This page contains official 2022 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Political Science, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.
|Course||Political Science – under Social Science|
|Duration||3 – 4 Years|
|Suitability||Art and Commercial Students|
|Cut off mark||Varies|
|Related courses||Political Science related courses|
|Job Availability||High and Competitive|
On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Political Science. 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 in Commercial subjects for you to study Political Science 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 requirements.
In other words, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigerian universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore it.
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WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Political Science
You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Political Science in Nigerian universities. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE.
These are the subject combination for Political Science in WAEC, NECO and GCE
- Government or History,
- English Language
- Civic Education
- Literature in English (Optional)
- A trade subject
Please check the special consideration for this course below.
Note: Commerce is not compulsory for Political Science.
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 Political Science. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study this course, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.
Can I study Political science without Economics?
Aside from Government and English Language, Universities demand that you have credits in other subjects. To be on the safe side, you need other subjects like Economics, Mathematics, Literature, Geography and IRS/CRS. Even though the WAEC subjects above say Pass in Mathematics, some universities demand Credit.
It is true that you can study Political Science without Economics, but I do not advise students on this because if you go through special consideration below, you will notice that some universities demand Economics while others do not specifically state which subjects to choose aside from Government and English Language.
This is why I tell my commercial student that if they wish to be on the safe side, they should make sure they pass Economics in their O level examination. Because Economics can easily replace Commerce and stand-in for Accounting.
JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Political Science
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 Political Science 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– English Language is compulsory. 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 Political Science. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..
- Government or History
- English Language
Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Political Science
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 including Government or History.
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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 Political Science 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
This are the list of Universities offering Political Science in Nigeria
- Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
- Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
- Abia State University, Uturu
- Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
- Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
- Achievers University, Owo
- Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
- Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
- Al-Qalam University, Katsina
- Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State
- Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State
- Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
- Bauchi State University, Gadau
- Bayero University, Kano
- ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
- Bowen University, Iwo
- Benue State University, Makurdi
- University of Calabar (UNICAL)
- Caleb University, Lagos
- Caritas University, Enugu
- Chrisland University
- Christopher University Mowe
- Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
- Coal City University Enugu State
- Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
- Covenant University Ota
- Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
- Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
- Edo University Iyamo
- Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
- Ekiti State University
- Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State
- Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
- Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina (FUDUSOK)
- Federal University Gashua, Yobe Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua
- Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
- Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
- Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA)
- Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
- Fountain University, Oshogbo
- Godfrey Okoye University
- Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
- Gregory University, Uturu
- Gombe State University, Gombe
- University of Ibadan (UI)
- University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
- Joseph Ayo Babalola University
- Ikeji-Arakeji, University of Jos (UNIJOS)
- Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
- Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State
- Kogi State University Anyigba
- Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
- University of Lagos (UNILAG)
- Landmark University, Omu-Aran
- Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
- Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
- Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
- Madonna University, Okija
- University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
- University of Mkar, Mkar
- Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
- Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
- Novena University, Ogume
- Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
- Obong University, Obong Ntak
- Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
- Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
- Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
- Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
- Redeemer’s University, Mowe
- Renaissance University, Enugu
- Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene Akwa Ibom
- Sokoto State University
- Southwestern University, Oku Owa
- Summit University
- Tansian University Umunya
- Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
- Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
- Hezekiah University, Umudi
- Kings University, Ode Omu (UNIKINGS)
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
- University of Uyo
- Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State
- Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo
- Yobe State University, Damaturu.
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Course description: I know you’re here to see the O level requirement for political science in Nigeria. Permit meet to tell you what this Political science course is all about. It is a discipline seeks to explain the development of political attitudes and behaviour, the nature and function of contemporary political institutions, the development and implementation of public policies, and the limits and possibilities of government, both at the national and international levels.
Students will learn to critically evaluate public policies and institutions and are encouraged to become actively involved in the community through internships in government and public law. A degree in political science helps prepare students for careers in government, law, campaign management, business, international organizations, and research. Political science help you gain a thorough understanding of how power, politics, and people converge.
