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

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

S/No Programmes
1 B. Agriculture
2 B. Ed. Arabic Education
3 B. Ed. Creative Art
4 B. Ed. Economics Education
5 B. Ed. Hausa Education
6 B. Pharmacy
7 B.A. Arabic
8 B.A. Archeology
9 B.A. Archeology/History
10 B.A. English (Drama)
11 B.A. English (Language)
12 B.A. English (Literature)
13 B.A. Fine Arts
14 B.A. French
15 B.A. Hausa
16 B.A. History
17 B.A. Industrial Design
18 B.A. Local Government & Development Studies
19 B.A. Theatre and Performing Arts
20 B.Ed (Education Foundation and Curriculum)
21 B.Ed (Education Psychology and Counselling)
22 B.Ed. Biology Education
23 B.Ed. Business Education
24 B.Ed. Chemistry Education
25 B.Ed. Christian Religious Studies
26 B.Ed. Education Administration
27 B.Ed. Geography Education
28 B.Ed. Guidance and Counselling
29 B.Ed. Home Economics
30 B.Ed. Integrated Science
31 B.Ed. Islamic Religious Studies
32 B.Ed. Language Arts
33 B.Ed. Mathematics Education
34 B.Ed. Physical & Health Education
35 B.Ed. Physics Education
36 B.Ed. Science Education
37 B.Ed. Social Studies
38 B.Eng. Agicultural Engineering
39 B.Eng. Automotive Engineering
40 B.Eng. Chemical Engineering
41 B.Eng. Civil Engineering
42 B.Eng. Communications Engineering
43 B.Eng. Computer Engineering
44 B.Eng. Electrical Engineering
45 B.Eng. Geomatic Engineering
46 B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering
47 B.Eng. Mechatronics Engineering
48 B.Eng. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
49 B.Eng. Water Resources & Environmental Engineering
50 B.Sc (Ed) Computer Science Education
51 B.Sc Physics
52 B.Sc. Accounting
53 B.Sc. Agricultural Extension
54 B.Sc. Architecture
55 B.Sc. Biochemistry
56 B.Sc. Biological Science
57 B.Sc. Botany
58 B.Sc. Building
59 B.Sc. Business Administration
60 B.Sc. Chemistry
61 B.Sc. Computer Science
62 B.Sc. Economics
63 B.Sc. Ed. Agriculture Education
64 B.Sc. Fisheries and Aquaculture
65 B.Sc. Forestry and Wildlife
66 B.Sc. Geography
67 B.Sc. Geology
68 B.Sc. Geomatics
69 B.Sc. Glass Technology
70 B.Sc. Human Anatomy
71 B.Sc. Human Physiology
72 B.Sc. Insurance
73 B.Sc. International Studies
74 B.Sc. Land Surveying
75 B.Sc. Mass Communication
76 B.Sc. Mathematics
77 B.Sc. Mathematics with Computer Science
78 B.Sc. Microbiology
79 B.Sc. Nursing Science
80 B.Sc. Political Science
81 B.Sc. Polymer & Textile Science
82 B.Sc. Public Administration
83 B.Sc. Quantity Surveying
84 B.Sc. Sociology
85 B.Sc. Statistics
86 B.Sc. Textile Science & Technology
87 B.Sc. Urban & Regional Planning
88 B.Sc. Zoology
90 BLIS (Bachelor of Library & Information Science)
91 DVM
92 LLB Civil Law
93 LLB 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.

ABU Contact Information.

Email: helpdesk@abu.edu.ng

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