JAMB and WAEC (O’Level) Subject Combination for Geology

Geology is the study of the structure of the earth and it is among the best and most competitive course to study in Nigeria. It is a pure science course and only science students are allowed to study the course. The JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Geology is compulsory for students who are interested in the course. This is important because the subject combination varies according to the various course.

From studies carried out, it has been proven that the combination of wrong subjects is among the reasons why students find it difficult in gaining admission. This page will tell you what you need to know about the course Geology, provide the JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Geology and give the list of universities offering the course.

What You Need to Know About Geology

Geology is a science course that deals with the study of the structure of the earth and without carryover, it will just take four years to study the course in any Nigerian universities. Various scientific methods are used by geologists to study the earth crust. The entrance might be difficult for students as it is a very competitive course.

Minerals and other natural resources are discovered by geologists and the job opportunities for the course is very high and competitive. Below are some of the careers available for one with a degree in Geology

  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Geochemist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Engineering geologist
  • Geophysicist

JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Geology

The JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Geology must include Chemistry and Physics as Geology is a science course. Five credits are normally needed in WAEC (West African Examination Council) among the nine subjects. Below is the subject combination for geology in WAEC

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Geography

These are the subjects needed in WAEC and they also apply to NECO but that of JAMB (Joint Admission and Matriculation Board) four subjects are needed. In JAMB English Language is compulsory, below s the subject combination for Geology in JAMB

  • English Language
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics, Biology or Geography

List of Universities Offering Geology in Nigeria

There are a lot of universities offering Geology including private, federal and state universities and the Post-UTME cut-off mark for the course varies in the universities. Below are the universities offering the course

State Universities

  • ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY, AKUNGBA-AKOKO, ONDO STATE
  • AKWA IBOM STATE UNIVERSITY, IKOT-AKPADEN, AKWA IBOM STATE
  • CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU UNIVERSITY, ULI, ANAMBRA STATE
  • DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY, ABRAKA, DELTA STATE
  • EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY, ABAKALIKI, EBONYI STATE
  • EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE
  • GOMBE STATE UNIVERSITY, TUDUN WADA, GOMBE, GOMBE STATE
  • KADUNA STATE UNIVERSITY, KADUNA, KADUNA STATE
  • KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY, ANYIGBA, KOGI STATE
  • KANO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, WUDIL, KANO STATE
  • IBRAHIM BADAMASI BABANGIDA UNIVERSITY, LAPAI, NIGER STATE
  • NIGER DELTA UNIVERSITY, WILBERFORCE ISLAND, BAYELSA STATE
  • OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY, AGO-IWOYE, OGUN STATE
  • ONDO STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, OKITIPUPA, ONDO STATE
  • RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE
  • OSUN STATE UNIVERSITY, OSOGBO, OSUN STATE

Federal Universities

  • AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA, KADUNA STATE
  • BAYERO UNIVERSITY, KANO, KANO STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF BENIN, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR, CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, GUSAU, ZAMFARA STATE
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, BIRNIN-KEBBI, KEBBI STATE
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, LAFIA, NASARAWA STATE
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, LOKOJA, KOGI STATE
  • ALEX EKWUEME FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, NDUFU-ALIKE, EBONYI STATE
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, OYE-EKITI, EKITI STATE
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES, EFFURUN, DELTA STATE
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI, IMO STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN, OYO STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN, KWARA STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, LAGOS STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE
  • MODIBO ADAMA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, YOLA, ADAMAWA STATE
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MINNA, NIGER STATE
  • OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE
  • USMANU DANFODIO UNIVERSITY, SOKOTO, SOKOTO STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA, ENUGU STATE

Private Universities

  • ACHIEVERS UNIVERSITY, OWO, ONDO STATE
  • AFE BABALOLA UNIVERSITY, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE
  • AJAYI CROWTHER UNIVERSITY, OYO, OYO STATE
  • AL- HIKMAH UNIVERSITY, ILORIN, KWARA STATE
  • ANCHOR UNIVERSITY, AYOBO, LAGOS STATE
  • ARTHUR JARVIS UNIVERSITY, AKPABUYO, CROSS RIVER STATE
  • GREGORY UNIVERSITY, UTURU, ABIA STATE
  • SALEM UNIVERSITY, LOKOJA, KOGI STATE
  • SKYLINE UNIVERSITY NIGERIA, KANO, KANO STATE
  • WESLEY UNIVERSITY, ONDO, ONDO STATE

Admission Requirement

Candidates who are to apply for Geology must score a minimum of 160 in JAMB (Joint Admission and Matriculation Board) as that is the cut-off mark. Students are expected to have at least five credits in WAEC (West African Examination Council) or in NECO (National Examination Council). Candidates are to score above 200 in JAMB and pass the various universities Post-UTME cut off mark for a better chance of admission.

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