WAEC, JAMB Subject for Psychology – Under Social Science

Last updated on August 16th, 2018 at 02:47 am

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Psychology; 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 Social and Management Studies.
  • Probable Degree type – [B.Sc. (Hons]

The admission requirement to study Psychology – Under Social 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 Psychology?
The subjects needed to study Psychology 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 Psychology is same as Political Science subject combination

Psychology is the study of the mind. It is most commonly the study of discipline, an applied science which seeks to understand individuals and groups through general principles, and applying case studies to diagnose issues. A professional practitioner of psychology is called a psychologist. Psychologists attempt to understand the role of a person’s mental functions in their individual behaviour and how they behave in a social environment.

Psychology allows you to understand the principles of what makes people tick. Reliant on scientific methods, the statistics involved are tricky to understand, but worth it in the long run. You will be taught to think critically and this boosts your social skills. This understanding of the human condition is very useful in job interviews and workplace relationships. Although it won’t necessarily boost your own mental health, it will allow you to diagnose issues among your family and friends. You could say it lets you read their minds… Psychology is a very employable degree. Contrary to the general belief that social sciences are dead ends, psychology can lead to law, social work, teaching, business and more.

The curriculum and courses reflect this diversity and are designed to provide a well-rounded education in psychology. This program provides students with a broad understanding and global perspective of psychology and its relevance in an increasingly diverse and global society. Students will apply psychological theories to current issues in psychology as they gain perspective in social awareness, responsibility, civic engagement, cross-cultural competence, and evidence-based decision-making in an information-rich world.

Students participate in courses that stimulate critical thinking through the use of applied learning methods (such as case study analysis) that facilitate applications of psychological theories and principles to the solution of contemporary personal, interpersonal, and societal problems.

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design and data analysis and interpretation.
  • Respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, a scientific approach to solve problems related to behaviour and mental processes.
  • Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  • Tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a science serving a global society.
  • Apply cultural competencies to effective and sensitive interactions with people from diverse backgrounds and cultural perspectives.

Psychology area of concentrations

  • Addiction
  • Applied Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Criminal Justice • General Psychology
  • Human Services
  • Infant and Toddler Development
  • Preschool Child Development
  • Preparation for Graduate Studies
  • Psychology and the Law
  • Workplace Psychology

 

What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subjects needed) for Psychology?
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 Psychology are

  1. Any three subjects from Arts or Social Science

 

What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Psychology?
Same as Political Science subject combination

 

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 Psychology, (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 Psychology are

  1. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  2. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  3. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  4. Baze University
  5. Benue State University, Makurdi
  6. Caleb University, Lagos
  7.  Caritas University, Enugu
  8. Covenant University Ota
  9. Chrisland University
  10. Christopher University Mowe
  11. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) Click to read conditions
  12. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki Click to read conditions
  13. Ekiti State University
  14. Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State
  15. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT)
  16. Federal University Gashua, Yobe Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua
  17. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  18. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  19. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  20. University of Ibadan (UI) Click to read conditions
  21. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Click to read conditions
  22. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  23. University of Jos (UNIJOS) Click to read conditions
  24. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  25. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) Click to read conditions
  26. Lead City University, Ibadan
  27. Madonna University, Okija
  28. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  29. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA) Click to read conditions
  30. Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU)
  31. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  32. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil Click to read conditions
  33. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  34. Renaissance University, Enugu
  35. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  36. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  37. The University of Uyo.

 

Where can I work with a Degree in Psychology? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Psychology. 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. Job areas for Psychology graduates include counsellor, teaching and lecturing, forensics, working in sport and exercise, advertising, careers advisor, human resources, and market research.

 

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Psychology 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) to study Psychology?
(i) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) – No direct entry

(ii) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) requires at least one of the two ‘A’ level passes to be a Social Science subject

(iii) Benue State University, Makurdi, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki and Renaissance University, Enugu require: (a) Any two ‘A’ level passes plus UTME requirements (b) National Diploma plus 4 ‘O’ level credits to include Chemistry, Biology or Health Science or General Science plus UTME requirements. (c) Registered Nurse Certificate plus credit in Bio/Health Science/General Science and a pass in Mathematics/Statistics plus UTME requirements

(iv) Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) and University of Ibadan (UI) requires Two ‘A’ level passes from Arts, Science or Social Science subjects

(v) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) accepts two ‘A’ level passes NCE/ND/HND, in Social Work, or Nursing or any other relevant areas plus at least a pass in Biology/Health Science/Integrated Science and Mathematics.

(vi) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) – Direct Entry applicants must posses UTME requirements

(vii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts Diploma (Distinction/merit) and advanced Diploma in applied Psychology.

(viii) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba requires ‘A’ level passes in Biology and a Social Science subject; accepts NCE (Credit) in Biology.

