WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Tourism Studies

Last updated on January 5, 2021 by The Counselor


This page contains 2020/2021 official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Tourism Studies, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more


Course Tourism Studies
Qualification B.Sc (Hons.) and B.A. (Hons)
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Suitability Commercial and Art Students
Cut off mark Varies
Entrance Non Competitive
Related courses Tourism Studies related courses
Job Availability Low and Competitive


On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Tourism Studies. 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 Tourism Studies 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.

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 post that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Tourism Studies

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Tourism Studies in Nigeria universities. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The O level requirement, that is, the required WAEC subject combination for Tourism Studies must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Economics
  4. Government
  5. Literature In English
  6. Any Nigerian Language
  7. A trade subject

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 Tourism Studies. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Tourism Studies, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Tourism Studies

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 Tourism Studies 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 Tourism Studies. 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 Tourism Studies must include:

  1. Mathematics
  2. Economics
  3. Government


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

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Tourism Studies under faculty of administration, you are expected to have

(i) OND/HND or Diploma in relevant field.
(ii) Degree/HND not relevant to the fields


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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 Tourism Studies, don’t give up. You should consider other Tourism Studies 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

These are the list of Universities offering Tourism Studies in Nigeria

  1. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
  2. Redeemer’s University, Mowe offer as Transport and Tourism


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Cut-off Mark for Tourism Studies course

As you can see, more than one University offers Tourism Studies. This means the cut-off mark for Tourism Studies varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Tourism Studies 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.


Tourism Studies is how many years course and under which faculty?

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


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Can a science or art student study Tourism Studies?

Yes! If you are a science, art or commercial student, you can comfortably study Tourism Studies 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 Tourism Studies is through GCE.

Course Description for Tourism Studies: 
Tourism Studies prepares Students for management positions in one of the largest and fastest growing economic sector worldwide. Students gain in-depth knowledge in the area of hospitality, finance, sales and marketing, revenue management, special event planning, destination development, and food and beverage operations. It teaches students how to develop new hotel and resort concepts, market tourism destinations, and manage tourism and convention offices…


Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Tourism Studies in WAEC. But note this — 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 Tourism Studies below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Tourism Studies had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar….

Special Consideration

Check Study Hotel and Tourism Management

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