ABU Zaria Courses: ABU Zaria Courses, Cut off Marks and Requirements

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Here are all ABU Zaria courses, each course cut off marks and the ABU Zaria course admission requirements. It’s huge, right? Well, Dailyschoolnews is focused on providing you with the most current and up-to-date guide on Nigerian tertiary institutions, courses, and their admission requirements.

When we say ABU, you know we mean the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria. The Ahmadu Bello University ranked 6th best university in Nigeria for 2020. This entails how good the school is and it’s goal in eradicating illiteracy in the country.

This page covers the list of courses offered in ABU Zaria and cut off marks, ABU Zaria courses, and requirements.

No doubt, the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria is the most popular university in the northwestern parts of Nigeria. So it actually is not a surprise that several Nigerian youths who wish to further their education choose this institution as their most preferred destination.

ABU Zaria currently has ninety-four (94) Academic Departments (or courses as some prefer to call it) as listed on the JAMB brochure.

This academic institution offers Diploma, Degree, or Postgraduate certificate in any of those courses and candidates can obtain one once they are through with the program.

ABU Undergraduate Programmes

1B. Agriculture
2B. Ed. Arabic Education
3B. Ed. Creative Art
4B. Ed. Economics Education
5B. Ed. Hausa Education
6B. Pharmacy
7B.A. Arabic
8B.A. Archeology
9B.A. Archeology/History
10B.A. English (Drama)
11B.A. English (Language)
12B.A. English (Literature)
13B.A. Fine Arts
14B.A. French
15B.A. Hausa
16B.A. History
17B.A. Industrial Design
18B.A. Local Government & Development Studies
19B.A. Theatre and Performing Arts
20B.Ed (Education Foundation and Curriculum)
21B.Ed (Education Psychology and Counselling)
22B.Ed. Biology Education
23B.Ed. Business Education
24B.Ed. Chemistry Education
25B.Ed. Christian Religious Studies
26B.Ed. Education Administration
27B.Ed. Geography Education
28B.Ed. Guidance and Counselling
29B.Ed. Home Economics
30B.Ed. Integrated Science
31B.Ed. Islamic Religious Studies
32B.Ed. Language Arts
33B.Ed. Mathematics Education
34B.Ed. Physical & Health Education
35B.Ed. Physics Education
36B.Ed. Science Education
37B.Ed. Social Studies
38B.Eng. Agicultural Engineering
39B.Eng. Automotive Engineering
40B.Eng. Chemical Engineering
41B.Eng. Civil Engineering
42B.Eng. Communications Engineering
43B.Eng. Computer Engineering
44B.Eng. Electrical Engineering
45B.Eng. Geomatic Engineering
46B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering
47B.Eng. Mechatronics Engineering
48B.Eng. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
49B.Eng. Water Resources & Environmental Engineering
50B.Sc (Ed) Computer Science Education
51B.Sc Physics
52B.Sc. Accounting
53B.Sc. Agricultural Extension
54B.Sc. Architecture
55B.Sc. Biochemistry
56B.Sc. Biological Science
57B.Sc. Botany
58B.Sc. Building
59B.Sc. Business Administration
60B.Sc. Chemistry
61B.Sc. Computer Science
62B.Sc. Economics
63B.Sc. Ed. Agriculture Education
64B.Sc. Fisheries and Aquaculture
65B.Sc. Forestry and Wildlife
66B.Sc. Geography
67B.Sc. Geology
68B.Sc. Geomatics
69B.Sc. Glass Technology
70B.Sc. Human Anatomy
71B.Sc. Human Physiology
72B.Sc. Insurance
73B.Sc. International Studies
74B.Sc. Land Surveying
75B.Sc. Mass Communication
76B.Sc. Mathematics
77B.Sc. Mathematics with Computer Science
78B.Sc. Microbiology
79B.Sc. Nursing Science
80B.Sc. Political Science
81B.Sc. Polymer & Textile Science
82B.Sc. Public Administration
83B.Sc. Quantity Surveying
84B.Sc. Sociology
85B.Sc. Statistics
86B.Sc. Textile Science & Technology
87B.Sc. Urban & Regional Planning
88B.Sc. Zoology
90BLIS (Bachelor of Library & Information Science)
92LLB Civil Law
93LLB With Specialization in Islamic Law

To make this better understandable to candidates who might be confused, we decided to grouped these ABU Zaria courses into their respective faculties. However, it is important for you to note here that some of the Ahmadu Bello University courses which are listed above may not appear in the grouping.

