WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Archaeology – Under Art



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


Course Archaeology
Qualification B.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)
How many years 3 – 4 Years
Who can study this course Art and commercial student
Cut off mark varies
Entrance Non Competitive
Related courses Archaeology related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive
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On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Archaeology. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.


You must be an Art student with a good background in Art subjects for you to study Archaeology 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 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 Archaeology

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

  1. English Language
  2. And at least one of the following: Science subject, Religious Studies, Geography, Economics and History
  3. 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 Archaeology. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Archaeology, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Archaeology

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 Archaeology that you must register 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– 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 Archaeology. 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 Archaeology must include:

  1. Any two subjects from Arts
  2. Social Science and one of History, Religious Studies, Government and Geography


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

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Archaeology, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science and one Science subject.


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 Archaeology, don’t give up. You should consider other Archaeology 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 Archaeology in Nigeria

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. University of Ibadan
  3. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  4. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)


Where can I work with a Degree in Archaeology 
Archaeologists may work in many different roles and specialisations these includes Museums, Professional and commercial developers, forensic investigation of modern crimes or climate change research, surveyor, excavator operation e.t.c


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Cut-off Mark for Archaeology course

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



Archaeology is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Archaeology at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Archaeology for four years. If you gain admission through direct entry, you will study this course for three years. And of course there is room for more years if you have extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.


Archaeology is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Archaeology is under the Faculty/School/College of Art but may be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.


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Can a science or commercial student study Archaeology?

Yes! If you are a science or a commercial student, you can study Archaeology 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 Archaeology is through GCE.


Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Archaeology 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 Archaeology below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Archaeology 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 Archaeology
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts A’ level passes in any two Arts subjects.

(ii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) (a) Requires two ‘A’ level passes or at least a merit pass in either ND or HND or NCE plus UTME Entry Requirements (b) Candidates combining Archaeology with Science/ Social Sciences must satisfy the requirements in the respective programmes/Departments.

(iii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts (a) Two ‘A’ level papers in Science/Arts/Social Science at IJMB/ NCE. (b) General English/Use of English at NCE satisfies’ O’ level English requirement.

(iv) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts NCE (Merit) or ND (Lower credit).

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Archaeology
(i) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires five O’level credit to include English Language and any Science subjects as well as a pass in Mathematics at WASC or GCE O/L or its equivalent.

(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) requires five ‘O’ level subjects at one sittings or 6 ‘O’ level subjects at two sittings to include English Language, History, Lit-In-English, Government, Geography, Religious Studies, Economics, Biology, Hausa/Igbo/Yoruba.

(iii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires credit to include English Language and any of the following subject, History, Government, Economics, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics IRK/CRK

(iv) University of Jos (UNIJOS) requires five credit passes to include English Language, History/Government, geography and any Social Science/Arts subjects.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Archaeology
(i) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires History or Government and two other subjects from Arts/Social Science or any three Science subjects.

(ii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts any three (3) subjects.

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