Last updated on January 29, 2020 by The Counselor
This page contains official 2020/2021 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|
|Duration||3 – 4 Years|
|Suitability||Art and Commercial Students|
|Cut off mark||Varies|
|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 ignore.
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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:
- Government or History,
- English Language
- Three other subjects
- At least a pass in Mathematics is required
- 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 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– 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 Sociology. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..
- 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
- Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
- Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
- Abia State University, Uturu
- Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
- Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
- University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
- Achievers University, Owo
- Al-Qalam University, Katsina
- Bauchi State University, Gadau
- Bayero University, Kano
- ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
- Bowen University, Iwo
- Benue State University, Makurdi
- University of Calabar (UNICAL)
- Caritas University, Enugu
- Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
- Covenant University Ota
- Crawford University Igbesa
- Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
- Edo University Iyamo
- Ekiti State University
- Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State
- 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
- Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
- 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)
- Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
- Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
- University of Jos (UNIJOS)
- Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
- 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)
- Lead City University, Ibadan
- Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
- Madonna University, Okija
- University of Mkar, Mkar
- Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
- Novena University, Ogume
- Obong University, Obong Ntak
- Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
- Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
- University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
- Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
- Redeemer’s University, Mowe
- Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State
- Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
- Sokoto State University, Taraba State University Jalingo (TSUJ)
- Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
- Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
- Hezekiah University, Umudi
- Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
- Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State
- Yobe State University, Damaturu
I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Sociology. Listen, I don’t encourage such but if you’re bent on knowing the best universities or top universities to study Sociology in Nigeria, Check here
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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.
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….
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