List of Less Competitive Courses in OAU

Many students hope to attend the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, thus they list it as an option during UTME registration. If you took the UTME and post-UTME screening test and still weren’t accepted, you might be wondering what less-competitive majors are available at OAU. This is a common practice among students. Nevertheless, there are a select few who want to hold off on reapplying till the subsequent UTME enrollment.

List of Less Competitive Courses in OAU 1

Courses at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife might be as rigorous or as relaxed as any other university. In the first place, what exactly do we mean when we say “competitive courses” and “less competitive courses”? For example, if you look at the courses offered at OAU, you’ll agree that subjects like “Computer Science,” “Accounting,” “Business Administration,” “Law,” and “Mass Communications” are some of the most competitive courses registered by students who hope to gain admission to Delta State or any other university in Nigeria. Simply put, competitive courses are those that receive high UTME and DE registration volumes, while non-competitive courses receive lower registration volumes.

If you choose a less popular major at OAU, you have a significantly better chance of getting accepted into the university, provided you meet the minimum JAMB score requirement. The risk of choosing a course with a high number of applicants is that even if you meet the requirements in terms of grade point average and test scores, you may still be rejected for admission.

If you’re a student at OAU, whether in the arts, sciences, or business, this post will be helpful because I’ll be detailing the less competitive courses offered in each department.


  1. Agricultural Economics & Extension
  2. African Languages and Literature
  3. Agricultural Economics
  4. Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology
  5. Anesthesia and Intensive Care
  6. Animal Science
  7. Archaeology
  8. Building
  9. Community Health and Nutrition
  10. Continuing Education
  11. Crop production
  12. Demography and Social Statistics
  13. Dermatology and Venerology
  14. Dramatic Arts
  15. Drug Research and Production Unit
  16. Educational Administration and Planning
  17. Educational Foundation and Counseling
  18. Educational Technology
  19. English Language
  20. Environmental Health and Epidemiology
  21. Estate Management
  22. Fine and Applied Arts
  23. Food Nutrition and Consumer Sciences
  24. Food Science and Technology
  25. Foreign Languages
  26. Geography
  27. Geology
  28. History
  29. Institute of Education
  30. Linguistics
  31. Literature in English
  32. Local Government Studies
  33. Mathematics
  34. Medical Rehabilitation
  35. Mental Health
  36. Urban & Regional Planning
  37. Philosophy
  38. Physical and Health Education
  39. Physics
  40. Physiological Sciences
  41. Plant Science
  42. Quantity Surveying
  43. Religious Studies
  44. Sociology and Anthropology
  45. Soil Science
  46. Special Education and Curriculum Studies
  47. Urban and Regional Planning
  48. Zoology

These are some of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife less competitive courses. Bear in mind that this in no way indicates that these courses are inferior to others; rather, it simply indicates that fewer applicants who match the prerequisites for these courses have registered for them at OAU.

I really hope this was of some use to you. Feel free to post any inquiries in the section provided below, and we will do our best to answer them.


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