Accurate JAMB UTME Subject Combination, O’level, and Direct Entry Requirements for GEOGRAPHY.

On this page, you will find all the information required to easily apply for admission to study geography. We have all the requirements for both UTME and Direct Entry candidates.

Subjects Combination & Admission Requirements For Geography

jamb UTME subject combination for geography

Before we proceed, we would love to inform candidates that Geography as a course can be studied under four (4) different Faculties in Nigeria. The faculties include the (1) Faculty Of Sciences (2) Faculty Of Social & Management Sciences (3) Faculty Of Engineering, Environment & Technology (4) Faculty Of Arts & Humanities. We will provide you with the list of all the Universities and the faculty in which they offer the course.

Under the list of the Universities, you will find their various admission requirements which include their desired O’Level and JAMB UTME subjects, as well as their Direct Entry (DE) requirements. Without any further ados, below is the list of Universities and their requirements.

UNIVERSITIES OFFERING GEOGRAPHY AND REQUIREMENTS [UNDER SCIENCES]

Below is the list of Universities offering Geography under the faculty of Sciences. Below you will the various requirements for Universities offering this course under sciences.

  • ABU (AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA, KADUNA STATE).
  • ADSU (ADAMAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, MUBI, ADAMAWA STATE).
  • BAYERO UNIVERSITY, KANO, KANO STATE.
  • GSU (GOMBE STATE UNIVERSITY, TUDUN WADA, GOMBE, GOMBE STATE).
  • UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN, OYO STATE.
  • KASU (KADUNA STATE UNIVERSITY, KADUNA, KADUNA STATE).
  • KSUSTA (KEBBI STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ALIERO, KEBBI STATE).
  • FUTMINNA (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MINNA, NIGER STATE)
  • NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, KEFFI, NASARAWA STATE.
  • UMYUK (UMARU MUSA YARADUA UNIVERSITY, KATSINA, KATSINA STATE).
  • UNN (University Of Nigeria Nsukka).

O’LEVEL SUBJECTS AND REQUIREMENTS [UTME]

Below are the O’Level (NECO, GCE, WAEC) subjects and requirements for UTME candidates that want to study Geography under the faculty of Sciences. They are expected to have at least five (5)SSC credit passes which must include:
1). Geography.
2). Mathematics.
3). English Language.
4). And any other two (2) Science subjects.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

Below are some of the other requirements needed by some of the Universities listed above.

1). ABSU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, and any other three (3) subjects from Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences.  An ‘O’ Level credit pass in Geography is compulsory.

2). ABU requires at least five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes to include Mathematics, English Language, Biology, Geography, and any other Science subject.

3). KASU accepts Five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes which must include English Language, Geography, Mathematics, and two (2) other Science subjects.

4). MINNA requires ‘O’ Level credit passes to include Mathematics, English Language, Geography, Physics, and anyone (1) of Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, Government, Economics.

5). OOU requires two (2) other Science subjects.

6). KASU only accepts among Physics, Chemistry or Biology as the other two (2) Science subjects.

7). IBADAN requires five (5) or six (6) ‘O’ Level credit passes at one (1) or two (2) sittings and it must include Geography, Mathematics, English Language, and any two (2) other Science subjects.

8). UNN requires at least five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include Geography, English Language and any three (3) from Arts or Social Science subjects and at least an ‘O’ Level pass in Mathematics.

9). GSU accepts Economics.

10). GOUU requires two (2) other subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.

11). UMYUK offers two options:
Social Science Option– five (5) ‘ O’ level credit passes or its equivalent in Mathematics, English Language, Geography, and any two (2) of Economics, Government, Accounting and Commerce.
Science Option
– five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes or its equivalent in Geography, Mathematics, English Language, and any two (2) of Physics, Chemistry, Agricultural Science and Biology.

JAMB UTME SUBJECT COMBINATION FOR GEOGRAPHY

Below you will find the JAMB UTME subject combination required for GEOGRAPHY under the faculty of Sciences.

1). English Language(Compulsory for all Courses).
2). Geography.
3). Any two (2) of Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, and Physics.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

1). ABU requires Biology, Geography, and any other Science subject.
2). UNN requires Geography and any two (2) subjects preferably Social Science or Arts subjects.
3). IBADAN requires Biology/Mathematics, Physics/Chemistry, Further Mathematics or Geography.
4). ABU requires Use of Biology, English, Geography and any other science subject (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Economics, and Agricultural Science).
5). UMYUK requires Geography and any other two (2) Science subjects. For Social Science, they require Geography and any other two (2) Social Science subjects.
6). KASU requires Geography and any two other Science subjects that may include Agricultural Science.

