Candidates for the five year degree programme are admitted through UME and pre-degree programme of the University of Calabar. The UME entry requirements are credit passes in SSCE/GCE O/NECO in five subjects which should include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, or Agricultural Science, Physics and other subjects. Candidates are also admitted through Direct Entry with Advanced Level Certificates. Candidate for direct entry should possess the following qualifications:
- Candidate with HSC or GCE A/L with credit passes in Chemistry, Biology/Botany.
- Holders of NCE in Agricultural Science, Biology or Chemistry may also be admitted into four year degree programme.
- NCE/HND holders with credit passes in Biology, Botany, Agricultural Science may be admitted into the third year.