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Pharmacy In DELSU, Cut Off Mark & Requirements

Pharmacy In DELSU, Cut Off Mark and Admission Requirement: How many years does it take to study Pharmacy in DELSU, Does DELSU offer PharmD or B pharm program?, Does DELSU offer Pharmacy as a course?, what are the direct entry requirements for Pharmacy in DELSU?

Hey SAVANT! welcome to my “School of Pharmacy Series“, In today’s episode I will show you everything you need to know about the faculty of Pharmacy in DELSU, from Cut off mark to UTME/Direct entry requirements, course duration and lots more… STAY TUNED!

Delta State University (DELSU)
Course DurationSix (6) Years
Degree AwardedDoctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
CompetitivenessVery competitive

Before applying to study Pharmacy in Delta State University (DELSU), it is only logical you familiarize yourself with what the program is about, JAMB and O’ level requirements, Cut off mark, duration of study and lots more.

Access to accurate information can pose difficult, hence the reason for this guide, at the end of this writeup, you will be fortified with all the necessary information you need on studying Pharmacy in DELSU… ENJOY!

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Key Takeaways:

  • DELSU Offers Pharmacy
  • Duration of Study for Pharmacy in DELSU is 6 years for the Doctor of Pharmacy program
  • Cut off mark for admission to study Pharmacy in DELSU depends on the general performance of student that year, but it has always been above 60

Below is a detailed response to all you need to know and guide to securing admission in DELSU Faculty of Pharmacy.

Do DELSU Offer Pharmacy?

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Yes, Delta state University (DELSU) is one of the few universities in Nigeria that offers pharmacy, new intake admitted to study Pharmacy in DELSU are awarded the Pharm D degree.

If you wish to become a Pharmacist and finds DELSU as a suitable school for study, you can do so either through JAMB or other direct entry like JUPEB.

Read Also: WAEC & JAMB Subject Combination For Pharmacy

Requirements To Study Pharmacy In DELSU

Requirements Check List
Requirements Check List

To study Pharmacy in DELSU you must meet with the following JAMB and O’ level subject (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) requirements.

JAMB SubjectUse of English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
O’ level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) RequirementFive (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Direct Entry Requirements(i) ‘A’ Level passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology in addition to the UTME requirements.

(ii) BSC, BOS, etc in relevant programme.

P.S, Mathematics is not needed in JAMB for those who want to study Pharmacy in DELSU

DELSU Cut Off Mark For Pharmacy

DELSU Departmental Cut Off Mark

To study Pharmacy in DELSU you must score at least 150 in JAMB to qualify for Post UTME.

But scoring 150 in JAMB won’t guarantee your admission into the Faculty of Pharmacy in DELSU.

Pharmacy being a very competitive course in Nigeria requires you score very well in JAMB

JAMB score of 270 and above should be just fine, and also doing very well in UNIBEN Post UTME Exam is a prerequisite.

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Post UTME Score For Pharmacy In DELSU

A score of 70 in DELSU Post UTME is good enough to secure your spot in the Faculty of Pharmacy DELSU.

You may be asking, why do I need to score that high in JAMB and still do well in Post UTME?

Well, the truth is, admission to student is dependent on varying factors, such as Merit, ELDS, general students performance etc.

Students admitted on the merit list must score well above the aggregate score for Pharmacy.

Based on past years, the aggregate score for Pharmacy in DELSU is 60

now let’s both analyze the JAMB and Post UTME score you will need to get to score above the aggregate 60.

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DELSU Aggregate Score For Pharmacy

DELSU Aggregate score for admission into Pharmacy is 60.

To calculate DELSU admission aggregate score, you divide your JAMB Score by 8 and your Post UTME score by 2 and sum them up.

We can then say that your aggregate score is the summation of your JAMB score divided by 8 and your Post UTME score divided by 2.

A student who wishes to study Pharmacy in DELSU and scored 270 in JAMB and 75 in Post UTME, using this formular, the aggregate score can then be calculate as;

270/8 + 70/2 = 33.75 + 35

Making the student’s aggregate score 68.75

So you see that the higher your JAMB and Post UTME score the higher your average aggregate score which consequently increases your chances of being admitted.

Other Direct Entry Requirement

JUPEB Program For Pharmacy In DELSU

Aside JAMB, you can also be admitted to study Pharmacy through JUPEB, JUPEB is an acronym for Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board.

To kick start this process you will first need to buy the form NGN15,000 and sit for the entrance exam.

