Natural or Life sciences comprises fields of science that involve the scientific study of living organisms such as microorganisms, plants, animals and human beings. Biology is the centerpiece of life sciences; life sciences have application in health, agriculture, medicine, pharmaceutical industry and food science industry.

On the other hand, Physical science is a branch of natural science that studies non-living systems in contrast to life science. Physical science studies the inorganic world systematically.

Career Opportunities include:

Biochemist, Biologist, Zoologist, Microbiologist, Physicist, Botanist, Computer scientist, Physicist, Statistician, Geologist, Mathematician, Science Laboratory Technologist, Chemist/Industrial chemist, etc.

General skills for natural, life and physical scientists

  • Self-confidence and motivation to investigate and solve problem
  • Computer skills
  • Teamwork and creativity
  • Patience and determination
  • Communication
  • Attention to details
  • Analytical skills
  • Scientific and numerical skills
  • A logical and independent mind

See: All JAMB Subject Combination

Natural, Life and Physical Science Courses and Their Career Description and Prospect


Biological Sciences

Botany / Plant Biology and Biotechnology (PBB)



Computer Science

Industrial Chemistry




Pure and Applied Mathematics

Zoology / Animal and Environmental Biology (AEB)