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This page contains the official 2022 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Psychology, including the list of Nigeria universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more

 

CoursePsychology – under Social Science
Qualification[B.Sc. (Hons]
Duration3 – 4 Years
SuitabilityArt and Commercial Students
Cut off markVaries
EntranceVery Competitive
Related coursesPsychology-related courses

Is Psychology a good course in Nigeria?

Absolutely. Psychology is one of the oldest degrees in the world with fewer job roles you can explore. A person working as a Psychologist in Nigeria typically earns around 565,000 NGN per month. Salaries range from 294,000 NGN (lowest) to 865,000 NGN (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Psychologists salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location.

Psychology is highly competitive and this course is popular amongst art and commercial students in secondary school. From our records, 39 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

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

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

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Civic Education 
  • Trade Subject 
  • Economics
  • Biology
  • Government
  • Literature in English
  • Any Nigerian Language

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

For this degree, you are also required to register for 4 subjects and English is compulsory. More so, your JAMB score in addition to your POST UTME score will determine the cumulative score that the university will use to decide your candidacy for admission.

You should score 190 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Psychology. You can still gain admission if you score between 160-170 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 Psychology are:

  • English
  • Economics
  • Mathematics/Government
  • Biology

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 this course, don’t give up. You should consider other Psychology 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

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

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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This is the list of Universities offering Psychology in Nigeria

  1. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  2. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  3. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  4. Baze University
  5. Benue State University, Makurdi
  6. Caleb University, Lagos
  7. Caritas University, Enugu
  8. Covenant University Ota
  9. Chrisland University
  10. Christopher University Mowe
  11. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  12. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  13. Ekiti State University
  14. Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State
  15. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  16. Federal University Gashua, Yobe Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua
  17. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  18. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  19. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  20. University of Ibadan (UI)
  21. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  22. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  23. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  24. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  25. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  26. Lead City University, Ibadan
  27. Madonna University, Okija
  28. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  29. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA)
  30. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  31. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  32. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
  33. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  34. Renaissance University, Enugu
  35. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  36. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  37. The University of Uyo.
  38. Covenant University Ota
  39. Plateau State University Bokkos (PLASU)
Estimated number of students currently studying Psychology in Nigerian Universities is 29,370
Psychology has 35% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Psychology is one of the oldest degrees in Nigeria with fewer job roles you can explore, and the competition for this course is high in Nigerian universities. Psychology has a 42% admission rate.

 

Psychology Course description:

Psychology is the study of the mind. It is most commonly the study of the discipline, an applied science which seeks to understand individuals and groups through general principles, and applying case studies to diagnose issues. A professional practitioner of psychology is called a psychologist. Psychologists attempt to understand the role of a person’s mental functions in their individual behaviour and how they behave in a social environment.

Psychology allows you to understand the principles of what makes people tick. Reliant on scientific methods, the statistics involved are tricky to understand, but worth it in the long run. You will be taught to think critically and this boosts your social skills. This understanding of the human condition is very useful in job interviews and workplace relationships.

Although it won’t necessarily boost your own mental health, it will allow you to diagnose issues among your family and friends. You could say it lets you read their minds… Psychology is a very employable degree. Contrary to the general belief that social sciences are dead ends, psychology can lead to law, social work, teaching, business and more.

The curriculum and courses reflect this diversity and are designed to provide a well-rounded education in psychology. This program provides students with a broad understanding and global perspective of psychology and its relevance in an increasingly diverse and global society. Students will apply psychological theories to current issues in psychology as they gain perspective in social awareness, responsibility, civic engagement, cross-cultural competence, and evidence-based decision-making in an information-rich world.

Students participate in courses that stimulate critical thinking through applied learning methods (such as case study analysis) that facilitate applications of psychological theories and principles to the solution of contemporary personal, interpersonal, and societal problems.

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design and data analysis and interpretation.
  • Respect and use critical and creative thinking, sceptical inquiry, and, when possible, a scientific approach to solve problems related to behaviour and mental processes.
  • Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  • Tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values underpinning psychology as a science serving a global society.
  • Apply cultural competencies to effective and sensitive interactions with people from diverse backgrounds and cultural perspectives.

Where can I work with a Degree in Psychology? 
Job areas for Psychology graduates include counsellor, teaching and lecturing, forensics, working in sport and exercise, advertising, careers advisor, human resources, and market research.

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Psychology is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Psychology is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, Psychology 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 Psychology?

Yes! If you are a Science, Commercial or an Art student, you can study Psychology 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 Psychology is through GCE.

 

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Psychology in WAEC. But note this — Some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subjects instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results.

Special Consideration (waiver) to study Psychology

  • University of Jos (UNIJOS) requires a credit in Mathematics and a pass in Biology/Health Science or  General Science
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires credit in English Language, Biology or Health Science and a pass in Mathematics or Statistics.
  • University of Ibadan (UI) accepts Science subjects with a pass in Mathematics.
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) requires credits in Biology and Mathematics
  • University of Uyo, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba and Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) require credit in English Language, Biology/Health Science plus a pass in Mathematics. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba accepts (credit in Biology) only
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) requires similar requirements as for Economics, for both Direct Entry and UTME applicants but a pass in Mathematics is acceptable.
  • Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State and University of Lagos (UNILAG) require five credits to include English language, Mathematics, Biology and any other two (2) Science, Social Science or Arts subject at not more than one(1) sittings
  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma requires five credits in English Language, Mathematics, Biology and two other subjects
  • Ekiti State University as in Psychology.
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) requires a credit in Biology, English Language, Mathematics and any two Arts or Social Science subjects.
  • University of Uyo requires a credit in Biology or Health Science and at least a P.7 in Mathematics.
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki – Requires Biology or Health Science.
  • Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) requires credit in English Language and Mathematics, Biology and any other two subjects from Social Sciences (Commerce, Economics, Geography and Government).
  • Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) and University of Lagos (UNILAG) require English Language, Mathematics, Biology and two other subjects from Arts, Social Science or Science.
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) requires English Language, Mathematics, Biology and other two subjects from  Science/Social Science
  • Redeemer’s University, Mowe requires Five ‘O’ Level credit to include English Language, Mathematics and any other three subjects which must include Biology.
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji requires Mathematics and Biology at credit level.
  • Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State – Same as in Sociology.
  • University of Ibadan (UI) accepts 5 credit in O/Level to include English language, Biology and any other three from Social Sciences, science and arts with at least pass in Mathematics.
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki requires five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology and any other relevant subject from Arts, social science or science.
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires five credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology and any two subjects from Social Sciences, Arts and Science (including Health Education, Health Science and Integrated Science). University of Lagos (UNILAG) does not accept Commerce, CRS/IRS and Financial Psychology.
  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba requires a credit pass in Biology, English Language, Mathematics and any two Arts or Social Science subjects.
  • Christopher University Mowe requires O’ level credit passes in not more than two sittings to include English Language, Mathematics and any two of Economics, Biology and Literature in English.

Further reading on Psychology Degree:

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  1. I’m a science student but I wrote English, maths physics,chemistry,biology,commerce,government,economics and agricultural science in my gce
    But my jamb combination is English biology chemistry and physics can I study psychology in LASU

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