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JAMB Brochure for Sociology Under Faculty of Social and Management Sciences


This part of the JAMB brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Sociology 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 Sociology

  • Abia State University
  • Adekunle Ajasin University
  • Afe Babalola University
  • Ahmadu Bello University
  • Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  • Ambrose Alli University
  • Anambra State University
  • Bauchi State University
  • Bayero University Kano
  • Benue State University
  • Bingham University
  • Bowen University
  • Caritas University
  • Covenant University
  • Crawford University
  • Delta State University
  • Ekiti State University
  • Federal University Gashua
  • Federal University Gusau
  • Federal University, Birnin Kebbi
  • Federal University, Dutsin-ma
  • Federal University, Lafia
  • Federal University, Oye-ekiti
  • Federal University, Wukari
  • Fountain University
  • Godfrey Okoye University
  • Gombe State university
  • Gregory University, Uturu
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University
  • Kaduna State university
  • kogi State University
  • Kwara State University
  • Lagos State University
  • Landmark University
  • Lead City University
  • Madonna University
  • Nasarawa State University
  • Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • Novena University
  • Obong University
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University
  • Osun State University
  • Paul University
  • Redeemer’s University
  • Rhema University
  • Ritman University
  • Sokoto State University
  • Taraba State University
  • Umaru Musa Yar’adua University
  • University of Calabar
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Ilorin
  • University of Jos
  • University of Lagos
  • University Of Mkar
  • University of Port-Harcourt
  • Usman Dan Fodio University
  • Western Delta University
  • Yobe State University

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

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

Government or History plus two other Social Science/Arts subjects

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UI – The 3 subjects to be chosen from Arts, Science or Social Science subjects.

(ii) UNIPORT and AAU accept Mathematics as UTME subjects.

(iii) AAUA requires Government and accepts Mathematics.

(iv) KSU accepts English language. Mathematics and three others from Government or History, Economics, Geography, Commerce and Agric. Sci.

(v) FED-OYEEKITI, ABU and ABUAD require Government/History plus two other subjects

(vi) BSU accepts any three subjects from Arts or S/Sciences

(vii) WESTERN-DEL requires three Social Science or Arts subject.

(viii) LASU requires Government/History, Economics/Commerce and any other Social Science subject.

(ix) DELSU requires two Social science subjects and any other subject.

(x) ABUAD for Intelligence and Security Studies requires History/Government, Geography plus one Arts or Social Science subject.

(xi) KWASU requires Mathematics, Government and any other Arts or Social Science subject.

(xii) UNILAGOS requires three Social science subjects or Arts subjects. It accepts Mathematics as UTME subjects.

(xiii) FED-LAFIA requires Government and any two of Economics, Commerce, History, Geography, Literature in English or CRK/IRS.

(xiv) BAYERO requires Government or History plus two other Social Science.

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for Sociology as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes in Government or History, English Language and three other subjects. At least a pass in Mathematics is required

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) LASU requires credit passes in Mathematics, English Language and three other subjects from Economics, Government, Commerce, Geography, CRS, IRS, Accounts, Yoruba or a Science subject.

(ii) UNIILORIN requires at least 2 Social Science subjects and a pass in Mathematics.

(iii) AAU, UNIBEN, AAUA and DELSU require credits in Mathematics

(iv) UNIILORIN accepts Five ‘O’ level credit passes from Arts, Science or Social Science Subjects

(v) ABSU and UNICAL accept a pass in Mathematics.

(vi) UI accepts 5 ‘O’ level credits passes from Arts, Science or Social /Science.

(vii) FED-LAFIA requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Government and any two of Economics, Commerce, History, IRS or CRK.

(viii) DELSU and BOWEN require five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, and any two social science subjects plus any other subject.

(ix) UNILAG requires English Language, Mathematics plus two Social Science subjects and one Arts subject.

(x) REDEEMER’S requires five ‘O level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics and three additional subjects in Social; Sciences or Arts

(xi) AAUA requires credit in English Language, Mathematics and any one of Geography/ History, Government and any two other subjects.

(xii) ABU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Government or History, Economics, Geography, CRK/IRK and at last a pass in Mathematics.

(xiii) KASU requires a credit in Mathematics.

(xiv) ABSU same as in Political Science.

(xv) GO same as in Political Science and International Relations.

(xvi) PAUL requires five SSCE credit passes in not more than two sittings including English Language, Mathematics and three Arts/Social Science subjects.

(xvii) BSU requires five SSCE credit passes from any Social Science or Arts subjects

(xviii) WESTERN-DEL same as in Political Science and Public Administration

(xix) JABU requires at least a pass in Mathematics

(xx) NDU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Government or History and three other subjects in not more than two.

(xxi) KWASU requires credit passes in English, Mathematics, Government and any two other social sciences.

(xxii) ABUAD requires credit passes in English language, History/Government and any other two Arts or Social Science subjects. At least a pass in Mathematics is required.

(xxiii) GO requires five SSCE credit passes to include English, Mathematics, History or Government or Economics and two Science, Art or Social Science subjects.

(xxxiv) UMYUK requires Five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any two from Commerce, Government Geography, Accounting and Book Keeping in not more than two sittings.

(xxv) FED-OYEEKITI requires credit pass in Mathematics and one Science subject.

(xxvi) KSU requires credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Economics/Geography/Government and any two other relevant subjects.

(xxvii) UNIPORT requires English Language and any three others from Social Science [including Mathematics]/Arts subject.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Sociology as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: Three Social Science or Arts subjects.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNIPORT – No direct entry

(ii) UI accepts 2 ‘A’ level passes from Arts, Science or Social Science.

(iii) UNILAG accepts;
(a) Very good passes in three JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Any three (3) of Economics, Government, Geography, History and CRS/IRS
(b) Cambridge A/Level pass in Government
(c) Candidates must satisfy O/Level requirement.

(iv) UDU accepts National Diploma in Mass Communication with credit level pass and NCE (Social Studies).

(v) UNIBEN accepts in Social Development and Administration

(vi) DELSU accepts two A’ level passes to include a Social Science subject.

(vii) LASU accepts ‘A’ passes in two relevant.

(viii) AAUA accepts ND upper credit in relevant fields. Requires ‘A’ level passes in Government and one Social Science subject.

(ix) IGBINEDION – As for Political Science and Public Administration.

(x) BOWEN accepts two ‘A’ level passes to include Economics and any one of Government, Geography and History

(xi) TASUED requires two of Economics, Government/Pol. Science, Religious Studies, Geography and Social Studies.

(xii) UNIJOS accepts two (2) ‘A’ level passes in any of the Social Sciences subjects for IJMB (candidates must have met ‘O’ level entry requirements).

(xiii) ABU accepts two ‘A’ level/IJMB which must include Sociology or Government/ History and any other subject.

(xiv) AAU accepts two ‘A’ level passes from Mathematics, Economics, Government and Geography.

(xv) WESTERN-DEL – Same as in Political Science and Public Administration.

(xvi) KWASU accepts IJMB and two A’ levels papers in relevant subjects.

(xvii) GO accepts BSc, BA or HND in any discipline.

(xviii) UMYUK accepts:
a. (IJMB) certificate with a minimum of nine (9) points. The IJMB papers should include Sociology and two other Social Sciences Subjects.
b. Two-year National Diploma in the relevant subject area, with a minimum of lower credit.
c. National Certificate in Education (NCE) with a minimum of ‘C’ grade in Social Studies and nine (9) points in overall grading.

Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System


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