Agricultural Courses in Nigeria & Requirements

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Agricultural science is a broad multidisciplinary field that embraces courses across the natural sciences, biology, economics, etc.  The study of agriculture exposes students to the different practices involved in the production of plants and animals for different uses.

This article covers the list of Agricultural courses available in Nigerian institutions and their respective requirements. Read on below:

  • Agric Extension and Communication Technology
  • Agric Extension and Rural Development
  • Agric- Extension and Rural Sociology
  • Agric Extension Services
  • Cooperative Management
  • Agric-Economics and Extension
  • Agricultural Administration
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Economics and Farm Management
  • Agricultural Resources Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • Animal Nutrition

Agricultural Courses in Nigeria & Requirements

 Admission requirements for UTME candidates

  • Candidates applying via UTME must possess five O’ level credit passes in the following subjects: English Language, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry and either Mathematics or Physics

Admission requirements for direct entry-level candidates

  • Two A’ level passes in Chemistry and any other from the following: Biology, Botany, Zoology, or Agricultural Science, Physics, Geography/Geology, Economics, Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • OND, NCE, HND degree with a minimum of lower credit (merit) in Agricultural Science/Animal Health and other related fields.

All the above is in addition to the UTME entry requirement.

  • Food Science
  • Food Science and Business
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Food Science and Technology

Admission requirements for UTME candidates

  • Candidates applying via UTME must possess five O’ level credit passes in the following subjects: English Language, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry and either Mathematics or Physics

Admission requirements for direct entry candidates

Two “A” level passes in Biology or other related courses such as Botany, Zoology, Agricultural Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics. This is in addition to UME entry requirements.

  • Home and Hotel Management
  • Home Economics
  • Home Economics and Food Management
  • Home Science
  • Home Science and Management
  • Home Science, Nutrition and Dietetics

 Admission requirements for UTME candidates

A candidate must obtain five credit passes to include Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Biology or Food and Nutrition

Admission requirements for direct entry-level candidates

  • Two A’ level passes in Chemistry and any other from the following: Biology, Botany, Zoology, or Agricultural Science, Physics, Geography/Geology, Economics, Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • OND, NCE, HND degree with a minimum of lower credit (merit) in Agricultural Science/Animal Health and other related fields

All the above is in addition to the UTME entry requirement.

  • Nutrition and Consumers Services
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

Admission requirements for UTME candidates

Candidates must have obtained five credit passes in the O/L subjects to include Chemistry, Biology/Food, and Nutrition/Agricultural Science and Physics or Mathematics

Admission requirements via direct entry

  • Candidates must have obtained passes at the Principal levels in the (HSCE) Higher School Certificate Examination in the following subjects: Chemistry, Biology (Botany and/or Zoology), Agricultural Science, Physics or Mathematics.
  • Candidates must have A’ level passes just as in the subjects mentioned above
  • OND, NCE, HND in Nutrition in any of the following: Dietetics, Home Economics, Agricultural Science, Food Science
  • Certificate in Nursing or approved Diploma/NCE in subjects related to the proposed course of study

This is in addition to the UME requirements

  • Forestry
  • Forestry and Environmental Management
  • Forestry and Environmental Technology
  • Forestry and Wildlife
  • Forestry and Wildlife Management
  • Forestry and Wildlife Technology
  • Forestry and Wood Technology
  • Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries
  • Forestry/ Forest Resources Management

Admission Requirements

Candidates via UTME must have obtained five SSCE credit passes in English, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and any one of Physics, Economics, Further Mathematics, and Statistics.

  • Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology
  • Water Resources, Aquaculture, and Fisheries Technology

Admission requirements via UTME

Candidates via UTME must have five credit passes at SSCE/NECO/GCE or their equivalent in the following subjects: Biology/Agric Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English language

Direct Entry requirement

Candidates applying via direct entry must have any of the following requirements:

  • Two ‘A’ level passes in any of the following: Chemistry, Biology, Botany, Zoology, Agric Science, Geography, Mathematics, (Pure & Applied) Physics, Geology and Economics.
  • NCE in Agriculture or other related courses

 

  • Soil and Environmental Management
  • Soil Science
  • Soil Science and Land Agro-Climatology
  • Soil Science and Land Management
  • Soil Science and Technology

 UTME and Direct Entry Requirements

Direct Entry Requirement

  • Candidates must have two (2) A’ Level passes in Chemistry and one of Zoology/Botany/Agric Science/Biology, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Economics and Health Science.

UTME Requirement for Soil Science

  • Candidates must have a minimum of five credit passes in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and any other Science subject.

UTME Subject combination for Soil Science is:

  • Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science in addition to Mathematics or Physics.

 

  • Plant Breeding and Seed Science
  • Plant Breeding and Seed Technology
  • Plant Physiology and Crop Production
  • Plant Science and Biotechnology
  • Plant Science and Crop Production

Admission requirements for UTME candidates

Candidates via UTME are required to have five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology/Agricultural Science in addition to any other science subject.

Direct entry-level requirement

Candidates are required to have two (2) ‘A’ levels in Chemistry and any of Biology, Agricultural Science, Zoology and Botany.

  • Wildlife Management
  • Livestock Production Technology

Admission requirements for UTME candidates

Candidates are required to have five credit level passes in SSCE/NECO/GCE or their equivalent in the following subjects: English Language, Chemistry, Biology/Agric Science, Mathematics, Physics/Geography/Economics

Direct Entry level requirement

Candidates must have two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and Biology/Botany/Agric Science/Zoology/Physics

 

  • Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Nutrition and Biotechnology
  • Animal Physiology
  • Animal Production
  • Animal Production and Fisheries
  • Animal Production and Health
  • Animal Production and Health Services
  • Animal Science
  • Animal Science and Fisheries
  • Animal Science and Fisheries Management
  • Animal Science and Range Management
  • Animal Science and Technology

Admission requirements via UTME

Candidates via UTME must have five credit passes in the following:

  • Agricultural Science/Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • English language
  • Physics
  • Two other science subjects

Direct entry-level requirements

  • Candidates are required to have two ‘A’ level passes or equivalent in Chemistry and Biology or Agricultural Science

 

 




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