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JAMB Subject Combination for Sociology —the Best Guide

If you are a JAMB candidate and have made up your mind to study Sociology, 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 Sociology course is all about. Thereafter, I will tell you the subjects for Sociology in JAMB (i.e. the JAMB subject combination for Sociology) and all the subjects needed for Sociology in secondary school. In addition to the WAEC subjects for Sociology, you will also see the Direct Entry (DE) subject requirements for Sociology and other information you need to successfully gain admission.

WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Sociology

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

What is Sociology?

JAMB Subject Combination for Sociology

So what’s Sociology course all about?

Sociology is like putting on a pair of special glasses that help you see and understand why people act the way they do in groups.

It is a course that explores how societies work, why they change and how people connect with each other.

Imagine being a detective studying human behavior and society – that’s sociology! In the course, you learn about cultures, relationships and the way societies organize themselves.

It’s not just about facts and figures; it’s about unraveling the mysteries of why we act the way we do when we’re part of a larger group. So, if you’re curious about the secrets behind how societies work, sociology is the course for you!

Course Duration for Sociology

Sociology 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 Sociology varies depending on your mode of entry.

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

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WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Sociology

If you desire to study Sociology 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 Sociology, 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 Sociology.

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JAMB Subject Combination for Sociology

WAEC and JAMB subject combination for political science

What is the JAMB subject combination for Sociology?

The correct JAMB subject combination for Sociology is Use of English and three Social Science or Arts 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 Sociology in JAMB.

For sociology aspirants, Use of English is the only compulsory subject. They can select any three of the following arts or social science subjects to make up their UTME subjects for Sociology: Literature, Government, Economics, CRS/IRS, Geography and so on.

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

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

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

Any one of them is okay as long as Use of English is there.

Read Also: JAMB Brochure for Sociology

Institution-specific Subject Requirements for Sociology in JAMB

(i) UI – The 3 subjects to be chosen from Arts, Science or Social Science subjects.

(ii) UNIPORT and AAU accept Mathematics as UTME subjects.

(iii) AAUA requires Government and accepts Mathematics.

(iv) KSU accepts English language. Mathematics and three others from Government or History, Economics, Geography, Commerce and Agric. Sci.

(v) FED-OYEEKITI, ABU and ABUAD require Government/History plus two other subjects

(vi) BSU accepts any three subjects from Arts or S/Sciences

(vii) WESTERN-DEL requires three Social Science or Arts subject.

(viii) LASU requires Government/History, Economics/Commerce and any other Social Science subject.

(ix) DELSU requires two Social science subjects and any other subject.

(x) ABUAD for Intelligence and Security Studies requires History/Government, Geography plus one Arts or Social Science subject.

(xi) KWASU requires Mathematics, Government and any other Arts or Social Science subject.

(xii) UNILAGOS requires three Social science subjects or Arts subjects. It accepts Mathematics as UTME subjects.

(xiii) FED-LAFIA requires Government and any two of Economics, Commerce, History, Geography, Literature in English or CRK/IRS.

(xiv) BAYERO requires Government or History plus two other Social Science.

Other Courses you Can Study with JAMB Subject Combination for Sociology

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

The following courses have the same JAMB subject combination as Sociology:

  1. Public Administration
  2. History and International Studies
  3. Philosophy
  4. Theatre Arts
  5. English and Literary Studies
  6. Mass Communication
  7. Library and Information Science
  8. Social work

WAEC Subject Combination for Sociology

waec subject combination for Political Science
WAEC Students Portal

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

The table below gives the nine subjects required for Sociology in WAEC:

S/noWAEC Subjects for Sociology
1.English language
2.Mathematics
3.Government or History
4.Civic Education
5.Economics
6.Literature-in-English
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 Sociology aspirant, are the essential O’level subjects that form the foundation of Sociology.

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

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

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Institution-specific Requirements on WAEC Subjects for Sociology

(i) LASU requires credit passes in Mathematics, English Language and three other subjects from Economics, Government, Commerce, Geography, CRS, IRS, Accounts, Yoruba or a Science subject.

(ii) UNIILORIN requires at least 2 Social Science subjects and a pass in Mathematics.

(iii) AAU, UNIBEN, AAUA and DELSU require credits in Mathematics

(iv) UNIILORIN accepts Five ‘O’ level credit passes from Arts, Science or Social Science Subjects

(v) ABSU and UNICAL accept a pass in Mathematics.

(vi) UI accepts 5 ‘O’ level credits passes from Arts, Science or Social /Science.

(vii) FED-LAFIA requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Government and any two of Economics, Commerce, History, IRS or CRK.

(viii) DELSU and BOWEN require five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, and any two social science subjects plus any other subject.

