List of Courses Offered in Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) and Entry Admission Requirements

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is a federal government research university in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. ABU was founded on 4 October 1962, as the University of Northern Nigeria. The university operates two campuses: Samaru (main) and Kongo in Zaria.

In this post aside listing all ABU courses available in the institution, I will also be guiding you through their entry admission requirements as well as the all you need to know before selecting a course of study in Ahmadu Bello University.
Below is the list of what to look out for before choosing a course in ABU.

  1. The Admission Requirements.
  2. The Subject combination for your course.
  3. Cut-Off Mark for the course.

The above are the 3 most important factors that can determine if you will be admitted to study your chosen course in ABU or not.

I will breakdown the above 3 factors before listing the following according to the faculties they are categorized at ABU:

  1. List of all Art Courses offered in ABU.
  2. List of all Science courses offered in ABU.
  3. List of all Medical Related Courses offered in ABU.
  4. List of all Social and Management courses offered by Ahmadu Bello University.

Now I will breakdown the 3 factors that you must take cognizance of when searching for courses offered in ABU.

ABU Admission Requirements

ABU admission requirements is the first step you must take note of when searching for available courses in ABU. At ABU and other tertiary institutions, courses offered have their distinct entry requirements. However, some requirements are the same for courses under the same faculty. In ABU for example, you must have obtained at least 5 credit passes in your O’level result which must include mathematics and English language and three other subjects as it relates to your course of study. Note that some courses do not require a Credit in mathematics as a requirement for admission.

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Correct Subject Combination

Using the correct subject combination for your course saves you a lot of costs and challenges in the area of obtaining a new change of course and institution form. For example, studying a course require at least 5 credit passes in not more than 2 sittings in WAEC, NECO or its equivalents. Making use of the subjects required for the course is what I mean by making use of the correct subject combination.

Course Cut Off Mark

After confirmation of the admission requirements and correct subject combination for your course, you are to check the course cut off mark. Oftentimes candidates seeking admission into ABU search for ABU courses and their cut off mark, some rephrase by checking for courses offered in ABU and their cut off marks. These show how important cut off marks can be in relation to courses offered.

In summary of the above, you must confirm the admission entry requirements, subject combination for your course and minimum ABU cut off mark for the course in the previous session as a guide to selecting the course if you must study such in Ahmadu Bello University.

Having noted the above, it’s time to list the courses offered in ABU.

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Full List of Courses Offered in ABU (Ahmadu Bello University)

The list of courses offered in ABU have been categorized under the faculty of Sciences, Arts, Engineering, Social sciences, Management science and faculty of education. Go through carefully to check if your ideal course is offered in the institution.

Faculty of Administration


Business Administration

L G & Development Studies

Public Administration

Faculty of Agriculture

Agric Economics & Rural Sociology


Animal Science

Crop Protection

Plant Science

Soil Science

Faculty of Arts

African Languages and Cultures







Theatre & Performing Arts

Faculty of Education

Arts and Social Science Education

Educational Foundation & Curriculum

Educational Psychology & Counselling

Library and Information Science

Physical and Health Education

Science Education

Vocational and Technical Education

Faculty of Engineering

Agricultural Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Metallurgical Engineering

Water Resources & Environmental Engineering

Faculty of Environmental Design



Fine Arts


Industrial Design

Quantity Surveying

Urban and Regional Planning

Faculty of Law

Civil Law

Commercial Law

Private Law

Public Law

Sharia Law

Faculty of Medicine


Chemical Pathology

Community Medicine

Dental Surgery

Haematology and Blood Transfusion

Human Anatomy

Human Physiology

Medical Microbiology


Nursing Science

Obsterics and Gynecology



Pathology (Morbid Anatomy)




Traumatic and Orthopeadic Surgery

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science

Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Practice

Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry

Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Pharmacognosy & Drug Development

Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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Faculty of Science


Biological Sciences








Textile Science & Technology

Faculty of Social Science


Mass Communication

Political Science


Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

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

ABU courses are wide in terms of scope of coverage. The university offers courses in almost every field that is beneficial to students. The above are the courses offered in Ahmadu Bello University that are currently accredited by the NUC (National Universities Commission).

Please note that the ABU courses listed above are still offered in the institution so you can select any that suites your career path and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me via the comment section below and I will answer your questions in accordance.