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Computer Science at Universities: UTME and O'level Subjects Required

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Are you seeking Computer Science admission into any of the universities offering the course? This post will guide you on O'leve and UTME subjects generally and specifically required by JAMB and the concerned universities.

The post is strictly for UTME candidates seeking admission into 100 level or part 1 of a university's computer science department. If you're a direct entry admission seeker, consider reading my post, "Universities Accepting DE for Computer Science and Requirements". That's for you!

I will break this post down to simplify things. I will love to add certain points from the very start so you won't get confused with anything or terms along the line.

Important Information
  1. This post contains the acronyms or alias of individual universities. In case you don't know the full mean of each institution, kindly check this post for a detailed name. The post contains the list of universities offering computer Science (full names and acronyms)
  2. Candidates should read this post to the very end before making their decisions therefrom. This is because a school may be mentioned twice or more for certain reasons.
  3. All these universities, their UTME, and SSCE subject requirements for computer science were collected from the JAMB official Brochure. In certain cases, I'd explained some confusing explanations further in the post.
  4. This post doesn't include the JAMB Cut off Marks or Post UTME cut off Marks of the universities. However, it's safe to say that scoring 180 or above for universities well-known for such is ok while 200 or above should be focused on those taking 200 or above. Consider searching for the post UTME post of each university (using the search box) on this blog to know what these universities accepted for the last admission year.

General UTME and SSCE Subjects Required for Computer Science

JAMB generally requires candidates to write English, Mathematics, Physics, and one (1) of Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics, and Geography.

The board as well requires candidates to possess Five (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics plus two (2) other Science subjects before processing admission for Computer Science.

However, some of these institutions can be specific. Some want exactly what JAMB demand from candidates. Some want more while a few others want less. Below are the details you should know before making your choice of institution.

Specific Requirements For Computer Science Admissions

The post is divided into there sections. One for the SSCE subjects required to study Computer Science and two for the subjects admission seekers should write in the UTME. And finally, the JAMB can Schools cut-off marks for Computer Science.

