List of OAU Courses and Entry Admission Requirements

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), formerly known as University of Ife, is a federal government owned and operated Nigerian university. The university is located in Ife-Ife, an ancient Yoruba city in Osun State, southwestern Nigeria. The university was founded in 1961 and classes commenced in October 1962.

In this post aside listing all OAU 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 Obafemi Awolowo University.
Below is the list of what to look out for before choosing a course in OAU.

  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 OAU or not.

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

  1. List of all Art Courses offered in OAU.
  2. List of all Science courses offered in OAU.
  3. List of all Medical Related Courses offered in OAU.
  4. List of all Social and Management courses offered by the Obafemi Awolowo University.

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

OAU Admission Requirements

OAU admission requirements is the first step you must take note of when searching for available courses in OAU. At OAU and other tertiary institutions, courses offered have their distinct entry requirements. However, some requirements are the same for courses under the same faculty. In OAU 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 OAU search for OAU courses and their cut off mark, some rephrase by checking for courses offered in OAU 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 OAU cut off mark for the course in the previous session as a guide to selecting the course if you must study such in the Obafemi Awolowo University.

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

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Full List of Courses Offered in OAU (Obafemi Awolowo University)

The list of courses offered in OAU 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

International Relations

Local Government and Development Studies

Management & Accounting

Public Administration

Faculty of Agriculture

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

Animal Science

Crop Production

Soil Science

Family, Nutrition & Consumer Sciences

Faculty of Arts

Religious Studies




Foreign Languages

Linguistics and African Languages

Dramatic Arts


Institute of Cultural Studies

Faculty of Education

Education Technology & Library Studies

Adult Education and Lifelong Learning

Educational Foundations and Counseling

Arts and Social Sciences Education

Science and Technology Education

Educational Management

Institute of Education

Physical and Health Education

Faculty of Environmental Design and Management

Fine and Applied Arts



Estate Management

Quantity Surveying

Urban and Regional Planning

Faculty of Basic Medical Science

Anatomy and Cell Biology

Medical Biochemistry

Physiological Sciences

Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Chemical Pathology

Haematology and Immunology

Medical Microbiology and Parasitology

Morbid Anatomy and Forensic Medicine

Nursing Science

Medical Rehabilitation

Faculty of Clinical Sciences


Community Health

Dermatology and Venereology


Mental Health

Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology


Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Paediatrics and Child Health



Faculty of Dentistry

Child Dental Health

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral


Preventive and Community Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry

Faculty of Law

International Law

Jurisprudence and Private Law

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Public Law

Business Law

Faculty of Pharmacy

Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration

Pharmaceutical Chemistry




Drug Research and Production Unit

Faculty of Sciences









Faculty of Technology

Agricultural and Environmental Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering,

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Food Science and Technology

Mechanical Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Faculty of Social Sciences




Political Science


Sociology & Anthropology

OAU 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 Obafemi Awolowo University that are currently accredited by the NUC (National Universities Commission).

Please note that the OAU 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.