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JAMB Brochure for Mass Communication Under Faculty of Social and Management Sciences


This part of the JAMB brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Mass Communication under the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences in Nigeria. You will see the UTME subject combination needed to apply for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, requirements such A’level, ND, HND, NCE, etc for Direct Entry candidates, as well as other information you require to successfully apply for the course.

List of Degree Awarding Institutions that Offer Mass Communication

  • Adeleke University
  • Ahmadu Bello University
  • Al-Hikmah University
  • American University of Nigeria
  • Anambra State University
  • Babcock University
  • Bayero University Kano
  • Benson Idahosa University
  • Benue State University
  • Bowen University
  • Crescent University
  • Delta State University
  • Ebonyi State University
  • Elizade University
  • Fountain University
  • Godfrey Okoye University
  • Gregory University, Uturu
  • Igbinedion University
  • Imo State University
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University
  • Kaduna State university
  • kogi State University
  • Kwara State University
  • Lagos State University
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • Novena University
  • Oduduwa University
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University
  • Pan-Atlantic University
  • Redeemer’s University
  • Rhema University
  • Samuel Adegboyega University
  • SouthWestern University
  • Tansian University
  • Taraba State University
  • University of Ilorin
  • University of Lagos
  • University Of Mkar
  • University of Uyo
  • Wesley University Of Science And Technology
  • Western Delta University

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

In UTME, note that English Language is mandatory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study Mass Communication under the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences in the institutions listed above are:

Any three from Arts or Social Science subjects.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNILAG, AUE and BOWEN require Literature in English.

(ii) UNILAGOS accepts Mathematics as UTME subjects.

(iii) KSU requires Literature in English and any other two Arts or Social Science subjects

(iv) ABU requires Literature in English and any other two subjects.

(v) WESTERN-DEL requires Literature in English and any other two (2) Social Sciences or arts subjects. A pass in Mathematics may be accepted.

(vi) JABU requires Literature in English.

(vii) DELSU requires Mathematics and two other subjects from Economics, Government, Geography and Commerce.

(viii) KWASU requires Mathematics, Literature in English and any other subject.

(ix) SOUTHWESTERN requires Literature in English, Economics and Government.

(x) BAYERO requires any three subjects from Social Science subjects.

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for Mass Communication as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language and 4 other subjects in Arts or Social Sciences

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNIZIK and BSU require five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language and at least a pass in Mathematics

(ii) KWASU requires five O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Government and Literature-in-English.

(iii) OOU, LASU and REDEEMER’S require Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Lit-in-English and two additional subjects in Arts and Social Sciences.

(iv) IMSU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Lit-in-English and at least a pass in Mathematics

(v) UNIZIK requires a credit pass in Lit-in-English

(vi) CRESCENT requires credit pass in Lit-in-English, History/Government, Economics

(vii) EBSU requires credit in Literature in English, English Language and Mathematics and a pass in a Nigerian Language will be an advantage.

(viii) GO and BIU require credit pass in Mathematics.

(ix) UNIILORIN accepts National Diploma at Upper Credit level in Mass Communication. Also does not accepts ‘A’ passes

(x) ABU requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Economics/Commerce, Government/History, Literature in English/CRK/IRK and any Nigerian Language with at least a pass in Mathematics.

(xi) BOWEN requires five SSCE Credit Passes to include English Language, Literature in English, Mathematics and any other subjects in arts and social sciences

(xii) WESTERN-DEL accepts five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Literature in English, Government and any other social sciences subject.

(xii) JABU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Literature in English and at least a minimum of a pass in Mathematics

(xiv) AUE requires Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) with credit passes in at least six (6) subjects, including English Language, English Literature and Mathematics obtained at not more than two sittings.

(xv) DELSU requires credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics and two other subjects from Economics, Government, Geography, Commerce and Government.

(xvi) UNILAG requires Five O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Literature-in-English and two other subjects in Arts or Social Sciences and related disciplines.

(xvii) KSU requires five credit passes at SSCE and/or GCE O/L in English Language, Literature in English, Mathematics and any other two Arts and or Social Science subjects.

(xviii) CRESCENT – Credit pass in Literature in English will be an added advantage.

(xix) SOUTHWESTERN requires credit passes to include English Language, Literature in English and Government plus at least a pass in Mathematics.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Mass Communication as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) RHEMA, ANSU and UNIZIK accept Good NCE, OND/HND in relevant areas.

(ii) BSU accepts National Diploma in Mass Communication at distinction or Upper credit level, a pass in Mathematics plus UTME requirements.

(iii) IGBINEDION accepts ND (Credit) in Mass Communication, Theatre Arts or any other related field.

(v) CRESCENT accepts National Diploma in Mass Communication.

(iv) BIU requires in addition to the O’ level requirements specified, a minimum of two relevant subjects passed at GCE Advanced level or NCE (3 merits) or National Diploma in relevant field not below credit level.

(v) BOWEN accepts two ‘A’ passes in any Arts and Social Science subject.

(vi) ABU accepts
(a) Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects one of which must be Government, Sociology, Economics or Commerce.
(b) Credit/Merit Pass in ABU Diploma in Mass Communication or Journalism. Equivalent Diploma in Mass Communication from a recognize University also acceptable.

(v) KASU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language and four other subjects in Arts or Social Science.

(vi) KWASU requires A’ level passes in Literature in English, Government and any other subject or ND at Upper Credit level or HND lower credit level.

(vii) WESTERN-DEL requires two A’ level passes in Arts, Social Sciences subjects. ND (lower credit) in Mass Communication.

(viii) LASU accepts HND (lower credit) in Mass Communication, Marketing, Book Publishing, Printing Technology or related field from a recognised Polytechnic in addition to UTME requirements.

(ix) AUE accepts
(a) Five (5) papers at Principal level in Higher School Certificate or GCE Advanced level together with credit passes in not less than three other subjects including in English
Language, Literature in English and Mathematics in the SSS Certificate Examination or GCE “O” Level examination or their equivalent, or
(b) Two (2) papers at Principal Level in H.S.C. or G.C.E. Advanced Level plus credit passes in four (4) other papers (including English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics) in the SSS Certificate examination or GCE “O” Level examination or their equivalent.

(x) DELSU accepts ND (Upper Credit) in Mass Communication, Communication Arts or Marketing from recognised Polytechnics in addition to UTME requirements.

(xi) GO accepts BSc, BA or HND in any discipline, ND (Upper Credit) pass in Mass Communication.

(xii) RENAISSANCE accepts NCE, ND/HND or First Degree in relevant subjects plus O’ level requirements.

(xiii) CALEB accepts ND at Credit level in Mass Communication or Social Sciences related studies may be considered for admission by direct entry provided they have the UME subjects at one sitting.

(ix) CRESCENT accepts NCE, ND, HND and their approved equivalents with at least lower credit may be admitted to the appropriate level.
(a) IJMB at acceptable grades levels.

(b) In exceptional cases, holders of ND with lower credit from recognized institutions may be admitted to 200 level (part II) in relevant degree programmes, provided they satisfy the minimum requirements stipulated for entry into 100 level

(c) HND with lower credit from recognized institutions may be admitted into 200 level in the relevant degree programmes provided they satisfy the minimum requirements stipulated for entry into 100 level.

(x) SOUTHWESTERN accepts
(a) At least two advanced level passes in any arts and Social science.
(b) IJMB/NCE/ND/HND or its equivalents.

(xi) UNILAG accepts;
(a) Very good passes in three (3) JUPEB subjects: Lit-in English, and any two of Economics, Government, History and CRS/IRS
(b) Candidates must also satisfy the O/Level requirement

Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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