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JAMB Subject Combination for Computer Science

If you are a JAMB candidate and have made up your mind to study Computer Science, this post is for you. Of course, it’s not going to be a lengthy one but I promise to give you the salient information you need if you must succeed. So I will be educating you on what the Computer Science course is all about. Thereafter, I will tell you the JAMB subject combination for Computer Science i.e. what subjects are needed for Computer Science. Then you will access the brochure for the course in various Nigerian tertiary institutions. I will conclude by sharing the Computer Science jobs and career opportunities available for graduates.

JAMB Subject Combination for Computer Science

One of the biggest challenges that Nigerian secondary school leavers face is making the right choice of a course to study at the tertiary level.

Of course, there are hundreds of courses out there and this fact is the primary reason for the confusion of many. A lot of them want to know what certain courses are all about. They seem to have interest in a number of courses based on what they think they have discovered about themselves. Or maybe because they heard there are many job opportunities and they’d be rich after studying this course or that course.

I’m writing this post for those who have reasons to believe that they have to study Computer Science. I want to tell you what the course is all about, the JAMB subject combination for Computer Science and the brochure for various institutions. Thereafter, I will show you some of the career opportunities in Computer science.

What is Computer Science Course?

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So what’s the Computer Science course all about?

Computer science course is a specialized field of study that focuses on studying computers and computational systems. Computer scientists design, develop and build software systems. They also play a key role in the development of most hardware systems. These involve a robust understanding of the mathematical and scientific foundations of computing.

There are many areas or what you may loosely tag branches of Computer Science. Although I have no intention of discussing them in details here, I will outline the very prominent ones for you. You can decide to do further readings on them to find out if they resonate with your career prospect.

Below are the core areas of Computer Science:

  • Algorithms
  • Computer architecture
  • Computer networks
  • Databases
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Programming languages
  • Software engineering

Course Duration for Computer Science

Computer Science is a four year course for candidates who gain admission via the UTME mode. But those admitted via Direct Entry study it for three years. So the course duration for Computer Science varies depending on your mode of entry.

WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Computer Science

If you desire to study Computer Science in a Nigerian tertiary institution, you must understand the importance of entering the right JAMB subject combination during JAMB online registration. This also applies to your O’level subject combination.

Actually, if you fail to choose the correct subject combination for Computer Science, you will not be offered admission no matter how well in perform in your UTME. Sadly, this has been one of the reasons why many bright prospective university students lose their much-desired admission.

If you have gone through most of my writings on this website, you will notice that my vision is to guide aspirants properly. Because with proper guidance, you will avoid mistakes and pitfalls in your search for admission.

So let me give you the correct JAMB subject combination for Computer Science.

JAMB Subject Combination for Computer Science

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What is JAMB subject combination for Computer Science?

The JAMB subject combination for Computer Science is Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and one of Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Economics and Geography. In other words, the four subjects for Computer Science in JAMB are Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Biology/Chemistry.

Let me explain this a little bit.

Test of Use of English is compulsory for all JAMB candidates regardless of their prospective course. Hence, it is already an automatic part of the JAMB subject combination for Computer Science.

But for Computer Science aspirants, there are two other compulsory subjects. They are Mathematics and Physics. Please make no mistakes about this. If you must be admitted to study Computer Science in the tertiary institution, you must write English, Math and Physics.

The fourth subject can be any one of Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Economics and Geography.

This means that you can pick any of the five extra subjects listed above to complete your UTME subjects. If you are wise, you will select your best out of the five.

Read Also: JAMB Brochure for Computer Science Under Faculty of Sciences

Other Courses you Can Study with JAMB Subject Combination for Computer Science

There are several other courses that have the same JAMB subject combination as Computer Science. In other words, you can choose the same JAMB subject combination for Computer Science when applying for any of them. More so, you can confidently apply for them for supplementary admission in case you missed merit admission for Computer Science.

