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JAMB Subject Combination for Mass Communication

If you are a JAMB candidate and have made up your mind to study Mass Communication, 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 Mass Communication course is all about. Thereafter, I will tell you the WAEC and JAMB subject combination for Mass Communication, as well as give you the brochure for the course in various Nigerian tertiary institutions. I will conclude by sharing the Mass Communication jobs and career opportunities available for graduates.

WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Mass Communication

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 Mass Communication. I want to tell you what the course is all about, the WAEC and JAMB subject combination for Mass Communication and the brochure for various institutions. Thereafter, I will show you some of the career opportunities in Mass Communication.

Hoping that you’d find this very helpful; but just in case you need more clarity on anything, feel free to use the comment section below. I will respond to you as quickly as possible.

What is Mass Communication Course?

jamb subject combination for Mass communication

So what’s Mass Communication all about?

Mass communication is a field of study that focuses on understanding how people exchange information via the mass media to large groups of people at the same time. Of course, it involves the use of technologies such as television, radio, film, and the Internet to reach a very large audience.

Students of mass communication are exposed to a wide range of topics such as journalism, advertising, public relations and media production.

Mass communication plays an important role in shaping public opinion, culture and behavioral tendencies. It can also be a powerful tool for social and political change.

Course Duration for Mass communication

Mass communication 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 Mass communication varies depending on your mode of entry.

Let’s continue to the next sections as we discuss the WAEC and JAMB subject combination for Mass communication.

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WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Mass Communication

If you desire to study Mass Communication 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 Mass Communication, you will not be offered admission no matter how well you 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 go through most of my writings on this website, you will notice that one of my visions is to guide aspirants properly. Because with proper guidance, you will avoid many mistakes and pitfalls in your search for admission.

So let me give you the correct JAMB subject combination for Mass Communication.

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JAMB Subject Combination for Mass Communication

WAEC and JAMB subject combination for Mass Communication

What is the JAMB subject combination for Mass Communication?

The JAMB subject combination for Mass Communication is Use of English, Literature in English and any other two arts or social science subjects.

Now, 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 subjects required for Mass Communication in JAMB.

But for Mass Communication aspirants, there is one other compulsory subject. It is Literature in English. Please make no mistakes about this. If you must be admitted to study Mass Communication in a Nigerian tertiary institution, you must write Use of English and Literature in English.

The candidate can select the third and fourth subjects from the following arts / social sciences subjects: Government, Economics, CRS/IRS, Geography and so on.

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

Typically for most aspirants, the subjects needed to study Mass Communication are Use of English, Literature in English, CRS/IRS and Government.

Many others still prefer this JAMB subject combination for Mass Communication: Use of English, Literature, Government, and Economics.

Any one of them is okay as long as English and Literature are there.

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Other Courses you Can Study with JAMB Subject Combination for Mass Communication

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

The following courses have the same JAMB subject combination as Mass Communication:

  1. Theatre Arts
  2. English and Literary Studies
  3. Law
  4. Philosophy
  5. Library and Information Science

WAEC Subject Combination for Mass Communication

waec subject combination for Mass Communication
WAEC Students Portal

Now you need to understand that beyond choosing the right JAMB subject combination for Mass Communication, 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 Mass Communication WAEC? In other words, what is the right WAEC subject combination for a secondary school student who wishes to study Mass Communication?

Below are the nine subjects required for Mass Communication in WAEC:

  1. Mathematics
  2. English language
  3. Literature in English
  4. Civic Education
  5. Government
  6. CRS/IRS
  7. Economics
  8. Biology
  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 Mass Communication aspirant, are the essential O’level subjects that form the foundation of Mass Communication.

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

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

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Other Mass Communication Requirements

Now you need to understand that beyond choosing the right JAMB subject combination for Mass Communication, 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 this Link to read other important requirements for admission into Mass Communication 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 Mass Communication.

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Requirements to Study Mass Communication Through Direct Entry

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

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

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List of Universities that Offer Mass Communication Course in Nigeria

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

  • Abia State University
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • Adekunle Ajasin University
  • Ajayi Crowther University
  • University of Port Harcourt
  • Akwa Ibom State University
  • Al-Hikmah University
  • Bingham University
  • Covenant University
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
  • National Open University of Nigeria
  • Plateau State University
  • University of Benin
  • University of Jos
  • Kwara State University
  • Lagos State University
  • University of Maiduguri
  • University of Nigeria

Of course, the list of universities above is not exhaustive. If you wish to find other universities that offer the Mass Communication 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 Mass Communication jobs so that you will also be aware of the career opportunities available for graduates.

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Mass Communication Jobs

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 mass communication, you also need to know the career opportunities there.

The good news is that there are many career opportunities in mass communication. More so, the field is very dynamic and constantly evolving. Hence, there are always new roles and opportunities for graduates to explore.

