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The Right Social Science Subjects for JAMB

This post is about Social Science subjects. It is for the JAMB candidate who intends to study a social science course in the tertiary institution and therefore wish to know which subjects are social science. They wish to know so that they won’t fill and write the wrong subjects for their UTME and jeopardize their chances of studying their dream course. Hence, I’m going to enlighten you on what the social sciences are all about. I will also give you the list of the right social science subjects for JAMB as they pertain to different courses.

Social Science Subjects for JAMB

What are Social Sciences?

Social sciences are a group of academic disciplines that focus on the study of human beings and their behavior in society. They use empirical and scientific methods to examine social phenomena. Some of the phenomena that social sciences seek to examine include individual and group behavior, social interactions, culture, institutions and societal structures.

Some of the major disciplines under the social sciences are sociology, anthropology, psychology, economics, political science, history and geography. These disciplines employ a variety of research methods to study human behavior and social interactions. They could use surveys, experiments, interviews, observations and statistical analysis.

A decision to study a social sciences course is a good one because the disciplines help us better understand the social world we live in. They also help us to understand the complex social systems that shape our lives. More so, the disciplines provide insights into social problems and help us to develop strategies for addressing social issues like poverty, inequality and conflicts.

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What are the Social Science Subjects for JAMB?

Generally, JAMB candidates write four subjects in their UTME. This is true for all candidates including those leaning towards Sciences, Social sciences, Arts and Commercials.

There are several social science subjects for JAMB and a candidate who wishes to study any of the social science courses must choose their four UTME subjects from them.

Below is the list of social science subjects that JAMB candidates can choose from if the goal is to study a social science course in a Nigerian institution:

  1. English Language
  2. Civic Education
  3. Economics
  4. Government
  5. Geography
  6. History
  7. Commerce
  8. Accounting
  9. Marketing
  10. Christian Religious Studies (CRS)
  11. Islamic Religious Studies (IRS)

So depending on the social science course you desire to study, you must pay close attention to the subjects above and select the right four for your course.

However, you must appreciate the fact that some social science courses require that you also include non-social-science subjects in your combination. For example, you may need to include Mathematics if you want to study Economics. More so, some schools require that you write Biology both in WAEC and JAMB if you desire to study Psychology and so on.

In many cases, candidates are also free to use a pure art subject like Literature to make up their JAMB Subject Combination.

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The Right Combination of Social Science Subjects for JAMB

For emphasis, if you are seeking admission and preparing to write UTME, there is need to select the right social science subjects for JAMB.

Failure to do so will seriously jeopardize your admission chances regardless of the score you get in JAMB.

In the following section, I will give you a link to genuine JAMB subject combination for social science courses.

JAMB Subject Combination for Social Science

The table below gives the right JAMB subject combination for social science courses. Find your prospective course and identify the UTME subjects for it before going for your registration.

S/no Social Science Course JAMB Subject Combination
1. Economics Use of English, Mathematics, Economics and any of Government, History, Geography, Literature in English, French and CRK/IRK.
2. Geography Use of English, Geography and two other Arts or Social Science subjects.
3. Human Resources Management Use of English, Economics, Government and any other relevant subjects.
4. Political Science Use of English, Government or History plus two other Social Science/Arts subjects.
5. Philosophy Use of English, Government and any other two subjects.
6. Social Works Use of English Language, Mathematics, Economics/Geography and any other subject.
7. Sociology and Anthropology Use of English, Three Social Science or Arts Subjects.
8. Public Administration Use of English, Government, Economics and any other subject.
9. Mass Communication Use of English, Literature in English, Economics and Government or CRK/IRK.

The above table is not exhaustive. So go ahead and click the following link to get the full list of JAMB Subject Combination for All Social Science Courses if you need to.


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