WAEC, JAMB Subject for Mass Communication – Under Art

Last updated on August 7th, 2018 at 03:52 pm

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Mass Communication – Under Art; including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering the Course, WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities 



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

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

The admission requirement to study Mass Communication – Under Art in Nigeria Universities includes one or a combination of ‘O’ level results or A-level result if you’re going through Direct Entry. This page will literally answer questions such as WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers), where you can work with the degree and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. If you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that may be of benefit to you.


What is O level/WAEC subject combination (requirement) for Mass Communication?
The subjects needed to study Mass Communication in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The O level requirement that is the compulsory WAEC subject combination for Mass Communication must include:

  1. French
  2. English Language
  3. Any three other subjects.
  4. A trade subject

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.

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


What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) for Mass Communication?
You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just an advice) because anything short of that may deny you of 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 write in jamb) for Mass Communication are

  1. Any three Arts and Social Science subjects


What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Mass Communication?
Two ‘A’ level passes in relevant subjects


Just a reminder: Everything you have read so far is a general requirement, it is expedient that you also check the special consideration for this course below. If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with 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.

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

So now that you know the compulsory WAEC, JAMB subject combination for Mass Communication, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer Mass Communication?
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 Nigeria Universities offering Mass Communication include:

  1. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  2. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU) Click to read conditions
  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) Click to read conditions
  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) Click to read conditions


Courses under Mass Communication you will or may study; 

Courses outline


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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The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Mass Communication have been listed above but, 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 this course if available. 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 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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