WAEC and JAMB Subject for Mass Communication – Under Art

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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.


CourseMass Communication – Under Art
QualificationB.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)
How many years3 – 4 Years
Who can study this courseArt and commercial student
Cut off markvaries
EntranceVery Competitive
Related coursesMass Communication related courses
Job AvailabilityHigh and Competitive
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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 always ignore!


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. A trade subject

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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 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.


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. Any three Arts and Social Science subjects


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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….


Special Consideration
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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148 thoughts on “WAEC and JAMB Subject for Mass Communication – Under Art”

    • I’m so sorry for the late reply…. There are more than 400 courses you can study without literature or government

  1. sir i want to study mass communication but i have E8 in government and D7 in biology hope i can still carry on with the process

    • You had D7 that means you’re not qualified to study mass communication. But you can use the search box within the site to search for courses you can study with D7 in English language… There are over 42 courses

  2. sir i want to study mass comm and my o level result is marketing b3 crs c6 eco c5 govt c4 lit c6 civic c4 eng c4 math b3 yor e8 and my jamb combination is eng lit eco govt is the combination okay

  3. Please in my mathematics, I got D7 and F9 in both sittings but all other art & social science subjects when combined are Credit. Pls can I be considered for admission?

  4. good day sir..i want to study mass communication but i didn’t include economics in my subject combination. i replaced economics with c.r.s. i guess i still have every tendency to study my dream course?
    subject combination include: uses of English, Lit-in-english, Government and c.r.s

  5. Sir can i still study mass communication with this result
    ENG C4
    CRS B3
    GOVT C6
    LIT C4
    ECO D7
    MATHS C5
    BIO C4
    CIVIC B3

  6. Pls Sir can I study Mass Communication without literature because my literature was cancelled during my ssce exam and I replace it eco, pls help me out

  7. What is unique cutoff mark with ansu I am seeing 200 and 180 and 190 so I need d reel mark
    And my literature and eco I failed in waec can I apply for English government crk and literature again even with my save literature which is e8

  8. Pls can I study mass communication under the faculty of Art and humanities with These jamb subject combination English,Crs, literature, government

  9. Pls sir can i study mass Com without government because i failed it in neco but i passed it in waec and i want to use my neco result to gain admission

  10. Good morning counselor, i have my O’ Levels in WAEC and Neco i don’t have English in waec but i’ve it in my neco and i didn’t sit for government at all sir. i want to use combined result for o level requirement am a commercial student and i would love to study mass com. i just need your advice sir on what to do about it,

  11. Good evening sir , pls sir I have a d7 in economics and I applied for mass communication but I have literature, government and IRS will I get admitted in buk?, Secondly sir can I reupload my result after accepting my admission on caps ?

  12. Greetings to u sir pls sir I had A’s and B’s in English maths Civic economic Igbo marketing crk but my lit and govt is d7 but in my neco I had lit C6 but govt d7 to so it’s combined can I study Mass com without govt

  13. Hello sir I want to study mass communication I have
    C4 -in mathematic
    c5- in English lang
    C5-in government
    C6- in literature-in- eng
    C6-in economic
    C4-in yourba
    B3-in civic education
    C4- In marketing
    Crk I failed
    Please can I study mass commutation which this o level result thank u.

  14. Please sir I want to to study mass communication
    I got c4 in maths
    English c5
    Government c5
    Civic edu b3
    Literature c6
    Economic c6
    Yourba c4
    Marketing c4
    Crk I failed
    Please sir can I study mass communition with this result

  15. Good day sir, I had C5 in literature, C5 in English language, C5 in Government…… And my Economics was mistakenly replaced by the registrar to Biology……. So which other subject can I add to study Mass communication?

  16. Marketing c6 Crs b2 economics d7 government a1 lite8 Civic b3 English b3 Maths b2 agriculture b3 wat can I study with this result

  17. Pls sir i want to study mass comm, what are the subjects compulsary to be credited before you can study mass comm sir.. And what are the subject you will be offering when you gain admision into university under mass comm curse?

  18. Sir pls… i heared that mass com is no more a subject on its own.. so sir i want to study boardcasting. What subject can i put for it in jamb..

  19. Sir I scored
    A1 in general mathematics
    C4 in English
    A1 in CRK
    B2 in Government
    B3 in Civic Education
    B2 in Your a
    C6 in Economics
    B3 in data processing

  20. Good Morning Sir, I scored in my WAEC Commerce C5, CRK C5 Economic E8, Government B3, English C6, Mathematics E8, Biology E8 and in NECO i score English D7, Mathematics C5, CRK C6, Economic D7, English C6, Literature in English D7, Agric. D7. Please Sir can i Combine this result and get Admission? If no which course can I study with this result?

  21. Pls sir can I studies mass com with this my Waec result : economic e8, government c4, irsc4,literature f9, civic a1,English c6,Yoruba c4,mathematics b3 and anima husbandry c4

  22. Sir plz can i study mass comminicatiin with these waec result.
    Data processing C5
    CRS A1
    GOVT B2
    CIVIC C4
    ENG D7
    MATHS A1
    And in neco also had D7 in english , can i use the result and get adimission for mass comminication

  23. I studied public administration in ND…..can I process direct entry with public administration to further on mass communication in Ekiti State University

  24. Can I study mass comm with the following subject comb
    Literature in English
    Civic education

  25. Pls counselor can I study mass common with this result in lasu, English:c5 math:c5 literature: c6 government: c5 civic:c5 irk:d7 biology:c5

  26. Am processing kwara uni to study mass comm pls sir what do I need to get in my neco in other to gain admission especially in my core subjects which are lit in English English language economics maths and one more other subjects

  27. Sir can I study mass comm with D7 in math and A1 on government, A1 civic ,B2 in English F9 in biology 🧪 C5 in economics

  28. Counselor am scared cus my friend said I can’t enter school with my neco gce because I had D7 in math A1 on government, A1 civic ,B2 in English F9 in biology 🧪 C5 in economics
    And I want to study mass com in Rufus giwa poly and I had 176 in jamb


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