SSCE Subjects Required for Computer Science

  1. RENAISSANE, PHC, and ILORIN require 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry. RENAISSANCE requires 'O' Level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings.
  2. AAUA requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes to include  English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and at least one from Biology,  Statistics, Agricultural Science, Additional Mathematics, Economics, Geography, Commerce, Accounts/Book-keeping, and Government.
  3. MADONNA, COOU and IMSU accept 'O' Level pass in English Language.
  4. COVENANT requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and either of  Biology and Agricultural Science.
  5. COOU requires 'O' Level credit passes in Physics, Chemistry and accepts 'O' Level pass in English Language.
  6. UNIIBADAN requires five (5) or six (6) credit passes at one (1) or two (2) sittings to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and one (1) another Science subject except for Agricultural Science.
  7. FED-WUKARI, MINNA, EBSU, LASU, and IGBINEDION require five (5) 'O' Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and one (1) another Science subject.
  8. LAGOS requires Five O/Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry or Biology.
  9. JOS accepts 'O' Level credit pass in Further Mathematics in lieu of Mathematics.
  10. BENIN requires two (2) Science subjects in addition to Mathematics and Physics.
  11. RENAISSANCE requires Further Mathematics with Physics or Chemistry.
  12. AJAYI requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics and any other three (3) of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Electronics and any other subject at one (1) sitting or six (6) 'O' Level credit passes at two (2) sittings.
  13. LAGOS Further Mathematics is compulsory.
  14. CUAB requires five (5) O 'level credit passes in not more than two (2) sittings must include English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Economics.
  15. UMYUK requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes or its equivalent in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, and any of Biology/Agricultural Science, Computer Studies or Geography at not more than two (2) sittings.
  16. UNN requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes to include Mathematics, English Language, Physics, and any two (2) from Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science, and Economics.
  17. DELSU requires five 'O' Level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, and any two (2) of Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Geography.
  18. BOWEN does not allow the combination of Biology and Agricultural Science.
  19. FUNAAB requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.
  20. FUTA requires five (5) 'O' Level credit pass at not more than two (2) sittings including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry plus one (1) other Science subjects.
  21. DELSU accepts Economics and Geography.
  22. UNIOSUN requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes including Mathematics, English Language, Chemistry, Physics, and one (1) other Science subjects at one (1) sitting.
  23. ABU requires Five 'O' level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, and any other two subjects among (Chemistry, Biology, Geography, and Computer Science/Data Processing).
  24. KASU does not accept Economics and Agricultural Science as Science subjects.
  25. NILE accepts English Language, Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry and any other two (2) Science subjects.
  26. ABSU For Information Science requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, and at least one (1) Science subject.
  27. UMUDIKE requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and any other relevant Science subject.
  28. REDEEMER'S requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, plus two (2) from Chemistry, Biology, and Further Mathematics.
  29. FUTA requires five (5) SSCE credit passes or its equivalent at a maximum of two (2) sittings in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology/ Agricultural Science.
  30. BAYERO accepts five (5) SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, plus three of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Agriculture, or Economics.
  31. PAUL requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes obtained at not more than two (2) sittings including English Language, Mathematics, and Physics
  32. OSUSTECH requires two (2) 'O' Level credit passes from Chemistry, Biology, and Further Mathematics.
  33. KWASU accepts 'O' Level credit passes in English language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other Science subject.
  34. FED-DUTSE requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two relevant Science-based subjects from Biology or Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Geography, Further Mathematics, Technical Drawing and Economics in not more than two sittings.
  35. ILORIN for Information and Communication Science requires five (5) 'O' Level credits in SSCE/NECO/GCE/Equivalent to include English Language, Mathematics, and at least three subjects from Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Agric. Science, Economics/Geography, Computer Studies/Data Processing. For Computer Science, ILORIN requires five (5) 'O' Level Credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, and any other science subject. For Telecommunication Science, ILORIN requires five (5) O-level (WASCE/GCE/NECO) credits in five subjects including Mathematics, English language, Physics, Chemistry any of Further Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Economics and Geography.
  36. NILE accepts 'O' Level credit pass in Geography as one (1) of the other two (2) Science subjects.
  37. AUE requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry/Physics plus two (2) other Science subjects.
