WAEC and JAMB Subject for Mass Communication – Under Art


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


Course Mass Communication – Under Art
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 Very Competitive
Related courses Mass Communication related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive



On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Mass Communication. 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 Mass Communication 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 ignore.


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WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Mass Communication

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Mass Communication course 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 Mass Communication must include:

  1. Literature in English Language
  2. English Language
  3. Government
  4. Economics/Geography
  5. Any Nigerian Language
  6. IRS/CRS
  7. Civic Education
  8. Pass In Mathematics is accepted
  9. A trade subject

Now for those asking if is CRS compulsory for mass communication, the answer is NO. However, It is most likely that many student will write CRS in WAEC since CRS is one of the major subjects in Art. if you have another subject that could replace CRS, please do not hesitate to replace.

You can check Fatherprada Student Portal for courses you can study with your current result.

Now, that you know the compulsory mass communication subjects 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 Mass Communication course. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Mass Communication, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.


The Four Main Subjects For Mass Communication are:

  • Literature in English Language
  • English Language
  • Government
  • Yoruba/Hausa/Igbo


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Mass Communication

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 Mass Communication 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 Mass Communication. 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 Mass Communication must include:

  1. Literature In English
  2. English Language
  3. Government
  4. Any Nigerian Language


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Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Mass Communication course

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Mass Communication, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes in relevant subjects.


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

  1. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  2. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU)
  3. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  4. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  5. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  6. ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  7. Covenant University Ota
  8. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  9. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  10. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  11. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  12. NTA-TVC
  13. Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
  14. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  15. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Mass Communication. Listen, I don’t encourage such but if you’re bent on knowing the best universities or top universities to study Mass Communication in Nigeria, Check here


Course description: Mass Communications course description; A Degree in Mass Communications is an interdisciplinary course of study and opens up doors to a spectrum of careers, from advertising and broadcasting to public relations and publishing.

Students majoring in mass communication are usually interested in careers in journalism, broadcasting, digital communication, or media management and sales. The unique converged curriculum consists of a range of core classes focused on cross-media journalistic and technology skills, research and communication skills, and knowledge of concepts, ethics, laws and history of mass communication.


Courses or subjects under Mass Communication you will or may study; 

Courses outline

  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • History of Mass Media
  • African Communication System I

See for details – What Mass Communication course is all about, the objectives, course outlines and career opportunities…


Where can I work with a Degree in Mass Communication 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Mass Communication. 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. See – What Mass Communication course is all about, the objectives, course outlines and career opportunities…


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Cut-off Mark for Mass Communication course

The cut-off mark for Mass Communication varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Mass Communication 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.


Mass Communication is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Mass Communication at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Mass Communication 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.


Mass Communication is under which faculty in Nigeria?

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

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


Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Mass Communication 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 Mass Communication below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Mass Communication 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 Mass Communication
(i) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) requires two ‘A’ level passes or its equivalent in Arts subjects and accepts ND (Upper credit) in Mass Communication and Professional Diploma of any of the following: From NIPR, APOM, BEEC, CAM & NIJ.

(ii) ECWA Bingham University, New Karu accepts ND(Upper credit) in Public Administration and other related fields. Requires two A’ level passes to include Government or History.

(iii) Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU) requires two ‘A’ level passes (or equivalents) in Literature in English and one other Arts or Social Science subject, plus 3 ‘O’ level credit passes.

(iv) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts candidates must possess HSC/.GCE A’ level with pass in two Arts subjects plus UTME requirements.

(vi) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts same in Mass Communication plus a pass in Mathematics.

(vii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts: (a) ND Mass Communication in the Upper Credit division or its equivalent. (d) GCE Advance Level of HSC with passes in Literature, History and CRK or any other Arts or Social Science subjects. (e) NCE in Theatre Arts or relevant areas with credit.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Mass Communication
(i) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) require a pass in Mathematics.

(ii) University of Jos (UNIJOS), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) and Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo require a credit pass in Literature in English.

(iii) Cross River State University of Science & Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH) requires credit passes in Literature in English, plus at least a pass in Mathematics.

(iv) Abia State University, Uturu requires credit in Literature in English, English Language and any other three subjects plus at least a pass in Mathematics.

(v) Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU) requires credit passes must include English Language, Literature in English and three other subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.

(vi) Covenant University Ota requires ‘O’ level five credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English, one Science subject from Biology, Health/General Science, Agric. Sci., Physics and Chemistry one from Social Science or Arts. Social Science subject such as Geography, Economics, Government, Commerce, Principle of Account, Book Keeping. Arts such as Bible Knowledge, History. etc.

(vii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires five ‘O’ level credit passes or five level passes in T.C. II or equivalent qualification at not more than two sittings. Subjects should include English Language and any two Arts subjects

(xi) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires credit level passes in Literature-in-English and an approved science subject plus at least a pass in Mathematics.

(xii) Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU) – Same as in English Language.

What is UTME Jamb Special Consideration (waiver) to study Mass Communication
(i) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki requires Literature in English, Government and CRK

(ii) ECWA Bingham University, New Karu, University of Jos (UNIJOS) and Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) require Lit. in English.

(iii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires Literature in English and any two subjects out of which one must be in the Arts or Social Science.

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