Other Requirements to Study Sociology in Nigeria

Now you need to understand that beyond choosing the right JAMB subject combination for Sociology, 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.

Below is an outline of the requirements to study sociology in Nigeria:

  • Credit passes in SSCE in five (5) core subjects including English and Mathematics in not more than two sittings. Some schools may require one sitting.
  • Have the correct JAMB subject combination for Sociology.
  • Candidate must have attained the age of sixteen (16) by the 31st day of October in the admission year.
  • Meet the prospective school’s departmental cut off mark for Sociology.

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 Sociology 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 Sociology.

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Requirements to Study Sociology Through Direct Entry

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

  • IJMB certificate. Universities that Accept IJMB for 200 Level Admission
  • JUPEB certificate.
  • Two (2) A’ Level Passes including Government or History plus UTME requirements.
  • Two year Diploma in Social Work/Social Development and Administration with at least a merit pass plus UTME requirements.

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

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List of Universities that Offer Sociology Course in Nigeria

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

  • COVENANT
  • EVANGEL
  • FED-KASHERE
  • PLASU
  • SALEM
  • FED-OTUOKE
  • AAU
  • AAUA
  • ABSU
  • ABU
  • ABU-ODL
  • ABUAD
  • ABUJA
  • ACHIEVERS
  • ADSU
  • AL-HIKMAH
  • AL-QALAM
  • ARTHUR-JARVIS
  • ATIBA
  • BASU
  • BAUK
  • BAYERO
  • BINGHAM
  • BOSU
  • BOWEN
  • BSU
  • CALABAR
  • CARITAS
  • CHRISTOPHER
  • COAL-CITY
  • COOU
  • COVENANT
  • CRAWFORD
  • DELSU
  • EUI
  • EDWIN CLARK
  • EKSU
  • ELIZADE
  • KOMU
  • FED-DUTSINMA
  • FED-GASHUA
  • FED-GUSAU
  • FED-KEBBI
  • FED-LAFIA
  • FED-LOKOJA
  • AEFUNA
  • FED-OYE
  • EKITI
  • FED-WUKARI
  • FOUNTAIN
  • GOUU
  • GREGORY
  • GSU
  • HALLMARK
  • IAUED
  • IBADAN
  • ILORIN
  • IMSU
  • JABU
  • JOS
  • KASU
  • PAAU
  • KWARARAFA
  • KWASU
  • LAGOS
  • LANDMARK
  • LAPAI
  • LASU
  • LAUTECH
  • LCITY
  • LEGACY
  • MADONNA
  • MKAR
  • MLU
  • NASARAWA
  • NAUB
  • NILE
  • NOVENA
  • OBONG
  • OOU
  • PAUL
  • PHC
  • POL-ACAD
  • REDEEMERS
  • RHEMA
  • RITMAN
  • RSU
  • SOSU
  • TSUJ
  • UDA
  • UDU
  • UMYUK
  • UNIHEZ
  • UNIOSUN
  • UNIZIK
  • WESTERN-DEL
  • YSU

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

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Sociology 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 Sociology, you also need to know the career opportunities there.

The good news is that there are many career opportunities available to graduates of Sociology. 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 Sociology.

Career Opportunities in Sociology

The many career opportunities in Sociology 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:

  • Social Worker
  • Community Organizer
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Criminal Justice Reform Advocate
  • Educational Consultant
  • Research Analyst for Social Policy

Frequently Asked Questions About JAMB Subject Combination for Sociology

Is Literature Compulsory for Sociology in JAMB?

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

Can I Study Sociology Without Literature in WAEC?

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

Can I Study Sociology Without Commerce in JAMB?

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

Is Mathematics Compulsory for Sociology in JAMB?

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

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

Is Economics Compulsory for Sociology in JAMB?

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

What are the Compulsory Subjects for Sociology?

There is only one compulsory Subject for Sociology in JAMB and that is Use of English. The candidate is free to choose the remaining three from Arts or Social Science subjects.

While for WAEC, the compulsory subjects are English Language, Government or History and any three Arts or Social Science subjects.

What are the Subject Needed for Sociology in JAMB?

The subjects needed to study Sociology in JAMB are Use of English and any three Arts or Social Science subjects.

JAMB Subject Combination for Sociology and Anthropology?

The correct JAMB subject combination for sociology and anthropology is Use of English and three Social Science or Arts subjects.

Is there Sociology in JAMB Subjects?

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

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Conclusion of the Article: “JAMB Subject Combination for Sociology”

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

Or

Two A’ level passes including Government or History plus UTME requirements.

Or

Two year Diploma in Social Work/Social Development and Administration with at least a merit pass plus UTME requirements.

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 and any other three Art or Social Science subjects.

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