(x) University of Uyo accepts any two A’ level passes or RNC plus five credit passes to include Health Science or Biology and at least P.7 in Mathematics.

(xi) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) requires A’ level passes in Economics, Geography or Government.

(xii) Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK) requires credit pass in Biology/Health Science

(xiii) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki accepts HND, NCE and ND with a minimum of Merit and Upper credit respectively in relevant fields.

(xiv) UBADAN accepts: (a) University of Ibadan (UI) requires TWO ‘A’ level passes from Arts, Science or Social Science subjects (b) Science subject with a pass in Mathematics.

(xv) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts Two ‘A’ level in Science or Social Sciences.

(xvii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts Diploma certificates, NCE, ND, HND, B.SC, Registered Nursing/Midwifery, and any other relevant higher education qualifications in addition to UTME requirement

(xviii) Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State – Same as in Philosophy.

(xix) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts; (a) Very good passes in three JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Biology and any two (2) of Economics, Government, Chemistry, Physics and Lit-in English. (b) Candidates must satisfy O/Level requirement

(xx) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State accepts ND (Upper Credit) in Social Science related courses. It also accepts A’ level passes in any Social Science subjects in addition to O’ level requirements.

(xxi) Christopher University Mowe requires two A’ level passes in Geography and any other Science subject, Economics or Government. Accepts HND, ND or NCE with credit passes in the relevant subjects.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special consideration (waiver) to study Psychology?
(i) University of Jos (UNIJOS) requires a credit in Mathematics and a pass in Biology/Health Science or  General Science

(ii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires credit in English Language, Biology or Health Science and a pass in Mathematics or Statistics.

(iii) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts Science subjects with a pass in Mathematics.

(iv) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) requires credits in Biology and Mathematics

(v) University of Uyo, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba and Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) require credit in English Language, Biology/Health Science plus a pass in Mathematics. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba accepts (credit in Biology) only

(vi) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) requires similar requirements as for Economics, for both Direct Entry and UTME applicants but a pass in Mathematics is acceptable.

(viii) Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State and University of Lagos (UNILAG) require five credit to include English language, Mathematics, Biology and any other two (2) Science, Social Science or Arts subject at not more than one(1) sittings

(ix) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma requires five credit in English Language, Mathematics, Biology and two other subjects

(x) Ekiti State University as in Political Science.

(xi) Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) requires a credit in Biology, English Language, Mathematics and any two Arts or Social Science subjects.

(xii) University of Uyo requires a credit in Biology or Health Science and at least a P.7 in Mathematics.

(xiii) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki – Requires Biology or Health Science.

(xiv) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) requires credit in English Language and Mathematics, Biology and any other two subjects from Social Sciences (Commerce, Economics, Geography and Government).

(xx) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) and University of Lagos (UNILAG) require English Language, Mathematics, Biology and two other subjects from Arts, Social Science or Science.

(xxi) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) requires English Language, Mathematics, Biology and other two subjects from  Science/Social Science

(xxii) Redeemer’s University, Mowe requires Five ‘O’ Level credit to include English Language, Mathematics and any other three subjects which must include Biology.

(xxiv) Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji requires Mathematics and Biology at credit level.

(xxv) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State – Same as in Sociology.

(xxvi) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts 5 credit in O/Level to include English language, Biology and any other three from Social Sciences, science and arts with at least pass in Mathematics.

(xxvii)Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki requires five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology and any other relevant subject from Arts, social science or science.

(xxviii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires five credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology and any two subjects from Social Sciences, Arts and Science (including Health Education, Health Science and Integrated Science). University of Lagos (UNILAG) does not accept Commerce, CRS/IRS and Financial Accounting.

(xxix) Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba requires a credit pass in Biology, English Language, Mathematics and any two Arts or Social Science subjects.

(xxx) Christopher University Mowe requires O’ level credit passes in not more than two sittings to include English Language, Mathematics and any two or Economics, Biology and Literature in English.

What is JAMB UTME Special consideration (waiver) to study Psychology?
(i) University of Uyo, Renaissance University, Enugu, Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) and Ekiti State University require Biology.

(ii) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) requires any three subjects from Mathematics, Geography, Economics, Government, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

(iii) University of Ibadan (UI) – Any three subjects

(iv) Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (ESUT) requires Biology or Agricultural Science and any two other Social Science or Arts subjects.

(v) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires any three (3) subjects from Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Government & Literature in English.

(vii) Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki – Economics is not compulsory.

(vii) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) also accepts Science subjects.

(xi) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) requires Mathematics and Biology.

(xii) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State requires any three subjects from Science or Social Sciences.

(xiii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires Biology and any other two subjects.

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