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WAEC Compulsory Subjects for Art, Science and Commercial Students

Please, you should know that the Science/Art/Commercial subjects accepted by; for example the University of Lagos may not be accepted in Lagos State University because these are two different universities.

All schools have laid down policy on what subject is required for a course and the acceptable grades. It is better you check the specific university subject requirement for a course you wish to study than the general WAEC compulsory subjects. This page is only meant to show you which subjects are science, art and commercial.

 

Here is the list of compulsory science subjects in WAEC and JAMB for science students in Nigeria

  • Additional General Science
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Agricultural Science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Food Science
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • General Biology
  • General Science
  • Geology
  • Health Science
  • Human Biology
  • Hygiene
  • Integrated Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • Rural Biology
  • Rural Science
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • Geography

Here is the list of compulsory Art subjects in WAEC and JAMB for Art students in Nigeria

  • English Language
  • Literature in English
  • History
  • Fine and Applied Arts
  • French
  • Igbo
  • Other Nigerian Languages
  • Music
  • Government
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Islamic Religious Studies
  • Christian Religious Studies

Here is the list of compulsory commercial subjects in WAEC and JAMB for commercial students in Nigeria

  • Economics
  • Commerce
  • Government
  • Geography
  • Principles of Account

 

If you’re writing WAEC or any O level examination, remember to blend with other subjects. For example, since you only need 5 subject credits to qualify for admission and you have confirmed the required compulsory subject combinations for your desired course, then add more courses. Add courses from both science, art and commercial subjects to complete 9 subjects. E.g

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Yoruba
  • Trade subject

If you can pass the subject combination below, you are qualified to study almost any course within your department.

The best 9 subject combinations for Commercial Students

  1. Mathematics
  2. English Language
  3. Civic Education
  4. Economics
  5. Accounting
  6. Commerce
  7. Biology or Agriculture or Geography
  8. Government
  9. A trade subject

 

The best 9 subject combinations for Art subjects

  1. Mathematics
  2. English Language
  3. Civic Education
  4. Economics or Food and Nutrition
  5. Literature in English Language
  6. Government
  7. CRS/IRS
  8. Yoruba or Igbo or Hausa
  9. A trade subject

 

The best subject combination for Science subjects

  1. Mathematics
  2. English Language
  3. Civic Education
  4. Chemistry
  5. Physics
  6. Biology
  7. Agriculture
  8. Yoruba or Igbo or Hausa
  9. A trade subject

What Are The Compulsory Subjects In JAMB?

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