Science courses aren’t easy to study as it seems. This is because it involves a lot of practicals and they are also professional courses to study in any academic institution.
In Nigeria, there are some science courses that are easy to study in the university and are less competitive. The requirements to study these courses at any Nigerian educational institution are normally similar.
In this post, we list 10 easiest science courses in Nigerian universities available for study and there necessary requirements.
This science course is one of the easiest courses you can study and get a good grade in any tertiary institution in the country.
It is a branch of biology that deals with the study of animals and how they interact with their ecosystems.
Successful graduates that offer this course are normally employed as zoologists, conservationists and even ecologists.
The educational requirements to study this course in any Nigerian university include crediting important subjects like Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
This is another less competitive course that deals specifically with the treatment of diseases in animals. Just like medical science which focuses more on human health, this course aims to improve animal care.
Students who want to study this course in the university will find this science course interesting. You learn how to monitor and control animal diseases, carrying out the necessary medical research needed.
Some of the best universities that offer veterinary science include University of Ibadan, Oyo, Ahmadu Bello University, Usman Fodio University, University of Maiduguri, University of Nigeria, Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, University of Illorin and University of Abuja.
The important subject needed as educational requirement to study Veterinary science include Physics, Chemistry and Biology respectively.
Microbiology is one of the best science courses to study in Nigeria that can offer you employment and a good career. It is the study of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoan parasites.
The career opportunities in Microbiology varies on the area or field in which you choose to study. You can work as a lecturer, laboratory scientist, NAFDAC, NDLEA and other industries depending on your specialty. This is also a very lucrative course in Nigeria that pays well in terms of salary.
The admission requirements for this course in WASSCE and UTME is to get at least credit in your exams and it is similar to all other related science course in Nigeria.
Science Laboratory Technology
In Nigerian universities offering Science Laboratory Technology, it has been proven to be one of the less competitive course which most science students rather don’t study due to their preference to other professional courses that is more competitive like pharmacy, medicine and surgery.
While there are many job opportunities in this course due to its roots in science, students who would want to choose this course must be ready to carry out research and development, support analysis, investigation, reference gathering to deduce outcome of test.
Here, you can become a certified scientific laboratory technician that is not limited to performing chemical test involving various hematological, immunological on blood and body fluids. Admission requirements include five(5) SSCE credit passes in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and English. This is same for UTME also.
Animal science is a lucrative science course that deals with the study of animals starting from birth, management of animals and even animal diseases. Since its under the faculty of agriculture, Nigerian universities offering animal science are few, while some pit this department with veterinary medicine.
Through this course, graduates can work in food processing industries where they can be quality control officers, inspection officers, and also produce and process dairy products and poultry. You can also work in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology sector.
To gain admission as a student to study animal science, you would need to pass the following subjects: Math, Biology and Chemistry for WASSCE and UTME examinations.
While most student think that Chemistry is a difficult course, I can tell you that its not as difficult as you think. Best of it all is that there are career opportunities as a chemist if you choose to study in any of the universities in Nigeria that offers chemistry.
This science course mostly deals with practicals and the use of chemicals. You get to solve equations, raise and test hypothesis after careful observation to come out with a theory. Scientist alike study chemistry, so its compulsory as a science student to take a degree in this course.
Botany & Ecological Studies
Botany can also be called plant science or phytology. It is the scientific study of plant life in all ramification. It deals with all organisms in plants ranging from the smallest bacteria to the sequoia trees, algae, fungi, lichens, mosses, ferns, conifers and even flowering plants.
A plant scientist is one who specializes in this field. In the US, a botanist or plant scientist earn $58,990 as average salary for job opportunities in this course. You can work in the public health sector, as an environmental protector, in the forests or parks.
The educational requirements needed to apply for this course in any Nigerian academic institution is a minimum of credit passes in Biology, Chemistry, English and Math, Physics, Agriculture for WASSCE/WAEC while for JAMB/UTME, Chemistry, Biology and any other science subject.
This is an easy science course to study in Nigeria with lots of career opportunities. It deals with the study of soil as a natural resource on the Earth surface. Soil scientists are known to understand the formation, classification and mapping of the various kinds of soil, ranging from the physical, chemical, biological, and even its fertility properties.
With a soil science degree, one can work not only as a soil scientist but as a Geologists, Research Technician, Farmer, etc. For this course, you would need to take Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Math and other related science courses serious when writing WASSCE and UTME.
You don’t need to study mass communication to earn a degree in this course as telecommunication science is a less competitive course with very high lucrative job opportunities.
The reason why we added telecommunication science as one of the best course to study in Nigeria is that it is less expensive and the ability to even study about it online without having to go through the four walls of a school. There are many accredited schools offering degrees in telecommunication science that you could check on the internet.
The jobs you would get if you apply as a telecommunication engineer ranges from Radio Frequency Engineer, Network Designer, Telecoms Researcher,etc. You would need a B.sc to further you way up if you want to have a successful career in this field.
Textile Science & Technology
This is one of the simplest courses you can study here in Nigeria. Unfortunately, not all universities offer textile science and technology.
While there are opportunities aligned with this course, it is said that graduates of textile science are hotcakes for multinational firms in the textile industry. This shows how this course is less competitive.
You would need to pass subjects like Mathematics, Physics, and even Chemistry if you want to enroll in a Nigerian university to study this easy course.
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