course in the first place.

Back to the topic of this post: what courses can you take with a pass in Biology (D7, E8, or F9)?
Universities and courses that accept D7, E8, or F9 as O’level grades (SSCE)

The courses you can take with a Pass in Biology are listed below (or Cancelled or Outstanding). Please pay attention to each point and do not mix them up.

1. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) accepts an O’level credit pass in Technical Drawing or Fine Arts in lieu of Biology.

2. Botany Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Aliero (KSUSTA), Kebbi State accepts Geography, Economics, and Agricultural Science as ‘O’ Level subjects instead of Biology.
The Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) accepts five (5) O level credit passes in relevant subjects, as well as an ND or NCE. It also accepts Agricultural Science as an alternative to Biology.
3. Dietetics and Nutrition
Five (5) SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics are required by the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB). Candidates with an O’level credit in Biology must also have an O’level credit in Agricultural Science. It does not accept Agricultural Science as a substitute for Biology.
4. Physics In lieu of Biology or Agricultural Science, the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (MAKURDI) accepts O’level credit passes in Further Mathematics, Statistics, Technical Drawing, Geography, or Electronics. It also necessitates Olevel credit passes or the equivalent in no more than two (2) sittings.
As the fifth (5th) subject, MAUTY requires an O Level credit pass in Biology/Agricultural Science/Basic Electricity/Electronics.
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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KBSUST) accepts Geography, Economics, and Agricultural Science as O’level subjects in place of Biology.
The Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) accepts five (5) O level credit passes in relevant subjects, as well as an ND or NCE. It also accepts Agricultural Science as an alternative to Biology.
6th. Pure and Applied Chemistry
Biology is not required at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) or Ambrose Alli University (AAU).
Agricultural Science is accepted at Adeleke University (AUE) and the University of Benin (BENIN) in place of Biology.
In lieu of Biology, the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (MAKURDI) accepts O level credit passes in Geography or Statistics.
Agricultural Science is accepted at Kogi State University (KSU) and the University of Nigeria (UNN) in place of Biology.
Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics or Biology are required for ILORIN.
In the absence of Biology, OAU and AAU will accept any other subject.
Agricultural Science is accepted in place of Biology at AUE and BENIN.
Veterinary Medicine is number seven on the list.
Agricultural Science is accepted at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (MAKURDI) in place of Biology.
8th. Zoology.
Delta State University (DELSU) accepts Health/Science as an alternative to Biology and does not require Math.
KBSUST requires an O level credit pass in Chemistry and accepts an O level credit pass in Agriculture in lieu of Biology.
9. Biochemistry @ Crescent University accepts an O level credit pass in Agricultural Science in place of Biology.
In lieu of Biology, Oduduwa University (OUI) accepts O level credit passes in Agricultural Science or Health Science.

Ebonyi State University (EBSU) accepts Agricultural Science in place of Biology and a pass in Physics at the O level.
Rhema University (RHEMA) and Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) accept Agricultural Science in place of Biology.
Western Delta University (WESTER-DEL) accepts O level credit passes in Agricultural Science in place of Biology and Geography in place of Physics for Environmental Management and Toxicology.

11. Soil Science Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) requires O’Level credit passes in Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science, Physics/Geography/Economics, and any other subject. A candidate must, however, have at least an O’Level pass in Physics.
Agriculture Extension and Rural Development
Candidates with an O’Level pass in Biology must also have an O’Level credit pass in Agricultural Science, according to the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB). Biology cannot be substituted for Agricultural Science. In other words, you must have a D7 or E8 in Biology as well as a credit in Agric.