WAEC, JAMB Subject Combinations for Religious Studies

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Religious Studies; 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.)

The admission requirement to study Religious Studies 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 Religious Studies?
The subjects needed to study Religious Studies 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 Religious Studies must include:

  1. English Language
  2. CRK/IRS
  3. A trade subject


What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) for Religious Studies?
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 Religious Studies are

  1. CRS/IRS
  2. Any two subjects


What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Religious Studies?
Two ‘A’ level subjects to include Religious Studies (CRS/IRS)


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.


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

  1. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  2. Abia State University, Uturu
  3. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  4. The Apostolic Church Theological Seminary Amumara (TACTSA)
  5. Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
  6. Augustine University Click to read conditions
  7. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  8. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  9. Benue State University, Makurdi
  10. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  11. Calvary College of Theology, Rukpokwu, Obio, Port Harcourt
  12. Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA)
  13. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  14. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) Click to read conditions
  15. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Click to read conditions
  16. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  17. World Harvest Bible College and Seminary, Calabar
  18. University of Ibadan (UI) Click to read conditions
  19. Immanuel College of Theology, Ibadan
  20. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  21. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji (with options in Ministerial Studies)
  22. Ekiti State University
  23. University of Jos (UNIJOS) Click to read conditions
  24. Madonna University, Okija
  25. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  26. Mountain Top University
  27. Nigerian Christian Bible College, Ukpom
  28. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  29. Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU)
  30. Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  31. Essien Ukpabia Presbyterian Theological College, Itu, Akwa Ibom State
  32. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa Click to read conditions
  33. St. Peter and Paul Seminary Bodija, Ibadan
  34. Summit University
  35. Seat of Wisdom Seminary, Owerri
  36. Tansian University, Umunya
  37. UMCA Theological College, Ilorin
  38. Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS)
  39. Veritas University, Abuja Click to read conditions
  40. West Africa Theological Seminary (WATSI)


Where can I work with a Degree in Religious Studies? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Religious Studies. 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. Career opportunities will be added soon.


The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Religious Studies 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 Religious Studies?
(ii) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts two principal subjects including CRK/IRK.

(iv) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) accepts NCE candidates with Four ‘O’ level credit passes (Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) requires merit pass in religious studies).

(v) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) and University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) – No Direct Entry.

(vi) Abia State University, Uturu and Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accept NCE/ND/HND in Religious or Social Studies or ‘A’ level in three subjects including Religion.

(ix) Benson Idahosa University, Benin City same as in English Language

(x) Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji accepts five O level credit passes in relevant subjects plus ND and HND.

(xi) Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa and Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) accept NCE in Religious Studies (CRK or IRK).

(xii) University of Calabar (UNICAL) also accepts NCE in Religious Studies.

(xiii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts: (i) At least two passes in Arts and Social Science subjects at the Advance level of the General Certificate in Education (GCE) in one sittings or in the Higher School Certificate (HSC) in one sittings. (ii) National Certificate in Education (NCE) with at least a credit level pass in Christian Studies or Islamic/Arabic studies or Religious Studies or Social Studies from a recognised College of Education. In addition, candidates should have at least an overall credit level pass.

(iii) At least a Merit level pass in National Diploma in Mass Communication.

(xv) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma accepts two ‘A’ level passes, to include Christian Religious Knowledge and one other Arts subject.

(xiv) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye – CRK/IRS plus any two Arts subjects.

(xv) University of Benin (UNIBEN) requires any other three subjects.

(xvi) Benue State University, Makurdi accepts accept NCE/A-level passes including in CRK, African Religion or its equivalent.

(xvii) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma requires two A’ level passes to include Literature in English and other Arts subjects or NCE in English/Political Science. NCE/HSC must be at credit level.

(xix) Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo accepts NCE candidates with Five ‘O’ level credit passes and requires merit pass in religious studies). JUPEB/IJMB (A’ level) or equivalent in related discipline.

(xxii) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts NCE with at least Merit in Religious Studies.

(xxiii) University of Uyo requires two subjects including CRS or NCE (Merit in 3 subjects including Christian Religious Studies).

(xxiv) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) accepts: (a) A minimum of 2 GCE (A/L) passes, one of which must be any one of the following subjects: English Language, CRK, Government/any Nigeria Language/any Arts subject. (b) The National Certificate in Education (NCE) provided there is merit in Christian Religious Studies, or Islamic Religious Studies.

(xxv) Augustine University accepts two A ’level passes in any relevant subjects. Also NCE & Diploma with credit passes in relevant subjects in addition to 5 Credits in SSCE (or its equivalent).

(xxv) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Accepts ND, NCE or two A/L papers from the Arts or Social Science discipline.

(xxvi) Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS) requires at least a pass in Mathematics

What is Waec, Neco, Gce Special Consideration (waiver) to study Religious Studies?
(i) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba requires five O/L credit passes which must include English, Mathematics, CRK/BK/IRK/Islamic Studies and two other subjects from the Arts or Social Sciences.

(ii) Benson Idahosa University, Benin City requires credit passes in any other four Arts or Science subjects

(iii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) five SSCE credit passes or five Merit level passes in T.C. II at not more than two sittings. Subjects should include English Language, Religious Knowledge and two other Arts or Social Sciences subjects.

(iv) Paul University, Awka – Anambra State requires five SSCE credit passes in not more than two sittings (or equivalent qualification) including English Language, Mathematics and three Arts/Social Science subjects.

(ix) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English, Religious Studies plus three other subjects, two of which must be Arts subjects.

(x) Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State requires credit pass in Mathematics.

(xi) University of Uyo requires credit passes in Christian Religious Studies, English Language and any other three subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.

(xii) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma requires credit pass in Mathematics and accepts credit passes in IRK/BK/Arabic/Government/its equivalent/Any Nigerian Language.

(xiii) Augustine University requires five O’ Level credits in SSCE(or its equivalent) in English, CRK/IRK, Literature in English and any other Arts subject.

What is UTME Jamb Special Consideration (waiver) to study Religious Studies?
(i) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) require CRK/IRS and one Art subject and an Arts or a Social Science subject.

(ii) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba and Ekiti State University require Two Arts subjects and one other subject.

(iii) University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts ant three subjects.

(iv) Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa requires CRS, Government or History and any other Arts subjects.

(v) University of Uyo requires Christian Religious Studies and other two subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.

(vi) Augustine University requires CRK/IRK any other Arts subjects

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