OAU Courses

Listed below are the available degree courses offered in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.

The courses have been arranged in alphabetical order, not according to their respective faculties.

Please note that the underlisted courses are the only courses that are currently offered in OAU. Consequently any course that is not available below simply means the course is not being offered in OAU.

Please before you finally choose a course in OAU, ensure you understand what the course is all about.

Specifically, you must understand the career prospects in the course, the O’ level requirement and the JAMB subject combination.

It is also paramount to know the competitiveness of the course by checking the total number of candidates that applied for the course in OAU in the previous years.

In order to ascertain the aforementioned information to enable you make the right choice of course, we have provided you with the list of courses offered in OAU, the O’Level requirement and JAMB subject combinations.

We have also provided you with the list of all the courses offered in Nigerian universities and the schools offering them.

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Below are the list of courses in OAU. The O’Level requirement and JAMB subject combinations are provided immediately after the list of courses offered in OAU below. Make sure you read the whole of this post before filling your JAMB Form or doing change of course or change of institution.IMPORTANT NOTICE: Check Out These:

List of Courses Offered in OAU

  1. Accountancy/Accounting
  2. Agric Extension And Rural Development
  3. Agricultural Economics
  4. Agricultural Engineering
  5. Animal Science
  6. Applied Geophysics
  7. Architecture
  8. Biochemistry
  9. Botany
  10. Building
  11. Chemical Engineering
  12. Chemistry
  13. Civil Engineering
  14. Computer Engineering
  15. Computer Science
  16. Computer Science With Economics Mathematics
  17. Crop Production And Protection
  18. Demography And Social Statistics
  19. Dentistry And Dental Surgery
  20. Drama/ Dramatic/ Performning Arts
  21. Economics
  22. Education And Biology
  23. Education And Chemistry
  24. Education And Economics
  25. Education And English Language
  26. Education And French
  27. Education And Geography
  28. Education And History
  29. Education And Integrated Science
  30. Education And Language Arts
  31. Education And Mathematics
  32. Education And Music
  33. Education And Physics
  34. Education And Political Science
  35. Education And Religious Studies
  36. Education And Social Studies
  37. Education And Yoruba
  38. Education Fine And Applied Arts
  39. Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  40. Engineering Physics
  41. English Language
  42. Estate Management
  43. Family Nutrition And Consumer Sciences
  44. Fine Art
  45. Food Science And Technology
  46. French
  47. Geography
  48. Geology
  49. German
  50. Guidance And Counselling
  51. Health Education
  52. History
  53. Home Economics And Education
  54. Industrial Chemistry
  55. International Relations
  56. Law
  57. Linguistics And African Languages
  58. Literature In English
  59. Local Government Administration
  60. Mathematics
  61. Mechanical Engineering
  62. Medical Rehabilitation
  63. Medicine And Surgery
  64. Metallurgical And Materials Engineering
  65. Microbiology
  66. Music
  67. Nursing/Nursing Sceince
  68. Nutrition And Consumers Services
  69. Pharmacy
  70. Philosophy
  71. Physical And Health Education
  72. Physics
  73. Political Science
  74. Portuguese
  75. Psychology
  76. Public Administration
  77. Quantity Surveying
  78. Religious Studies
  79. Sociology And Anthroplogy
  80. Soil Science
  81. Statistics
  82. Surveying And Geoinformatics
  83. Urban And Regional Planning
  84. Yoruba
  85. Zoology

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OAU Admission Requirements (O’Level and JAMB Subjects Combinations) for all Courses

For one to be admitted into OAU, one must satisfy the OAU admission requirements including the O’Level and JAMB Subjects combinations for the desired course. These, among other factors, constitute the admission requirement for all courses in OAU.

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Applicants seeking admission to Part I (First Year) of a degree course in the University must be qualified for admission before the beginning of the session in which they wish to enter. The applicants must meet both:

  1. the general entrance requirements, and
  2. additional Faculty or Departmental course requirements.

Students intending to enter the University are advised to obtain information from the University about entry requirements to ensure that they have satisfied the requirements by the time they apply for admission.

Applications for courses leading to first degrees must be made on the prescribed form obtainable from the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Suleja Road, Bwari, PMB 189, Garki, Abuja.

General Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements to the first year is a General Certificate of Education (or equivalent) with Credit passes in at least five subjects chosen from a list approved from time to time by Senate provided that in each case all the five subjects are taken and passed at not more than two sittings.

  1. One of the passes shall be a pass at ‘O’ Level or equivalent in English Language.
  2. Except in the cases of candidate for admission to the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Law, and for the Bachelor of Arts in Education in the Faculty of Education, one of the credit passes shall be a pass at ‘O’ Level or equivalent in Mathematics.
  3. A pass in the General Paper of the Higher School Certificate is regarded as equivalent to a credit pass in English Language at ‘O’ Level.

