WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Archaeology – Under Art

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WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Archaeology – Under Art
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This page contains official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Archaeology – Under Art, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more…



  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty/School/College of Arts.
  • Probable Degree type–B.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)

You must be a Commercial student or Art with a good background in Commercial subjects for you to study this course 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 always 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.

The required subject combination (o level requirement 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

The above WAEC subject combination is also applicable to other O’level examinations such as NECO and GCE. So now that you know the compulsory O level requirement to study Archaeology, let also look at UTME and Direct requirements and course descriptions.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Archaeology

Prepare yourself well so you can score above 200 in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just a piece of advice) because anything short of this score may deny you 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 or Predegree.

JAMB UTME subject combination (subject to register in jamb) to study Archaeology are

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


Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Archaeology
Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science and one Science subject.


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 taking 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

List of Universities in Nigeria offering Archaeology include:

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. University of Ibadan (UI): with options in: Geography, Zoology, Botany, with options in: Geography, Zoology, Botany, Geology, History, Classics, Religious Studies
  3. University of Jos (UNIJOS) Click to read conditions
  4. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) offers course as Archaeology and Tourism


Where can I work with a Degree in Archaeology 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Archaeology. 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. 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


Special Consideration

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..

Special Consideration

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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