  38. MINNA requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and/or Chemistry and any other Science subject. For Cyber Security Science is the same as Computer Science.
  39. NDA requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes from English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two (2) from Chemistry, Further Mathematics and Biology.
  40. FED-LAFIA requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  41. UMUDIKE requires Mathematics and any two (2) of Physics, Chemistry and Geography or Economics.
  42. AKSU does not require Biology as a compulsory subject.
  43. SOUTHWESTERN requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics and at least three (3) subjects from Physics, Statistics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Economics, and Geography.FUTO requires at least five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in  English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and any other science subject in not more than two (2) sittings. At least a Pass is required in Biology.
  44. ABUJA requires two (2) other Sciences subjects preferably from Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Statistics, Biology or Geography and Economics.
  45. ODUDUWA requires the two (2) others from Biology/Agricultural Science, Geography and Economics.
  46. MAUTY requires Physics and any two (2) of Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science, Economics/ Commerce, Electronics, Computer Studies & IT/Data Processing.
  47. FED-LOKOJA requires Five SSC credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other two science subjects.
  48. PAN-ATLANTIC requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics and any Sciences, Arts or Social Science subjects.
  49. NDA requires two (2) other Science subjects from Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Biology and Computer Science.
  50. UNIKINGS requires five credits in SSC in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other two (2) Science subjects.
  51. EUI requires five (5) credit passes at SSC or its equivalent to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics plus two (2) other Science subjects.
  52. FED-GASHUA requires five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics plus two (2) other Science Subjects.
  53. RSUST for Computer Science requires Five (5) WASC/SSCE /GCE/ NECO O'Level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry/Biology and Economics/Further Maths/Statistics. and for Library and Information Science requires Five (5) WASC/SSCE/GCE/ NECO O'Level Credit Passes in English Language, Mathematics and any other Three (3) Subjects.
  54. FED-OYE EKITI requires five (5) credits passes at SSC (or its equivalent) including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry plus one other Science subject from Biology or Agriculture.
  55. MOUNTAIN TOP - for admission into Computer Science first degree programme of the University, candidates are required to possess at least credit level passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any of Biology/Agricultural Science/Economics/Geography in SSCE or its equivalents at not more than two (2) sittings. In addition, candidates must also earn an acceptable pass mark in the UTME and post UTME screening.
  56. FED-LOKOJA requires five (5) credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other two (2) Science subjects from Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry and Computer Science.
  57. FUPRE requires five (5) SSC credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other two subjects from Chemistry, Computer Studies, Biology/Agricultural Science or Data Processing/GSM Maintenance.
  58. IAUED requires Credits in English, Mathematics, Physics and any other two from Chemistry, Biology, Health Science, Economics, Geography, Data Processing, Commerce, Technical Drawing.
  59. EKSU requires five (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Agricultural Science.
  60. FED-WUKARI requires Five (5)Credits at not more than two sittings including English Language, Mathematics and Physics and any two from the following subjects; Biology, Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Geography, Agricultural Science/Animal Husbandry/Fisheries obtained from Senior School Certificate(SSCE), National Examination Council(NECO), National Business and Technical Examination Board(NABTEB) or its equivalent.
  61. CARITAS requires Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two (2) of the following: Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, and Agricultural Science.
  62. MAUTY requires Five (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two of Chemistry, Biology/Agric Science, Economics/Commerce, Electronics, ICT/Computer Studies/Data Processing, Geography.
  63. KSUSTA requires Five (5) SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other two (2) Science subjects.
  64. PHC requires Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  65. FED-LAFIA requires Five (5) Credit passes at SSCE, GCE, NECO and NABTEB O' Level examination in Mathematics, English Language,  Biology / Agric. Science, Chemistry and Physics in not more than two sittings.
  66. FED-KASHERE accepts Five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, Physics, and any other two relevant Science Subjects from ICT/Computer Studies, Chemistry and Biology/Agricultural Science, Geography and Further Mathematics.
  67. KASU requires Five 'O' level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics and two other Science subjects.
  68. LANDMARK accepts Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics,  Chemistry, Physics and any one of the following: Biology, Agricultural Science, Computer science, Data processing, Further Mathematic.
  69. SOSU accepts Five (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics plus two (2) other science subjects.
  70. FED-DUTSINMA accepts Five 'O' level credits to include: English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science or any other Science subject.

