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WAEC & JAMB Subject Combination For Physiology [UPDATED]

Waec and Jamb Subject Combination for Physiology
Waec and Jamb Subject Combination for Physiology

WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination For Physiology: What are the JAMB Subject combination to study Physiology in Nigeria?, Must I pass Maths in WAEC to study Physiology?, what subjects are needed to study Physiology?

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Waec and Jamb Subject Combination for Physiology
WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Physiology

For everyone who plans to study Physiology in Nigeria, it is important and necessary you know the subjects that are required to becoming a Physiologist in Nigeria.

I have seen cases, where students who wish to study a particular course go ahead to register the wrong subject combination in JAMB and in their O’level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) simply because they were not well informed and would later start searching for means with which they can correct the mistake.

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Luckily for you, with the aid of this guide you will be fully endowed with the required WAEC and JAMB Subject combination to study Physiology in any University in Nigeria, mind you, this subject combination is the same for all Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria.

So, irrespective of the school you want to study in (UNIBEN, UI, UNILAG, DELSU e.t.c) these are the subjects you must enroll and pass to be eligible for admission to study Physiology in Nigeria.

If you must study Physiology in Nigeria you must first get a minimum of five (5) credits in your O’ level core courses and enroll four (4) subjects in JAMB which you should score at least 220 to increase your chances of admission.

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Subjects Required To Study Physiology

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The subjects Required to study Physiology in Nigeria are…

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

Some of these subjects may not be required in some cases (JAMB or O’level), I will highlight each of these subject and in what instances they may be applicable or needed.

Mathematics: Maths as a subject is one every student must offer right from primary school up till secondary school, this subject is required as a core subject for your O’ level exams.

For JAMB you will not enroll Mathematics, i.e maths is not required in JAMB to study Physiology it is only needed in your O’ level.

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Other Subjects: English Language, Physics, Chemistry and Biology are required for both JAMB and your O’ level if you must study Physiology.

JAMB and WAEC Subjects to study Physiology

To Study Physiology, the following subjects will be enrolled for JAMB and WAEC…

JAMB Subject Combination For Physiology

Jamb Subject Combination for Physiology
JAMB Subject Combination for Physiology

The four (4) subjects you must enroll in JAMB (with use of English compulsory irrespective of the course you intend to study) for Physiology, are…

  • Use of English
  • Physics
  • Biology and
  • Chemistry.

To be assured of admission, you will need to score very high in JAMB, let’s say 250 and above. P.S; you should see my ultimate guide on How To Pass JAMB 2024/2025 With High Score (300+)

WAEC Subject Combination For Physiology

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Unlike JAMB, you will be required to sit for a minimum of Eight subjects (8) and a maximum of nine (9), out of this Nine or Eight subjects, five are core subjects specific for the course you wish to study which in this case is Physiology.

In WAEC, core subjects to study Physiology are…

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • and Biology

The remaining three (3) or four (4) subjects will be determined by you.

Mind you: This subject combination for WAEC is applicable for all O’ level exams such as NECO, NABTEB e.t.c

By core I mean subjects that lean directly to your field. Failure to pass these core courses can deny a student admission.

Requirements To Study Physiology Through Direct Entry

Student who which to study Physiology through direct entry should have either of the following requirements…


  • Three (3) ‘A’ Level passes to include Chemistry, Biology/Zoology and Physics.

Ensure to go through JAMB Brochure for remarks/waiver for Physiology.

List Of Universities That Offers Physiology

Below are schools you can study Physiology in Nigeria;

  1. Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  3. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  4. Anambra State University, Uli
  5. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  6. Bauchi State University, Gadau, Bauchi State
  7. Bayero University, Kano
  8. Bowen University, Iwo
  9. Cross Rivers University Of Technology, Calabar
  10. Delta State University, Abraka
  11. Federal University Of Technology, Akure
  12. Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  13. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
  14. Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City
  15. Madonna University, Okija
  16. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  17. Northwest University, Kano, Kano State
  18. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
  19. Ondo State University Of Medical Sciences Laje Road, Ondo, Ondo State
  20. Osun State University, Osogbo
  21. University Of Benin, Benin City
  22. University Of Calabar, Calabar
  23. University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
  24. University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
  25. University Of Lagos
  26. University Of Port-Harcourt
  27. University Of Uyo

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Mathematics compulsory for Physiology Science in JAMB?

NO, Maths is not a compulsory subject to sit for in JAMB if you want to study Physiology, so while contemplating on the list of subjects to enroll in JAMB, know that you are not expected to add Mathematics

What are the compulsory subjects for Physiology?

The Compulsory Subject for Physiology In JAMB are Use of English, Physics, Biology and Chemistry.

While for WAEC; English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

What are the main subject for Physiology?

The main subjects to study Physiology in JAMB are Biology, English Language Chemistry and Physics.

Can I Study Physiology Without Physics in JAMB?

NO, you cannot study Physiology without Physics, Physics is important both in your O’ level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) and JAMB.

Is further maths compulsory for Physiology?

NO, Further Mathematics is itself not a compulsory subject to enroll in JAMB if you want to study Physiology.

In Summary

To study Physiology you need to sit for four (4) subjects in JAMB which are Physics, Use of English, Biology and Chemistry, and have at least credits (C6) in your Five (5) core courses which includes: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

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Three (3) ‘A’ Level passes to include Chemistry, Biology/Zoology and Physics.Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Summary table of JAMB Subject Combination to study Physiology

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