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JAMB Brochure for Sociology and Anthropology Under Faculty of Social and Management Sciences


This part of the JAMB brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Sociology and Anthropology under the Faculty of Social and Management 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 Sociology and Anthropology

  • Baze University
  • Benson Idahosa University
  • Ebonyi State University
  • Enugu State University Of Science And Technology
  • Igbinedion University
  • Niger Delta University
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • University of Benin
  • University of Maiduguri
  • University of Nigeria
  • University of Uyo
  • Yobe State University

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

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

Government or History plus two other Social Science/Arts subjects

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNIBEN accepts two Social Science subjects and any other subject.

(ii) OAU requires Mathematics, Economics and Geography or Government.

(iii) EBSU requires Government/History plus two other social science/Arts subject.

(iv) ESUTECH requires Government

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for Sociology and Anthropology as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes in Government or History, English Language and three other subjects. At least a pass in Mathematics is required

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) EBSU requires ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, History/Government/Economics one science subject and any Arts or social science subject.

(ii) OAU accepts Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include Mathematics and History or Economics or Geography

(iii) UNIUYO requires at least P.7 in Mathematics

(iv) UNN requires five O’ level credit passes which must include English Language, one Science subject, and at least three (3) Arts or Social Science subjects.

(v) ESUTECH requires a credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Government and any two Arts or Social Science subjects.

(vi) UNIBEN requires five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics and any two Social Science subjects.

(vii) OAU requires English Language, Mathematics and at least two Social Science and ones Arts subject.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Sociology and Anthropology as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: Three Social Science or Arts Subjects

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNN accepts two A’ level passes in Social Sciences or Arts subjects in addition to UTME requirements.

(ii) UNIBEN requires two ‘A’ level passes including any Social Science subject; ND (Upper Credit)/HND (Lower Credit) in relevant Social Science disciplines such as public Administration, Mass Communication; NCE (overall merit) with credit pass in relevant Social Science subject. Direct Entry candidates must satisfy UTME requirements.

(iii) EBSU accepts HND, NCE and ND with a minimum of Merit and Upper credit respectively in relevant fields.

(iv) UNIUYO accepts ND/HND/NCE in relevant fields plus UTME requirements.

(v) OAU O’ level credit passes from English language, Mathematics and any three subjects from Economics, Geography, Government, Biology and Chemistry.

(vi) OAU accepts Two ‘A’ level passes in subjects such as Economics, Geography, Government , History

(vii) NDU accepts:
a. Two ‘A’ level passes in Government, Economics, Religious Knowledge, Geography, and History.
b. National Diploma in related area, provided such diploma is passed at upper credit level.
c. N.C.E. in related area at credit level.

(viii) ESUTECH requires two A’ level passes including Government or History plus UTME requirements. Accepts ND in Social Work/Development and Administration, with at least a merit pass plus UTME requirements

Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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