UTME Subjects Required for Computer Science

  1. OSUSTECH and PHC do not accept Agricultural Science, Economics, and Geography.
  2. AJAYI and LAGOS do not accept Agricultural Science or Economics
  3. UNN does not accept Agricultural Science.
  4. UNIOSUN, SALEM, FUNAAB, SALEM, AUE, LASU, IBADAN, COOU, IGBINEDION, and EKSU require Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry
  5. BABCOCK and FED-LAFIA require Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.
  6. ABU requires Use of English, Mathematics, Physics, and any other subject from Chemistry, Biology/Agric. Science and Geography.
  7. NILE accepts any Science subjects.
  8. KWASU accepts (a) For Computer Mathematics, Physics, and any other Science subject. (b) For Library and Information Science any three (3) subjects.
  9. FED-DUTSE requires Chemistry or Biology as the third subject.
  10. JOS for Library and Information Science requires any three (3) subjects.
  11. FED-LOKOJA requires Mathematics, Physics, and any one of Chemistry, Agricultural Science/Biology.
  12. CUAB (i) for Computer Science requires Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. (ii) for Information Technology requires Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry/Economics/Biology/Geography.
  13. AKSU does not require Biology as a compulsory subject.
  14. SOUTHWESTERN - SOUTHWESTERN requires Mathematics, Physics, and anyone (1) of Chemistry or Biology..
  15. ABUJA requires Chemistry, Mathematics, and any Physics, Geography, Biology, and Economics.
  16. OOU requires Mathematics and any two (2) of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Economics, and Geography.
  17. MAUTY - For Library and Information Science, it requires Economics and any two (2) of Principles of Accounts, Commerce, Government, Geography, and Mathematics. For Computer Science it requires Mathematics, Physics and any one of Chemistry, Biology/Agric Science, Economics, Geography.
  18. PAN-ATLANTIC requires the English Language, any other relevant subjects in Sciences, Arts or Social Science subjects Mathematics is an added advantage.
  19. UNIKINGS does not accept Economics and Geography.
  20. DELSU requires Mathematics, Physics, and any of Biology, Chemistry, and Geography.
  21. FED-GASHUA accepts Mathematics, Physics, and one of Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics and Geography.
  22. CRUTECH and IMSU accept Mathematics, Physics plus Chemistry or Statistics/Economics/Geography/Biology
  23. CALABAR requires the two (2) other subjects to be from Chemistry, Biology, and Economics.
  24. FED-DUTSE accepts Mathematics, Physics, and one other relevant Science-based subject from Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Agriculture Science, Further Mathematics, Technical Drawing, and Economics.
  25. RSUST for Computer Science requires Mathematics, Physics, and any other Science Subject and for Library and Information Science requires English Language, Literature in English, Christian Religious Knowledge, Government.
  26. FUTA requires Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics.
  27. MAIDUGURI requires Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry/Biology.
  28. FED-OYE EKITI requires Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.
  29. MOUNTAIN TOP requires English Language, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.
  30. BSU requires Mathematics, Physics, and any of Chemistry, Biology.
  31. FUPRE requires Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry or Biology/Agricultural Science.
  32. AFIT-DEG requires Mathematics, Physics and any other subject from Chemistry, Geography and Biology.
  33. BAYERO requires Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics.
  34. AUN requires Maths, Chemistry and any one of Physics, Biology or Geography for both Information Systems and Software Engineering.
  35. FUTO requires Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics. 
  36. IAUED requires English Language, Mathematics, Physics, and any other from Chemistry, Biology, Health Science, Economics, Geography, Data Processing.
  37. EKSU requires Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.
  38. FED-WUKARI requires Mathematics, Physics, and any one of  Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Economics, and Geography.
  39. CARITAS requires Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry or Biology.
  40. LAGOS requires English Language, Mathematics, Physics, and any of Chemistry or Biology.
  41. KSUSTA requires Mathematics, Physics and one of Chemistry, Biology or Economics.
  42. PHC requires Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry or Biology.
  43. FED-KASHERE requires Mathematics, Physics, and one of Biology/Agriculture, Chemistry, & Geography.
  44. KASU requires Mathematics, Physics, and one other Science subject.
  45. LANDMARK requires Mathematics, Physics, and any one of Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, Economics, and Geography.
  46. RSUST requires English Lang, Mathematics, Physics and any other Science Subject.
  47. SOSU requires Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry or Biology.
  48. FED-DUTSINMA requires English Language, Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry or Biology.
  49. ILORIN: Computer Science it requires Mathematics, Physics and any of Chemistry or Economics. For Information and Communication Science, it requires any three (3) subjects from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Agric. Science and Economics/Geography. For Telecommunication Science it requires Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry.

JAMB Cut Off Marks for Computer Science

Though JAMB usually draws national cut off marks for all institutions in the country. However, some institutions can draw something a bit higher than that announced by JAMB. 

There is no space to mention the cut off mark each of these institutions will ask for this admission year. It's best to say that scoring 180 or above in UTME should be enough for any possible computer course in these universities. 

However, it's advisable to visit the individual school's website to confirm what they asked for in the last admission year. This should be a quick guide. You can use the search box on this blog to search for any of the universities to see if their post UTME adverts had been updated here too. This is because universities such as OAU, IBADAN, LAGOS,  ILORIN, etc will still ask for 200 or above notwithstanding.

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