In addition to satisfying the minimum requirements indicated in regulations 1 and 2 above, candidates for the courses listed below must, among the five subjects presented in fulfilment of minimum requirements, also include the subjects and satisfy the other requirements indicated. It may be assumed that further requirements are not imposed for any degree course not shown in the following list.

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Courses Offered in Nigerian Universities and Their Requirements

We believe you have seen the list of courses offered in OAU and their requirements above. Now you can check out all the courses offered in all universities in Nigeria, and their requirements. You can also check the the list of universities in Nigerian offering any of the courses. Check out University Courses and List of Schools Offering Them Here. Meanwhile here is the the O’Level Requirement and JAMB Subjects Combination for all courses. To see the list of universities in Nigeria offering a particular course, click on the course below.

OAU Courses: Meaning and Career Guide of Some Courses


Accountancy/Accounting is a course that involves the practice of recording, classifying, and reporting on business transactions for a business. It provides feedback to management regarding the financial results and status of an organization. Career prospects in accountancy/accounting includes Accounting Officer, Auditor, Procurement Officer/Manager, Chief Financial Officer, Forensic Accountant, Counter-Terrorism Financial Investigator, Environmental Accountant, International Accounting Specialist, Accounting Risk Analyst, Financial Analyst, Book Keeper, Budget Analyst, Bursar, Certified Public Accountant, Payroll Manager, etc.

Actuarial Science

According to Wikipedia, Actuarial science is the discipline that applies mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk in insurance, finance and other industries and professions. Actuaries are professionals who are qualified in this field through intense education and experience. Career prospects in Actuarial Science includes Actuary, Risk Analyst or Consultant, Insurance Underwriter, etc

Adult Education

According to BritannicaAdult education, also called continuing education, any form of learning undertaken by or provided for mature men and women. Career prospects in Adult Education includes Community College Professor, Adult Literacy and Remedial Education Teacher, Human Resources Training Specialist, Human Resources Training Manager, Adult Learning and Instructor, Corporate Training Specialist, etc.


Architecture is a course that involves the process, art, technique and product of planning, designing and constructing of buildings or any other structures. Career prospects in Architecture includes Architect, Town Planner, Structural Engineer, Building Surveyor, Urban Planner, Property Developer, Project Manager, Industrial Designer, Higher Education Lecturer, Researcher, Furniture Designer, Interior Designer, Construction Manager, etc.


Biochemistry is the branch of science that studies the chemical substance and important process that takes place within an organism. It is the is the application of chemistry to the study of biological processes at the cellular and molecular level. Career Prospects in Biochemistry includes Analytical Chemist, Biomedical Scientist, Biotechnologist, Health Scientist Clinical Biochemistry, Forensic Scientist, Nanotechnologist, Scientific Laboratory Technician, Toxicologist, Health and Safety Inspector, Quality Manager, etc.


Biology is a course that studies life and living organisms. It includes the study of their physical structure, chemical composition, function, development and evolution. Career prospects in Biology includes Physician Associate, Research Scientist, Pharmacologist, Biotechnologist, Nanotechnologist, Microbiologist, Higher Education Lecturer, Nature Conservation Officer, etc.


Botany is a branch of biology that deals with the study of plants. It studies the structure, properties and biochemical processes in plant. Career prospects in Botany includes Agricultural Chemist, Agricultural consultant, Agrologist, Biologist, Biostatistician, Blogger, Botanist, Botanical Field Technician, Forest Manager, Forest Technician, Horticulturalist, Global Warming Advocate, Environmental Analyst, Natural Resources Manager, Plant Geneticist, Range Manager, Soil Scientist, etc.


Building is a course that studies the skills needed to be successful in the construction field. Career prospects in building includes Site Engineer, Logistics and Distribution Manager, Architectural Technologist, Building Surveyor, Construction Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Further Education Teacher, etc.

Business Administration

Business Administration is a course that studies a wide-range of aspects related to business operations. The wide range of aspects includes finance and accounting, marketing, human resource management, supply change management, and entrepreneurship. Career prospects in Business Administration includes Sales Executive, Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Corporate Investment Banker, Human Resources Officer, Project Manager, etc

Business Education

Business Education is a course that involves the practice of teaching students the process, methods and fundamentals of business operations. It is education designed for use in business. Career prospects in business education includes Education Administrator, Community Education Officer, Learning Mentor, Career Adviser, Counselor, etc.

Cell Biology and Genetics

Genetics and cell biology is the science of heredity. It is studied at the level of whole organisms (classical or transmission genetics), the DNA itself (molecular genetics), or whole populations (population and evolutionary genetics).