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List of Courses Offered at University of Calabar (UNICAL)



The list of courses offered by University of Calabar (UNICAL) are displayed on this page. Candidates who wish to apply through JAMB should click on any of the courses to see the course requirements.

List of Courses Offered at University of Calabar (UNICAL)

About University of Calabar (UNICAL)

The University of Calabar, fondly called ‘UNICAL’ by students and staffs was established in 1975 by the Federal Military Government of Nigeria. It was Initially a Calabar campus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, but ceased to be a campus after its pronouncement as a Federal University. UNICAL is one of Nigeria’s second generation federal universities and currently has a Graduate school, ten Faculties, and three Institutes.

Academic programmes of the University are aimed at laying a sound and a broad undergraduate foundation upon which further intellectual and professional pursuits can be based at the Graduate school level. Hence, the University offers accredited programmes or courses leading to officially recognized degrees such as bachelors, masters and postgraduate degrees in several disciplines.

Built to fulfill its motto ‘Knowledge for Service’, placing a great premium on learning and character; UNICAL is currently ranked as the 48th best University in Nigeria.  

List of Courses Offered at University of Calabar (UNICAL)

Here is a list of courses offered by University of Calabar (UNICAL) and all candidates interested in studying at the institution are encouraged to take note:

Official University of Calabar Faculties and Courses Offered

The University has over 10 faculties, including a College of Medicine which offers a wide range of relevant departmental courses for students at all levels. Here’s a list of the faculties and courses offered:

Faculty of Arts

  • English and Literary Studies
  • History and International Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Mass Communication
  • Modern Languages and Translation Studies, e.t.c.

Faculty of Agriculture

The faculty runs a five-year programme in the following departments:

  • Forestry and Fisheries
  • Agricultural Economics and Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Crop Science

Faculty of Biology Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Genetics and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Zoology

Faculty of Physical Sciences

  • Pure and Applied Chemistry
  • Geology/ Applied Geophysics
  • Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Mathematics/Statistics

Faculty of Management Sciences

  • Accounting
  • Banking/Finance
  • Business Management and Marketing

Faculty of Law

  • Private Law
  • Public and International Law

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

Faculty of Oceanography

Research areas here include:

  • Physical Oceanography
  • Chemical Oceanography, e.t.c

College of Medicine; this includes the faculties of Allied and Basic Medical Sciences

Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences

  • Medical Lab Science
  • Nursing Science
  • Physiotherapy
  • Public Health, e.t.c

Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Pharmacology, and
  • Physiology

The faculties of Education and Engineering also offer specialized courses.

University of Calabar Admission Requirements

Pre-degree and 100 level students:

  • As a prospective candidate, you must have credit passes in at least five (5) SSCE/NECO/ O’level subjects including English, Mathematics and three other relevant subjects at no more than two sittings.
  • You are also required to register, sit for and attain the prescribed JAMB cut-off mark for your preferred course. Then you can be eligible to write the entrance examination (Post-UTME).

200 level (Direct entry-level students):

  • In addition to having the above requirements, you may also be required to;
  • Have a National Diploma, which should come from a recognized institution in Nigeria. Applicants may also be required to have a Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) in a subject(s) related to the proposed field of study with a minimum of one unit and two (2) passes.


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