Ahmadu Bello University Accredited Courses and Requirements.

Ahmadu Bello University Accredited Courses and Requirements.

As one of the most popularly recognized universities in the country and in Africa, Ahmadu Bello University accredited courses and requirements are numerous and course-specific respectively. Students have a reservoir from which they can choose any course of their choice as long as they meet the requirements of that particular course of study.

Let us look briefly into the academic operations of Ahmadu Bello University.

Founded on 4 October 1962, as the University of Northern Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (named after Sardauna of Sokoto, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, the first premier of Northern Nigeria) is a federal government research university in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. Currently, the school has two campuses in Zaria:

  • Main Campus in Samaru

The Samaru campus houses the administrative offices and the faculties of physical sciences, life sciences, social sciences, arts and languages, education, environmental design, engineering, medical sciences, agricultural sciences and research facilities.

  • Annex in Kongo

The Kongo campus hosts the faculties of Law and Administration. The Faculty of Administration consists of Accounting, Business Administration, Local Government and Development Studies and Public Administration Departments. Additionally, the university is responsible for other institutions and programmes at other locations.

Ahmadu Bello University also runs a Pre-Degree programme in Funtua a few kilometres from the main campus owned by the university.

Ahmadu Bello University Accredited Courses and Requirements.

Nevertheless, with the above information on the operations of the school in the two campuses identified, you should be convinced to believe that the school has just too many courses to offer to any students who will deem it appropriate to get admission into it. We shall then check these list of available courses out and thereby get knowledge of their requirements for admission. Below are the list of Ahmadu Bello University accredited courses and requirements:
  • Accountancy / Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Science and Education
  • Anatomy
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Business Administration
  • Botany
  • Building
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Economics
  • Education and Language Arts
  • Education and Arabic
  • Education and Biology
  • Education and Chemistry
  • Fine Art 
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Guidance And Counseling
  • Health Education
  • Home Economics and Education
  • Industrial Design
  • Theatre And Performing Arts
  • Mass Communication
  • Telecommunication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Public Administration
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Literature In English
  • Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
  • Agricultural Extension
  • French
  • Surveying and Geo-Informatics
  • Education and Geography
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Hausa
  • Education and Hausa
  • History
  • Insurance
  • Human Kinetics
  • English Language
  • Law
  • Islamic / Sharia Law
  • Forestry And Wildlife Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Education and Mathematics
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacy
  • Education and Physics
  • Physics
  • Education and Geography / Physics
  • Physiology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Educational Administration and Planning
  • Radiography
  • Computer Science
  • Political Science
  • Actuarial Science
  • Nursing / Nursing Science
  • Medical Laboratory Technology / Science
  • Education and Integrated Science
  • Library And Information Science
  • Biological Science(s)
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Education and Islamic Studies
  • Education and Religious Studies
  • Arabic Studies
  • Education and Social Studies
  • International Studies
  • Education and Christian Religious Studies
  • Local Government And Development Studies
  • Dentistry And Dental Surgery
  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Land Survey
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Land Surveying
  • Textile Science and Technology
  • Glass Technology
  • Zoology

Course Requirements

Looking at the Ahmadu Bello University accredited courses and requirements, the requirements are outlined piecemeal for you right below:

The requirements for each course are almost the same as Ahmadu Bello University does not allow any student without compulsory credits in English Language and Mathematics in their O’level admission.

  • O’level: Candidate must possess a minimum of five (5) subjects passed at not more than two sittings with at least passes in two of the most relevant and important subjects to the course at credit level in SSCE, GCE, WASCE, and NECO or other approved equivalents.
  • UTME/Direct Entry Candidates who chose Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria as their first Choice of institution
  • UTME Candidate must have a minimum of 200 in the UTME.
  • Both UTME and Direct Entry candidates should note that Credit in Mathematics are for all Science Based Courses.


  • Candidates must be at least 16 year of age
  • Candidates must obtain an acceptable score at the compulsory University screening exercise which is popularly called Post UTME.


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