Due to the frequent questions applicants seeking admission into the Usumanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto ask regarding the list of courses offered in the University, my team and I have decided to review the official list of accredited courses in the University.

This review will be of help to candidates interested in registering for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination for entry into the undergraduate programmes of the University but currently do not know the list of courses offered by the university.

The list of courses below are fully accredited by the Nigeria University Commission (NUC). However, I recommend you see the JAMB Subject Combination for each of the courses listed below so as to enable know the courses you will need registering in JAMB.

Usually, upon choosing a course of study, it is usually advised prospective students or applicants go through some of the requirements required to be eligible to study the course in question, see below basic requirements;

Candidates must meet or surpass the Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDU) cut off mark in order to be eligible for Post UTME examination/internal screening or admission

1. The candidate must be over 16 years of age in the year of admission (Some student swear an affidavit just to increase their ages) Candidates must possess at least 5 credit passes in relevant subjects which must include English Language and mathematics at GCE O’Level, WASCE, SSCE, NECO or approved equivalents at not more than 2 sittings.

2. Candidates with Teachers Grade II (TC II) with passes at credit or merit levels in conjunction with credit passes in relevant subjects at GCE, WASCE, SSCE, NECO or approved equivalents may be considered. No subject may be counted at both TC II and GCE O/L, WASCE, SSCE, NECO or approved equivalents.

The following courses are offered by Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDU) and are fully accredited by Nigeria University Commission (NUC)

Courses / Departments in UDU

Sciences

  1. Biochemistry

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

UTME subject: Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.

Direct entry: UDU accept ND/HND with at least lower credit plus four ‘O’ level credit passes in relevant subjects

 

2. Physics

O level result: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and any other Science

UTME subject: Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry or Biology.

Direct entry: UDU accepts National Diploma at credit level in relevant field plus O’ level credit in Physics, Mathematics

3. Chemistry & Applied Chemistry

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

UTME subject: Chemistry and two of Physics, Biology and Mathematics.

 Direct entry: UDU accept NCE with Chemistry major.

4. Geology

O level result: English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and any other subject.

UTME subject: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology and Geography

5. Statistics

 UTME subject: UDU accepts Mathematics and any Two of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Economics

O level result: Mathematics and at least three subjects from Physics, Statistics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Economics and Geography.

6. Botany

O level result: Five SSCE Credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. However, UDU accept pass in Mathematics and English Language.

UTME subject: Biology, Chemistry and any other Science subject.

Direct entry: UDU accept ND/HND in relevant fields.

7. Zoology

O level result: Five SSCE Credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics

UTME subject: Biology, Chemistry and any other Science subject.

Direct entry: UDU accept ND/HND in relevant fields.

8. Mathematics

O level result: Five SSCE credit passes including English Language, Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry.

UTME subject: Mathematics and any two of Physics, Chemistry and Economics or Geography.

Direct entry: UDU accept ND (credit in Computer Science or any other Mathematics base subject)

9. Microbiology

UTME subject: Biology, Chemistry and either Physics or Mathematics. But UDU accept Agric Science in lieu of Biology.

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

Direct entry: UDU accept lower credit in addition to ‘O’ level credit pass in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and other science subjects.

10. Computer science

O level result: 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: UDU accept ND in Computer Science or other mathematically based disciplines with Upper Credit level.

11. Biology

UTME subject: Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.

O level result: Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Maths/Physics.

 

MEDICAL/PHARMACEUTICAL/HEALTH SCIENCES

  1. Medical laboratory science

UTME subject: Physics, Chemistry and Biology

O level result: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology

2. Nursing

UTME subject: Physics, Chemistry and Biology

O level result: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology

3. Medicine and Surgery

UTME subject: Physics, Chemistry and Biology.  But UDU accept mathematics in lieu of Physics.

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

Direct entry: ‘A’ level passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology in addition to UTME requirements. But UDU accept ‘A’ level pass in Mathematics in lieu of Physics.

4. Pharmacy

UTME subject: Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

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

5. Radiography

UTME subject: Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

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

6. Veterinary Medicine

O level result: Five O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. UDU accepts Agric. Science and Health Science.

UTME subject: Physics, Chemistry and Biology. UDU accept Physics or Mathematics.

Direct entry: UDU accept ND/HND in relevant fields plus ‘O’ level credits passes in Chemistry and Biology and O/L passes in Mathematics and Physics.

LAW

  1. Common and Islamic law

O level result: Five ‘O’ level credit passes in Arts or Social Sciences to include English Language and Islamic Studies or Arabic.

UTME subject: Any three Arts or Social Science subjects including Arabic or Islamic Studies. But UDU requires Arabic

SOCIAL SCIENCES

  1. Economics

O level result: 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

 Direct entry: UDU accepts ND (upper credit). UDU accept National Diploma not below credit level in Business Studies and Statistics

2. Geography

 UTME subject: Geography and two other Arts or Social Science subjects

O level result: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Geography, and any three from Arts or Social Science subjects with at least a pass in Mathematics.

 Direct entry: UDU accepts NCE (merit level) in Geography and ND (at least lower credit level) in Town Planning, Surveying, environmental Management or Tropical Science plus at least 4 ‘O’ level credits including English and at least a pass in Mathematics.

3. Political science

 O level result: Five SSCE credit passes in Government or History, English Language and three other subjects. At least a pass in Mathematics is required.

UTME subject: Government or History plus two other Social Science/Arts subjects.

 

4. Sociology

UTME subject: Three Social Science or Arts subjects.

O level result: Five SSCE credit passes in Government or History, English Language and three other subjects. At least a pass in Mathematics is required

Direct entry: UDU accepts National Diploma in Mass Communication with credit level pass and NCE (Social Studies).

 

 Education

  • Education and Arabic
  • Education and Biology
  • Education and Chemistry
  • Education and Economics
  • Education and English Language
  • Education and French
  • Education and Geography / Physics
  • Education and Hausa
  • Education and Islamic Studies
  • Education and Mathematics
  • Education and Physics
  • Education and Religious Studies
  • Educational Foundation

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