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Updated List of UNIBEN Courses for JAMB 2020

This article promises to provide you with a list of the courses offered at the University of Benin, popularly known as UNIBEN.

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The University of Benin is a federal government-owned research university located in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, Nigeria.

UNIBEN is one of the oldest universities in Nigeria, as it was founded in 1970.

The southern Nigeria-based higher institution isn’t just one of the top 10 oldest universities in the nation, it is also one of the strongest in terms of academic qualities. Furthermore, it has a student capacity of over 75,000.

If you recall, UNIBEN also features in our list of top 10 universities in Nigeria.

Owing to those facts, thousands of students apply to gain admission to study one of the numerous courses available.

Notice: We advise you to check your JAMB brochure for this year to get more detailed information on UNIBEN courses and their requirements.

If you wish to study there or you are here for someone who wants to study there, then the first thing to do is know the courses you can apply for at UNIBEN.

Here are the courses offered by UNIBEN for JAMB 2020

  1. Accounting
  2. Actuarial science
  3. Adult education / political science and public administration
  4. Adult education/economics and statistics
  5. Adult education/english literature
  6. Adult education/geography and regional planning
  7. Adult education:
  8. Agricultural economics
  9. Agricultural engineering
  10. Agricultural science and education
  11. Agriculture
  12. Anatomy
  13. Animal and environmental biology
  14. Animal biology and environment
  15. Animal science
  16. Applied geophysics
  17. Architecture
  18. Banking and finance
  19. Biochemistry
  20. Botany
  21. Business administration
  22. Business administration
  23. Business education
  24. Chemical engineering:
  25. Chemistry
  26. Civil engineering
  27. Computer education
  28. Computer engineering:
  29. Computer science
  30. Dentistry and dental surgery
  31. Doctor of pharmacy
  32. Drama/dramatic/performing arts
  33. Early childhood education
  34. Economics and statistics
  35. Education and biology
  36. Education and chemistry:
  37. Education and computer science
  38. Education and economics
  39. Education and edo language
  40. Education and english language literature
  41. Education and french:
  42. Education and geography
  43. Education and history:
  44. Education and integrated science:
  45. Education and mathematics
  46. Education and physics
  47. Education and political science
  48. Education and religious studies
  49. Education and social studies
  50. Education fine and applied arts
  51. Education psychology and curriculum studies
  52. Educational administration
  53. Educational management
  54. Electrical/electronics engineering
  55. English language and literature
  56. Entrepreneurship
  57. Environmental education
  58. Environmental management and toxicology
  59. Estate management
  60. Fine arts/fine and applied arts
  61. Fisheries
  62. Forestry and wildlife:
  63. French
  64. Geography and regional planning
  65. Geography and regional planning
  66. Geology
  67. Guidance and counselling
  68. Health education
  69. History
  70. Home economics and education
  71. Human kinetics
  72. Industrial chemistry
  73. Industrial engineering
  74. Industrial mathematics:
  75. Industrial physics
  76. Industrial relations and personnel management
  77. Industrial technical education:
  78. Insurance
  79. International studies and diplomacy
  80. International studies and diplomacy
  81. Languages and linguistics
  82. Law
  83. Library and information science
  84. Linguistics and african language
  85. Linguistics/edo
  86. Marine engineering:
  87. Marketing
  88. Mass communication
  89. Mathematics
  90. Mathematics and economics
  91. Mechanical engineering
  92. Mechatronics engineering
  93. Medical biochemistry
  94. Medical laboratory science:
  95. Medicine and surgery
  96. Metallurgical and material engineering
  97. Microbiology
  98. Nursing/nursing science
  99. Optometry
  100. Petroleum engineering
  101. Pharmacy
  102. Philosophy
  103. Physical education
  104. Physics
  105. Physics/industrial physics
  106. Physiology
  107. Physiotherapy
  108. Plant biology and biotechnology
  109. Plant science and biotechnology
  110. Political science and public administration
  111. Production engineering
  112. Public administration
  113. Pure and applied mathematics
  114. Quantity surveying
  115. Radiography
  116. Religious studies
  117. Science laboratory technology
  118. Secretarial administration and education
  119. Secretarial education:
  120. Social work
  121. Sociology and anthropology
  122. Soil science
  123. Special education
  124. Statistics
  125. Structural engineering
  126. Surveying and geoinformatics
  127. Taxation
  128. Technical education:
  129. Theatre arts
  130. Veterinary medicine
  131. Zoology

Colleges & Faculties in UNIBEN

University of Benin (UNIBEN) courses and faculties
The University of Benin (UNIBEN) has over 60 courses grouped under its 15 Colleges & Faculties

The courses we listed above are grouped into various faculties and colleges.