The following courses have the same JAMB subject combination as Computer Science:

  1. Computer, Information And Communication Science
  2. Computer Science And Informatics
  3. Software Engineering
  4. Computer Science And Information Technology
  5. Computer With Electronics
  6. Information Technology
  7. Computer Science And Information Science
  8. Data Management
  9. Management Information System
  10. Information And Communication Technology
  11. Information And Communication Science
  12. Computer Science With Economics
  13. Communication And Wireless Technology
  14. Telecommunication Management
  15. Telecommunication Science
  16. Cyber Security Science
  17. Telecommunication And Wireless Technology
  18. Communications Technology
  19. Library And Information Science
  20. Information Science And Media Studies

WAEC Subject Combination for Computer Science

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Now you need to understand that beyond choosing the right JAMB subject combination for Computer Science, there are other requirements for admission.

You must also meet the necessary O’level requirements. This means that you must have credited the necessary subjects in your SSCE in order to qualify for admission. Otherwise, you will not be offered admission.

You want to ask what are the subjects needed for Computer Science in WAEC? In other words, what is the right WAEC subject combination for a secondary school student who wishes to study Computer Science?

Below are the nine subjects required for Computer Science in WAEC:

  1. Mathematics
  2. English language
  3. Physics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. Civic Education
  7. Geography
  8. Economics
  9. Nigerian Language

The first five subjects above are your core subjects and you must ensure that you register them. Your core subjects, as a Computer Science aspirant, are the essential O’level subjects that form the foundation of Computer Science.

You must strive to obtain five credits in your core O’level subjects in order to qualify for admission into Computer Science.

Note: The WAEC subject combination given above for Computer Science is also applicable for all other O’level exams including NECO, NABTEB and so on.

Other Computer Science Course Requirements

Now you need to understand that beyond choosing the right JAMB subject combination for Computer Science, there are other requirements for admission.

You must also meet the necessary O’level requirements. This means that you must have credited the necessary subjects in your SSCE in order to qualify for admission. Otherwise, you will not be offered admission.

Note that sometimes, these other requirements vary with respect to institutions. So you will need to click on the provided link to read other important requirements for admission into Computer Science as they have to do with your prospective institution. That is, the institution you have in mind to attend.

This is very important as you will find more answers to the questions you might have concerning Computer Science.

Requirements to Study Computer Science Through Direct Entry

Beyond the UTME mode, candidates can gain admission to study Computer Science through Direct Entry for a duration of 3 years. But candidates who wish to be admitted into Computer Science via Direct Entry must have one of the following requirements:

  • IJMB certificate.
  • JUPEB certificate.
  • Two (2) A’ Level Passes including Mathematics and Physics plus UTME requirements.

Ensure that you go through the latest JAMB Brochure to see all the remarks and waivers for Computer Science in different Nigerian Universities. Take advantage of the ones that favor you.

List of Universities You Can Study Computer Science in Nigeria

There are many notable private, state and federal universities that offer Computer Science in Nigeria. Here is a list of some of them…

  • Adekunle Ajasin University
  • Ajayi Crowther University
  • Akwa Ibom State University
  • Bingham University
  • Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina
  • Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State
  • Lagos State University, Ojo
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  • Plateau State University Bokkos
  • River State University of Science and Technology
  • Usumanu Danfodiyo University
  • Osun State University Oshogbo
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • University of Uyo
  • Adamawa State University, Mubi
  • Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
  • National Open University of Nigeria
  • University of Benin
  • Covenant University
  • University of Jos
  • University of Maiduguri

Of course, the list of universities above is not exhaustive. If you wish to find other universities that offer the Computer Science course, you may need to go through the Latest JAMB Brochure on this website to see their specific entry requirements and waivers.

Alright. Let me conclude by helping you with some Computer Science jobs so that you will also be aware of the career opportunities available for graduates.

Jobs Available for Computer Science Graduates

Since no one plans to be jobless after graduation, career opportunities is a critical research to do before choosing a course.

So beyond knowing the JAMB subject combination for Computer Science, you also need to know the career opportunities there.

The good news is that there are many career opportunities in Computer Science. More so, the field is very dynamic and constantly evolving. Hence, there are always new frontiers and areas of specialization for graduates to explore.

