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Home Education Updated List of Courses Offered at ABU Zaria (JAMB 2020)

Updated List of Courses Offered at ABU Zaria (JAMB 2020)

This article provides a list of all the courses offered in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, popularly known as ABU Zaria.

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ABU Zaria is arguably the most popular university in the northwestern parts of Nigeria. Unsurprisingly, several Nigerian youths who want to school in the north consider the giant institution as their most preferred destination.

ABU Zaria currently has eighty-two (96) Academic Departments (or courses as some prefer to call it) as listed on the JAMB 2020 brochure.

Candidates can apply to obtain a Diploma, Degree, or Postgraduate certificate in any of those courses that accommodate their needs.

Read also: list of all the Universities in Nigeria

Here are all the courses offered at Abu Zaria for JAMB 2020:

  1. Accountancy/accounting
  2. Actuarial science
  3. Adult education and community development
  4. Agricultural engineering
  5. Agricultural extension
  6. Agricultural science and education
  7. Agriculture
  8. Anatomy
  9. Arabic studies
  10. Archaeology
  11. Architecture
  12. Automotive engineering
  13. Banking and finance
  14. Biochemistry
  15. Biological science(s)
  16. Botany
  17. Building
  18. Business administration
  19. Business education
  20. Chemical engineering
  21. Chemistry
  22. Civil engineering
  23. Civil law
  24. Computer engineering
  25. Computer science
  26. Dentistry and dental surgery
  27. Drama/dramatic/performing arts
  28. Economics
  29. Education and Arabic
  30. Education and biology
  31. Education and chemistry:
  32. Education and Christian religious studies
  33. Education and computer science
  34. Education and geography
  35. Education and Hausa
  36. Education and integrated science:
  37. Education and Islamic studies
  38. Education and language arts
  39. Education and mathematics
  40. Education and physics
  41. Education and religious studies
  42. Education and social studies
  43. Educational administration and planning
  44. Electrical and computer engineering
  45. Electrical engineering
  46. English language
  47. Fine art
  48. Fisheries and aquaculture:
  49. Forestry and wildlife management:
  50. French
  51. Geography
  52. Geology
  53. Glass technology
  54. Guidance and counselling
  55. Hausa
  56. Health education
  57. History
  58. Home economics and education
  59. Human kinetics
  60. Industrial design
  61. Insurance
  62. International studies
  63. Islamic/sharia law
  64. Land surveying:
  65. Library and information science
  66. Literature in English
  67. Local government and development studies
  68. Marketing
  69. Mass communication
  70. Mathematics
  71. Mechanical engineering
  72. Mechatronics engineering
  73. Medical laboratory science:
  74. Medicine and surgery
  75. Metallurgical engineering:
  76. Microbiology
  77. Mining engineering:
  78. Nursing/nursing science
  79. Pharmacy
  80. Physical and health education
  81. Physics
  82. Physiology
  83. Political science
  84. Public administration
  85. Quantity surveying
  86. Radiography
  87. Sociology
  88. Statistics
  89. Surveying and geoinformatics
  90. Telecommunication engineering
  91. Textile science and technology:
  92. Theatre and performing arts
  93. Urban and regional planning:
  94. Veterinary medicine
  95. Water resources and environmental engineering
  96. Zoology

Below we have grouped those courses into their respective faculties. Take note that some of the courses listed above may not appear in the grouping. Therefore, it is important to scan through the master list above.


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 & 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 & Performing Arts


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Education faculty of ABU Zaria has the following courses:

  • Arts and Social Science Education   
  • Educational Foundation & Curriculum
  • Educational Psychology &  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 & Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Water Resources & 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:

  • Anaesthesia
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Community Medicine
  • Dental Surgery
  • Haematology and Blood Transfusion
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Medicine
  • Nursing Science
  • Obsterics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology (Morbid Anatomy)
  • Psychiatrics
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Traumatic and Orthopeadic 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

There you have it! Those are all the courses/departments you can apply for at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.

Did you know that Ahmadu Bello University was established in 1961, just a year after Nigeria’s independent? But is it the oldest university in Nigeria? Read this post to find out!

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  1. I what to play for a transfer from a state University to ABU Zaria into department of urUrb and regional planning, pls who do i go about the process?

  2. I, Imam Bashir Habeebullahi am from kwara state precisely in Ilorin which is the capital, since this great University had been established, why they don’t have the combined law I meant Shariah and Common law, because I saw different kinds of law above but not combine like Civil, commercial public shariah law etc but different…. Iam graduate of BS E in Islamic studies and I want to study Shariah & Common law but I can make it in this year purposely of Baba oloyede the formal vice chancellor of Unilorin who is boss in jamb now is bring out the Jamb & DE form together which majority they don’t noticed because is not done like that before…..

  3. I hv NCE certificate on mathematics/ Economics can I get admission to study Economics? or which course I may get?

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