University of Calabar History, Courses and Online Application

University of Calabar (UNICAL) is a leading Nigeria’s second generation federal university established in 1975 as one of the top ranked institution in the country.

  • Year Established: 1975
  • Motto: Knowledge for Service
  • Location: Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
  • Nickname: Malabites
  • Website:


Initially, the University of Calabar was a campus of the University of Nigeria until 1975 when it was established by decree to fulfill this traditional mandate with the motto “Knowledge for Service”.

Top administrative officials of the university include the Vice Chancellor, The DVC (Academics and Administration), the Registrar, the University Bursar and University Librarian.

UNICAL Faculties

The university has the following list of faculties:

  • Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculties of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Institute of Public Policy and Administration
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Biological Sciences
  • Faculty of Physical Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Agriculture, forestry and Wildlife Management
  • Institute of Oceanography
  • Bassey Andah Institute for African and Asian Studies
  • Graduate School
  • University of Calabar Consultancy Services

UNICAL Objectives

(a) To encourage the advancement of knowledge of learning and to hold out to all person without distinctions of race, creed, sex or political conviction the opportunity of acquiring liberal education.

(b) To provide courses of instruction and other facilities for the pursuit of learning in all its branches, and to make those facilities available on proper terms of such persons as are equipped to benefit from them;

(c) To encourage and promote scholarship and conduct research in all fields of learning and human endeavour.

(d) To relate its activities to the social, cultural and economic needs of the people of Nigeria; and

(e) To undertake any other activities appropriate for a University of the highest standards.


UNICAL Courses and Programmes

  1. Accounting
  2. Adult Education:
  3. Agric-Economics And Extension:
  4. Agricultural Engineering
  5. Agricultural Science And Education
  6. Agriculture
  7. Animal Science
  8. Applied Chemistry
  9. Applied Geophysics
  10. Architecture
  11. Banking And Finance
  12. Biochemistry
  13. Botany
  14. Business Education
  15. Business Management/Management Science
  16. Chemistry
  17. Christian Religious Studies
  18. Computer Science
  19. Dentistry And Dental Surgery
  20. Doctor Of Pharmacy
  21. Economics
  22. Education And Biology
  23. Education And Chemistry
  24. Education And Economics
  25. Education And English Language
  26. Education And French:
  27. Education And Geography
  28. Education And History:
  29. Education And Mathematics
  30. Education And Physics
  31. Education And Political Science
  32. Education And Religious Studies
  33. Education And Social Science
  34. Education And Social Studies
  35. Education Arts
  36. Education Technology
  37. Educational / Psychology Guidance And Counselling
  38. Educational Administration And Planning
  39. Educational Foundations
  40. Educational Psychology
  41. Educational Technology
  42. Electronics And Computer Technology
  43. Elementary Education
  44. English And Literary Studies
  45. Environmental Education
  46. Environmental Protection And Resources Management
  47. Estate Management
  48. Fisheries
  49. Fisheries And Aquaculture:
  50. Food Science And Technology
  51. Food Science And Technology
  52. Forestry And Wildlife Management:
  53. French
  54. Genetics And Biotechnology
  55. Geography And Environmental Science
  56. Geology
  57. Guidance And Counselling
  58. History And International Studies
  59. Home Economics And Education
  60. Human Anatomy
  61. Human Kinetics And Health Education
  62. Human Nutrition And Dietetics
  63. Human Physiology
  64. Law
  65. Library And Information Science
  66. Linguistics
  67. Linguistics And Communication Studies
  68. Marketing
  69. Mass Communication
  70. Mathematics
  71. Mathematics/Statistics:
  72. Medical Laboratory Science:
  73. Medicine And Surgery
  74. Microbiology
  75. Music
  76. Nursing/Nursing Science
  77. Peace And Conflict Studies
  78. Pharmacology
  79. Philosophy
  80. Physical And Health Education
  81. Physics
  82. Policy And Administrative Studies
  83. Political Science
  84. Public Administration
  85. Public Health Technology
  86. Pure Chemistry
  87. Radiography
  88. Religious Studies
  89. Science Laboratory Technology
  90. Social Work
  91. Sociology
  92. Soil Science
  93. Special Education
  94. Statistics
  95. Surveying And Geo-Informatics
  96. Teacher Education Science:
  97. Technology And Vocational Education
  98. Theatre Arts
  99. Tourism Studies
  100. Urban And Regional Planning:
  101. Zoology

Affiliate institutions

  • Nigerian Christian Bible Church
  • Reformed Theological Seminary, Mkar
  • Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port-Harcourt
  • Essien Ukpabio Presbyterian College Itu, Akwa Ibom State

Online Applications

The university has a robust portal for students, alumni and job applicants for effective management of its database. Applicants can use the school portal to apply for any ongoing online applications including post UTME registration, Post Graduate Studies, recruitment processes and other useful registrations.

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