This page contains the [current_year] WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Sociology and Anthropology, including the list of Nigerian universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more.


Course Sociology and Anthropology
Qualification B.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)
How many years 3 – 4 Years
Who can study this course Art and commercial student
Cut off mark 180
Entrance Non Competitive
Related courses Sociology and Anthropology related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive

Is Sociology and Anthropology a good course in Nigeria?

Sociology and Anthropology is not a good career course in Nigeria because of the few available job roles you can explore. In Nigeria, a Sociology and Anthropology graduate’s salary depends on where they work as different employees have different salary packages. The salary range for Sociology and Anthropology graduates in Nigeria is between 150,000 naira to 550,000 naira per month

Sociology and Anthropology is one of the oldest degrees and is less competitive. This course is popular amongst art students in secondary school. From our records, 14 Nigerian universities offer this degree course

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Sociology and Anthropology, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Sociology and Anthropology 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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Sociology and Anthropology course description

The sociology and Anthropology course prepares students for both academic and applied research careers in sociology and anthropology. It offers an essential liberal arts background for many careers and professions, including public service and administration, communications and public relations, law, business, medicine, journalism, arts management, environmental science, and other professions.

Sociologists and anthropologists study the structure and processes of traditional cultures and modern, industrial societies in both Western and non-Western cultures. They examine how culture, social structures (groups, organizations and communities) and social institutions (family, education, religion, etc.) affect human attitudes, actions and life chances. Source


WAEC Subject Requirements To Study Sociology and Anthropology

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Sociology and Anthropology 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 Sociology and Anthropology 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 Sociology and Anthropology are:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Civic Education 
  • Trade Subject
  • Literature In English
  • Government/History
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Nigerian Language


Jamb subject requirements For Sociology and Anthropology.

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 Sociology and Anthropology 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 Sociology and Anthropology are:

  • English
  • Literature
  • Government
  • Geography

If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same as the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Sociology and Anthropology, don’t give up. You should consider other Sociology and Anthropology 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

Here is the list of universities offering Sociology and Anthropology in Nigeria.

  • Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa (FUOTUOKE)
  • Baze University
  • University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  • Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  • Igbinedion University Okada
  • University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  • The University of Ibadan
  • Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  • University of Uyo
  • Yobe State University, Damaturu.
Estimated number of students currently studying Sociology and Anthropology in Nigerian Universities is 3,525
Sociology and Anthropology has 10% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Sociology and Anthropology 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 Sociology and Anthropology degree has a 100% admission rate.

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Sociology and Anthropology is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study the Sociology and Anthropology degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Sociology and Anthropology 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.

Sociology and Anthropology is under which faculty in Nigeria?

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

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

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5 thoughts on “WAEC and JAMB Subjects for Sociology and Anthropology”

  1. Please this is my result
    Biology C5
    Pls what course can I go for

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