WAEC and JAMB Subject for Mass Communication – Social Science

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This page contains official 2019/2020 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Mass Communication, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.

 

Course Mass Communication – under Social Science
Qualification [B.Sc. (Hons]
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Suitability Art and Commercial Students
Cut off mark Varies
Entrance Very Competitive
Related courses Mass Communication related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive

 

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

 

You must be a Commercial student or an Art student with a good background Commercial subjects for you to study Mass Communication 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 always ignore!

 

WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Mass Communication

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Mass Communication in Nigeria universities. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The O level requirement, that is, the required WAEC subject combination for Mass Communication must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Four other subjects in Arts or Social Sciences
  3. A trade subject

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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 Mass Communication. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study this course, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

 

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Mass Communication

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 Mass Communication 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 Mass Communication. 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 Mass Communication must include:

  1. Any three Arts or Social Science subjects

 

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

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for this course, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects

 

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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 this course, don’t give up. You should consider other Mass Communication 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 Mass Communication in Nigeria

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. Achievers University, Owo
  3. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  4. Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State
  5. Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
  6. American University of Nigeria, Yola (AUN)
  7. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  8. Bayero University, Kano
  9. Baze University
  10. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  11. Bowen University, Iwo
  12.  Benue State University, Makurdi
  13. Caleb University, Lagos
  14. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  15. Crawford University Igbesa
  16. Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
  17. Crescent University (CUAB)
  18. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  19. Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State
  20. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  21. Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
  22. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  23. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  24. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  25. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  26. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  27. Gregory University, Uturu, Igbinedion University Okada
  28. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  29. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  30. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  31. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  32. Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
  33. Kogi State University Anyigba
  34. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  35. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  36. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  37. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  38. University of Mkar, Mkar
  39. Mountain Top University
  40. Novena University, Ogume
  41. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
  42. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
  43. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  44. Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos
  45. Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  46. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  47. Renaissance University, Enugu
  48. Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State
  49. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  50. Southwestern University, Oku Owa
  51. Tansian University, Umunya
  52. Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
  53. Nnamdi Azikiwe University (unizik)
  54. University of Uyo
  55. Veritas University, Abuja
  56. Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo
  57. Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State

I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Mass Communication. Listen, there is no such thing as best universities or top universities to study Mass Communication in Nigeria. Nobody has that information. Although recommendations are allowed, don’t be deceived by the word “best”. Read why you should stop looking for the best University in Nigeria

 

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Cut-off Mark for Mass Communication course

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

 

Mass Communication is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Mass Communication is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, Mass Communication is under the Faculty/School/College of Social and Management Studies but may be under a different faculty in some universities.

 

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Can a science or art student study Mass Communication?

Yes! If you are a Science, Commercial or an Art student, you can study Mass Communication at the university 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 Mass Communication is through GCE.

 

Special Consideration

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

Special Consideration
What is Direct Entry Special consideration (waiver) for Mass Communication
(i) Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli and Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) accept Good NCE, OND/HND in relevant areas.

(iii) Benue State University, Makurdi accepts National Diploma in Mass Communication at distinction or Upper credit level, a pass in Mathematics plus UTME requirements.

(iv) Igbinedion University Okada accepts ND (Credit) in Mass Communication, Theatre Arts or any other related field.

(v) Crescent University (CUAB) accepts National Diploma in Mass Communication.

(vi) Benson Idahosa University, Benin City requires in addition to the O’ level requirements specified, a minimum of two relevant subjects passed at GCE Advanced level or NCE (3 merits) or National Diploma in relevant field not below credit level.

(viii) Bowen University, Iwo accepts two ‘A’ passes in any Arts and Social Science subject.

(viv) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts (a) Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects one of which must be Government, Sociology, Economics or Commerce. (b) Credit/Merit Pass in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Diploma in Mass Communication or Journalism. Equivalent Diploma in Mass Communication from a recognize University also acceptable.

(xv) Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language and four other subjects in Arts or Social Science.

(xvi) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) requires A’ level passes in Literature in English, Government and any other subject or ND at Upper Credit level or HND lower credit level.

(xvii) Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State requires two A’ level passes in Arts, Social Sciences subjects. ND (lower credit) in Mass Communication.

(xix) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts HND (lower credit) in Mass Communication, Marketing, Book Publishing, Printing Technology or related field from a recognised Polytechnic in addition to UTME requirements.

(xx) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma accepts (a) Five (5) papers at Principal level in Higher School Certificate or GCE Advanced level together with credit passes in not less than three other subjects including in English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics in the SSS Certificate Examination or GCE “O” Level examination or their equivalent, or (b) Two (2) papers at Principal Level in H.S.C. or G.C.E. Advanced Level plus credit passes in four (4) other papers (including English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics) in the SSS Certificate examination or GCE “O” Level examination or their equivalent.

(xxi) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accepts ND (Upper Credit) in Mass Communication, Communication Arts or Marketing from recognised Polytechnics in addition to UTME requirements.

