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Admission Requirement to Study Soil Science

Admission Requirement to Study Soil Science; including WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry subject combination, Course Description, Career opportunities, Job Vacancies etc 



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What is WAEC, NECO or GCE subject combination (requirement) to study Soil Science?  
You must have Five credit in WAEC, NECO, or GCE (or combination of O level result) to study Soil Science. The core WAEC, NECO or GCE subject combination for Soil Science must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Chemistry
  4. Biology/Agricultural Science
  5. Any other Science subject.
  6. A trade subject


Which Nigeria Universities offer Soil Science?
The following Nigeria Universities offers Soil Science:

  1. AAU
  2. ABSU
  3. AKSU
  4. COOU
  7. DELSU
  8. IMSU
  10. MAUTY
  11. OAU
  12. RSUST
  13. SALEM
  15. UNN
  16. UNIUYO


What is JAMB UTME subject combination (requirement) to study Soil Science?
The subject needed in WAEC to study Soil Science may differ from JAMB UTME subject combination. You should aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side. (Just an advice). JAMB UTME subject combination to study Soil Science are

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology
  3. Agricultural Science plus Mathematics or Physics


What is Direct Entry requirement to study Soil Science?
Two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry and one of Zoology/Botany/Agric Science/Biology, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Economics and Health Science


Course Description for Soil Science: 
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Where can I work with a Degree in Soil Science? 
Having a Degree in Soil Science does not limit you to a particular work environment. Career opportunities will be added when we revisit this page.


The general WAEC, NECO or GCE core subject needed for Soil Science have been listed above but, some Universities may accept Pass in lieu of Credit. And some may accept or reject the combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the special requirement.

Special Requirement for Soil Science

What is Direct Entry Special Requirement (waiver) to study Soil Science?

(i) FUTMINNA accepts OND/NCE with a minimum of credit in Agriculture or OND/NCE with TC II credit in Agriculture/Maths, Gen. Sci./Int. Sci or Agric Sc/Biology

(ii) FUTMINNA accepts credit in OND/NCE Agriculture into 200 levels while those with HND are accepted into 300 levels.

(iii) DELSU, UNIBEN, IMSU and UMUDIKE as in Agriculture.

(iv) MAUTY accepts: (a) Two HSC or GCE `A’ Level credit passes in Chemistry, and Biology (b) ND with credit passes in Biology/ Agricultural Science and Chemistry (c) ND/HND with credit in Biology/Agric Science

(v) UNICAL – Same as in Agric-Economics.

(vii) RSUST – As in Animal Science.

(viii) FUTO and UNIBEN as in Agric. Economics.

(ix) UNN same as in Agric. Economics and Extension.

(x) OAU does not accept Geography, Geology and Health Science and accepts HND/OND in Agriculture obtained at upper credit level from recognized Institution.

(xi) JABU accepts two ‘A’ levels in Chemistry, Biology/Agric. Sci and any other from Physics, Economics and Mathematics. OND/NCE Upper credit in relevant areas.

(xii) UNICAL accepts HND, ND/NCE (credit level) pass in Agriculture and related sciences.

(xiii) MAKURDI – Same as in Crop Production.

(xiv) FUNAAB as in Agric. Extension and Rural Development.

(xv) EBSU accept NCE with minimum Merit passes in relevant fields OR HND & ND with minimum of Upper credits in relevant fields.

What is WAEC, NECO or GCE Special Requirement (waiver) to study Soil Science?

(i) RSUST requires at least a pass in Physics.

(ii) RSUST and UNICAL – as in Animal Science.

(vi) IMSU accepts a pass in English Language.

(iv) ABSU same as Crop Production and Protection.

(vii) EBSU same as in Soil Science

(viii) FUTO and UMUDIKE same as in Agricultural Economics.

(ix) UNICAL requires credit pass in Physics.

(x) FUTMINNA – Same as in Water Resources, Aquaculture and fisheries Technology.

(xi) MAKURDI – Same as in Crop Production.

(xii) FUNAAB as in Agric. Extension and Rural Development.

(xiii) MAUTY requires credit passes Chemistry, Biology/ Agric. Science, any one from Physics /Geography/ Economics. However, a candidate is required to have at least a pass in Physics.

What is JAMB UTME Special Requirement (waiver) to study Soil Science?

(i) SALEM requires Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and Physics.

(ii) MAUTY requires Biology/Agric. Sc. and any other two of Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Economics and Mathematics.


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