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JAMB Subject Combinations for Courses in the Arts

This is the full list of JAMB Subject Combinations for Arts. As a matter of fact, we have compiled this list for all prospective JAMBites for the forthcoming UTME. Note that English Language is compulsory for all. Hence, it is already an automatic part of the subject combinations:

JAMB Subject Combinations for Courses in the Arts

1. Arabic and Islamic Studies:

Arabic and Islamic Studies is the study of the Islamic religion and culture. It also involves the study of the Arabic language which is a Central Semitic language, closely related to the Northwest Semitic languages (Aramaic, Hebrew, Ugaritic and Phoenician), the Ancient South Arabian languages, and various other Semitic languages of Arabia such as Dadanitic.

Faculty: Arts

Subject Combination: Use of English, Arabic and two subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.


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2. Christian Religious Studies:

Christian Religious Studies is the study of the Christian religion and is devoted to research into Christian religious beliefs, behaviors, and institutions.

Faculty: Arts

Subject Combination: Use of English, two Arts subjects including Christian Religious Knowledge and any other subject.

3. English and Literary Studies:

English and Literary Studies is the academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the English language from different areas and English linguistics (including English phonetics, phonology, syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics, corpus linguistics, and stylistics).

Faculty: Arts

Subject Combination: Use of English, Literature in English, Government or History or any other Arts subjects.

4. Fine and Applied Arts:

Fine and Applied Arts involves the study of visual arts and how they can be created primarily for aesthetic and intellectual purposes for beauty and meaningfulness, specifically, painting, sculpture, drawing, watercolor, graphics, and architecture.”

Faculty: Arts

Subject Combination: Use of English Language, Fine Art and two other Arts subjects or Social Science subject.

5. Foreign Languages and Literature:

Foreign Languages and Literature is a discipline that involves becoming proficient in a foreign language, as well as learning how to think critically about the world while getting immersed in the study of new cultures.

Faculty: Arts

Subject Combination: Use of English Language, Fine Art and two other Arts subjects or Social Science subject.

6. French:

French involves the study of the French people and language as well as the French culture. French is the language of France, also used in parts of Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada, in several countries of northern and western Africa and the Caribbean, and elsewhere.

Faculty: Arts

Subject Combination: English, French and any other two subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.

7. Hausa:

Hausa involves the study of the Hausa people and language as well as the Hausa culture. Hausa is the Chadic language of the Hausa, spoken by some 30 million people, mainly in Nigeria and Niger, and used as a lingua franca in parts of West Africa.

Faculty: Arts

Subject Combination: English, Hausa, Lit in English and any of Economics, Government, History and Arabic.

8. History and International Studies:

History is the study of the past as it is described in written documents. International studies is concerned with the study of the major political, economic, social, and cultural issues that dominate the international agenda.

Faculty: Arts

Subject Combination: Use of English, History/Government and any other two subjects from Arts & Social Science.


9. Law:

Law is an interdisciplinary, liberal arts discipline that engages the meanings, values, practices, and institutions of law and legality. Legal Studies examines how law shapes and is shaped by political, economic, and cultural forces.

Faculty: Arts

Subject Combination: English, Literature, Economics and any other Art Subject.


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10. Linguistics:

Linguistics is the scientific study of language and its structure, including the study of grammar, syntax, and phonetics.

Faculty: Arts

Subject Combination: English, Two relevant Arts subjects and any other subject.

11. Theatre Arts:

Theatre arts involves the study of the form of art that uses live performers, typically actors or actresses, to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage.

Faculty: Arts

Subject Combination: Use of English, Literature in English and two other relevant subjects.

12. Igbo:

Igbo involves the study of the Igbo people and language as well as the Igbo culture. Igbo is the language of the Igbo, belonging to the Kwa group. It is an official language of Nigeria, with over 12 million speakers.

Faculty: Arts

Subject Combination: English, Igbo and two subjects from Arts and social Sciences.

13. Mass Communication:

Mass communication is the study of how people and entities relay information through mass media to large segments of the population at the same time.