So it is important to scan through the master list above to see the list of NUC approved and accredited courses.


The faculty of Administration in Abu Zaria has the following departments:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • L G & Development Studies
  • Public Administration


The faculty of Agriculture, ABU Zaria, has the following courses:

  • Agric Economics and Rural Sociology
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Science
  • Crop Protection
  • Plant Science
  • Soil Science


Faculty of Arts in ABU Zaria contains the following courses:

  • African Languages and Cultures
  • Arabic
  • Archeology
  • English
  • French
  • Hausa
  • History
  • Theatre and Performing Arts


Education faculty of ABU Zaria has the following courses:

  • Arts and Social Science Education
  • Educational Foundation and Curriculum
  • Educational Psychology and Counseling
  • Library and Information Science
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Science Education
  • Vocational and Technical


Faculty of Engineering, ABU Zaria, contains the following departments:

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

Environmental Design:

Environmental Design faculty of ABU Zaria has the following courses:

  • Architecture
  • Building
  • Fine Arts
  • Geomantic
  • Industrial Design
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Urban and Regional Planning


Here the courses under Law faculty, ABU Zaria:

  • Civil Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Private Law
  • Public Law
  • Sharia Law


The courses under medicine faculty, ABU Zaria are:

  • Anesthesia
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Community Medicine
  • Dental Surgery
  • Hematology and Blood Transfusion
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Medicine
  • Nursing Science
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pathology (Morbid Anatomy)
  • Psychiatric
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Traumatic and Orthopedic Surgery

Pharmaceutical science

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, ABU Zaria, has the following courses:

  • Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmacognosy & Drug Development
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics


Science Faculty of ABU Zaria has the following courses:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Textile Science & Technology

Social Science:

Faculty of Social Science has the following courses:

  • Economics
  • Mass Communication
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

Veterinary Medicine:

The Veterinary Medicine courses in ABU Zaria are:

  • Theriogenology and Production
  • Veterinary Anatomy
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology
  • Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology
  • Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Veterinary Physiology
  • Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Veterinary Surgery and Medicine.

Faculties In Ahmadu Bello University.

  • Administration.
  • Agriculture.
  • Arts.
  • Education.
  • Engineering.
  • Environmental Design.
  • Law.
  • Life Sciences.
  • Medicine.
  • Physical Sciences.
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Social Science.
  • Veterinary Medicine.


These are all National Universities Commission (NUC) accredited and approved courses/departments you can apply for undergraduate programs at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.

The ABU Zaria general cut off marks is 180. However, some courses are more competitive than others, this means that UTME/DE candidates seeking admission into these courses need to score above 200 to ensure they secure admission into these courses.

ABU Zaria Courses and cut off mark;

  • 220 – 240: Candidates seeking admission into Medicine (O’ Level result with one sitting only) and Nursing are expected to score a minimum of 220 JAMB Score to secure admission into ABU Zaria.
  • 200 : Candidates seeking admission into Mass Communication, Common Law, Pharmacy, Anatomy, Physiology.
  • 190: These courses are a bit competitive, so candidates seeking admission into Computer Science, English Language, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Geology, all engineering courses except Agricultural and Biosystem Engineering should score nothing less than 190 in JAMB.
  • 180 : Finally, all other courses not listed above can be admitted with the official ABU cut off marks of 180.

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A graduate of Medicine From Imsu, Current Nurse, Medical book reader, Nigeria tertiary institution news anchor. I virtually know all Varsities in Nigeria!

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