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WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject for Sociology – Under Social Science

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

 

Course Sociology – 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 Sociology related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive

 

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

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

  1. Government or History,
  2. English Language
  3. Three other subjects
  4. At least a pass in Mathematics is required
  5. 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 Sociology. 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 Sociology

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 Sociology 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 Sociology. 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 Sociology must include:

  1. Any three subjects from Arts or Social Science

 

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

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 Sociology 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 Sociology in Nigeria

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  3. Abia State University, Uturu
  4. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  5. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  6. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  7. Achievers University, Owo
  8. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  9. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  10. Bayero University, Kano
  11. ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  12. Bowen University, Iwo
  13. Benue State University, Makurdi
  14. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  15. Caritas University, Enugu
  16. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  17. Covenant University Ota
  18. Crawford University Igbesa
  19. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  20. Edo University Iyamo
  21. Ekiti State University
  22. Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State
  23. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina (FUDUSOK)
  24. Federal University Gashua, Yobe Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua
  25. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  26. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  27. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA)
  28. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  29. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
  30. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  31. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  32. Gregory University, Uturu
  33. Gombe State University, Gombe
  34. University of Ibadan (UI)
  35. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  36. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  37. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  38. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  39. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  40. Kogi State University Anyigba
  41. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  42. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  43. Landmark University, Omu-Aran
  44. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  45. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  46. Lead City University, Ibadan
  47. Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
  48. Madonna University, Okija
  49. University of Mkar, Mkar
  50. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  51. Novena University, Ogume
  52. Obong University, Obong Ntak
  53. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  54. Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  55. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  56. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
  57. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  58. Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State
  59. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
  60. Sokoto State University, Taraba State University Jalingo (TSUJ)
  61. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  62. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  63. Hezekiah University, Umudi
  64. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  65. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  66. Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State
  67. Yobe State University, Damaturu

I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Sociology. Listen, there is no such thing as best universities or top universities to study Sociology 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

 

Course description: I have lived long enough to know that sociology is one of the competitive course in Nigeria. Sociology is an analytic discipline concerned with understanding people as creators of, and participants in, society. That is, the analytical study of human groups and societies— how they develop, how they are structured, and how they function.  Like human society itself, the field of sociology is extremely broad. The field is broadly concerned with the study of modern society and its social organizations, institutions, groups, and social roles.

Sociologists study social influences on human behaviours, such as sexuality, ethnic identity, and religious belief, and how individuals become members of families and communities. In other word, Sociologists study the social world, from small groups of friends and families to formal organizations, such as universities and corporations, to entire nations

The field is also concerned with social problems, especially all forms of prejudice, discrimination, and inequality, and with poverty, crime, violence, and the threatened environment. Sociologists emphasize sources of social problems in the organization of society, public policies for their alleviation, and today’s questions of social justice.

Finally, they study how individuals, both alone and working in groups, can change the society in which they live, their social relationships and interactions, at power and conflict, at the structures that hold societies together, and at how those societies change. A degree in sociology opens many doors for careers and is an excellent background for advanced training in a variety of other fields.

With Sociology degree, you will have a foundation for better understanding and engaging with the globalizing world. You will be equipped with the tools needed to make sense of the shifting social world and contribute solutions to difficult social problems

 

Where can I work with a Degree in Sociology 
Career potential of sociology student is almost limitless. Sociologists are employed by research institutes, the criminal justice system, public health and welfare organizations, private businesses, law firms, international agencies, medical centres, educational institutions, advertising firms, survey and polling organizations, and beyond.

Students with a bachelor’s degree in sociology often secure employment as social researchers, caseworkers, paralegals, public relations workers, administrators, community organizers, public policy researchers, and data analysts.

 

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Cut-off Mark for Sociology course

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

 

Sociology is how many years course and under which faculty?

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

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

 


Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Sociology 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 Sociology below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Sociology 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) to study Sociology
(i) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT), No direct entry

(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts 2 ‘A’ level passes from Arts, Science or Social Science.

(iii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts; (a) Very good passes in three JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Any three (3) of Economics, Government, Geography, History and CRS/IRS. (b) Cambridge A/Level pass in Government (c) Candidates must satisfy O/Level requirement.

(iv) Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) accepts National Diploma in Mass Communication with credit level pass and NCE (Social Studies).

(vi) University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts in Social Development and Administration.

(viii) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accepts two A’ level passes to include a Social Science subject.

(ix) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts ‘A’ passes in two relevant.

(xii) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba accepts ND upper credit in relevant fields. Requires ‘A’ level passes in Government and one Social Science subject.

(xiii) Igbinedion University Okada – As for Sociology and Public Administration.

(xiv) Bowen University, Iwo accepts two ‘A’ level passes to include Economics and any one of Government, Geography and History

(xvi) Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode (TASUED) requires two of Economics, Government/Pol. Science, Religious Studies, Geography and Social Studies.

(xvii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts two (2) ‘A’ level passes in any of the Social Sciences subjects for IJMB (candidates must have met ‘O’ level entry requirements).

