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WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Political Science

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

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

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 Political Science?

JAMB subject combination for Political Science
Political Science

So what’s Political Science course all about?

Political science is a social science that studies the theory and practice of politics and government.

It deals with the analysis of political systems, behaviors and policies. It also studies political ideas and values, public policy, international relations and comparative politics.

There are many subfields in political science. They include political economy, political psychology, political sociology and so on.

The study of political science provides students with a broad understanding of the workings of government and politics. It also prepares them for careers in fields such as law, public service, journalism and advocacy.

Course Duration for Political Science

Political 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 Political Science varies depending on your mode of entry.

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

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WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Political Science

If you desire to study Political 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 Political Science, 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 Political Science.

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JAMB Subject Combination for Political Science

WAEC and JAMB subject combination for political science

What is the JAMB subject combination for Political Science?

The JAMB subject combination for Political Science is Use of English, Government, and any two of Economics, Literature and CRS/IRS.

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 Political Science in JAMB.

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

The candidate can select any two of the following arts or social sciences subjects to make up the subjects: Literature, Economics, CRS/IRS, Geography and so on.

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

Typically for most aspirants, the subjects needed to study Political Science are Use of English, Government, Economics and CRS/IRS.

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

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

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

There are several other courses that have the same JAMB subject combination as Political Science. In other words, you can choose the same JAMB subject combination for Political 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 Political Science.

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

  1. Public Administration
  2. History and International Studies
  3. Philosophy

WAEC Subject Combination for Political Science

waec subject combination for Political Science
WAEC Students Portal

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

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

  1. Mathematics (at least a Pass)
  2. English language
  3. Government or History
  4. Civic Education
  5. Economics
  6. Literature
  7. CRS/IRS
  8. A trade subject
  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 Political Science aspirant, are the essential O’level subjects that form the foundation of Political Science.

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

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

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Other Political Science Admission Requirements

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

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Requirements to Study Political Science Through Direct Entry

Beyond the UTME mode, candidates can gain admission to study Political Science through Direct Entry for a duration of 3 years. But candidates who wish to be admitted into Political Science 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 Political Science in different Nigerian Universities. Take advantage of the ones that favor you.

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List of Universities that Offer Political Science Course in Nigeria

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

  • Abia State University
  • Adekunle Ajasin University
  • Ajayi Crowther University
  • Akwa Ibom State University
  • Bingham University
  • Covenant University
  • National Open University of Nigeria
  • Plateau State University
  • University of Benin
  • University of Jos
  • Kwara 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 Political 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 Political Science jobs so that you will also be aware of the career opportunities available for graduates.

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Political Science 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 Political Science, you also need to know the career opportunities there.

The good news is that there are many career opportunities available to graduates of Political Science. 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 7 of the most common career opportunities for graduates of Political Science.

Career Opportunities in Political Science

The many career opportunities in political science can be found in various sectors. Some of the sectors include government, politics, non-profits, education, private industry and so on.

Here are some of the job titles and fields:

  1. In government, political scientists can work as policy analysts, legislative assistants, political advisors, civil servants and so on.
  2. In politics, they can work as campaign managers, political strategists, lobbyists, political consultants and so on.
  3. Political scientists can also work in non-profits organizations as advocacy coordinators, program managers, policy researchers, fundraisers, etc
  4. In education, they can work as research associates, lecturers, curriculum developers and so on.
  5. Political scientists can also handle various roles in private industries. There, they can work as public affairs consultants, political risk analysts and so on.
  6. They can as well work in media houses as journalists. There, they can play the role of political reporters, editors, commentators and analysts.
  7. Political science graduates can also pursue a career in business or international relations.

Frequently Asked Questions About JAMB Subject Combination for Political Science

Is Literature Compulsory for Political Science in JAMB?

No, Literature is not compulsory for  Political Science in JAMB. This means that you must not choose Literature as one of your JAMB subject combination for Political Science.

Can I Study Political Science Without Literature in WAEC?

Yes, you can study Political Science without Literature in your WAEC. Literature is not one of the five core O’level subjects for Political Science. So if Political Science is your prospective course and you are not too comfortable with Literature, you can decide not to offer it.

Can I Study Political Science Without Commerce in JAMB?

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

Is Maths Compulsory for Political Science in JAMB?

No, Mathematics is not a compulsory subject for Political Science 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 Political Science in JAMB?

YES, Government is a compulsory subject in JAMB for aspirants of Political Science. They also need to credit Government in their SSCE (either WAEC or NECO). So ensure that you put in the necessary effort to improve your proficiency in Government if you really wish to gain admission to study Political Science. However, you may choose History (schools rarely offer History) instead of Government.

Is Economics Compulsory for Political Science in JAMB?

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

What are the Compulsory Subjects for Political Science?

The Compulsory Subjects for Political Science in JAMB are English, Government/History and any other two Arts or Social Science subjects.

While for WAEC, the compulsory subjects are English Language, Mathematics, Government or History and any other two Social Science or Art subjects.

What are the Subject Needed for Political Science in JAMB?

The subjects needed to study Political Science in JAMB are Use of English, Government or History and any other two Art or Social Science Subjects.

Is there Political Science in JAMB Subjects?

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

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Conclusion of the Article: “WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Political Science”

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

Or

Two (2) A’ Level passes including Government or History.

Five O’ level credit passes which must include English Language, government or History and three other subjects and at least a pass in Mathematics.Use of English, Government or History and any other two Art or Social Science subjects.

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