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


Course Geoscience
Qualification B.Sc
How many years 3 – 4 Years
Who can study this course? Science student
Number of universities 8

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

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

Geoscience is not competitive and quite popular amongst science students in secondary school. From our records, 8 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

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

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

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

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 Geoscience, don’t give up. You should consider other Geoscience 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 Geoscience

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

  • English
  • Mathematics/Physics
  • Geography
  • Chemistry

List of Universities offering Geoscience in Nigeria

  1. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  2. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (Earth Science)
  3. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  4. Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geosciences
  5. University of Lagos
  6. Anchor University Lagos
  7. The Pan African University (PAU)
  8. University of Calabar
Estimated number of students currently studying Geoscience in Nigerian Universities is 2,050
Geoscience has 18% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Geoscience has 95% admission rate.

Cut-off Mark for Geoscience

As you can see, more than one University offers Geoscience. This means the cut-off mark for Geoscience will vary. However, from aggregate, the cut off mark is 220. 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.

Geoscience is how many years course?

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

Geoscience is under which faculty in Nigeria?

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

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