The political science major combines breadth and depth, helping students develop a general foundation for the study of politics and offering opportunities to explore particular areas of interest. Courses give students both a strong knowledge base and facility with the tools of political analysis. Most universities offers a substantial number of courses in all four fields of the discipline—Nigeria politics, international relations, comparative politics, and political theory—covering a range of topics and analytical perspectives.
This political science degree programme can prepare students for a wide variety of vocations. After graduation, many students go to law school or graduate school, or work for service organizations, government, or business.
Areas of emphasis within the political science are Nigeria politics and public law, international relations and comparative politics, public administration and public policy, and political theory and methodology..
Where can I work with a Degree in Political Science
An undergraduate degree in political science provides a strong foundation for any number of career choices. With the analytical and communication skills mastered while earning a political science degree, students may pursue a career in government at the local, state, or federal levels, at nonprofit organizations, nongovernmental organizations, or private industries.
Recent surveys indicate that students who combine university studies with either work or internships in local government agencies are more likely to obtain government employment after graduation.
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Cut-off Mark for Political Science course
As you can see, more than one University offers Political Science. This means the cut-off mark for Political Science varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Political Science 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.
Political Science is how many years course and under which faculty?
Depending on your mode of entry, Political Science is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, Political Science 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 Political Science?
Yes! If you are a Science, Commercial or an Art student, you can study Political Science 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 Political Science is through GCE.
Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Political Science 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 Political Science below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Political Science 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 Political Science
(i) University of Calabar (UNICAL) requires three ‘A’ level passes in Government and any one of Economics, Mathematics and Geography. History not acceptable in lieu of Government but accepts I.J.M.B.
(ii) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) and Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accept ‘A’ level passes in Government, and any Social Science subject.
(iii) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) requires Government.
(iv) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) and University of Ibadan (UI) accept any two A-level passes
(v) ECWA Bingham University, New Karu accepts National Diploma in Public Administration at merit level
(vii) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma requires A-level passes in Government and one social science subject are mandatory.
(viii) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) requires similar requirement as for Economics for both Direct Entry and UTME applicants. But a pass in O/L Mathematics is acceptable
(ix) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires ; (a) Very good passes in three JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Government, and any two of Lit-in- English, Economics, History, and CRS/IRS. (b) Candidates must also satisfy the ‘O’ Level requirement.
(xii) Covenant University Ota accepts ND (Upper credit) Public Administration plus UTME requirements.
(xiii) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba accepts two A’ Level passes in Govt. and any one of History. Economics, Business methods and Geography or own Diploma or ND (upper credit) in Public Admin. Or LOCAL Government or HND (Lower Credit) in Public Administration or Local Government.
(xiv) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria as in International Studies
(xv) Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli accepts ND/HND (Lower Credit) or NCE in any related Social/Management Science.
(xvi) Gombe State University, Gombe accepts NCE in relevant subject.
(xvii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) IN addition to the ‘A’ level passes required, credit passes at the ordinary level must include English Language, Government or History.
(xviii) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accepts HND, NCE and ND with a minimum of Merit and Upper credit respectively in relevant fields.
(xix) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts National Diploma in Public Administration at merit level plus UTME requirements.
(xx) 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.
(xxi) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts Three ‘A’ level/IJMB passes from any of the following subjects: Government, History, Sociology, Economics, Geography.
(xxiii) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma accepts two ‘A’ level passes from Mathematics, Economics, Geography and Government or History are acceptable.”
(xxiv) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts first degree in cognate or related discipline with minimum of second class lower division.
(xxv) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accepts ND (Upper credit) from a recognised Polytechnic or degree in Arts, Social science or Law at least Third Class honours.
(xxvi) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) accepts two A’ Level passes in Govt. and any one of History. Economics, Business methods and Geography or ND (upper credit) in Public Admin. Or LOCAL Government or HND (Lower Credit) in Public Administration or Local Government.
(xxvii) Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State requires three ‘A’ level passes in Government and any one of Economics, Mathematics and Geography. I.J.M.B.
(xxiii) Renaissance University, Enugu accepts at least a pass in A’ level GCE or its equivalent in Government and History or a National Diploma.
