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WAEC, JAMB Subject Combinations for Geology

Admission Requirement to Study Geology; including WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB Subject Combinations, Course Description and Career Opportunities 


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Before we consider the WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB and Direct Entry subject combination for Geology, it is good we take a look at the brief description to help you decide if this course is worth studying in Nigeria Universities. Geology is the study of the Earth, the materials of which it is made, the structure of those materials, and the processes acting upon them. They study earth processes (landslides, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions), earth materials (oil, metals and rocks), and earth history.
Students who study this course are equipped with developing natural resources in ways that safeguard the environment. Geology is important because it helps in finding, managing and using natural resources and mitigating the risks of natural and environmental hazards.

Where can I work with a Degree in Geology? 
Having a Degree in Geology does not limit you to a particular work environment. Career opportunities include:

  1. Mining and geological engineer
  2. Environmental consulting
  3. Education
  4. Well site geologist

To study this course in Nigeria Universities, you must fulfil the admission requirements which must include one or a combination of ‘O’ level results. This page will literally answer questions such as WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers), Course description and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. And if you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria, maybe it’s time you consider studying online or study abroad for free through scholarships

What is O level/WAEC subject combinations (requirement) for Geology?
You must have Five credit in subjects needed to study Geology in WAEC. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The core O level that is the compulsory WAEC subject combinations for Geology must include

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


What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subjects needed) for Geology?
You should aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side. (Just an advice). If you score 180 and above in this recent JAMB UTME- All is well with you, but if your score is below 180, Please consider College or Polytechnic.. Don’t expect JAMB score upgrade. White collar Scammers are everywhere. JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles passing JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combinations for Geology are any three of;

  1. Chemistry
  2. Physics
  3. Mathematics
  4. Biology
  5. Geography


What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A level result you need) to study Geology?
(i) Two ‘A’ level passes from Geology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Geography.

Just a reminder: Everything you have read so far is a general requirement, it is expedient that you also check the special consideration for this course below. If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with the subject combinations above, perhaps you should consider taking a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements. You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice.

So now that you know the compulsory WAEC, JAMB subject combination for Geology, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer Geology?
Before you make a decision on which University to choose, please consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A level Result
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university
Nigeria Universities offering Geology are

  1. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  3. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  4. Achievers University, Owo
  5. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan (ACU)
  6. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
  7. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  8. Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross river State
  9. Bayero University, Kano
  10. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  11. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  12. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  13. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA)
  14. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  15. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  16. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  17. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  18. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE)
  19. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) with options in: (i) Geology (ii) Geophysics (iii) Geochemistry (iv) Remote Sensing (v) Mineralogy (v) Meteorology (vii) Hydrology.
  20. Gregory University, Uturu
  21. Gombe State University, Gombe
  22. Ekiti State University
  23. University of Ibadan (UI)
  24. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  25. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  26. Kogi State University Anyigba
  27. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST)
  28. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  29. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  30. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  31. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTY)
  32. Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA)
  33. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  34. Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU)
  35. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  36. Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)
  37. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  38. Salem University, Lokoja
  39. Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  40. Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  41. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  42. Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo


The general WAEC, NECO or GCE core subject combinations for Geology have been listed above. Yet, some Universities may accept Pass in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar.

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