DIRECT ENTRY ADMISSION REQUIREMENT FOR GEOGRAPHY

Those who don’t intend to apply for this course through UTME should ensure they meet with the Direct Entry admission requirement for Geography which includes the following:

  • Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Geography and any one (1) other science subjects.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

1). GOUU accepts NCE in Geography.
2). BAYERO does not accept Economics.
3). GSU accepts Government and Economics.
4). KUST accepts NCE/ND/IJMB for Direct Entry in Geography.
5). MINNA accepts Geography and Mathematics/Physics preferred.
6). MINNA accepts NCE merit, HND (lower credit)/ND (upper) or Meteorology.
7). UMYUK accepts a minimum of 9 points in NCE/GCE ‘A’ Level/HSC/IJMB in relevant subjects. All candidates must have Geography.

8).UNN accepts the following:
i). Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Geography and any one (1) of Agricultural Science, Economics, History, Geology, and Biology, Literature in English, Physics or Chemistry.
ii).  NCE merit in Geography, ND (lower credit) in Surveying, Town Planning, Tropical Science or Environmental Management, in addition to four (4) ‘O’ Level credit passes which must include English Language and at least an ‘O’ Level pass in Mathematics.

IBADAN accepts two (2) ‘A’ Level subjects which must include Geography and any other Science subject for Geography.
i).  ABU accepts Two (2) ‘A’ level/IJMB passes to include Geography and any other science subject (Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Economics, and Agricultural Science) in addition to O/L requirements.
ii).  KASU accepts Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Geography and any one (1) of Physics, Economics, Biology, and Chemistry. NCE/ND/HND Geography (Lower Credit) plus ‘O’ Level requirements and IJMB with minimum 7 Points.

UNIVERSITIES OFFERING GEOGRAPHY AND REQUIREMENTS [UNDER SOCIAL & MANAGEMENT SCIENCES]

Below is the list of Universities offering Geography under the faculty of Social & Management Sciences. Below you will the various requirements for Universities offering this course under Social & Management Sciences.

  • ABSU (ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY, UTURU, ABIA STATE).
  • UNIABUJA (UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA, ABUJA, FCT).
  • ADSU (ADAMAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, MUBI, ADAMAWA STATE).
  • BAYERO UNIVERSITY, KANO, KANO STATE.
  • BSU (BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY, MAKURDI, BENUE STATE).
  • EKSU (EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE).
  • FED-DUTSINMA (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, DUTSIN-MA, KATSINA STATE).
  • FED-GASHUA (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, GASHUA, YOBE STATE).
  • FED-KEBBI (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, BIRNIN-KEBBI, KEBBI STATE).
  • GSU (GOMBE STATE UNIVERSITY, TUDUN WADA, GOMBE, GOMBE STATE).
  • IAUED (IGNATIUS AJURU UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE).
  • UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN, OYO STATE.
  • KSU (KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY, ANYIGBA, KOGI STATE).
  • KWARARAFA UNIVERSITY, WUKARI, TARABA STATE.
  • KWASU (KWARA STATE UNIVERSITY, MALETE, ILORIN, KWARA STATE).
  • UNILAG (UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, LAGOS STATE).
  • LAPAI (IBRAHIM BADAMASI BABANGIDA UNIVERSITY, LAPAI, NIGER STATE).
  • UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE.
  • YUSUF MAITAMA SULE UNIVERSITY, KANO, KANO STATE.
  • NAUB (NIGERIAN ARMY UNIVERSITY, BIU, BORNO STATE).
  • NDA (NIGERIAN DEFENCE ACADEMY, KADUNA, KADUNA STATE).
  • NDU (NIGER DELTA UNIVERSITY, WILBERFORCE ISLAND, BAYELSA STATE).
  • OAU (OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE).
  • PLASU (PLATEAU STATE UNIVERSITY, BOKKOS, PLATEAU STATE).
  • SOSU (SOKOTO STATE UNIVERSITY, SOKOTO, SOKOTO STATE).
  • TSUJ (TARABA STATE UNIVERSITY, JALINGO, TARABA STATE).
  • UDU (USMANU DANFODIO UNIVERSITY, SOKOTO, SOKOTO STATE).
  • UNIOSUN (OSUN STATE UNIVERSITY, OSOGBO, OSUN STATE).
  • UNIUYO (UNIVERSITY OF UYO, AKWA IBOM STATE).
  • YSU (YOBE STATE UNIVERSITY, DAMATURU, YOBE STATE).

