This page contains 2024 WAEC and JAMB subject combinations (admission requirements) for Geophysics, including the list of Nigerian universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more.


Course Geophysics
Qualification B.Sc
How many years 3 – 4 Years
Who can study this course? Science student
Number of universities 13

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

Yes, Geophysics 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. Geophysics graduates typically earn between ₦160,000 and ₦450,000 net per month.

Geophysics is not competitive and quite popular amongst science students in secondary school. From our records, 13 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

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

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Geophysics 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 Geophysics 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 Geophysics 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 Geophysics, don’t give up. You should consider other Geophysics 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 Geophysics

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 230 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Geophysics. 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 Geophysics are:

  • English
  • Mathematics/Physics
  • Geography/Biology
  • Chemistry

List of Universities offering Geophysics in Nigeria

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
  3. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  4. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  5. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  6. The Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE)
  7. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  8. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  9. Mountain Top University
  10. Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)
  11. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  12. Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo
  13. Ekiti State University
Estimated number of students currently studying Geophysics in Nigerian Universities is 5,290
Geophysics has 21% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Geophysics has 95% admission rate.

Cut-off Mark for Geophysics

As you can see, more than one University offers Geophysics. This means the cut-off mark for Geophysics will vary. However, from aggregate, the cut off mark is 230. 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.

Geophysics is how many years course?

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

Geophysics is under which faculty in Nigeria?

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

No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot study Geophysics 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.

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