Last updated on March 1, 2021 by The Counselor

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

Course |
Computer Science and Mathematics |

Qualification |
(B.Sc. & B. Tech) |

How many years |
3 – 4 Years |

Who can study this couse |
Science student |

Cut off mark |
Varies |

Entrance |
Non Competitive |

Related courses |
Computer Science and Mathematics related courses |

Job Availability |
High and Competitive |

*On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Computer Science and Mathematics. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.*

You must be a science student with a good background science subjects for you to study Computer Science and Mathematics 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 ignore.

- The required documents for admission into Nigeria universities
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WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Computer Science and Mathematics**

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Computer Science and Mathematics** **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 Computer Science and Mathematics must include:

- Mathematics
- English Language
- Any three from; Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Further Maths, and Technical Drawing.
- A trade subject

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 Computer Science and Mathematics. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Computer Science and Mathematics, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

**JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Computer Science and Mathematics**

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 Computer Science and Mathematics that you must register (English must be included because it is compulsory even though it may not be listed among the JAMB subjects below), 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 Computer Science and Mathematics. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..

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## Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Computer Science and Mathematics

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Computer Science and Mathematics, you are expected to have;

Two ‘A’ level passes in Maths and Physics

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 Computer Science and Mathematics, don’t give up. You should consider other Computer Science and Mathematics 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 Computer Science and Mathematics in Nigeria**

- Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
- Novena University, Ogume
- University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)

**Course description:** This joint degree Computer Science and Mathematics and Mathematics offers the opportunity to combine an appreciation of mathematical reasoning with an understanding of computing. Mathematics is a fundamental intellectual tool in computing, but computing is increasingly used as a key component in mathematical problem-solving.

The course concentrates on areas where mathematics and computing are most relevant to each other, emphasising the bridges between theory and practice.

It offers opportunities for potential computer scientists both to develop a deeper understanding of the mathematical foundations of their subject and to acquire a familiarity with the mathematics of application areas where computers can solve otherwise intractable problems.

It also gives mathematicians access to both a practical understanding of the use of computers and a deeper understanding of the limits on the use of computers in their own subject. The first year and part of the second year of the course are spent acquiring a firm grounding in the core topics from both subjects.

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**Cut-off Mark for Computer Science and Mathematics course**

As you can see, more than one University offers Computer Science and Mathematics. This means the cut-off mark for Computer Science and Mathematics varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Computer Science and Mathematics is a good course and you can also check the top best science courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.

**Computer Science and Mathematics is how many years course?**

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Computer Science and Mathematics at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Computer Science and Mathematics 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.

**Computer Science and Mathematics is under which faculty in Nigeria?**

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

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**Can a commercial or an art student study Computer Science and Mathematics?**

**No! **If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot Computer Science and Mathematics at the university because it is a pure science course which need a good background on 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. 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 Computer Science and Mathematics is through GCE.

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Special Consideration**

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Computer Science and Mathematics 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 Computer Science and Mathematics below if available. Please take note that when you see **Check**, it simply means the special consideration for Computer Science and Mathematics had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar….

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