O’LEVEL SUBJECTS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR GEOGRAPHY

Below you will find the O’Level (NECO, GCE, WAEC) subjects and requirements for UTME candidates who want to study Geography under the faculty of Social & Management Sciences. They are expected to have at least five (5)SSC credit passes which must include:

1). Geography.
2). English Language.
3). Mathematics (At least a pass)
4). Any two (2) subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

1). UI accepts candidates who don’t offer Geography at UTME but has ‘O’ level credits in the subject.

2). OAU and BSU require ‘O’ level credit pass in Mathematics.

3). OAU accepts credit in Geography, English, and any three (3) other subjects.

4). BAYERO requires Geography and at least one (1) other Social Science subject.

5). OAU requires credit passes in Geography, Mathematics, and anyone (1) of the following subjects: Economics, Government, Physics, Biology, or Chemistry.

6). ILORIN requires an ‘O’ level credit pass in Mathematics.

7). UNIBADAN requires 5/6 ‘O’ level credit passes at one or two sittings. The subjects must include Geography, English Language, and any three (3) Arts or S/Science subjects with at least a pass in Mathematics.

8). OAU accepts credit in Geography, English, and any three (3) other subjects.

9). OAU and BSU require an ‘O’ level credit pass in Mathematics.

10). UI requires 5/6 ‘O’ level credit passes at one or two sittings which must include Geography, English Language,  and any three (3) Arts or S/Science subjects with at least a pass in Mathematics.

11). UNN accepts Five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes to include Geography, English Language, and any three (3) subjects and at least a pass in Mathematics.

12). BAYERO requires Geography and at least one (1) other Social Science subject.

13). UNIABUJA accepts five (5) credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in Mathematics, Geography, English, and any two (2) of Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Government, and Biology/ Agricultural Science.

14). UNILAGOS requires credit passes in Geography and any two (2) from Science or Social Science.

15). ABSU requires credit passes in Geography, English Language, and any three (3) of Government, History, Economics, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, and Agric Science or Chemistry.

16). NDU and TSUJ require five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Geography and any two (2) from Arts or Social Science subjects.

17). KSU requires credit passes in Geography, Mathematics, English Language, and two (2) other relevant subjects in either Social Sciences or Natural Sciences.

18). NDU requires five (5) O’ level credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Geography and any two (2) from Arts, Social Science or Science subjects in not more than two (2) sittings.

19). NDU and TSUJ require five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in Mathematics, Geography, English Language, and any two (2) from Arts or Social Science subjects

20). KWASU requires credit passes in Geography, Mathematics, English, and any other two (2) science or social science subjects and one (1) science subject preferably physics, chemistry or technical Drawing.

21). ABSU requires credit passes in Geography, English Language, and any three (3) of Government, History, Economics, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, and Agric Science & Chemistry.

22). NDA requires credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Geography and two (2) other subjects from Economics, Commerce, History, Arabic, French, Government, and Accounts.

23). UNIOSUN requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Geography and any two (2) relevant Science, Social Science or Humanities subjects at not more than two (2) sittings.

JAMB UTME SUBJECTS COMBINATION FOR GEOGRAPHY

Below you will find the four (4) JAMB UTME subject combination required for GEOGRAPHY under the faculty of Social & Management Sciences.

1). English Language (Compulsory for all Courses).
2). Geography.
3). And two (2) other Arts or Social Science subjects.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

1). OAU and UNN require Geography and any two (2) subjects. OAU also requires Mathematics.
2). NDU requires Mathematics in the combination of UTME subjects.
3). UNIABUJA requires Geography and any other two (2) of Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Agricultural Science or Government or Economics.
4). TSUJ accepts two (2) other subjects from Government, Economics, Biology, History, and other Science subjects.
5). UNILAGOS requires Geography and any two (2) from Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Government, Mathematics, and Economics. (Commerce and core Arts subjects are not accepted).
6). KWASU requires Government, Mathematics, and any other Arts or Social Science subject.

Direct Entry Admission Requirements For Geography

Below are the requirements for direct entry candidates who want to study Geography with the use of UTME. They are required to have:

  • Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Geography and any one (1) of Chemistry, Government, Economics., Physics, Mathematics, Biology.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

1). UNIMAID accepts HND/ND in relevant fields.

2). BAYERO accepts ‘A’ level passes or NCE in Geography and any other Science or Social Science subject.

3). IBADAN requires Two (2) A’ level passes in Geography and any one (1) of Economics, History or Government.

4). BSU requires a credit pass in Mathematics.

