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This page contains 2022 WAEC and JAMB subject combinations (admission requirements) for Geology, including the list of Nigerian universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more.

 

CourseGeology
QualificationB.Sc
How many years3 – 4 Years
Who can study this course?Science student
Number of universities42

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

Yes, Geology 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. Geology graduates typically earn between ₦180,000 and ₦550,000 net per month.

Geology is competitive and quite popular amongst science students in secondary school. From our records, 42 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

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

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Geology 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 Geology 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 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 WAEC/NECO/GCE subject combinations for Geology in Nigeria are:

  1. Mathematics
  2. English
  3. Civic Education 
  4. Trade Subject 
  5. Physics
  6. Chemistry
  7. Biology/Geography
  8. Agriculture
  9. Any Nigerian Language

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

JAMB subject combination for Geology

For this degree, you are also required to register for 4 subjects and English is compulsory. More so, your JAMB score and your POST UTME score will determine the cumulative score that the university will use to decide your candidacy for admission.

You should score 200 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Geology. You can still gain admission if you score between 180-190 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 Geology are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Biology/Geography
  • Chemistry

List of Universities offering Geology in Nigeria

  1. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  3. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  4. Achievers University, Owo
  5. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU)
  6. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  7. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  8. Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State
  9. Bayero University, Kano
  10. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  11. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  12. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  13. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA)
  14. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  15. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  16. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  17. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  18. The Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE)
  19. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
  20. Gregory University, Uturu
  21. Gombe State University, Gombe
  22. Ekiti State University
  23. University of Ibadan (UI)
  24. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  25. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  26. Kogi State University Anyigba
  27. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
  28. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  29. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  30. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  31. The Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
  32. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  33. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  34. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  35. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  36. Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)
  37. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  38. Salem University, Lokoja
  39. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  40. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  41. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  42. Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo
Estimated number of students currently studying Geology in Nigerian Universities is 23,180
Geology has 15% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Geology has 40% admission rate.

Cut-off Mark for Geology

As you can see, more than one University offers Geology. This means the cut-off mark for Geology will vary. However, from aggregate, the cut off mark is 200. You can still gain admission if you score between 180-190 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher.

Geology is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study a Geology degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Geology 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.

Geology is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Geology is under the Faculty/School/College of Science but may also be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.

Can a commercial or an art student study Geology?

No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot study Geology at the university because it is a pure science course which needs a good background in science subjects. To avoid discouragement, you can go for this course if you wish provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result.

 

Geology Course Description:

Geology is a branch of scientific study, focusing on the composition of solid earth, and how their makeup changes over time, and in certain combinations. It gives insight into the history of the Earth, through studying plate tectonics and past climates. Geology also involves the investigation of how minerals can be discovered and utilised.

If you were a fan of history and geography at school, then geology combines the best of both worlds. The origin of our modern landscape is explored, as is how we discover, use and manage natural resources. Geology is a subject for curious people. If you are keen to discover more about the dynamics of Earth, its resources and economics – things not everyone knows – then this is a strong choice. Students who enjoy working outdoors will find this field of earth sciences a rewarding area of study. Field trips are commonplace, rather than a rare luxury.

Students who study this course are equipped with developing natural resources in ways that safeguard the environment. Geology is important because it helps in finding, managing and using natural resources and mitigating the risks of natural and environmental hazards.

Special Consideration (waiver) to study Geology

  • Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU), University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) and University of Benin (UNIBEN) accept ‘O’ level credit passes in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and do not accept Geography.
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT), Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye and Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba require Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics as UTME subjects.
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki requires five SSCE credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in not more than two sittings.
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) accepts ‘Pass’ in English Language.
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, University of Calabar (UNICAL) and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) require ‘five O’ level credit passes in English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki does not accept physically challenged candidates because of the strenuous nature and the requirement of transversing difficult terrains and mountainous areas.
  • Ekiti State University accepts a pass in English Language for candidates who have distinction in Physics or Mathematics.
  • Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH) and University of Jos (UNIJOS) require SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Geography.
  • University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5 or 6 ‘O’ level credit passes at one or two sittings including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and one of the following: Geography, Further/Mathematics, Economics and Technical Drawing.
  • University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) does not accept credit in Geography in lieu of Biology.
  • Kogi State University Anyigba, University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT), Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) and Gombe State University, Gombe require credit pass in Physics as the fifth subject.
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology and requires credit in Geography.
  • Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) requires credit pass in Physics.
  • Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry & any other relevant subject.
  • Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) requires five ‘O’ Level credits in the SSCE including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics to form the core subjects, with credit in any of the following: Biology/Agricultural Science and Geography at not more than two sittings.
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Five O’ level credit passes in English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure requires a minimum of credit pass in five subjects at not more than of two sittings in WASSCE, NECO, GCE ‘O’level or its equivalent. The credits are required in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and English Language. Credit is also required in Biology or Agric. Science or Geography.
  • Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State requires five credit passes including English Language, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology
  • Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Geography. (xxiii) Federal University of Technology, Minna requires at least a pass in Physics.
  • Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH) and Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) require credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Geography.
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) accepts HSC, ND passes in any two of Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Geography.
  • Bauchi State University, Gadau and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) require five O’ level credit passes in English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. (xxxviii) Bauchi State University, Gadau accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.
  • University of Uyo does not require Biology but Physics. (xl) Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY) requires credit passes in Chemistry, Physics and any of Biology/Geography/Mining.

Further reading on Geology

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