(xxii) Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State accepts BSc, BA or HND in any discipline, ND (Upper Credit) pass in Mass Communication.

(xxiii) Renaissance University, Enugu accepts NCE, ND/HND or First Degree in relevant subjects plus O’ level requirements.

(xxiv) Caleb University, Lagos accepts ND at Credit level in Mass Communication or Social Sciences related studies may be considered for admission by direct entry provided they have the UME subjects at one sittings.

(xxv) Crescent University (CUAB) accepts NCE, ND, HND and their approved equivalents with at least lower credit may be admitted to the appropriate level. (ii) IJMB at acceptable grades levels. (iii) In exceptional cases, holders of ND with lower credit from recognized institutions may be admitted to 200 level (part II) in relevant degree programmes, provided they satisfy the minimum requirements stipulated for entry into 100 level (iv) HND with lower credit from recognized institutions may be admitted into 200 level in the relevant degree programmes provided they satisfy the minimum requirements stipulated for entry into 100 level.

(xxvi) Southwestern University, Oku Owa accepts (a) At least two advanced level passes in any arts and Social science. (b) IJMB/NCE/ND/HND or its equivalents.

(xxvi) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts; (a) Very good passes in three (3) JUPEB subjects: Lit-in English, and any two of Economics, Government, History and CRS/IRS.  (b) Candidates must also satisfy the O/Level requirement.

(xxvii) Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos accepts ND/HND with lower credit passes in relevant courses.

(xxviii) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts National Diploma (Upper Credit) in Journalism, Mass Communication, Public Relations and Advertising.

(xxix) Mountain Top University requires two A’ level passes to include Literature in English and one other Arts subject.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special consideration (waiver) for Mass Communication
(i) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) and Benue State University, Makurdi require five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language and at least a pass in Mathematics

(ii) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) requires five O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Government and Literature-in-English.

(iii) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) and Redeemer’s University, Mowe require Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Lit-inEnglish and two additional subjects in Arts and Social Sciences.

(iv) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) requires five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Lit-in-English and at least a pass in Mathematics

(v) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) requires a credit pass in Lit-in-English

(vii) Bells University of Technology, Otta require credit passes including Mathematics and Geography.

(viii) Crescent University (CUAB) requires credit pass in Lit-in-English, History/Government, Economics

(ix) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki requires credit in Literature in English, English Language and Mathematics and a pass in a Nigerian Language will be an advantage.

(x) Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State and Benson Idahosa University, Benin City require credit pass in Mathematics.

(xi) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts National Diploma at Upper Credit level in Mass Communication. Also does not accepts ‘A’ passes

(xii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Economics/Commerce, Government/History, Literature in English/CRK/IRK and any Nigerian Language with at least a pass in Mathematics.

(xiii) Bowen University, Iwo requires five SSCE Credit Passes to include English Language, Literature in English, Mathematics and any other subjects in arts and social sciences.

(xiv) Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State accepts five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Literature in English, Government and any other social sciences subject.

(xv) Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji requires five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Literature in English and at least a minimum of a pass in Mathematics

(xvi) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma requires Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) with credit passes in at least six (6) subjects, including English Language, English Literature and Mathematics obtained at not more than two sittings.

(xvii) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) requires credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics and two other subjects from Economics, Government, Geography, Commerce and Government.

(xvii) Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State for Media and Communication Studies requires credit pass in Mathematics.

(xviii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires Five O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Literature-in-English and any two of Economics, History/Government, Geography, any Nigerian Language, CRS/IRS and Civic Education.

(xix) Kogi State University Anyigba requires five credit passes at SSCE and/or GCE O/L in English Language, Literature in English, Mathematics and any other two Arts and or Social Science subjects.

(xx) Crescent University (CUAB) – Credit pass in Literature in English will be an added advantage.

(xxi) Southwestern University, Oku Owa requires credit passes to include English Language, Literature in English and Government plus at least a pass in Mathematics.

(xlvi) Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos and Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State accept five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Literature in English, Government and any other relevant subjects.

(xlvii) Mountain Top University requires credit pass to include English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English and any other two subjects.

What is JAMB UTME Special consideration (waiver) for Mass Communication
(i) University of Lagos (UNILAG), Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and Bowen University, Iwo require Literature in English.

(ii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts Mathematics as UTME subjects.

(iii) Kogi State University Anyigba requires Literature in English and any other two Arts or Social Science subjects

(iv) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Literature in English and any other two subjects.

(v) Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State requires Literature in English and any other two (2) Social Sciences or arts subjects. A pass in Mathematics may be accepted. (vi) Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji requires Literature in English.

(vii) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) requires Mathematics and two other subjects from Economics, Government, Geography and Commerce.

(viii) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) requires Mathematics, Literature in English and any other subject.

(ix) Southwestern University, Oku Owa requires Literature in English, Economics and Government.

(x)Bayero University, Kano (BUK) requires any three subjects from Social Science subjects.

(xi) Mountain Top University requires Literature in English, one Arts subject and any other Arts or Social Science subject.


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