List of Less Competitive Courses in UAM

University of Agriculture, Makurdi is one school many students apply in their UTME registration in a bid to gain admission into the school. After writing your UTME, post UTME screening test and finally seeing you were not successful, the next plan that comes to mind is to change of course and ask yourself, what are the less competitive courses in UAM can I apply for? This is the norm amongst students. Albeit, some students rather wait until the next UTME registration to reapply.

UAM like other universities has competitive courses and less competitive courses. Firstly, what do we mean by competitive courses and less competitive courses? Competitive courses are simply courses that many students register for during their UTME registration for example if you go through the list of courses offered in UAM you will agree with me that courses like Computer Science, Accounting, Business Administration, Law, Mass Communications are amongst the most competitive courses registered by students seeking admission into UAM or other schools in Nigeria. In the nutshell, these are courses that the majority of students register in their UTME while non-competitive courses are programmes that are less registered by UTME or DE candidates.

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List of Less Competitive Courses in UAM 1

The advantage of selecting less competitive courses offered in UAM is because you stand a much better chance of gaining admission into the University of Agriculture, Makurdi because there are fewer candidates applying for the course so you can easily be admitted despite a low JAMB score so long as you pass the cut-off mark while The disadvantage selecting a highly competitive course is that despite passing the cut off mark and scoring high, you might still not be given admission because of the high number of candidates that must have applied for the course hence your low chances.

In this post, I will be listing all the less competitive courses offered in UAM in all faculties so this can be of help to all students irrespective of whether you are under arts, science, or commercial.

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At the end of this post, you should be clear about the following:

List of less competitive courses under faculty of Arts in UAM

List of less competitive courses under faculty of Science in UAM

List of less competitive courses under faculty of Education in UAM

List of less competitive courses under Faculty of Social Science in UAM

List of less competitive courses under Faculty of Management Science in UAM

List of Less Competitive Courses in UAM

College of Food Science and Human Ecology

  • Food Science and Technology
  • Home Science and Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

College of Environmental Resources Management

  • Aquatic and Fisheries Mgt.
  • Environmental Mgt. and Toxicology
  • Forestry and Wildlife Mgt.
  • Water Resources Management and Agro.


College of Agricultural Management and Rural Development

  • Admin
  • Econs & Farm Mgt.
  • Ext. & Rural Dev.
  • & General Studies

College of Animal Science and Livestock Production

  • Animal Breeding & Genetics
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Production and Health
  • Animal Physiology
  • Pasture and Range Management
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College of Physical Sciences

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics

College of Biological Sciences

  • Pure & Applied Botany
  • Pure & Applied Zoology

College of Management Science

  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurial Studies

College of Plant Science and Crop Production

  • Crop Protection
  • Horticulture
  • Plant Breeding & Seed Tech
  • Plant Physiology and Crop Production
  • Soil Science & Land Management

The above is the less competitive courses offered in UAM. Remember that these courses are in no way inferior to other competitive courses, it’s just that they are less registered by candidates seeking admission into University of Agriculture, Makurdi who meet the minimum requirements for their respective courses.

Hope this was helpful? You can send your questions via the comment section below and we shall respond in accordance.

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