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WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Economics – Under Administration


This page contains 2022 official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Economics, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more


CourseEconomics Under Administration
QualificationB.Sc (Hons.) and B.A. (Hons)
Duration3 – 4 Years
SuitabilityCommercial and Art Students
Cut off markVaries
EntranceVery Competitive
Related coursesEconomics related courses
Job AvailabilityHigh and Competitive


On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Economics. If you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.

You must be a Commercial student or an Art student with a good background Commercial subjects for you to study Economics in Nigeria Universities, and that’s can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level admission requirement.

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That is the O level / WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Economics

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Economics in Nigeria universities. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE.
These are the subject combination for Economics under the Faculty of Administration:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Civic Education
  4. Economics
  5. Accounting
  6. Commerce
  7. Biology
  8. Government
  9. A trade subject

Please Check Economics under Social Science for comprehensive information and universities

These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects. For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any universities, college or polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Economics. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Economics, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Economics

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions. Now I’m going to show you the compulsory JAMB subjects for Economics that you must register (English must be included because it is compulsory even though it may not be listed among the JAMB subjects below), and I will honestly advise you to aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME instead of 180 to be on a safe side because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider the College of Education or Polytechnic… Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.

Please note– English Language is compulsory. If Mathematics is not listed among the Jamb subject on this post, then Mathematics is not compulsory for this course. JAMB is not the only option to gain admission into Nigerian Universities to study Economics. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..

 JAMB UTME subject combination to study Economics must include:

  1. Economics,
  2. Mathematics
  3. Accounting
  4. English

Please Check Economics under Social Science for comprehensive information and universities

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Economics

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Economics under faculty of administration, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes in Economics and any one of Mathematics, Statistics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Agric Science, Accounting, Business Management, History and Government

If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same with the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Economics, don’t give up. You should consider other Economics similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related courses.

You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please read useful guides on how to choose a course and university

This are the list of Universities offering Economics in Nigeria

  1. Abia State University, Uturu
  2. American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN)
  3. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  4. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  5. Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  6. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State


Please Check Economics under Social Science for comprehensive information and universities
I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Economics under administration. Listen, I don’t encourage such but if you’re bent on knowing the best universities or top universities to study Economics in Nigeria, Check here Although recommendation is allowed, don’t be decieve by the word “best”. Read why you should stop looking for the best University in Nigeria

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Cut-off Mark for Economics course

As you can see, more than one University offers Economics. This means the cut-off mark for Economics varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Economics is a good course and you can also check the top best commercial courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.

Economics is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Economics is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, Economics is under the Faculty of Administration but may be under a different faculty in some universities.

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Can a science or art student study Economics?

Yes! If you are a science, art or commercial student, you can comfortably study Economics at the university provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.

Also, during WAEC or NECO registration make sure you know which subjects are been registered for you because some secondary schools are ignorant about the importance of O level requirements for university courses. Another alternative way to register the required subject combinations for Economics is through GCE.

Is Economics a Social science or Art subject?

Many students ask this question… If Economics is a science, art or social science subject. Right now, I’ll give you a straight answer. The study of Economics crosses the boundaries between the social sciences and Art/humanities, depending on one’s objectives and career prospects. In Nigeria for example, Economics course is studied under the faculty of Administration. Read more on Social science subjects and art and humanities subjects for better explanations

Special Consideration

The SSCE O level and A-level subject combination (requirements) had been listed above but, some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results.

You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar….


What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Economics
(i) American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN) does not offer admissions direct to 200 level programs.
(ii) American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN) accepts: (a) ‘A’ level passes chosen from English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Geography, Government, History, Literature in English, Further Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Visual Arts, Computer Studies, Information Technology, Civics, Environmental Science, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and French. (b)  OND/HND (c)  ICGSE and ‘A’ level Cambridge
(iii) American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN) does not accept credit in the following; Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Home Economics, Home Craft, Home management, Physical Education, Physical and Health Education, Music, Commerce, Accounting, Financial Accounting, Book keeping, Islamic History, Religious Studies, Tajweed, Library Studies, Diction, Kiswahili, Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, Arabic, Turkish, Study skills and may transfer credits relevant to it’s major at the discretion of the Dean of school.
(iv)  Abia State University, Uturu requires five SSCE credit in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any two subjects
(v) Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo and Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU) – Same as in Accountancy

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