WAEC, JAMB Subject Combinations for Biochemistry – Under Medicine

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Biochemistry – Under Medicine; including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering the Course, WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities 

 

Note
  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty/School/College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science.
  • Probable Degree type – [M.B.B.S., MB.B.Ch.B., B.D.S., B.Ch.D., Pharm.B, B.SC]

The admission requirement to study Biochemistry – Under Medicine in Nigeria Universities includes one or a combination of ‘O’ level results or A-level result if you’re going through Direct Entry. This page will literally answer questions such as WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers), where you can work with the degree and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. If you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that may be of benefit to you.

 

What is O level/WAEC subject combination (requirement) for Biochemistry?
The subjects needed to study Biochemistry in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The O level requirement that is the compulsory WAEC subject combination for Biochemistry – Under Medicine must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Physics
  3. Mathematics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. A trade subject

 

What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) for Biochemistry – Under Medicine?
You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just an advice) because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic… Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combination for Biochemistry are

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology
  3. Physics

 

What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Biochemistry – Under Medicine?
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and any one of Physics, Biology/Zoology/Botany, and Maths

 

Just a reminder: Everything you have read so far is a general requirement, it is expedient that you also check the special consideration for this course below. If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider taking a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements. You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice.

So now that you know the compulsory WAEC, JAMB subject combination for Biochemistry, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer Biochemistry?
Before you make a decision on which University to choose, please consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A-level Result
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

List of Nigeria Universities offering Biochemistry – Under Medicine:

  1. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  2. University of Ibadan (UI) Click to read conditions
  3. Igbinedion University Okada
  4. University of Jos (UNIJOS) Click to read conditions
  5. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
  6. Ondo State University of Medical Sciences (OSUMS)
  7. University of Uyo

Course Description for Biochemistry
Degree in Biochemistry focuses on learning lab techniques and analyzing the lab data in reports afterward, as well as learning background knowledge in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and IT.  It is the chemistry of substances and processes occurring in living cells and tissues. That is, to understand living organisms in terms of chemical reactions. Biochemistry degree will provide you with required knowledge and skills that are needed within the pharmaceutical and other biotechnology industries, medical and agricultural research, as well as in education.

Biochemistry degrees typically include topics such as:
Cell biology and signaling
Genetics and DNA
Structure and function of molecules
Enzymology
Proteins and membranes
Microbiology and viruses
Disease mechanisms
Metabolism… …

Where can I work with a Degree in Biochemistry? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Biochemistry. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read The Act of Getting a Job – so you would know what you’re up against after graduating. Career opportunities will be added when we revisit this page.

 

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Biochemistry have been listed above but, some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar.

Special Consideration
What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to Biochemistry?:
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) requires two A’ level passes from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Botany plus UTME requirements.

(ii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires three A’ level passes to include Biology/Zoology, Chemistry and Physics plus UTME requirements.

(iii) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) accepts ‘A’ Level passes in Biology, Chemistry; and Physics or Mathematics /ND with Upper Credit /HND in related discipline (plus UTME requirements) may be considered for 200 level.

(iv) University of Calabar (UNICAL) does no t admit Direct Entry

(v) Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) requires at least ‘A’ level passes not below Grade C in Physics and any two of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. It also accepts ND/HND (Upper Credit) in Biomedical Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical / Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Candidates must in addition meet UTME ‘O’ Level requirements. It does not accept First Degree or NCE

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to Biochemistry?

(i) University of Calabar (UNICAL) – same as in Medicine and Surgery.

(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) – As for Medicine and Surgery.

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