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JAMB Subject Combination for Biology 2024/2025

JAMB Subject Combination for Biology 2024/2025: As students prepare for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examinations for the 2024/2025 academic session, it is crucial to understand the subject combinations required for various courses. For those interested in pursuing a degree in Biology, this blog post will provide detailed information on the JAMB subject combination, O’Level requirements, and frequently asked questions.

Introduction to Biology

Biology is the scientific study of life and living organisms, encompassing a wide range of fields and specializations. It is a discipline that is fundamental to our understanding of the natural world and has applications in healthcare, environmental conservation, agriculture, and biotechnology.

JAMB Subject Combination for Biology 2024/2025

To study Biology in Nigerian universities, candidates must register for the following subjects in their JAMB UTME:

  • Use of English (compulsory for all candidates)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics or Mathematics

It is important to note that while Mathematics is not compulsory for Biology, some universities may prefer candidates to have a background in Mathematics.


O’Level Requirements for Biology 2024/2025

Candidates must also meet the O’Level requirements to be eligible for admission into the Biology program. This typically includes at least five credit passes in:

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
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These requirements must be met in not more than two sittings in either the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or the National Examination Council (NECO) examination.

Direct Entry Requirements for Biology 2024/2025

For direct entry candidates, the requirements may include:

  • Two A’Level passes in Biology and either Chemistry or Physics
  • National Diploma (ND) or National Certificate of Education (NCE) in related fields

Direct entry candidates are usually admitted into the second year of the program.

Universities Offering Biology in Nigeria 2024/2025

Numerous universities across Nigeria offer Biology programs. Candidates are advised to check the JAMB brochure for an updated list of institutions and any specific requirements they may have.

Below are the universities offering Biology:

  • Afe Babalola University (ABU)
  • University of Abuja (UA)
  • Adamawa State University (ASU)
  • Babcock University (BU)
  • Bayero University (BU)
  • Bingham University (BIU)
  • Covenant University (CU)
  • Cross River State University of Science & Technology (CRSUST)
  • Ebonyi State University (ESU)
  • Elizade University (EU)
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUST)
  • Evangel University (EU)
  • Federal University, Kashere (FUK)
  • Federal University, Dutsin-Ma (FUDM)
  • Federal University, Ndifu-Alike (FUNA)
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)
  • Godfrey Okoye University (GOU)
  • Gregory University (GU)
  • Gombe State University (GSU)
  • University of Ilorin (UI)
  • Kaduna State University (KASU)
  • Kano University of Science & Technology (KUST)
  • University of Lagos (UL)
  • Landmark University (LU)
  • University of Mkar (UM)
  • Northwest University (NU)
  • Nigerian-Turkish Nile University (NTNU)
  • Salem University (SU)
  • Sokoto State University (SSU)
  • Tansian University (TU)
  • Tai Solarin University of Education (TSUE)
  • Usmanu Danfodiyo University (UDU)
  • Wellspring University (WU)
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Available as Applied Biology and Biotechnology in:

  • Covenant University (CU)

Available as Applied Biology in:

  • Bayero University (BU)
  • Ebonyi State University (ESU)
  • Rhema University (RU)
  • River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)

Available as Human Biology in:

  • Afe Babalola University (ABU)


Is Biology a competitive course in Nigeria?

Yes, Biology is a competitive course due to its broad applications and the number of candidates interested in the field.

Can I study Biology without Mathematics?

Yes, you can study Biology without Mathematics, but having a background in Mathematics may be beneficial for understanding certain aspects of the course.

What careers are available for Biology graduates?

Biology graduates can pursue various careers in research, education, healthcare, environmental management, biotechnology, and more.


Choosing the right JAMB subject combination is essential for candidates aspiring to study Biology. With the correct combination of subjects and meeting the O’Level and direct entry requirements, candidates can pursue a fulfilling academic and professional career in the field of Biology. It is always recommended to consult the JAMB brochure for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


Remember to prepare diligently for your JAMB examinations and ensure that you have a strong foundation in the required subjects to maximize your chances of gaining admission into the university of your choice. Good luck!

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