Bayero University Kano Courses & Requirements

Bayero University, Kano, formerly known as Abdullahi Bayero College used to be a University College. However, when in 1977 all University Colleges in the country were raised to the status of full-fledged universities by the Federal Government, Abdullahi Bayero University College became Bayero University, Kano (BUK). This article provides information on the courses and programmes offered by the University and the requirement for admission into the institution.

Bayero University Kano Courses & Requirements

College of Health Science

Departments under this faculty are:

 Allied Health Sciences

Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences

Department of Nursing

Department of Physiotherapy

Department of Radiography

Department of Optometry

 Basic Medical Sciences

Department of Anatomy

Department of Physiology

Department of Biochemistry

Clinical Sciences

Department of Anesthesiology

Department of Chemical Pathology

Department of Clinical Pharmacology

Department of Community Medicine

Department of Haematology

Department of Medical Microbiology & Parasitology

Department of Medicine

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Department of Ophthalmology

Department of Otolaryngology

Department of Paediatrics

Department of Psychiatry

Department of Radiology

Department of Surgery


Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Department of Oral Diagnostic Surgery

Department of Preventive Dentistry

Department of Restorative Dentistry

Department of Child Dental Health

Department of Craniofacial Orthodontics


Department of Agricultural Economics & Extension

Department of Agronomy

Department of Animal Science

Department of Crop Protection

Department of Soil Science

Arts and Islamic Studies

Departments under this faculty are:

Department of Arabic

Department of English

Department of Linguistics & Foreign Languages

Department of History

Department of Islamic Studies and shari’a

Department of Linguistics

Department of Nigerian Languages

Department of Theater & Film Studies

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Department of Architecture

Department of Environmental Management

Department of Geography

Department of Geology

Department of Urban & Regional Planning

Computer Science and Information Technology

Department of Computer Science

Department of Information Technology

Department of Software Engineering


Department of Adult Education

Department of Education

Department of Library & Information Science

Department of Physical & Health Education

Department of Science & Technical Education

Department of Special Education


Department of Agricultural Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering

Department of Electrical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechatronics Engineering

Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering


Department of Private & Commercial Law

Department of Public Law

Department of Islamic Science

Department of Biological Science

Department of Chemistry

Department of Mathematical Science

Department of Microbiology

Department of Physics

Department of Plant Biology

Social and Management Sciences

Department of Accounting

Department of Banking & Finance

Department of Business Administration

Department of Economics

Department of Mass Communication

Department of Political Science

Department of Sociology

 List of programmes offered by the Bayero University, Kano are:

  1. Fisheries and Aquaculture
  2. Food Science and Technology
  3. Forestry and Wildlife Management
  4. Agric Economics and Extension
  5. Agriculture

B.Sc. Economics

B.Sc. Electronics with Physics

B.Sc. Entrepreneur

B.Sc. Environmental Management

B.Sc. Estate Management

B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry

B.Sc. Mathematics

B.Sc. Microbiology

B.Sc. Nutrition and Dietetics

B.Sc. Physics

B.Sc. Physics with Electronics

B.Sc. Political Science

B.Sc. Public Administration

B.Sc. Quantity Surveying

B.Sc. Sociology

B.Sc. Software Engineering

B.Sc. Statistics

B.Sc. Zoology

  1. Technology Education
  2. Urban and Regional Planning

Doctor of Optometry

Doctor of Pharmacy



  1. Medical Laboratory Science
  2. Nursing
  3. Physiotherapy
  4. Radiography

B.A. Arts Combined

B.A. Arabic

B.A. English

B.A. French

B.A. Hausa

B.A. History

B.A. Islamic Studies

B.A. Linguistics

B.A. Theatre and Performing Arts

B.Sc. Information Technology

B.Sc. Information and Media Studies

B.Sc. International Relations

B.Sc. Library and Information Science

B.Sc. Mass Communication

B.Sc. Banking and Finance


B.Sc. Anatomy

B.Sc. Applied Biology

B.Sc. Architecture

B.Sc. Agricultural Extension (SAFE Programme)

B.Sc. Biochemistry

B.Sc. Biology

B.Sc. Botany

B.Sc. Business Administration

B.Sc. Accounting

B.Sc. Chemistry

B.Sc. Computer Science

B.Sc. Computer Science/Economics

B.Sc. Criminology

  1. Dentistry/Dental Surgery

B.Eng. Agricultural Engineering

B.Eng. Chemical Engineering

B.Eng. Civil Engineering

B.Eng. Computer Engineering

B.Eng. Electrical Engineering

B.Eng. Irrigation Engineering

B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering

B.Eng. Mechatronics Engineering

B.Eng. Petroleum Engineering

B.Eng. Telecommunication Engineering

  1. (Ed) Science & Technical Education

B.A. (Ed) Adult Education and Community Services

B.A. (Ed) Arabic

B.A. (Ed) Economics

B.A. (Ed) Education

B.A. (Ed) English

B.A. (Ed) French

B.A. (Ed) Geography

B.A. (Ed) Hausa

B.A. (Ed) History

B.A. (Ed) Islamic Studies

B.A. (Ed) Special Education

B.Sc. (Ed)

B.Sc. (Ed) Adult Education

B.Sc. (Ed) Agriculture

B.Sc. (Ed) Applied Biology

B.Sc. (Ed) Biology

B.Sc. (Ed) Chemistry

B.Sc. (Ed) Education

B.Sc. (Ed) Geography

B.Sc. (Ed) Health Education

B.Sc. (Ed) Mathematics

B.Sc. (Ed) Physical Education

B.Sc. (Ed) Physical and Health Education

B.Sc. (Ed) Physics

B.Sc. (Ed) Science

B.Sc. Geography

B.Sc. Geography (Science)

B.Sc. Geology

B.Sc. Human Physiology


Application/ Admission Requirement for Bayero University, Kano

Undergraduate Application

Applicants for undergraduate studies must have a Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalent.

Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

Candidates who wish to apply via UTME must have sat for the UTME Examinations, must have met the cut-off mark and scored an aggregate in subjects relevant to the programme they are applying for before they are deemed eligible for admission into the school. This pass mark is determined by the University in subjects relevant to the programme applied for.

Prospective candidates must also have obtained a minimum of five (5) passes at Credit level in the National Examinations Council (NECO) or Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or its other equivalent. These subjects are to include a pass at credit level in both English and Mathematics and other subjects relevant to the candidate’s chosen field of study.  This result must be obtained in not more than two (2) sittings. After this, they would be required to register and write a test (Post -UTME) which is conducted by the University.

Direct Entry

This depends on additional qualifications possessed by an applicant. Applicants via direct entry must possess either of the following:

  • OND (with merit),
  • NCE
  • IJMB (with a minimum of 8 points)
  • GCE ‘A’ Level (3 credits)
  • HND (Pass)

In addition to the above, applicants must also possess all the necessary ‘O’ Level requirements applicable to the regular full-time undergraduate applicants.

Therefore, credit in English is compulsory for all courses applied. Mathematics is also a prerequisite for science-based and social sciences based courses.