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Subject Combinations for Geography – Under Engineering


O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Geography 2022; 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


CourseGeography under Engineering
QualificationB. Eng., B.Sc., B. Tech., B. Arc
Duration3 – 4 Years
SuitabilityScience students
Cut off markVaries
EntranceNon Competitive
Related coursesGeography related courses
Job AvailabilityHigh and Competitive

You must be a science student to study Geography 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 requirements.

In other words, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Special consideration (waivers) and the required documents for admission into Nigerian universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission to Nigeria Universities, we have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore it.


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Geography under Engineering

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

  1. English
  2. Mathematics
  3. Geography
  4. A trade subject


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Geography under Engineering

Knowing JAMB subjects for Geography 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!..

JAMB UTME subject combinations (subjects to write in jamb) to study Geography are

  1. Geography
  2. Any two Arts subject.

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Geography
Two ‘A’ level passes including Geography

If for some reason you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with this admission requirement that is the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider other Geography 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. 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 Geography in Nigeria under Engineering

  1. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
  2. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)

Cut-off Mark for Geography course

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

Geography is how many years course and under which faculty?

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

Can a commercial or art student study Geography?

No! Geography is a pure science course and not suitable for commercial or art students. But if you have the 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 Geography is through GCE.

Where can I work with a Degree in Geography 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Geography. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read The Act of Getting a Job – so you would know what you’re up against after graduating. Career opportunities will be added soon.

Special consideration (waiver)

The SSCE O level and A-level subjects needed to study Geography have been listed above. 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) for Geography
(i) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts IJMB  passes including Geography.  Jos also accepts National or Higher National Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning or Land Surveying at Credit and above level, provided candidates posses the minimum UTME requirements.
(ii) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) accepts: (a) Two `A’ level passes with a minimum of C grade in Geography Mathematics, Physics, Biology/Chemistry, Economics (b) ND in relevant field to Environmental Sciences with minimum of Lower credit. (c) IJMB/ GCE `A’ level credits passes in Physics and Mathematics
(iii) Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST) accepts two A/L passes with a minimum of C Grade in Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Agric/Biology and Economics.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE special consideration (waiver) for Geography
(i)  Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) requires  fives ‘O’ level credit to include English, Mathematics, Geography  and any two of Biology, Chemistry Physics, and Economics
(ii) Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST) accepts IJMB/ND/NCE in Geography and any other Science subject.
(iii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit to include English Language, Mathematics and Geography in addition to any other two Social Science or Science subjects.
(iv) Abia State University, Uturu requires five credit in English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any other two subjects from Economics, Government, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Technical Drawing, Fine Arts and Social Studies. Also requires credit in any two of Arts, Sciences or Social Sciences subjects.
(vi) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts IJMB passes including Geography. Also accepts National or Higher National Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning or Lang Surveying at credit and above levels

What is JAMB UTME special consideration (waiver) for Geography
(i) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) requires Geography, Mathematics and any other subject.
(ii) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) accepts a pass in ‘O’ level Mathematics.
(iii) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) requires Geography, and any two Science or social Sciences subjects.
(vi) University of Jos (UNIJOS) requires five ‘O’ level credit to include English Language, Mathematics, and Geography in addition to any other two Social Sciences or Science subjects. Accepts credit in Zoology, Physics, Agricultural Science and credit in English Language

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