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The faculty of Agriculture, University of Benin, has the following courses:

  1. Animal Science
  2. Agricultural Economics & Extension Services
  3. Aquaculture & Fisheries Management
  4. Crop Science
  5. Micro Bio-Technology


The faculty of Arts, UNIBEN, has the following courses:

  1. Religious Studies
  2. Philosophy
  3. Mass Communication
  4. Linguistics And African Languages
  5. Linguistics / Edo
  6. Languages And Linguistics
  7. International Studies And Diplomacy
  8. History
  9. French
  10. Fine And Applied Arts
  11. English Language And Literature
  12. Drama/Dramatic/Performing Arts


The faculty of Administration, UNIBEN, contains the following courses:

  1. Insurance
  2. International Studies And Diplomacy
  3. Marketing
  4. Business Administration
  5. Industrial Relations And Personnel Management


Education faculty has the following courses:

  1. Technical Education
  2. Special Education
  3. Physical Education
  4. Industrial Technical Education
  5. Human Kinetics
  6. Home Economics And Education
  7. Health Education
  8. Environmental Education
  9. Educational Management
  10. Education And Biology
  11. Education And Chemistry
  12. Education And Computer Science
  13. Education And Economics
  14. Education And Edo Language
  15. Education And English Language And Literature
  16. Education And French
  17. Education And Geography
  18. Education And History
  19. Education And Integrated Science
  20. Education And Mathematics
  21. Education And Physics
  22. Education And Political Science
  23. Education And Religious Studies
  24. Education And Social Studies
  25. Education Fine And Applied Arts
  26. Education Psychology And Curriculum Studies
  27. Educational Administration
  28. Educational Management
  29. Early Childhood Education
  30. Computer Education
  31. Business Education
  32. Agricultural Science And Education
  33. Adult Education/Geography And Regional Planning
  34. Adult Education/English Literature
  35. Adult Education/Economics And Statistics
  36. Adult Education / Political Science And Public Administration
  37. Adult Education


The Engineering courses offered in UNIBEN are:

  1. Chemical Engineering
  2. Civil Engineering
  3. Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  4. Computer Engineering
  5. Structural Engineering
  6. Petroleum Engineering
  7. Mechanical Engineering

Environmental Science

Here are the Environmental Science courses offered in the institution:

  1. Architecture
  2. Estate Management
  3. Geomatics (formerly called Surveying)
  4. Quantity Surveying
  5. Building Technology
  6. Urban and Regional Planning


Faculty of law has the following departments:

  1. Jurisprudence and international law
  2. Business Law
  3. Public Law
  4. Private and Property Law


Faculty of management contains the following departments:

  1. Actuarial Science
  2. Entrepreneurship
  3. Personnel Management/Industrial Relations
  4. Marketing/Insurance
  5. Business Administration/Accounting
  6. Finance And Banking

Life Sciences

UNIBEN has the following Life Sciences courses:

  1. Microbiology
  2. Biotechnology/Plant Biology/Environment
  3. Biochemistry/Optometry
  4. Laboratory Technology


  1. Pharmacy

Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences has the following departments:

  1. Geology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. Computer Science
  5. Industrial mathematics
  6. Industrial Physics
  7. Industrial Chemistry

Social Sciences

  1. Public Administration
  2. Political Science
  3. Economics

College of Medical Sciences:

The college of medical Science in UNIBEN has 3 schools namely: School of Basic Medical Science, School of Dentistry & School of Medicine. Each of them contains several departments (courses) students can apply to.

School of Basic Medical Science

The School of Basic Medical Science, UNIBEN has the following courses:

  1. Anatomy
  2. Physiology
  3. Nursing Science
  4. Medical Laboratory science
  5. Medical Biochemistry
  6. Physiotherapy
  7. Radiography & Radiation Science

School of Dentistry

  1. Dentistry and Dental Surgery

School of Medicine

  1. Medicine & Surgery

Those are (some of) the courses you can apply for in UNIBEN.

UNIBEN Admission requirements

In order to be considered for admission to study at the University of Benin, you must meet with certain departmental requirements along with several other general requirements.

UTME requirements

To gain admission to UNIBEN through UTME, you must score at least five (5) credit passes at Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) in not more than two sittings.

  • Your 5 credit passes in SSCE must include English Language and Mathematics irrespective of the department (course) you want to apply for.
  • You must meet all the specific departmental requirements, including the SSCE subject combination and minimum UTME aggregate score.
  • Finally, it is compulsory to register and take part in UNIBEN Post UTME screening exercise.

Generally, candidates are advised not to score an aggregate that’s less than 180 in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

Direct Entry (DE) requirements

  • To gain admission into UNIBEN through Direct Entry, candidates must possess at least five (5) credit passes in SSCE in not more than two sittings.
  • Additionally, candidates must have at least two advanced level passes in OND with credit level; or NCE, also with credit level.

Again, I recommend you check your JAMB brochure for specific requirements for UNIBEN courses.

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