(xviii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts two ‘A’ level/IJMB which must include Sociology or Government/ History and any other subject.

(xx) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma accepts two ‘A’ level passes from Mathematics, Economics, Government and Geography.

(xxii) Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State – Same as in Sociology and Public Administration.

(xxiii) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) accepts IJMB and two A’ levels papers in relevant subjects.

(xxiv) Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State accepts BSc, BA or HND in any discipline.

(xxv) Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) accepts: (a) (IJMB) certificate with a minimum of nine (9) points. The IJMB papers should include Sociology and two other Social Sciences Subjects. (b) Two-year National Diploma in the relevant subject area, with a minimum of lower credit. (c) National Certificate in Education (NCE) with a minimum of ‘C’ grade in Social Studies and nine (9) points in overall grading.

(xxvi) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada – As in Sociology.

(xxvii) Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State requires A’ level passes or equivalents and any other two subjects to include Government/History and Economics.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special consideration (waiver) to study Sociology
(i) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada – As in Sociology.

(ii) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) requires credit passes in Mathematics, English Language and three other subjects from Economics, Government, Commerce, Geography, CRS, IRS, Accounts, Yoruba or a Science subject.

(iii) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) requires at least 2 Social Science subjects and a pass in Mathematics.

(iv) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, University of Benin (UNIBEN) and Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) require credits in Mathematics

(v) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts Five ‘O’ level credit passes from Arts, Science or Social Science Subjects

(vi) Abia State University, Uturu and University of Calabar (UNICAL) accept a pass in Mathematics.

(vii) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts 5 ‘O’ level credits passes from Arts, Science or Social /Science.

(viii) Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA) requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Government and any two of Economics, Commerce, History, IRS or CRK.

(ix) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) and Bowen University, Iwo require five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, and any two social science subjects plus any other subject.

(x) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires English Language, Mathematics, and any two of Economics, Government/History, Civic Education and Geography and any one of Literature-in-English, CRK/IRK and any Nigerian Language.

(xi) Redeemer’s University, Mowe requires five ‘O level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics and three additional subjects in Social; Sciences or Arts

(xii) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba requires credit in English Language, Mathematics, Government/History, and any two Social or Arts subjects.

(xiii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Government or History, Economics, Geography, CRK/IRK and at last a pass in Mathematics.

(xiv) Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) requires a credit in Mathematics.

(xv) Abia State University, Uturu same as in Sociology.

(xvi) Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State same as in Sociology and International Relations.

(xvii) Paul University, Awka – Anambra State requires five SSCE credit passes in not more than two sittings including English Language, Mathematics and three Arts/Social Science subjects.

(xviii) Benue State University, Makurdi requires five SSCE credit passes from any Social Science or Arts subjects

(xix) Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State same as in Sociology and Public Administration

(xx) Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji requires at least a pass in Mathematics

(xxi) Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU) requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Government or History and three other subjects in not more than two.

(xxii) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) requires credit passes in English, Mathematics, Government and any two other social sciences.

(xxiii) Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State requires credit passes in English language, Mathematics, Government and any other two Social Science subjects.

(xxiv) Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State requires five SSCE credit passes to include English, Mathematics, History or Government or Economics and two Science, Art or Social Science subjects.

(xxv) Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) requires five O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, and any two Social Science subjects and any other One Arts subjects in not more than two sittings.

(xxvi) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State requires credit pass in Mathematics and one Science subject.

(xxvii) Kogi State University Anyigba requires credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Economics/Geography/Government and any two other relevant subjects.

(xxviii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) requires English Language and any three others from Social Science [including Mathematics]/Arts subject.  (i) University of Ibadan (UI) – The 3 subjects to be chosen from Arts, Science or Social Science subjects. (ii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) and Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma accept Mathematics as UTME subjects.

What is JAMB UTME Special consideration (waiver) to study Sociology
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) – The 3 subjects to be chosen from Arts, Science or Social Science subjects.

(ii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) and Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma accept Mathematics as UTME subjects.

(iii) Kogi State University Anyigba accepts English language. Mathematics and three others from Government or History, Economics, Geography, Commerce and Agric. Sci.

(iv) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State require Government/History plus two other subjects

(v) Benue State University, Makurdi accepts any three subjects from Arts or S/Sciences

(vi) Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State requires three Social Science or Arts subject.

(viii) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) requires Government/History, Economics/Commerce and any other Social Science subject.

(ix) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) requires two Social science subjects and any other subject.

(x) Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State for Intelligence and Security Studies requires any two Social Science subject.

(xi) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) – Same as in Geography.

(xii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires two Social science subjects and one Arts subjects. It accepts Mathematics as UTME subjects.

(xiii) Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA) requires Government and any two of Economics, Commerce, History, Geography, Literature in English or CRK/IRS.

(xiv)Bayero University, Kano (BUK) requires Government or History plus two other Social Science.

(xv) University of Abuja, Gwagwalada – As in Sociology.


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