There is really no passing or failing in the entrance exam, it’s actually just a formality as most student if not all will be allowed to participate in the JUPEB program thereafter.

The program spans for 1 year (2 semesters) and successful candidates would then be given admission to study Pharmacy beginning from 200 level.

During the course of the program you will need to pay a fee of NGN150,000, this can be paid in installment.

JAMB Direct Entry

For student who have studied other courses before now and want to study Pharmacy, you can apply through JAMB direct entry and be admitted to 200 level.

The student must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree (second class Hons) from a recognized university in chemistry or the biological sciences.

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How Many Years To Study Pharmacy In DELSU?

It takes 6 years to study Pharmacy in Delta State University.

If you add 1 year of compulsory internship and 1 year for NYSC, it makes the entire study duration 8 years.

DELSU School Fees For Pharmacy

School fees for Pharmacy students in DELSU for new students is NGN243,000 and NGN273,000 for indigenes and non-indigenes respectively.

Departments OF Pharmacy in DELSU

Pharmacy in DELSU has different departments which are responsible for the folding and formation of the malleable students, these departments are

  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration
  • Pharmacognosy and Traditional Medicine
  • Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy

1. Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology

This department expose Pharmacist in view to the nature of microorganisms.

It is an aspect of Pharmacy training that is pertinent in the production of drugs with the singular aim of achieving microbial quality of drug dosage delivery systems by adopting best Global pharmaceutical practice.

The Biotechnology aspects are geared towards genetic engineering, Nano-medicine, bioinformatics as a novel tool in the development of new drugs and vaccines.

2. Pharmaceutical Chemistry

This is concerned with the design (drug design) and synthesis of biologically active molecules.

Here the students are familiarized with important chemical principles and how to gain new chemical molecules that could enable the discovery of new pharmaceuticals or optimize already known drug structures, thereby expanding the portfolio of chemical drugs.

3. Pharmacology and Toxicology

Pharmacology here, deals with the study of how drugs affect the functioning of living cell, tissues and systems.

The mechanisms by which drugs alter biological systems in an attempt to improve health and alleviate disease is also studied, on the other hand, Toxicology is the study of mechanisms by which drugs and chemicals in the environment produce unwanted effects (Adverse Drug Reaction, Side effects and Hypersensitivity).

4. Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration

Here the students are trained on the clinical application of their training such as Drug Dispensing, patient care that optimizes medication therapy and promotes health, and disease prevention.

Clinical Pharmacy is a very important area in the training of Future Pharmacist and Universities that offers the Doctor of Pharmacy program focuses much on this aspect of Pharmacy.

5. Pharmacognosy and Traditional Medicine

Over 60% of medicines in circulation are either entirely from natural sources (Plants, Animals or Microorganism) or were once gotten from natural sources.

Pharmacognosy as a department focuses on the study of medicines or crude drugs produced from natural sources such as plants, microbes, and animals. It includes analysis of their biological, chemical, biochemical, and physical properties.

6. Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy

Have you ever wondered what aspect of pharmacy is involved in the production of various Pharmaceutical products such as Emulsions, Creams, Tablets, Capsules (Soft and Hard) e.t.c.

Well, this departments is concerned with the formulation of drugs into acceptable dosage form, most form of drugs are not acceptable either because of their disagreeably bitter taste, unpleasant smell or appearance.

It is the duty of Pharmaceutics to present these drugs in forms which will be acceptable to the patient.

DELSU Admission To Pharm D

Student Admitted to study Pharmacy in DELSU will be awarded Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Years To Study Pharmacy In DELSU

Students admitted to study Pharmacy in Delta State University will spend Five (5) years in obtaining Bachelor of Pharmacy degree.

DELSU School Fees For Pharmacy Student?

Students in DELSU being a state University pays more when compared to student studying Pharmacy in Federal Institutions like University of Ibadan (UI), University of Benin (UNIBEN).

School fees paid by Indigene (64,500) is different from that paid by non-indigene (85,500)

What Is DELSU Official Website

You can access DELSU official website at

DELSU JAMB Subject For Pharmacy

JAMB subject requirement to study Pharmacy in UNIBEN is; Use of English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

WAEC Subject For Pharmacy In UNIBEN

WAEC subject requirement to study Pharmacy in UNIBEN is; 5 SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

In Conclusion

Delta State University (DELSU) offers Pharmacy and award students with PharmD degree upon graduation.

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