WAEC, JAMB UTME Subject Combinations for Applied Botany

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Applied Botany 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 



  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty/School/College of Science .
  • Probable Degree type – (B.Sc. & B. Tech)

The admission requirement to study Applied Botany 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 Applied Botany?
The subjects needed to study Applied Botany 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 Applied Botany must include

  1. English Language
  2. Biology
  3. Maths
  4. Chemistry
  5. Any one of Health Science, Statistics, Physics and Geography.
  6. A trade subject


What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subjects needed) for Applied Botany?
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 (subject to write in jamb) for Applied Botany are

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology
  3. Either Physics or Mathematics.


What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Applied Botany?
Two ‘A’ level passes in Biology and either Chemistry or Physics


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 Applied Botany, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer Applied Botany?
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
According to 2017/2018 JAMB Brochure, only Bauchi State University, Gadau offers Applied Botany


Where can I work with a Degree in Applied Botany? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Applied Botany. 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 soon.


The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Applied Botany have been listed above. Yet, 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 study Applied Botany?
(i) Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo accepts: (a) At least 2 “A” level passes in Biology and Chemistry or Physics. (b) Upper Credit passes in NCE and ND in addition to 5 Credits at WASC/GCE O’L / SSCE (or its equivalent)

(ii) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) accepts i. Two ‘A’ Level passes in Biology and Chemistry, or Physics (plus UTME requirements) or ND with Upper Credit / HND or NCE with credit grade in related discipline may be considered into 200 level.

(iii) Bells University of Technology, Otta same as in Microbiology.

(iv) Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State accepts ND/HND (lower credit) plus UTME requirements.

(v) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) accepts holders of the following qualifications for year II:- (a) ND in relevant fields for admissions to 200 level; (b) HND relevant to the field for admissions to 300 level.

(vi) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accepts HND, NCE and ND with a minimum of Merit and Upper credit respectively in the relevant fields.

(vii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts very good passes in the following three(3) JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. (viii) Bauchi State University, Gadau accepts IJMB/A Level/GCE A Level Credit passes in Biology, Chemistry and anyone of the following 3 subjects, Mathematics, Physics or Agricultural Science. National Diploma (ND) Pass with at least Lower Credit in the following areas: Science Lab Technology, Forestry or Agriculture and Food Science Technology. The candidate must also have the 5 O’ Level requirements in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science and Physics or Geography.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Applied Botany?
(i) Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo requires five credit passes in English, Biology Chemistry, Mathematics and any other science subject.

(ii) Bells University of Technology, Otta same as in Microbiology

(iii) Covenant University Ota, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki and University of Lagos (UNILAG) require credit passes in English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Biology.

(iv) Bauchi State University, Gadau requires credit passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, to form the core course with 3 other relevant Science Subjects from Chemistry, Biology or Agric Science and Geography.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Applied Botany?
(i) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

(ii) Bauchi State University, Gadau requires Geography and not Mathematics.

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