This page contains 2023 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Theology, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.


QualificationB.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)
How many years3 – 4 Years
Who can study this courseArt and commercial student
Cut off mark180
EntranceNon Competitive
Related coursesTheology related courses
Job AvailabilityHigh and Competitive

Is Theology a good course in Nigeria?

No, Theology is not a good career course. Theology is one of the oldest degrees in Nigeria with a few job roles you can explore. In Nigeria, a Theology graduate’s salary depends on where they work as different employees have different salary packages. The salary range for Theology graduates in Nigeria is between 50,000 naira to 250,000 naira per month

Theology is one of the oldest degrees and is less competitive. This course is popular amongst art students in secondary school. From our records, 2 Nigerian universities offer this degree course with over 30 Bible Colleges, Seminaries and Theology Schools.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Theology, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Theology and the employment rate we will show you below so that you will know what you are up against when you choose to study this course.

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WAEC Subject Requirements To Study Theology

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Theology degree. You can register for less than 9 subjects if you are resitting.

However, you must have at least 5 credit passes amongst the 9 subjects listed below before you can gain admission into any Nigerian university to study for a Theology degree.

Remember, the subject combination you’re about to read is also applicable to all o level examinations. (WAEC, NECO and GCE). We have painstakingly highlighted (in red) the core subjects on which you must obtain credit before you can gain admission. Any subject with blue colour means, a pass is allowed.

If however, you fail one of the core subjects, you should read through each university’s special requirements for this course below to see if there is a university that may accept another subject in lieu of the one you failed. The 9 O level requirements for Theology are:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Civic Education 
  • Trade Subject
  • Literature In English
  • Government
  • CRS
  • Any Nigerian Language
  • Geography/Biology


Jamb subject requirements For Theology.

For this degree, you are also required to register for 4 subjects and English is compulsory. Moreso, your JAMB score in addition to your POST UTME score will determine the cumulative score that the university will use to decide your candidacy for admission.

You should score 180 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Theology degree courses. You can still gain admission if you score between 150-170 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher. Try out JAMB Admission Simulator.

The 4 compulsory (main) subjects in Jamb for Theology are:

  • English
  • Literature
  • Government
  • CRS

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

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Theology, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level subjects including Religious Studies (CRS/IRS).


Here is the list of universities offering Theology in Nigeria.

  • Madonna University
  • Wesley University of Science and Technology (WUSTO)
  • Theological College of Northern Nigeria
  • UMCA Theological College
  • See or seminary and college of education offering Theology here
Estimated number of students currently studying Theology in Nigerian Universities is 1,190
Theology has 11% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Theology is one of the oldest degrees in the world but unfortunately, the job role for this course is very limited to religious environments and the competition for this course is very low in Nigerian universities. A theology degree has a 100% admission rate.

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Theology is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study a Theology degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Theology 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 an extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.

Theology is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Theology 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 Theology?

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

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