WAEC, JAMB UTME Subject for Geography – Under Science

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Geography – Under Science; including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering the Course, WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities 

 

Note
  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty/School/College of Science .
  • Probable Degree type – (B.Sc. & B. Tech)

The admission requirement to study Geography – Under Science in Nigeria Universities includes one or a combination of ‘O’ level results or A-level result if you’re going through Direct Entry. This page will literally answer questions such as WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers), where you can work with the degree and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. If you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that may be of benefit to you.

 

What is O level/WAEC subject combination (requirement) for Geography?
The subjects needed to study Geography in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The O level requirement that is the compulsory WAEC subject combination for Geography must include

  1. English language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Geography
  4. Any other two science subjects.
  5. A trade subject

 

What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subjects needed) for Geography?
You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just an advice) because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic… Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combination (subject to write in jamb) for Geography are

  1. Geography
  2. Any two of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Agricultural Science

 

What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Geography?
Two ‘A’ level passes in Geography and one other science subject

 

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 combination 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 Geography, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate.
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

List of Nigeria Universities offering Geography are

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. Adamawa State University Mubi (ADSU)
  3. Bayero University, Kano Click to read conditions
  4. Gombe State University, Gombe
  5. University of Ibadan (UI) Click to read conditions
  6. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) Click to read conditions
  7. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  8. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  9. Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) Offers the course with options in: i. Science ii. Humanities
  10. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)

 

Where can I work with a Degree in Geography? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Geography. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read The Act of Getting a Job – so you would know what you’re up against after graduating. Career opportunities will be added soon.

 

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Geography have been listed above. Yet, some Universities may accept D7 or E8 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.

Special Consideration
What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) for Geography?
(i) Federal University of Technology, Minna accepts Geography and Mathematics/Physics (Physics proffered)

(ii) Federal University of Technology, Minna accepts NCE (merit), ND/HND credit) Meteorology.

(iii)Bayero University, Kano (BUK) does not accept Econs.

(iv) Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil (KUST) accepts IJMB/ND/NCE for Direct Entry in Geography

(v) Gombe State University, Gombe accepts Economics and Government.

(vi) Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) accept in addition to O/level requirements two ‘A’ Level or NCE subject’s one of which must be Geography

(vii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts: (a) Two ‘A’ level passes in Geography  and anyone of Economics, History, Agric Science, Geology, and Literature in English, Biology, Chemistry or Physics. (b) NCE in Geography  at Merit level, ND with at least merit level. Lower credit level pass in Town Planning, Surveying, Environmental Management or Tropical Science, plus four O’ level credit passes which must include credit in English language and at least a pass in Mathematics.

(viii) Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State accepts NCE in Geography

(ix) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts 2 A/L subjects including Geography and any other science subject for Geography

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) for Geography?
(i) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye requires two other Science subjects.

(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5 or 6 ‘O’ level credit passes at one or two sittings to include English Language, Mathematics, Geography, and any two other Science subjects.

(iii) Gombe State University, Gombe accepts Economics.

(iv) Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU): Science Option- Five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent in English Language, Mathematics, Geography, and any two of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Agricultural Science. Social Science Option- Five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics, Geography, and any two of Government, Economics, Commerce and Accounting.

(v) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English language, Mathematics, Geography, Biology and any other science subjects.

(vi) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires five o’ level credit passes including English Language, Geography  and any three from Arts or Social Science subjects and at least a pass in Mathematics.

(vii) Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) only accept among Chemistry, Biology or Physics as the other two Science subjects.

(viii) Abia State University, Uturu requires Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any three subjects from Arts, Social Science and Sciences. A credit pass in Geography  is compulsory.

(ix) Federal University of Technology, Minna accepts requires credit pass in Physics and any other science subject.

(x) Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State requires two other subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) for Geography?
(i) University of Ibadan (UI) requires Mathematics / Biology, Chemistry / Physics, Further Maths or Geography.

(ii) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria requires Geography, Biology and any other Science subject.

(iii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires Geography and any two subject preferably Arts or Social Science subject.

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