American University of Nigeria Courses & Requirements

American University of Nigeria (AUN) is a private university located in north-eastern part of Nigeria. The school offers an American style of higher education programs at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. The institution was founded in 2004. It is the only university in Sub-Saharan Africa that follows the American style of university education and is also accredited by the Nigerian National Universities Commissions. This article provides comprehensive information on the courses and programs offered by the school and requirements to be met for admission into the institution.

General Requirement for admission into the American University of Nigeria

  • Students must have met the minimum Jamb score of 160 or JAMB’s yearly official cut off score to be considered for admission at AUN
  • Students who possess five (5) credits passes in O’ level results, to include English Language and Mathematics will be considered for admission. This result must be obtained at not more than two SSCE sittings.  Equivalent examinations are also acceptable from a country that requires other types of exit exams or standardized tests while exceptions are made for some cases. 

Requirements for Engineering and Technology

The minimum requirements for applicants to the Engineering and Technology program is to have credit passes in the Senior Secondary School examination or GCE O’level in five subjects to include Mathematics, English Language, Physics and Chemistry. It is also of an added advantage if candidates have credits in Further Mathematics and Technical drawing. In addition to this, candidates must have acceptable scores in UTME.

Bachelor of Laws (LLB honours)
Candidates seeking admission into the Bachelor of Laws (LLB Honors) program must in addition to all other relevant art subject, possess a credit in Literature-in-English.

All interested applicants to the American University of Nigeria must also complete an online application form or send a filled hard copy application to:

The Admissions Office
American University of Nigeria
P.M.B. 2250
Lamido Zubairu Way
Yola Adamawa State


Abuja Liaison Office
Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Center,
No,1 Memorial Drive,
Wuse Zone 4,
Abuja, FCT

O’Level requirements are :

  • Completed Application form
  • SSCE, any or combination of (WAEC/NECO/GCE/IGCSE/NABTEB)
  • Transcripts from high school (SS1-3)
  • Letter of Recommendation (from the Principal of candidate’s high school)
  • JAMB result (A minimum score of 160)
  • ID card (International passport/Drivers’ license/National ID card).
  • A personal Essay with reasons why the candidate has made AUN his/her choice and what one’s future ambitions are.

Requirements for Direct Entry/Transfer:

  • Completed Application form
  • Diploma result (NCE/OND/HND) or ‘A’Level
  • Official Transcripts
  • SSCE, any or combination of (WAEC/NECO/GCE/IGCSE/NABTEB)
  • Direct entry JAMB or IJMB
  • Recommendation letter

Required Application Documents for International students

  • End of High/Secondary School External Examination Grades which can include IGCSE, SSCE or its equivalent.
  • Copies of applicant’s High/Secondary School transcripts from the last three years.
  • Undergraduate transcripts and course description.
  • A Letter of attestation or recommendation from the high school or secondary school attended
  • A personal Essay with reasons why the candidate has made AUN his/her choice and what one’s future ambitions are.
  • A photocopy of ID card
  • Valid Passport & appropriate Visa with picture page 
  • Four personal Passport Photographs.

All documents can be scanned and emailed to


The American University of Nigeria offers various programs under the following schools: 

School of Arts & Humanities

  • Communications and Multimedia Design (B.Sc)

Students can be Communication and Multimedia generalist or specialize in any of the following professional fields: 

  • Public Relations & Advertising (PRAD)
  • Journalism
  • Multimedia Design
  • Radio/Television/Film.


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English Literature and Language
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Natural and Environmental Sciences.


Students can specialize in any of these areas: 

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biostatistics
  • Conservation Biology
  • Environment and Health
  • Public Health


    • Bachelor of Arts (BA) Economics
    • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Politics and International Studies

Students of Politics and International Studies can choose one of these concentration areas:

  • International and Comparative Politics ICP (general)
  • International Relations
  • Peace and Conflict Resolutions
  • Public Administration
  • Political studies, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, and Public Administration.
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Petroleum Chemistry

Students of Petroleum Chemistry specialize in the following: 

  • Oil and Gas Chemistry
  • Petrochemical and Polymer Science

Students of Petroleum Chemistry can pursue careers in the following fields:

Petroleum and petrochemicals


Industrial chemistry

Petroleum & chemical engineering

Environmental remediation

Corrosion chemistry

Green chemistry

School of Business and Entrepreneurship

Programmes under this school include:

    • B.Sc. Accounting
    • B.Sc. Business Administration
    • B.Sc. Entrepreneurship

B.Sc. Business Administration program allows students to concentrate on any of the following:

      • Management
      • Finance
      • Marketing information Systems/ Supply chain & Logistics
      • Big Data Analytics
      • Fintech and Block chains

Graduates of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship can pursue careers in areas such as:

        • Auditing
        • Business development
        • Marketing management
        • Public service administration
        • Non- profit administration
        • Commercial and investment banking
        • Central banking
        • Treasury management
        • Academia


School of Engineering

Engineering Programs are:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Telecommunication Engineering


School of Information Technology & Computing

Programmes under this school are:

Computer Science

Information Systems

Software Engineering

Telecommunication & Wireless Technology


Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Computer Science

Students in Computer Science will specialize in one of these areas: 

  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Algorithms & Complexity
  • Networks & Distributed Computing
  • Software Engineering
  • Systems

Students of Information Systems will specialize in one of these concentration areas: 

  • Information Security & Assurance
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Telecommunication & Applied Networking Technologies
  • Business/Big Data Analytics
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • System Dynamics

Students of Software Engineering can pursue any of the following careers:

  • Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Software Consultant
  • Systems Administrator (DBA, network administrator, deployer)
  • Software Consultant
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Architect
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • IT Project Manager
  • Systems Engineer
  • IT Director

Students of Telecommunication & Wireless Technology can pursue any of the following careers :

  • Mobile/Telecommunication Operators, e.g. MTN, NITEL, NTA, NOKIA, AUN, etc.
  • Consulting Engineering Firms
  • Information Technology firms
  • Engineering Sales
  • Ministry of Communications
  • Research & Development
  • IT Project Manager
  • Systems engineer
  • IT Director

School of Law

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB Honors)

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