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JAMB Brochure for Applied Geology Under Faculty of Sciences

This part of the JAMB brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Applied Geology under the Faculty of Sciences in Nigeria. You will see the UTME subject combination needed to apply for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, requirements such A’level, ND, HND, NCE, etc for Direct Entry candidates, as well as other information you require to successfully apply for the course.

List of Degree Awarding Institutions that Offer Applied Geology

  • Bauchi State University
  • Federal University of Technology Akure

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

In UTME, note that English Language is mandatory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study Applied Geology under the Faculty of Sciences in the institutions listed above are:

Any three of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology and Geography.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) FUTA accepts Chemistry, Maths, Physics/Biology as UTME Subject.

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for Applied Geology as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and any other subject.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) FUTA requires a minimum of credit pass in five subjects at not more than of two sittings in WASSCE, NECO, GCE
‘O’level or its equivalent. The credits are required in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and English Language. Credit is also required in Biology or Agric. Science or Geography.

(ii) BASU require five O’ level credit passes in English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

(iii)BASU accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Applied Geology as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: (i) Two ‘A’ level passes from Geology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Geography.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) FUTA accepts ND (Upper Credit) in Geology, Mineral Resources or Mining Engineering or ‘A’ level passes or its equivalent in at least two science subjects including Chemistry and Mathematics.

(ii) Two ‘A’ level passes or equivalents in Chemistry, Physics and Biology are required in addition to (a) above OR ND (Geology/Geomining) Upper Credit.

(iii) BASU accepts IJMB/A Level/GCE A Level Credit passes in any 3 of the following subjects:
Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
National Diploma (ND) with at least Lower Credit in Geology from a recognized Polytechnic. The candidate must also have the 5 O’Level requirements in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Agric Science and Physics.

Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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