WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Sociology – Under Art

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


CourseSociology – Under Art
QualificationB.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)
How many years3 – 4 Years
Who can study this courseArt and commercial student
Cut off markvaries
EntranceNon Competitive
Related coursesSociology 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 Sociology. 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 Sociology 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 Sociology

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

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. History/Government/Economics
  4. One Science subject
  5. Any Arts or Social Science subject
  6. 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 Sociology. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Sociology, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Sociology

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 Sociology 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 Sociology. 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 Sociology must include:

  1. Government/History
  2. Plus two other Social Science/Arts subject


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

  1. Covenant University Ota
  2. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  3. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  4. Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)


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Cut-off Mark for Sociology course

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


Sociology is how many years course?

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


Sociology is under which faculty in Nigeria?

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

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


Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Sociology 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 Sociology below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Sociology 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 Sociology
(i) Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD) accepts IJMB with minimum of eight points or ND with minimum of eight points.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Sociology
(i) Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU) requires credit in English Language and three Social science or Arts subjects plus at least a pass in Mathematics.

(ii) Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (FUD) requires credit in English Language, Economics, Geography, Government and any other subject.

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88 thoughts on “WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Sociology – Under Art”

  1. Please someone should help!! What was the cut off mark for sociology under social sciences in the University of calabar as of last year?

  2. Please sir I want to study sociology is it must for me to write mathematics in jamb because I hate math can I write this subject
    Literature in English

  3. Please sir can my subject combination be English, Literature in English, Government and CRS to study sociology in the university of jos and to be precise I’m an art student

  4. I have english,mathematics ,economics , government,civic,financial accounting in my current O’level result can i study Sociology with this…. If yes what should be my jamb subject combination.

  5. Please sir my olevel result are
    Commerce c4
    Financial ac c4
    Economic c6
    Civil edu c6
    English language c4
    Igbo f9
    Maths b3
    Animal husbandry c5
    Computer studies c6
    Sir I don’t want to study any course with math pls choice me non competitive course

  6. Can I study sociology?
    Please pick out the subject.
    Marketing C4
    Government A1
    English c4
    Literature c6
    Mathematics B3
    Civic c6
    CRS c6

  7. Good afternoon sir.
    I had d7 in literature. So I decided to choose Eng Econs Gov and CRS as my jamb combo in UI. Pls is the combination okay?

  8. Pls sir am a social science student, can I go with eng, govt, econs and crs as my jamb combination for sociology and anthropology without maths

  9. Sir I wrote jamb ND I choose English, government, literature and crs can I study sociology and also i had 197 in jamb sir I need ur help u can message me on wassap 08116363234 tanks a lot sir

  10. Pls can I study sociology with english, government, math, and econs in jamb. Cos a friend of mine said I can’t without commerce in my jamb


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