Faculty: Arts

Subject Combination: Use of English, Literature in English, Economics and Government or CRK/IRK.

14. Music:

Music involves the study of the form of art that combines vocal or instrumental sounds to create a composition or produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.

Faculty: Arts

Subject Combination: Use of English, Music, one other Arts subject plus any other subject.


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15. Yoruba:

Yoruba involves the study of the Yoruba people and language as well as the Yoruba culture. Yoruba is the language of the Yoruba, which belongs to the Kwa group. It is an official language of Nigeria, with over 16 million speakers.

Faculty: Arts

Subject Combination: Use of English, Yoruba and two other subjects in Arts or Social Sciences.


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  • Thompson

    What course do I study with this weac result
    Biology C6
    Maths C5
    English C5
    Civic C5
    Literature D7
    Government C6
    Economics E8
    CRS B3
    Bookkeeping F9

  • Hosea Jonathan

    What can i study with this results
    Civil education

  • Pls I need help.
    I Register WAEC with this subjectS:
    please what should I study with this subject.

    pls sombody should help me.

  • Adegboro Ayodeji

    Which course can i be offered with the jamb combo of Eng, Govt, Crs and Economics

  • Chibuike

    Any body reply me

    Course to study with


  • Chidimma Odogwu

    Pls sir
    I thought the subject combination for law is Eng,lit in eng,Govt and crs

  • Ernest

    What can I study with

    1. Chibuike

      Same with me
      But difference of igbo

  • Ayomide

    Pls want can I study with English Language
    Literature In English

  • Pls is it a must for me to have a language subject to study theatre arts

  • Onwuegbusi Kingsley

    Sir plz which course can I study with this Olevel results
    English language C5
    Maths C4
    Marketing B4
    Civic B3
    Biology B4
    Government C4
    Literature E8
    CRS B5

  • Can I study performing arts in unilorin with d7 in literature in English and this is my o'level result
    Crs c6
    Economic c6
    Literature d7
    Yoruba b2
    Mathematics c4
    Tourism b3
    Government b3
    English language c4
    Civic education d7

  • sir i don't have fine art in my olevel result and I want to study fine and applied art please can I still study fine and applied art and I choose .English .economic government .literature am I good to go

  • Ismail Shasili

    I want to study political science pls how can i do am

  • English- C4
    Literature- B3
    Crk- B3
    Yoruba- E8
    Marketing- C4
    Government- B3
    Maths- B3
    Economics- B3
    Civic- A1
    Please sir, I want to study Theatre Arts in Oau, am I good to go?

  • Emmanuel Chinaza Emmanuella

    My o'level result:Literature E8,lgbo E8,Government c6,CRS B3,Civic B3,English B3,Maths C5,Biology C4,Animal Husbandry C6 and my aggregate is 253.Please what course can l apply for

    1. Taiwo Friday

      What course can I apply with this result pls.. office pratice C5:: financial acct f9... English a3...maths a3Economic p7... biology p7 Ict a3...Civic education c6...commerce PEN

  • Benjamin Praise

    Please what can I study with this result am really confused
    English C6
    Mathematics A1
    Economic C6
    Government B2
    Civic education B3
    Igbo language F9
    Biology C6
    CRK D7
    Catering & cultural arts C5

    1. Doole Wisdom

      Can I write the following subjects for political science: English, government, crk and economics

  • Hasel Ossai

    Good day
    Please what course can I go for with this result
    Marketing B2
    CRS B3
    Economics C4
    Government C5
    LIT in English C6
    Civic education C6
    English C6
    Mathematics B2
    Biology C4
    I would love to go for fine and applied art but it is not one of my subject for WAEC .
    Please help me out.

  • Hasel Ossai


  • Daniel Samuel Oladimeji

    Commerce D7
    Marketing F9
    CRK B2
    Economics C6
    Government F9
    Lit-in-Eng C6
    Civic B3
    English C6
    Math C5

  • Good day sir
    Please sir what can someone study with this type of result

    Marketing B3
    CRS D7
    Government B3
    Literature in English E8
    Civil education C6
    English education C4
    Mathematics B3
    Agriculture B3
    Biology C6