Nigerian Science Courses without Physics as Requirement

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You are a science student and you’re about to apply to the University and you’re wondering whether your poor grade in Physics might be the impediment to your admission.

Nigerian Science Courses without Physics as Requirement

Nigerian Science Courses without Physics as Requirement

Well, we have good news for you. There are science courses that don’t require Physics for you to enroll and you will get to discover these courses in this post.

  • Fisheries

Requirements to Study Fisheries

To successfully gain admission to study Fisheries, you need to have 5 credits in your O/Level exam or equivalent in a maximum of 2 sittings in the following subject, English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science and Economics or Geography.

  • Agricultural Economics

Requirements to Study Agricultural Economics

For admission into Agricultural Economics, you need to possess the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalents with credit level passes in five (5) subjects at not more than two sittings. You must also earn an acceptable score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
  2. Candidates seeking admission by direct entry into the 200 level, must have at least five (5) O/L credits, two of which must be at Advanced Level or approved equivalents.
  • Agric Economics and Extension

The admission requirement is the same as above

  • Agric Extension Services

Same as above

  • Animal Science

Requirements to Study Animal Science

The subjects needed to study Animal Science in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE. The subjects include English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology/Agric Science and one of Physics, Geography or Economics

  • Crop production

Requirements to Study Crop Production

Same as above

  • Crop, Soil and Pest Management

Requirements to Study Crop Production

Same as above

  • Crop Production and Landscape Management

Requirements to Study Crop Production

Same as above

  • Crop Production and Horticulture

Requirements to Study Crop Production

Same as above

  • Crop Production and Protection

Requirements to Study Crop Production

Same as above

  • Plant Physiology and Crop Production

Requirements to Study Crop Production

Same as above

  • Crop Protection

Requirements to Study Crop Production

Same as above

  • Crop Science

Requirements to Study Crop Production

Same as above

  • Crop Science and Horticulture

Requirements to Study Crop Production

Same as above

  • Crop Science and Technology

Requirements to Study Crop Production

The subjects needed to study Animal Science in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE. The subjects include English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology/Agric Science and one of Physics, Geography or Economics

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Another option is A-level and the acceptable A-Level subjects are

  • Agricultural Science D
  • Biology E
  • Chemistry E
  • Economics E
  • English Language E
  • Mathematics E

Or a Diploma degree in Agricultural Economics and Extension or Animal Health and Production with a minimum of upper credit.

  • Wildlife Management

Requirements to Study Crop Production

Same as above

  • Forestry

Requirements to Study Crop Production

Same as above

  • Forestry and Wood Technology

Requirements to Study Crop Production

Same as above

  • Plant Breeding and Seed Science

Requirements to Study Crop Production

Same as above

  • Home Economics/Home Science and Management

Requirements to study Home Economics or Home Science and Management

You must possess the entry requirement of 5 “O”  level credits which must include Chemistry or Biology and any two of the following: Home Management, Clothing and Textile, Food and Nutrition, Agricultural Science, Garment Making, Cosmetology, Catering craft and Economics at WASC / GCE  “O” level NABTEB /NECO , obtained at not more than two sittings

There is also the option of Direct Entry (DE) which means you can be admitted into 200 level. The admission requirements are highlighted below:

  • A minimum of lower credit in ND on Diploma in Fashion and Clothing Management Education, Home Economics, Hotel and Catering, Home and Rural Economics plus a credit level pass in any two of the following: Home Management clothing and textile, food and Nutrition, Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture Science, Garment Making , Catering Cosmetology Mathematics and Economic at WASC/ SSCE “O Level /NABTEB /NECO.
  • A minimum of merit level pass in NCE Home Economics with credit in any two of the following Home Management, Clothing and Textiles, Food and Nutrition , Biology , Chemistry , Agriculture Science , Garment Making , Catering Craft, Cosmetology Mathematics and Economics at WASC/SSCE/GCE “O” Level /NABTEB /NECO.
  • Candidates with University diploma at distinction/credit/merit in the following disciplines listed below who possess the university minimum entry requirement plus a least a credit in Biology or Chemistry at WASC/SSCE/GCE “O” Level NABTEB /NECO may be considered for Direct Entry but will run a year programme
  • Diploma in Computer Education
  • Diploma in Social Work
  • Diploma in Science Lab Tech
  • Diploma in Adult Education
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Candidate with a pass level in NCE plus any two of the following Biology or Chemistry, Agriculture Science, Economics, Mathematics, Garment Making, Catering Craft and Cosmetology at WASC/SSCE/GCE “O” Level  NABTEB /NECO will run the four-year degree programme

  • Urban and Regional Planning

Requirements to Study Urban and Regional Planning

UTME Requirements: 5 O/Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any two of Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Economics and Fine Arts/Technical Drawing. And the UTME Subjects are English Language, Mathematics, Geography /Economics and any one of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Fine Arts/Technical Drawing.

Direct Entry Requirements: Very good passes in JUPEB/A Level subjects: Mathematics, Geography and any one of Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Economics.

HND/ND (Distinction) in Urban and Regional Planning into 300/200 level.

  • Estate Management

Same as above

In conclusion, you can choose these courses even if you had a D7/E8/F9 in Physics. But you should check with the University of your choice as there are some institutions that make a pass in Physics compulsory for some of these courses.

Below is a summary of these courses.

  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agronomy
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Production and Science
  • Architecture
  • Biological Sciences
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Crop Production and Science
  • Estate Management
  • Fishery
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Statistics
  • Soil Science
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Zoology

However, you should also note that if you passed your Physics exam at ‘O’ level, you can still apply for any of these courses.


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