ABU Zaria Courses: Detailed List of 116 ABU Zaria Undergraduate Courses [Updated]

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If you are searching for ABU Zaria Courses, ABU Zaria Undergraduate courses or indeed looking for a list of Undergraduate courses in ABU Zaria, this post is for you.

Theabusites.com (ABU’s largest community blog) has compiled a comprehensive list of all the undergraduate courses on offer at ABU Zaria. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria has a total number of 116 undergraduates courses currently available. 94 Regular programs and 22 Long Vacation Term (LVT) Programs

Overview of ABU Zaria

ABU Degree Courses: List of 116 ABU Undergraduate Programs

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria began in 1961 following the submission of the Ashby Commission on “Post-School Certificate and Higher Education in Nigeria”.

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The Legislature of Northern Nigeria passed the Law establishing a Provisional Council for the new University in April while the Council itself was constituted in November 1961, under the Chairmanship of the Hon. Shettima Kashim, CBE, who later became Sir Kashim Ibrahim KCMG, CBE.

A New Zealander by name Sir Norman Stanley Alexander, who was a Professor of Physics at the University College, Ibadan, became the First Principal and later Vice-Chancellor, of Ahmadu Bello University in 1961.

The University commenced full operation in 1962 taking over the structures of the defunct Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, founded in 1955; the Clerical Training Centre, Kongo, founded in 1957; the Samaru Agricultural Research Station, established in 1924, and the Shika Livestock Farm, started in 1928.

The University started with the faculties of Agriculture, Engineering, Law and Sciences, fifteen academic departments and 426 students and has consistently increased in size and scope under successive Vice-Chancellors.

Through the years and efforts of various vice-chancellors, the university has witnessed rapid growth and has transformed into the largest and the most extensive university in Sub-Saharan Africa and the second in Africa after the University of Cairo in Egypt

Ahmadu Bello University covers a land area of about 7,000 hectares and encompasses two campuses (samaru & Kongo), twelve Faculties, a Postgraduate School and 82 academic departments.

The university also has five Institutes, six Specialized Centers, a Division of Agricultural Colleges, a School of Basic and Remedial Studies, a Demonstration Secondary School, a Primary School and a Consultancy Outfit which provides a variety of services to the University and the wider society.

Differences between ABU Zaria courses: Regular and LVT courses

ABU Zaria was named after the then premier of northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello (1901-1966), the Sardauna of Sokoto. The premier performed its Opening Ceremony on the 4th of October, 1962 and became its first Chancellor.

In 1975, the University was taken over by the Federal Government through a Decree (the Ahmadu Bello University [Transitional] Provisions Decree of 1975), thus becoming a Federal University.

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The regular ABU Zaria courses (ABU undergraduate programs) refers to the usual 8-semester on-campus undergraduate degree programs where you are required to regularly attend lectures while the LVT program refers to a special distance learning program where you are only required to come to campus at particular intervals usually during the holidays

Do you want to find out the list of courses you can study at the ABU Zaria? Below is the complete list of high-quality undergraduate Degree courses on offer at the ABU Zaria – the largest university in sub-Saharan Africa.

Complete List of ABU Zaria Courses – (ABU Zaria Regular undergraduate courses)

S/NoNames of courses
1B. Agriculture
2B. Ed. Arabic Education
3B. Ed. Creative Art
4B. Ed. Economics Education
5B. Ed. Hausa Education
6B. Pharmacy
7B.A. Arabic
8B.A. Archeology
9B.A. Archeology/History
10B.A. English (Drama)
11B.A. English (Language)
12B.A. English (Literature)
13B.A. Fine Arts
14B.A. French
15B.A. Hausa
16B.A. History
17B.A. Industrial Design
18B.A. Local Government & Development Studies
19B.A. Theatre and Performing Arts
20B.Ed (Education Foundation and Curriculum)
21B.Ed (Education Psychology and Counselling)
22B.Ed. Biology Education
23B.Ed. Business Education
24B.Ed. Chemistry Education
25B.Ed. Christian Religious Studies
26B.Ed. Education Administration
27B.Ed. Geography Education
28B.Ed. Guidance and Counselling
29B.Ed. Home Economics
30B.Ed. Integrated Science
31B.Ed. Islamic Religious Studies
32B.Ed. Language Arts
33B.Ed. Mathematics Education
34B.Ed. Physical & Health Education
35B.Ed. Physics Education
36B.Ed. Science Education
37B.Ed. Social Studies
38B.Eng. Agicultural Engineering
39B.Eng. Automotive Engineering
40B.Eng. Chemical Engineering
41B.Eng. Civil Engineering
42B.Eng. Communications Engineering
43B.Eng. Computer Engineering
44B.Eng. Electrical Engineering
45B.Eng. Geomatic Engineering
46B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering
47B.Eng. Mechatronics Engineering
48B.Eng. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
49B.Eng. Water Resources & Environmental Engineering
50B.Sc (Ed) Computer Science Education
51B.Sc Physics
52B.Sc. Accounting
53B.Sc. Agricultural Extension
54B.Sc. Architecture
55B.Sc. Biochemistry
56B.Sc. Biological Science
57B.Sc. Botany
58B.Sc. Building
59B.Sc. Business Administration
60B.Sc. Chemistry
61B.Sc. Computer Science
62B.Sc. Economics
63B.Sc. Ed. Agriculture Education
64B.Sc. Fisheries and Aquaculture
65B.Sc. Forestry and Wildlife
66B.Sc. Geography
67B.Sc. Geology
68B.Sc. Geomatics
69B.Sc. Glass Technology
70B.Sc. Human Anatomy
71B.Sc. Human Physiology
72B.Sc. Insurance
73B.Sc. International Studies
74B.Sc. Land Surveying
75B.Sc. Mass Communication
76B.Sc. Mathematics
77B.Sc. Mathematics with Computer Science
78B.Sc. Microbiology
79B.Sc. Nursing Science
80B.Sc. Political Science
81B.Sc. Polymer & Textile Science
82B.Sc. Public Administration
83B.Sc. Quantity Surveying
84B.Sc. Sociology
85B.Sc. Statistics
86B.Sc. Textile Science & Technology
87B.Sc. Urban & Regional Planning
88B.Sc. Zoology
89BA(Ed) ARABIC
90BLIS (Bachelor of Library & Information Science)
91DVM
92LLB Civil Law
93LLB With Specialization in Islamic Law
94MBBS

