1. Accounting and Finance
Accounting is one of the best courses to study in Nigeria.
Accountants are needed in all professional field. They can work in
different places and companies such as airports, banks, churches,
hospitals, schools, hotels, supermarkets, etc. The can work in all
government establishments as well. With a degree in accounting,
there is a great career ahead of you. You can work in different
financial positions in any establishment. After getting your
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, you should plan to do a
professional certification examination, Masters, and a doctorate in
different sub-fields of Accounting.
2. Agriculture Science
Agricultural Science is a broad interdisciplinary field of agriculture
and biology. Having a degree in this course will open you to many
career opportunities depending on the educational track you chose
to follow. You will be prepared for jobs that are related to the
science and business side of agriculture. Agricultural science is
broad that is why after you have completed your first degree, you
will have the opportunity to further your education in other related
Architecture is one of the top courses studied in Nigeria today. One
thing studying architecture guarantees is that you can work for a
building firm and work privately at the same time. Architects will
always be needed for the designing and construction of buildings
and other structures.
There is no much explanation for these, but among the science
courses in Nigeria, Biochemistry is becoming quite popular.
Biochemistry is the study of the chemical process about living
organisms. It is an interdisciplinary course of both biology and
chemistry, and it is divided into three broad fields which are
molecular genetics, protein science, and metabolism.
5. Business Administration
Business administration is a broad field that incorporates different
types of management positions. From independent businesses to
major corporations, they all need trained administrators for them
to succeed. And business administration degree holders are those
that handle the managerial, organizational, and operational
responsibilities of a company or firm. With a degree in this course,
there are many lucrative, respected, and well-paying opportunities
you can get.
6. Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering is among the top courses in
Nigeria. And you don’t need to think too far to know why it is
so. Petroleum is the bedrock of the Nigerian economy currently.
And petroleum companies are among the best paying companies in
Nigeria. So regarding career options and financial reward, this
course ranks among the top in the country.
7. Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering is one of the top engineering courses in Nigerian
universities. It is a professional engineering course that deals with
design, construction, and maintenance of the natural and
physically built environment and constructions such as airports,
bridges, canals, dams, pipelines, sewerage systems, roads, and
8. Computer Engineering and Information Technology
Computer Engineering and Information Technology are the top
courses studied in Nigeria and all over the world. We are in the
computer age and the information technology sector is one of the
fastest growing sectors today. Professionals in this field are in high
demand everywhere in the world especially ones who have special
IT skills. And there are many wonderful career prospects with this
course. The downside is that you can learn special IT skills without
going to the university. But the course still ranks among the top
courses studied in Nigerian universities.
Economics is a top social science course in Nigeria. You can work
in almost any establishment or firm with a degree in Economics.
This course works hand in hand with Accounting, and they have
some similarities. Although economics is broader because it does not
only deal with money but also with the factors of demand and
supply of money and everything related to the economy.
10. Electrical Engineering
Generally, engineering courses are among the most sought-after
courses in Nigeria. And among the engineering courses, Electrical
Engineering is one of the top courses people apply for every year.
Electrical Engineering deals with the study and application of
electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. Although job
opportunities for Electrical Engineers are not readily available, it
remains one of the best courses to study in Nigeria.
11. Estate Management
Estate Management is one of the popular environmental courses in
Nigeria. It is a course that deals with the appraisal, evaluation,
acquisition, development, and marketing of building property.
Primarily, estate managers deal with the valuation and
management of buildings and land in both the private and public
In the most developed countries, this course has many unbelievable
opportunities already. Career opportunities in Nigeria might not be
as they are in developed countries, but there are growing
opportunities for Estate managers in Nigeria. Estate managers can
easily get self-employed in the country. The good thing is that there
is not much competition to study this course, so opportunities are
easy to come by for most graduates. And with the growing
population of Nigeria, this course is one of the best courses to
study for the future.
Geology is not a popular course in our country, but we have
discovered that it is among the top courses to study in Nigeria.
This is because graduates of the course are among the most sought
after by oil companies. Geology students learn about earth structure
and its events such as earthquakes, floods, landslides and volcanic
eruptions so that they can be able to determine areas that are safe
for buildings and other things. They also investigate earth metals,
minerals, oil, natural gas and water, and methods to extract them.
Although not many people study this course in our country, it is
still ranked among the best courses in Nigeria. Geology is very
interesting, and if you love the science of the earth and you are
inquisitive about it, I think it will be a great course for you.
Law is the top best art course in Nigeria. Law students even have
their special black and white dress code that makes them unique on
campus. Even though the economic value of Law in Nigeria has
declined in recent years, there is still the prestige of being a lawyer
that makes Law one of the top best courses in the country. And
there is the pride of fulfillment after passing the Nigeria Bar
Association exam and being called to bar in Nigeria which is
probably due to the competitiveness.
14. Mass Communication
It is one of the best university courses in Nigeria. But not many
Nigerian universities offer this course because they do not have the
facilities to train students in this field. Some of the top universities
that offer Mass Communication include Obafemi Awolowo
University, the University of Lagos, the University of Ilorin, the
University of Nigeria, etc. You can find a full list of schools that
offer the course inside the JAMB brochure.
After Accounting and Economics, Marketing is probably the next
top social science course to study in Nigeria. This is because
graduates of this course are needed by almost any firm, company,
organization, etc. that are looking to make progress and stay
relevant in a competitive market. And only professionals in this
field have the necessary marking skills through training to help
every company/firm establish their brand and keep making profits.