School Courses And Requirements

UNIZIK Courses And Admission Requirements

Nnamdi Azikwe University (UNIZIK) is one of the top 11 most preferred Universities in Nigeria. And to be offered admission into the school, you must make sure all the requirements are met due to high competition. The O’ level result, UTME subject combination, and UTME score must meet up with the University requirements.

It is because of the competitiveness of the school that prompted me to write on UNIZIK admission requirements and how to be offered admission into UNIZIK.

Read: UNIZIK Cut Off Mark

How to secure admission into UNIZIK

i) Check whether your preferred course is among the courses offered in the University (the list of the courses offered at UNIZIK is below)

ii) Take the required UTME subject combination (I have listed for some departments below)

iii) You must have at least five SSCE credit passes in required subjects (I do advise students to have at least Bs in the required subjects)

iv) You must score at least 200 in your UTME, although, there are departments that take 180 (I prefer students to aim at 250 and above)

v) For you to gain admission into Nnamdi Azikwe University, you must pass your Post-UTME (aim at 70% and above)

Note: The criterias above fit candidates that will choose Medicine, Nursing, Economics, Engineering.

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UNIZIK admission requirements for the most preferred courses

(a) Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing science, Medical Laboratory science, Medical Rehabilitation, Radiography

The admission requirements are

O’ level requirement: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

UTME Subject: Physics, Chemistry and Biology

(b) Economics

Direct Entry: UNIZIK accepts 2 A’ level passes from Economics, Mathematics and Political Science. Direct Entry Applicants must posses UTME requirement

O’ level: Mathematics, Economics and any two of Arts or Social Science subjects.

UTME subject: any of Government, History, Geography, Lit-in-English, French and CRK/IRK.

(c) Mass communication

O’ level: UNIZIK requires five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language (which must include 4 other subjects in Arts or Social Sciences) and at least a pass in Mathematics.

UTME subject: Any three from Arts or Social Science subjects

(d) Psychology

UNIZIK requires similar requirements as for Economics, for both Direct Entry and UTME applicants but a pass in Mathematics is acceptable.

(e) Computer science

O’ level: Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics plus two other science subjects

UTME subject: Mathematics, Physics and one of Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics and Geography.

Direct entry: (i) Two A/L passes in science subjects including Mathematics

(ii) NCE with at least Merit in Mathematics and one other Science or Social Science subject.

(f) Law

O’ level requirement: Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics

UTME subject: Any three Arts or Social Science subjects.

Direct Entry: UNIZIK accepts NCE/Degree Certificate plus UME requirements

(g) Faculty of Engineering (Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, etc)

O’ level: Five SSCE credit passes to include Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English Language and any other Science subject.

UTME subject: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

(h) Building

O’ level: Five SSCE credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry and any one of Geography, Economics, Arts and Technical drawing. For holders of NTC, the other relevant subjects could be Intro. to Building Construction, Bricklaying, Concreting, Walls, Floors and Ceiling Finishing, Building/Engineering Drawing, Joinery, Carpentry, Gas, Steam Work and Bronze Welding, Cold / Hot Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage.

UTME subject: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

List of course offered at UNIZIK

Faculty of agriculture

  • Agricultural Economics and Extension
  • Animal Science and Technology
  • Crop Science and Horticulture
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry and Wildlife Management
  • Soil Science and Land Resources Management

Faculty of Engineering

  • Agriculture and Bio-resources Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial/Production Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Polymer and Textile Engineering

Faculty of Art

  • English Language and Literature
  • History and International Studies
  • Igbo, African and Asian Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Modern European Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Religion and Human Relations
  • Theatre and Film Studies

Faculty of Bioscience

  • Applied Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Brewing
  • Parasitology and Entomology
  • Zoology
  • Botany

Faculty of Environmental Sciences

  • Architecture
  • Building
  • Environmental Management
  • Estate Management
  • Fine and Applied Arts
  • Geography and Meteorology
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Surveying and Geo-informatics

Faculty of Basic Science, Health Sciences and Technology

  • Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy)
  • Nursing Science
  • Radiography/Radiological Science
  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Pharmacy

Faculty of Education

  • Adult Education
  • Human Kinetics and Health Education
  • Guidance and Counseling
  • Science Education
  • Education Management and Policy
  • Early Childhood and Primary Education
  • Library and Information Science
  • Education Foundations

Physical Sciences

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Computer Science
  • Pure & Industrial Chemistry
  • Physics & Industrial Physics
  • Geological Sciences

Management Sciences

  • Accountancy
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Cooperative Economics & Management
  • Marketing, Public Administration

Social Sciences

  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Mass Communication
  • Sociology/Anthropology


Visit the official page of the University for more details

Bolarinwa Olajire

A tutor with a demonstrated history of working in the education industry. Skilled in analytical skills. Strong education professional with a M. SC focused in condensed matter. You can follow me on Twitter by clicking on the icon below to ask questions.

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