However, I will give you a list of 8 of the most common career opportunities for graduates of mass communication.

Career Opportunities in Mass Communication

1. Journalism: Journalists are people whose job is to report and write news stories for newspapers, magazines, websites, television, and radio.

2. Broadcasting: Broadcasters are also journalists. They report and present the news on television and radio. But their job is not limited to that as they may also produce and anchor their own programs such as talk shows.

3. Advertising and Digital Marketing: A mass comm graduate may work as an advertising professionals. They can create and place advertising campaigns in various online and mass media outlets.

4. Public Relations Officers: graduates of mass comm may work as public relations professionals. With that portfolio, they promote and maintain a favorable public image for their clients’ business or organization.

5. Graduates of mass comm can also specialize in film and video production. They can direct, edit and produce films and other video content.

6. Mass communication graduates may train themselves to qualify to work as web developers as well as content managers for website and mobile apps.

7. After studying mass communication, you can work as a Public Relations (PR) Specialist. As a PR specialist, you can help organizations and individuals to communicate effectively with the public.

8. Graphic Designing: As a graphic designer, mass communication graduates can create visual concepts with the aid of a computer software or by hand. With these, they can communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers.

Frequently Asked Questions About JAMB Subject Combination for Mass Communication

Can I Study Mass Communication Without Literature in JAMB?

No, you cannot study Mass Communication without Literature in your JAMB. Literature is one of the four required Mass Communication subjects in UTME. So if Mass Communication is your prospective course, prepare to write Literature-in-English in JAMB.

Can I Study Mass Communication Without Literature in WAEC?

NO, you cannot study Mass Communication without Literature in your WAEC. Literature is one of the five core O’level subjects for Mass Communication. So if Mass Communication is your prospective course, you must do your best to credit Literature in your SSCE.

Is Literature Compulsory for Mass Communication in JAMB?

Yes, Literature is a compulsory subject for Mass Communication in JAMB. This means that you must choose Literature as one of your JAMB subject combination for Mass Communication.

Can I Study Mass Communication Without Commerce in JAMB?

YES, you can study Mass Communication without Commerce. But you will have to replace Commerce with other Art or Social Science subject.

Is Maths Compulsory for Mass Communication in JAMB?

No, Mathematics is not compulsory in for Mass Communication in JAMB but it is important that you make at least a Pass in Math in your WAEC. So ensure that you work hard on your O’level Mathematics for WAEC while you ignore it for JAMB.

Is Government Compulsory for Mass Communication in JAMB?

No, Government is not a compulsory subject in JAMB for aspirants of Mass Communication. However, they may need to credit Government in their SSCE (either WAEC or NECO) to make up the required 5 Mass Communication subjects for O’level.

Is Economics Compulsory for Mass Communication in JAMB?

No, Economics is not a compulsory subject for aspirants who wish to gain admission into Mass Communication. So you MUST NOT choose it as one of your JAMB subject combination for Mass Communication. However, Economics is accepted as one of the Social Science subjects you can use to make up your four Mass Communication subjects.

What are the Compulsory Mass Communication subjects?

The Compulsory Mass Communication subjects in JAMB are English, Literature in English and any other two Arts or Social Science subjects.

While in WAEC, the compulsory subjects are English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English and any other two Social Science or Art subjects.

What are the Main Subjects for Mass Communication?

The main subjects for Mass Communication in JAMB are English, Literature in English and any other two Arts or Social Science subjects; they are the compulsory subjects for Mass Comm.

While for WAEC, the main subjects for Mass Communication are English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English and any other two Social Science or Art subjects.

What are the Subject Needed for Mass Communication in JAMB?

The subjects needed to study Mass Communication in JAMB are Use of English, Literature in English and any other two Art or Social Science Subjects.

Is there Mass Communication in JAMB Subjects?

No, there is no subject called Mass Communication in JAMB examinations. The only subjects you can sit for in JAMB if you want to study Mass Communication are the ones listed above.

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Conclusion of the Article: “JAMB Subject Combination for Mass Communication”

In this article, we set out to discuss the JAMB subject combination for Mass Communication. 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 Mass Communication Course
9 O Level Subjects to Study Mass CommunicationDirect Entry RequirementUTME RequirementJAMB Subjects for Mass Communication
Mathematics
English language
Literature
Government
Civic Education
Economics
CRS or IRS
Nigerian Language
IJMB or JUPEB certificate.

Or

HSC/GCE A’ level passes in Arts subjects, plus UTME requirements

Five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language and Literature in English and at least a pass in MathematicsUse of English, Literature, and any other two Art or Social Science subjects.

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  1. In the subject combination for mass communication in waec, all the subject listed in the combination are included in my waec but except biology and agriculture, but the two subject I included was book keeping and civic education . can I still go with that ?

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