O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Soil Science 2023; including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering the Course, WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities


CourseSoil Science
QualificationB. Agric. (B.Sc. (Hons.) B. Tech. (Hons.) B. Agric. Tech.) DVM
Duration3 – 4 Years
SuitabilityScience students
Cut off markvaries
EntranceNon Competitive
Related coursesSoil Science related courses
Job AvailabilityLow and Competitive

You must be a science student to study Soil Science 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 requirement.

In other words, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Special consideration (waivers) and the required 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 Soil Science

The subjects needed to study Soil Science in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The required WAEC subject combination (O level requirement) for Soil Science must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Chemistry
  4. Biology/Agricultural Science
  5. Any other Science subject.
  6. A trade subject


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Soil Science 

Knowing JAMB subjects for Soil Science is not enough. You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just a piece of advice) because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic… Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..

These are JAMB UTME subject combinations (subjects to write in jamb) to study Soil Science

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology
  3. Agricultural Science plus Mathematics or Physics

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Soil Science
Two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and one of Zoology/Botany/Agric Science/Biology, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Economics and Health Science

If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with this admission requirement that is the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider other Soil Science similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements.

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

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A-level Result
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

This is the list of Universities offering Soil Science in Nigeria

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Abia State University, Uturu
  3. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  4. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  5. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  6. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  7. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  8. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  9. University of Agriculture, Makurdi
  10. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
  11. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  12. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  13. Salem University, Lokoja
  14. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
  15. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  16. University of Uyo


Cut-off Mark for Soil Science course

The cut-off mark for Soil Science varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Soil Science is a good course and you can also check the top best Agricultural courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.

Soil Science is how many years course and under which faculty?

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

Can a commercial or art student study Soil Science

No! Soil Science is a science course and not suitable for commercial or art student. But if you have required subject combination in your O level result, you can go for it if that is the course you desire to study. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects during WAEC registration because your schools may go against it. The alternative way to write the required subjects combination for Soil Science is through GCE.

Where can I work with a Degree in Soil Science 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Soil Science. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read Fatherprada’s Career Guide – so that you can have knowledge on how the labour market operate after graduating. Career opportunities will be added when we revisit this page.

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Soil Science have 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

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Soil Science
(i) Federal University of Technology, Minna accepts OND/NCE with a minimum of credit in Agriculture or OND/NCE with TC II credit in Agriculture/Maths, Gen. Sci./Int. Sci or Agric Sc/Biology
(ii) Federal University of Technology, Minna accepts credit in OND/NCE Agriculture into 200 levels while those with HND are accepted into 300 levels.
(iii) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU), University of Benin (UNIBEN), Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) and Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike as in Agriculture.
(iv) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) accepts: (a) Two HSC or GCE `A’ Level credit passes in Chemistry, and Biology (b) ND with credit passes in Biology/ Agricultural Science and Chemistry (c) ND/HND with credit in Biology/Agric Science
(v) University of Calabar (UNICAL) – Same as in Agric-Economics.
(vii) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) – As in Animal Science.
(viii) Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) and University of Benin (UNIBEN) as in Agric. Economics.
(ix) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) same as in Agric. Economics and Extension.
(x) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) does not accept Geography, Geology and Health Science and accepts HND/OND in Agriculture obtained at upper credit level from recognized Institution.
(xi) Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji accepts two ‘A’ levels in Chemistry, Biology/Agric. Sci and any other from Physics, Economics and Mathematics. OND/NCE Upper credit in relevant areas.
(xii) University of Calabar (UNICAL) accepts HND, ND/NCE (credit level) pass in Agriculture and related sciences.
(xiii) University of Agriculture, Makurdi – Same as in Crop Production.
(xiv) Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) as in Agric. Extension and Rural Development.
(xv) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accept NCE with minimum Merit passes in relevant fields or HND & ND with minimum of Upper credits in relevant fields.

What is WAEC, NECO or GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Soil Science
(i) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) requires at least a pass in Physics.
(ii) River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) and University of Calabar (UNICAL) – as in Animal Science.
(vi) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) accepts a pass in English Language.
(iv) Abia State University, Uturu same as Crop Production and Protection.
(vii) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki same as in Soil Science
(viii) Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) and Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike same as in Agricultural Economics.
(ix) University of Calabar (UNICAL) requires credit pass in Physics.
(x) Federal University of Technology, Minna – Same as in Water Resources, Aquaculture and fisheries Technology.
(xi) University of Agriculture, Makurdi – Same as in Crop Production.
(xii) Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) as in Agric. Extension and Rural Development.
(xiii) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) requires credit passes Chemistry, Biology/ Agric. Science, any one from Physics /Geography/ Economics. However, a candidate is required to have at least a pass in Physics.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Soil Science
(i) Salem University, Lokoja requires Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and Physics.
(ii) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) requires Biology/Agric. Sc. and any other two of Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Economics and Mathematics.

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