(xxiv) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) accepts: (a) Two ‘A’ level passes in Government and any one of the following: Economics, History or Geography. (b) N.C.E. at credit level in Political Science and in combination or Local Government Administration with credit passes.
(xxv) Southwestern University, Oku Owa accepts IJMB/NCE/ND/HND or its equivalents.
(xxvi) Bowen University, Iwo requires two A’ level passes in Government and any one of Economics, Geography, Mathematics or History.
(xxvii) Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State accepts NCE with merit passes in relevant subjects.
What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special consideration (waiver) for Political Science
(i) Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State, Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU), University of Calabar (UNICAL), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU), Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU), and Ekiti State University require credit pass in Mathematics. Ekiti State University also requires another Social Science subject apart from Government.
(ii) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) and University of Calabar (UNICAL) require credit pass in Government.
(iii) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5 ‘O’ level credits in Government/History, English. Language and three other subjects plus at least a pass in Mathematics.
(iv) University of Calabar (UNICAL) requires two Social Science subjects including Government. It does not accept History in lieu of Government.
(v) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) require credit pass in Government and any 2 other subjects plus at least a pass in Mathematics. Does not accept History in lieu of Government.
(vi) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki requires credit pass Mathematics and two other subject.
(vii) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba accepts National Diploma in related Discipline at Upper Credit level.
(viii) Benson Idahosa University, Benin City requires credit pass in Mathematics
(ix) Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji accepts a pass in Mathematics.
(xi) Covenant University Ota same as Marketing.
(xii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires five O/level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Government or History, and any other two Social Sciences or Arts Subject.
(xii) Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) requires a credit in Mathematics.
(xiii) Abia State University, Uturu requires Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Government or History and any three subjects from Arts, Social Science subject and at least a pass in Mathematics
(xiv) Redeemer’s University, Mowe requires Five ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Government or History and two other subjects.
(xv) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) accepts credit passes in English, Mathematics, Government/History and two other social science subjects or one Arts and 1 social science subject.
(xvi) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires five credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Government, Economics/ Geography and any one of History, Literature-in-English and CRS/IRS.
(xvii) Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) requires five O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Government or History or Civic Education and any other two credits in Arts/Social Science subjects in not more than two sittings.
(xvii) Kogi State University Anyigba – Credit pass in Mathematics is required.
(xviii) Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA) – Same as in Sociology.
(xix) Bowen University, Iwo requires five credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Government and one social science subjects.
(xx) Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) requires five credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Government and two social science subjects.
(xxi) Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo requires five credit passes to include English Language, Economics, Government and any other two subjects plus at least a pass in Mathematics.
(xxii) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba requires 5 credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Government/History one subject from the Social Science and any other subject.
What is JAMB UTME Special consideration (waiver) for Political Science
(i) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) requires Mathematics.
(ii) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) – Government or History plus any two of Economics, Geography Lit in English, English and Mathematics
(iii) University of Ibadan (UI) – 3 subjects in Arts, Science Social Sciences
(iv) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma – Government and Mathematics are mandatory
(v) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires Government and any two subjects from Economics, Geography, History, Literature-in-English, CRS/IRS and Mathematics.
(vi) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) requires Government, one Social Science subject and any other subject.
(vii) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki requires Government and any two Social Science subjects.
(viii) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba requires Government or History, Economics and any other subject.
(ix) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Government or History, and any two of Economics, Geography, Civic Education, Islamic Studies, CRS.
(x) Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State and Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) require Government and any two (2) Social science or one (1) Arts and one (1) Social Science subject or Mathematics.
(xi) Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA) – Same as in Sociology.
(xii) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts Mathematics, Government and any one of Economics, Geography or Literature in English.
(xiii) Bowen University, Iwo requires Mathematics, Government and any other Social Science subject.
(xiv)Bayero University, Kano (BUK) requires Government or History plus two other Social Science
(xv) Kogi State University Anyigba requires Government or History and two Commercial, Social Science or Arts subjects.