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.
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?
So what’s Political Science 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.
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.
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.
Let’s continue to the next sections as we discuss the WAEC and JAMB subject combination for Political Science.
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 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 Political Science.
What is the JAMB Subject Combination for Political Science?
The JAMB subject combination for Political Science is:
- Use of English,
- 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 subject combination.
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 UTME subjects. If you are wise, you will select your best two out of the list.
Typically for most aspirants, the subject combination for Political Science is Use of English, Government, Economics and CRS/IRS.
Many others still prefer this 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.
Read Also: JAMB Brochure for Political Science
What is the WAEC Subject Combination for Political Science?
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 is the right WAEC subject combination for a secondary school student who wishes to study Political Science?
Below are the nine subjects to include in your SSCE registration for both WAEC and NECO. The first five a very core and you must ensure that you include them.
- English language
- A trade subject
- Nigerian Language
So that’s the WAEC subject combination for Political Science. However, you must strive to obtain five credits in your core O’level subjects in order to qualify for admission into Political Science.
Other Requirements for Studying Political Science
You must realize that there are other important requirements for candidates who wish to study Political Science in a Nigerian tertiary institution.
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.
Universities that Offer Political Science
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
If you wish to study Political Science in any of the universities above, 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.
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:
- In government, political scientists can work as policy analysts, legislative assistants, political advisors, civil servants and so on.
- In politics, they can work as campaign managers, political strategists, lobbyists, political consultants and so on.
- Political scientists can also work in non-profits organizations as advocacy coordinators, program managers, policy researchers, fundraisers, etc
- In education, they can work as research associates, lecturers, curriculum developers and so on.
- Political scientists can also handle various roles in private industries. There, they can work as public affairs consultants, political risk analysts and so on.
- They can as well work in media houses as journalists. There, they can play the role of political reporters, editors, commentators and analysts.
- Political science graduates can also pursue a career in business or international relations.
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. I trust you found it both informative and helpful. You can always use the comments section to share your thoughts with us.
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