This post contains what Pharmacy is about, admission requirement to study Pharmacy in Nigeria Universities, places one can work with a degree in Pharmacy.


All JAMB and WAEC candidates who are interested in studying or having a career in Pharmacy are hereby informed that JAMB and WAEC subject combination for Pharmacy for 2019/2020 academic session has been released.

What is Pharmacy about?

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  • Pharmacists are health professionals. They are the experts on medicine in the community. They also help in giving prescriptions of drugs to help patients understand and use their medicines in the most appropriate way.
  •  Pharmacists know about the mode of action of a particular drug, and its metabolism and physiological effects on the human body in great detail, they play an important role in optimization of a drug treatment for an individual.
Places Where One can work with a Degree in Pharmacy?

Various Career opportunities in Pharmacy include;

  • Clinical research associate.
  • Higher education lecturer.
  • Medical sales representative.
  • Pharmacologist.
  • Product/process development scientist.
  • Regulatory affairs officer.
  • Research scientist (life sciences)
  • Science writer.

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JAMB UTME Subject Combination For Pharmacy?

For you to be on a safe side it is better if you aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic.

JAMB UTME subject combination (subject to write in jamb) for Pharmacy are

  1. Use of English
  2. Mathematics
  3. Chemistry
  4. Biology

O level/WAEC Subject Combination For Pharmacy?

The subjects needed to study Pharmacy in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The O level requirement that is the compulsory WAEC subject combination for Pharmacy must include:

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. English Language
  5. Any other Science subject
  6. Biology

List of Nigeria Universities Offering Pharmacy.

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  3. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  4. University of Ibadan (UI)
  5. Igbinedion University Okada
  6. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  7. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  8. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  9. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  10. Madonna University, Okija
  11. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  12. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  13. Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU)
  14. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  15. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  16. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  17. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  18. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  19. University of Uyo
  20. Gombe State University, Gombe
  21. Bayero University, Kano

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Michael Etu

Michael Etu


  1. Pls, is it possible for a student who intend to study PHARMACY in University to enroll the following UTME subjects?
    Such as:
    2: PHYSICS
    4: BIOLOGY
    Without Mathematics?


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