WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Geography – Under Science



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


Course Geography – Under Science
Qualification (B.Sc. & B. Tech)
How many years 3 – 4 Years
Who can study this couse Science student
Cut off mark Varies
Entrance Very Competitive
Related courses Geography related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive



On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Geography. 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 Geography 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.


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Geography

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Geography 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 Geography must include:

  1. English language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Geography
  4. Any other two science subjects.
  5. 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 Geography. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Geography, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Geography

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 Geography 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 Geography. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..

 JAMB UTME subject combination to study Geography must include:

  1. Geography
  2. Any two of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Agricultural Science


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

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Geography, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes in Geography and one other science subject


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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 Geography, don’t give up. You should consider other Geography 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 Geography – Under Science in Nigeria

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
  3. Bayero University, Kano
  4. Gombe State University, Gombe
  5. University of Ibadan (UI)
  6. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  7. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  8. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  9. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) Offers the course with options in: i. Science ii. Humanities
  10. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)

I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Geography. Listen, I don’t encourage such but if you’re bent on knowing the best universities or top universities to study Geography in Nigeria, Check here


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Cut-off Mark for Geography course

As you can see, more than one University offers Geography. This means the cut-off mark for Geography varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Geography 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.



Geography is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Geography at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Geography 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.


Geography is under which faculty in Nigeria?

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

No! If you are a Commercial or an Art student, you cannot Geography 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 Geography is through GCE.


Special Consideration

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

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) for Geography
(i) Federal University of Technology, Minna accepts Geography and Mathematics/Physics (Physics proffered)

(ii) Federal University of Technology, Minna accepts NCE (merit), ND/HND credit) Meteorology.

(iii)Bayero University, Kano (BUK) does not accept Econs.

(iv) Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST) accepts IJMB/ND/NCE for Direct Entry in Geography

(v) Gombe State University, Gombe accepts Economics and Government.

(vi) Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) accept in addition to O/level requirements two ‘A’ Level or NCE subject’s one of which must be Geography

(vii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts: (a) Two ‘A’ level passes in Geography  and anyone of Economics, History, Agric Science, Geology, and Literature in English, Biology, Chemistry or Physics. (b) NCE in Geography  at Merit level, ND with at least merit level. Lower credit level pass in Town Planning, Surveying, Environmental Management or Tropical Science, plus four O’ level credit passes which must include credit in English language and at least a pass in Mathematics.

(viii) Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State accepts NCE in Geography

(ix) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts 2 A/L subjects including Geography and any other science subject for Geography

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) for Geography
(i) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye requires two other Science subjects.

(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5 or 6 ‘O’ level credit passes at one or two sittings to include English Language, Mathematics, Geography, and any two other Science subjects.

(iii) Gombe State University, Gombe accepts Economics.

(iv) Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU): Science Option- Five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent in English Language, Mathematics, Geography, and any two of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Agricultural Science. Social Science Option- Five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics, Geography, and any two of Government, Economics, Commerce and Accounting.

(v) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English language, Mathematics, Geography, Biology and any other science subjects.

(vi) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires five o’ level credit passes including English Language, Geography  and any three from Arts or Social Science subjects and at least a pass in Mathematics.

(vii) Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) only accept among Chemistry, Biology or Physics as the other two Science subjects.

(viii) Abia State University, Uturu requires Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any three subjects from Arts, Social Science and Sciences. A credit pass in Geography is compulsory.

(ix) Federal University of Technology, Minna accepts requires credit pass in Physics and any other science subject.

(x) Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State requires two other subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) for Geography
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) requires Mathematics / Biology, Chemistry / Physics, Further Maths or Geography.

(ii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Geography, Biology and any other Science subject.

(iii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires Geography and any two subject preferably Arts or Social Science subject.

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