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List of Courses Offered in UNICAL (University of Calabar) 2023/2024

List of Courses Offered in the University of Calabar, UNICAL, brief history of UNICAL, departments in the university and admission requirements
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List of Courses Offered in UNICAL (University of Calabar) – The University of Calabar (UNICAL) is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Nigeria. It was established in 1975 as a federal university and is located in Calabar, Cross River State. UNICAL offers a wide range of academic programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, spanning various fields of study.

List of Courses Offered in UNICAL (University of Calabar)

If you are interested in studying at UNICAL, you might want to know the list of courses offered in the university and their admission requirements. In this article, we will provide you with the official list of courses offered in UNICAL, as well as their JAMB and WAEC subject combinations, direct entry requirements and O’level requirements.


List of Courses Offered in UNICAL

According to the National Universities Commission (NUC), UNICAL has 12 faculties and 85 departments. The faculties are:

  1. Faculty of Agriculture
  2. Faculty of Arts
  3. Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  4. Faculty of Biological Sciences
  5. Faculty of Education
  6. Faculty of Engineering
  7. Faculty of Environmental Sciences
  8. Faculty of Law
  9. Faculty of Management Sciences
  10. Faculty of Physical Sciences
  11. Faculty of Social Sciences
  12. College of Medical Sciences

The following is a list of courses offered in UNICAL under each faculty:

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Agricultural Economics and Extension
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Animal Science
  • Crop Science
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry and Wildlife Management
  • Soil Science

Faculty of Arts

  • Christian Religious Studies
  • English and Literary Studies
  • French
  • History and International Studies
  • Linguistics and Communication Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Religious and Cultural Studies
  • Theatre Arts

Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology

Faculty of Biological Sciences

  • Applied Microbiology and Brewing
  • Botany
  • Genetics and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Zoology

Faculty of Education

The faculty offers various courses under the following departments:

  • Adult Education
  • Agricultural Education
  • Business Education
  • Education Administration and Planning
  • Education Foundation, Guidance and Counselling
  • Education Technology and Library Science
  • Educational Psychology Measurement and Evaluation
  • Environmental Education
  • Human Kinetics and Health Education
  • Library and Information Science
  • Physical Education
  • Social Science Education
  • Special Education
  • Technology and Vocational Education

Faculty of Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Wood Products Engineering
  • Faculty of Environmental Sciences
  • Architecture
  • Estate Management
  • Geoinformatics and Surveying
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Faculty of Law

  • Law

Faculty of Management Sciences

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Management
  • Marketing
  • Faculty of Physical Sciences
  • Applied Geophysics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics/Statistics
  • Physics
  • Pure Chemistry
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Economics
  • Geography and Environmental Science
  • Policy and Administrative Studies
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Social Work

College of Medical Sciences

The college comprises three faculties:

Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences

  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Nursing Science
  • Public Health Technology
  • Radiography and Radiological Science

Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

  • Medicine and Surgery

Faculty of Clinical Sciences

  • Anaesthesiology
  • Community Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Surgery

Admission Requirements for UNICAL Courses

To gain admission into any of the courses offered in UNICAL, candidates must meet the following requirements:

UTME Admission Requirements

  • Candidates must have reached the age of 16.
  • Candidates must have at least 6 (six) “Cs (Credits)” grades in their O’level result (s). This must include English Language, Mathematics and three other subjects related to their course of study. For instance, a Candidate that wants to study law must have a “ C ” in English Language, Mathematics, Government/History, Economics and Literature in English.
  • Candidates must score at least 160 in JAMB UTME examination
  • Candidates must take UNICAL post UTME screening examination and must perform very well in the examination (Depending on the course of study)
  • Not more than ONE sitting results is accepted for admission into the University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  • Candidates must choose the correct subject combination for their courses.
  • Finally, candidates must meet the stipulated cutoff marks for their courses to gain admission into the university.

Direct Entry Admission Requirements

  • Candidates must possess at least five (5) Credits in their O’level result. This must include English Language and Mathematics. However, two-sitting result is not allowed.
  • Candidates must have also reached the age of 16.
  • Candidates are expected to get JAMB Direct entry form from JAMB to apply.
  • Candidates should have any of the following certificates: OND, ND, NCE, IJMB, Cambridge A level, BSc, HND, and ICAN. 
  • Candidates must have a minimum of Upper Credit for OND/ND or Lower Credit for HND in relevant courses.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of 9 points for IJMB or Cambridge A level or a minimum of 13 points for NCE.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of Second Class Lower for BSc or Second Class Upper for ICAN in relevant courses.
  • Candidates must also meet the O’level and UTME requirements for their chosen courses.

How to Apply for UNICAL Admission

  1. Candidates who wish to apply for admission into UNICAL must follow the steps below:
  2. Visit the JAMB website and create a profile
  3. Generate and print a confirmation code and PIN
  4. Go to any accredited bank and pay the sum of ₦3,500 for UTME or ₦5,000 for DE.
  5. After payment, collect your ePIN and receipt
  6. Visit the JAMB website again and complete your registration.
  7. Choose UNICAL as your first choice of institution.
  8. Print out your registration slip and keep it safe.
  9. Wait for UNICAL to announce the date for post-UTME screening.
  10. Visit the UNICAL website and register for the post-UTME screening with your JAMB registration number and ePIN.
  11. Print out your post-UTME slip and bring it along to the screening venue.
  12. Check your post-UTME result and admission status on the UNICAL website or JAMB CAPS portal.

Wrapping Up

We hope this article has provided you with useful information about the list of courses offered in UNICAL and their admission requirements. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. We will be glad to hear from you.

Thank you for reading and good luck with your admission process!👍

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