Federal and State Universities offering Microbiology – Subject Combination

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For candidates who are interested in studying Microbiology in a Nigerian University, here are Federal and State Universities offering Microbiology.

It is important to know the list of Nigerian Universities that are accredited by the National Universities Commission to offer Microbiology. But if you really want to get admitted, then you need to know the Microbiology WAEC subjects and the Microbiology JAMB subjects combination. This plays a vital and essential role in you getting admitted.

This the first step you need to take toward studying Microbiology in any Nigerian university. However, once you are offered admission, you will be required to provide other documents too for pre-screening and Matriculation screening to be a full bonafide student.

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Important Tips for Microbiology Admission.

To get admitted into any Nigerian university to study Microbiology, take note that your JAMB score, Post UTME score, and WAEC Grade will be calculated and the sum total (which is called the aggregate score), is what determines if you qualify to study Microbiology or not.

It is important to note that candidates who got their O’level result in one sitting have a better chance of getting admission to study Microbiology than those using two sittings.

Microbiology Competitiveness.

Just in case you’re unaware, this course is one of the most popular courses offered in Nigerian varsities. This course is very popular because the majority of universities in Nigeria offer the course. When we say a course is competitive, this means that there is a higher number of UTME/DE candidates seeking admission to study this course.

Getting admitted to study Microbiology in Universities will be a little difficult, due to the high number of candidates seeking admission for the same course. To ensure you get admitted, you need to have a high jamb result, scoring above the JAMB cut off mark, and using the right JAMB subject combinations for the course.

What do Microbiology Graduates do?

First, graduands of Microbiology are call Microbiologists.

The job of a Microbiologists is doing intensive research to battle against infectious diseases worldwide, understanding the environmental importance of microbes and to exploit them for food production, biotechnological and industrial applications for the growth and wellbeing of mankind.

The main focus of this Microbiology as a course is the pathogenic potential of the organisms that cause disease in man and potential cure. Students studying Microbiology will cover aspects of the following:

  • Microbiology,
  • Physiology,
  • Genetics of microorganisms.

Once you’re admitted to study this course, during your first year (100 level), you will be learning the fundamental concepts before specializing in microbiology topics in your second and final year.

Due to competitiveness in courses like Microbiology, to stand a better chance of gaining admission, you just don’t need to have high JAMB scores, but you must have a good WAEC/GCE/NECO grades like A and B in those subjects if you want to stand a chance to get admission without struggling.

Microbiology Jobs:

  • Biomedical scientist.
  • Biotechnologist.
  • Clinical research associate.
  • Food technologist.
  • Medicinal chemist.
  • Microbiologist.
  • Nanotechnologist.
  • Pharmacologist.
  • Technical brewer.

Courses related to Microbiology.

  • Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Plant Science and Microbiology
  • Botany and Microbiology
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Brewing.

UTME and Direct Entry Requirements to Study Microbiology.

Direct Entry Requirement for Microbiology:

Candidates seeking admission to study Microbiology are required to provide Two (2) A-Level passes in Chemistry and any one (1) from Biology, Zoology or Botany.

JAMB UTME Requirement for Microbiology:

Candidate must provide five (5) credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics either from WAEC, NECO or GCE.

JAMB Subject combination for Microbiology:

  • English Language (This is compulsory for JAMBites)
  • Biology,
  • Chemistry,
  • You can choose either Physics or Mathematics (depending on the one with good grades.)

Universities Offering Microbiology.

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  3. Abia State University, Uturu
  4. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  5. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  6. Achievers University, Owo
  7. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU)
  8. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  9. Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State
  10. Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State
  11. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  12. Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
  13. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  14. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  15. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  16. Bayero University, Kano
  17. Bells University of Technology, Otta
  18. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  19. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  20. ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  21. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  22. Bowen University, Iwo
  23. Caleb University, Lagos
  24. Caritas University, Enugu
  25. Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
  26. Coal City University Enugu State
  27. Covenant University Ota
  28. Crescent University (CUAB)
  29. Chrisland University
  30. Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
  31. Cross River State University of Science Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH)
  32. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  33. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  34. Edo University Iyamo
  35. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  36. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  37. Evangel University, Akaeze
  38. Gregory University, Uturu
  39. Gombe State University, Gombe
  40. Ekiti State University
  41. Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State
  42. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina
  43. Federal University Gashua, Yobe
  44. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  45. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  46. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA)
  47. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA)
  48. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  49. Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa (FUOTUOKE)
  50. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  51. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
  52. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  53. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  54. Federal University of Technology, Akure
  55. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
  56. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  57. Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun
  58. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  59. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  60. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  61. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  62. Kogi State University Anyigba
  63. Kebbi State University, Kebbi
  64. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
  65. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  66. Landmark University, Omu-Aran
  67. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  68. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  69. Lead City University, Ibadan
  70. Madonna University, Okija
  71. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
  72. Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University
  73. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  74. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  75. University of Agriculture, Makurdi
  76. University of Mkar, Mkar
  77. Mountain Top University
  78. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  79. Northwest University Kano (NWU)
  80. Novena University, Ogume.
  81. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  82. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  83. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
  84. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  85. Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)
  86. Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  87. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  88. Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  89. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
  90. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  91. Renaissance University, Enugu
  92. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  93. Salem University, Lokoja
  94. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  95. Sokoto State University
  96. Southwestern University, Oku Owa
  97. Tansian University, Umunya
  98. Usman Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  99. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
  100. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  101. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  102. Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS)
  103. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  104. Veritas University, Abuja,
  105. Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State
  106. Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo
  107. Crawford University Igbesa
  108. Rhema University
  109. Ekiti State University
  110. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU).

Subjects in Microbiology.

Take note that Microbiology is vast and covers the following aspects of microorganisms under different subjects.

Taxonomy: This is the study and classification of micro-organisms (Viruses, Bacteria, Fungi, Algae, Protozoans).
Cell Biology and Physiology: This is the study of microbial cell structure and function.
Ecology and Evolution: Ecology and Evolution is the study of relationship of microorganisms with the environment.
Genetics and Genetic Engineering: This is the study of microbial genome and recombination.
Applied Microbiology: Applications of microorganisms in agriculture, food, medicine, environment, industries, etc.

It is essential for candidates interested in studying this course, to note that Microbiology is a broad discipline that involves the study of micro-organisms. This course is broad and covers a lot of areas. During the course of Microbiology, students will be required to study lots of subjects to complete the degree. Here is list of subjects:

  • Bacteriology
  • Virology
  • Immunology
  • Mycology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology or Microbial genetics
  • Parasitology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology/Industrial Microbiology
  • Environment Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Bioanalytical techniques.

However, if you’re going for honours in Microbiology, then you should be aware that the following subjects are included:

  • Virology
  • Immunochemistry
  • Immunopathology
  • Food microbiology
  • Industrial microbiology
  • Medical bacteriology
  • Microbial and molecular genetics
  • Microbial metabolism and physiology
  • Phycology
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Soil microbiology.

About the author

Glory Joseph

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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