ABU Zaria Long Vacation Term (LVT) undergraduate Courses

S/NoProgrammes
1B. Ed. Adult Education (LVT)
2B. Ed. Arabic Education (LVT)
3B. Ed. Biology Education (LVT)
4B. Ed. Chemistry Education (LVT)
5B. Ed. Christian Religious Studies (LVT)
6B. Ed. Education Administration (LVT)
7B. Ed. Geography Education (LVT)
8B. Ed. Hausa Education (LVT)
9B. Ed. Home Economics (LVT)
10B. Ed. Integrated Science (LVT)
11B. Ed. Islamic Religious Studies (LVT)
12B. Ed. Mathematics Education (LVT)
13B. Ed. Physical and Health Education (LVT)
14B. Ed. Physics Education (LVT)
15B. Ed. Social Studies (LVT)
16B.A(.ED) English (LVT)
17B.Ed Computer Science Education (LVT)
18B.ED Language Arts (LVT)
19B.Ed. Business Education (LVT)
20B.Ed. Guidance and Counseling (LVT)
21B.Sc. Agric. Education (LVT)
22BLIS (Bachelor of Library

ABU Zaria Courses – ABU Zaria Undergraduate Courses Entry Requirements

#1. Entry Requirements For Admission into ABU College Of Health Sciences

The ABU Zaria college of Health Sciences is the applied and most competitive faculty in the University when it comes to admissions. The college offers courses leading to the award of the degree MBBS degrees. Candidates applying for admission into the faculty must have obtained the following qualifications:

  1.  Passes at credits level in at least 5 Ordinary Level subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and English Language.
  2.  Candidates entering into 100 level from School of Basic and Remedial Studies (SBRS) of ABU must in addition to the general O’Level requirements, have a good CGPA and must have at least a C grade in the pre-requisite subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics).
  3. Candidates seeking direct entry to 200 levels must have passed at I A/Level subjects in Biology Chemistry and Physic together with 5   O/level passes at credit level (including Biology, Chemistry, Physiology, English Language and Mathematics).
  4. Qualification equivalent to (A) and (C) above such as London GCE O/Level and A/Level, Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMB).

#2. Entry Requirements For Admission into ABU Faculty of Nursing Science

To be admitted to the ABU Faculty of Nursing Science for a Bachelor of Nursing degree course, candidates must have satisfied the prescribed minimum conditions of the university for admission to the degree course and fulfill the requirements of direct entry or University Matriculation Examination (U.M.E).

FOR UTME: Candidates holding the general certificate of education ordinary level or SSCE with credit in at least five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry at not more than two sittings, in addition to satisfying appropriate grade or pass in the Joint Matriculation Examination

FOR DIRECT ENTRY: Candidates must hold a General Certificate of Education Advanced level (or approve equivalent) with good grades in Biology or Zoology, Chemistry and Physics plus a minimum of (5) five credits at ordinary level WASC, G.C.E or SSCE including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at not more than two sittings.

Registered addition, they must be a Registered Nurse Certificate with five credits at ordinary level G.C.E or SSCE which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at not more than two sittings. Any post-basic nursing diploma is just an added advantage.

The duration of the B.N.Sc degree course is (5) five years for U.M.E qualified candidates and (4) four years for Direct Entry candidates.

To graduate a UME candidate must earn at least 150 credit units while a direct entry candidate must earn at least 120 credit units. After successfully completing the requirement of the 4 or 5 years course of study and obtaining a pass in all the specified examination for the B.N.Sc degree by the university and shall be eligible for application to the Nursing and midwifery council of Nigerian to seek license for practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) and Registered Midwife (RM). Subject to sitting for and passing the professional registration examination of N&MCN.

To find out more about the specific requirements for ABU Zaria courses, you will have to check the JAMB Brochure. It is available online and freely accessible once you are connected to the internet. Just go through it to check the requirement and subject combinations for all ABU degree courses. Follow the links below to download for individual programs

Summary of ABU Zaria

Ahmadu Bello University has a total student enrolment of about 35,000, drawn from every State of the Federation, Africa and the rest of the world. The University currently has around 1,400 academic and research staff and over 6000 non-teaching, senior and junior administrative staff.

The University has also nurtured many University Colleges including the Abdullahi Bayero College (now Bayero University), Kano and the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa College (now Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University of Technology), Bauchi, while about 30 institutions made up of Colleges of Education, Polytechnics, and Schools of Basic or Preliminary Studies are currently affiliated to it.

ABU Zaria as it is often and popularly called is located in Zaria, Kaduna State in the northern Western part of Nigeria hence the reason why it is called ABU Zaria. It is made up of two campuses which are SAMARU and Kongo and has the strongest Alumni in the country.


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