However, I will give you a list of 10 of the most common career opportunities for graduates of Computer Science. They include:

  1. Software developers: They design, build and maintain software systems for companies and organizations.
  2. Data scientists: They make use of data to understand trends and patterns which they use as tools for making predictions and recommendations.
  3. Database administrators: They manage and maintain databases.
  4. Network engineers: They design, build and maintain computer networks for companies and organizations.
  5. Web developers: They build and manage websites.
  6. Information security analysts: They work to ensure the security of computer systems and networks in companies and organizations.
  7. Mobile app developers: These guys work in smartphone industries. They build apps and perform other software development projects.
  8. Computer hardware engineer: All computer scientists do not focus on the software end. There are also those who design and build computer hardware. e.g. processors, memory systems and so on.
  9. Technical writers.
  10. Computer/information research scientists: Their job is to conduct research aimed at advancing the field of Computer Science.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is there Computer Science in JAMB Subjects?

YES, there is Computer Science in JAMB subjects but the official name for the subject is Computer Studies. However, aspirants of Computer Science do not necessarily have to sit for Computer Studies in JAMB.

Can I Write Computer Science in JAMB?

YES, you can write Computer Science in JAMB if you wish to. But you won’t find the exact name in the list of JAMB subjects on the portal. What you would rather see is Computer Studies.

Can I Study Computer Science Without Maths in JAMB?

NO, you can’t study Computer Science without including Mathematics in your subject combination for Computer Science. Actually, Mathematics is one of the three compulsory subjects for Computer Science in JAMB.

Can I Study Computer Science Without Physics in JAMB?

NO, you can’t study Computer Science without including Physics in your subject combination for Computer Science. Actually, Physics is one of the three compulsory subjects for Computer Science in JAMB.

Can I Study Computer Science Without Physics and Chemistry

No, you cannot study Computer Science without Physics and Chemistry. The reason is because Physics is one of the three compulsory subjects for Computer Science. However, you can study Computer Science without Chemistry. You can choose any one of Biology, Agricultural Science, Economics and Geography, instead of Chemistry.

Is Physics Compulsory for Computer Science in JAMB?

YES, Physics is a compulsory subject for Computer Science in JAMB. Therefore, you must include Physics in your JAMB subject combination for Computer Science.

Is Maths Compulsory in JAMB for Computer Science?

YES, Mathematics is a compulsory subject in JAMB for aspirants of Computer Science. They also need to credit Math in their SSCE (either WAEC or NECO). So ensure that you put in the necessary effort to improve your proficiency in Mathematics if you really wish to gain admission to study Computer Science.

What Subjects Do You Need for Computer Science?

The main subjects required to study Computer Science in JAMB are English, Mathematics, Physics and one of Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Economics and Geography. But since you must register four subjects in JAMB, you can use Biology or Chemistry to complete your JAMB subject combination for Computer Science.

What are the Compulsory Subjects for Computer Science?

The Compulsory Subjects for Computer Science in JAMB are Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and one of Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Economics and Geography. Whereas the compulsory subjects for Computer Science in WAEC are English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, and Geography.

What are the Four Subjects for Computer Science in JAMB?

The four subjects written in JAMB for Computer Science are Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and and one of Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Economics and Geography.

Conclusion of the Article: “JAMB Subject Combination for Computer Science”

In this article, we set out to discuss the JAMB subject combination for Computer Science. We did justice to that and still went ahead to arm you with other salient information. Below is a table that summarizes the main points in this post.

Summary of the Requirements for Computer Science
9 O Level Subjects to Study Computer Science Direct Entry Requirement UTME Requirement JAMB Subjects for Computer Science
Mathematics
English language
Physics
Biology
Chemistry Agricultural Science
Economics
Geography
Nigerian Language
IJMB or JUPEB certificate.

Or

Two (2) A’ Level passes including Mathematics and Physics.

Five (5) SSCE credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Physics and two (2) other relevant subjects. Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and one of Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Economics and Geography.

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