This page contains 2024 WAEC and JAMB subject combinations (admission requirements) for Archaeology, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.

QualificationB. Eng., B.Sc., B. Tech.
Duration3 – 4 Years
SuitabilityScience students

Is Archaeology a good course in Nigeria and what is the salary?

Yes, Archaeology is a good course in Nigeria with limited job roles to explore. There is no standard salary for any job in Nigeria. It depends on where you get the job. Archaeologists and related professionals typically earn between ₦100,000 and ₦250,000 net per month

An Archaeology degree is not competitive and quite popular amongst students in secondary school. From our records, 6 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Archaeology, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Archaeology 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.

We have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you.


WAEC Subject Combination For Archaeology

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for an Archaeology 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 an Archaeology degree.

Remember, the requirement 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 gaining admission. Any subject with blue colour means, a pass is allowed.

If 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 WAEC/NECO/GCE subject combinations for Archaeology are:

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. Biology/Agriculture
  5. English Language
  6. Civic Education
  7. Geography
  8. Biology
  9. A trade subject

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 Archaeology, don’t give up. You should consider other Archaeology similar courses or 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. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please read valuable guides on how to choose a course and university

JAMB subject combination for Archaeology

For this degree, you are also required to register for 4 subjects and English is compulsory. More so, 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 Archaeology. You can still gain admission if you score between 160-170 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher. Try out JAMB Admission Simulator.

The 4 JAMB subject combination for Archaeology is:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Geography
  4. Chemistry

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Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Archaeology

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Archaeology, you are expected to have; Two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Geography Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Mathematics, Zoology and Botany or Archaeology

List of Universities offering Archaeology in Nigeria

  1. University of Ibadan (UI)
  2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  3. University of Ibadan
  4. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  5. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  6. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)


Estimated number of students currently studying Archaeology in Nigerian Universities is 1,830
Archaeology has 2% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Archaeology has 100% admission rate.

Cut-off Mark for Archaeology course

As you can see, more than one University offers Archaeology. This means the cut-off mark for Archaeology will vary. However, from aggregate, the cut off mark is 180. You can still gain admission if you score between 160-170 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher.

Archaeology is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Archaeology is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, Archaeology is under the Faculty of Science but may also be under a different faculty in some universities.

Can a commercial or art student study Archaeology?

No! Archaeology is a pure science course and not suitable for commercial or art students. But if you have the required subject combination in your O level result, you can go for it if that is the course you desire to study. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects during WAEC registration because your schools may go against it. The alternative way to write the required subjects combination for Archaeology is through GCE

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