5). UNILAG accepts the following:
i). Very good passes in three (3) JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects to include Geography and any two (2) of Economics, Chemistry, Biology, Government, and Physics.
ii). Two (2) Cambridge A/Level passes in Geography and one (1) of the following: Government, Economics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, and Physics.
iii). Candidates must also satisfy the O/Level requirement.

6). KWASU accepts IJMB and two (2) A’ level papers in relevant subjects.

7). UDU accepts NCE (merit level) in Geography and ND (at least lower credit) in Town Surveying, Planning, Environmental Management or Tropical Science plus at least 4 ‘O’ level credits to include English and at least a pass in Mathematics.

8). NDU accepts the following:
i). ‘A’ level passes in Geography and any one (1) other subjects from Arts, Social Sciences or Pure Science.
ii). N.C.E. with credit passes in Geography and one (1) teaching subject from Arts, Social Sciences or Pure Science.
iii). ND (Upper Credit level) in Urban/Regional Planning or Environmental Science.

9). UNIOSUN accepts ND in Geology, Surveying, Civil Engineering or Urban and Regional Planning with NCE in Geography combination with at least a lower credit.

10). BAYERO does not accept ‘A’ level passes below grade D and NCE below grade C. They also require Geography in addition to any two (2) Social Science subjects.

11). UNN accepts the following:
i). Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Geography and any one (1) of History, Economics, Agric Science, Lit. In English, Geology, Biology, Physics or Chemistry.
ii). NCE (Merit level) in Geography and ND (at least Merit) in Surveying, Town Planning, Tropical Science or Environmental Management in addition to the UTME requirement.

12). UNIABUJA accepts two (2) A’ level credit passes in Geography and any other Science subject. Government or Economics. ND (upper credit) in Town planning, Surveying, or Environmental management.

13). TSUJ in addition to O’ level requirement:
i). Requires Three (3) A’ level passes which must include Geography.
ii). Accepts NCE (merit) and ND/HND (credit) in relevant fields such as Cartography, Land Surveying, Town Planning, Estate Management, Architecture, and Environment Science.

UNIVERSITIES OFFERING GEOGRAPHY AND REQUIREMENTS [UNDER ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENT & TECHNOLOGY]

Below is the list of Universities offering Geography under the faculty of Engineering, Environment & Technology. Below you will the various requirements for Universities offering this course under Engineering, Environment & Technology.

  • FED-KASHERE (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, KASHERE, GOMBE STATE).
  • FED-LAFIA (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, LAFIA, NASARAWA STATE).
  • FED-LOKOJA (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, LOKOJA, KOGI STATE).
  • FED-NDUFU (ALEX EKWUEME FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, NDUFU-ALIKE, EBONYI STATE).

O’LEVEL SUBJECTS & REQUIREMENTS

Five (5) SSC credit passes which must include the following O’Level subjects below:
1). Geography.
2). English Language.
3). Mathematics (at least an O Level pass).
4). And any other two (2) subjects from Arts/Social Sciences.

UTME SUBJECTS FOR GEOGRAPHY

Below you will find the four (4) JAMB UTME subject combination required for GEOGRAPHY under the faculty of Engineering, Environment & Technology.

1). English Language (Compulsory for all Courses).
2). Geography.
3). Any two (2) other Arts or Social Science subjects.

DIRECT ENTRY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • No Direct Entry.

UNIVERSITIES OFFERING GEOGRAPHY AND REQUIREMENTS [UNDER ARTS & HUMANITIES]

Below is the list of Universities offering Geography under the faculty of Arts & Humanities. Below you will the various requirements for Universities offering this course under Arts & Humanities.

  • KUST (KANO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, WUDIL, KANO STATE).
  • MAUTY (MODIBO ADAMA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, YOLA, ADAMAWA STATE).

O’LEVEL SUBJECTS & REQUIREMENTS

Five (5) SSC credit passes which must include the following O’Level subjects below:
1). Geography.
2). English Language.
3). Mathematics.
4). Two (2) subjects from Arts.

UTME SUBJECT COMBINATION FOR GEOGRAPHY

Below you will find the four (4) JAMB UTME subject combination required for Geography under the faculty of Arts & Humanities.

1). Geography.
2). English Language (Compulsory For All Courses).
3). And any two (2) Arts subjects.

DIRECT ENTRY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates are required to provide Two (2) A Level passes which must include Geography and any other Art Subject.

PLACES YOU CAN WORK WITH A DEGREE IN GEOGRAPHY (AKA GOOGLE EARTH)

Below is a video to shares an idea on places you can work with a degree in Geography which is also known as Google Earth.

Video Credit To Google.

CONCLUSION

PLEASE NOTE: The UTME and Direct requirements listed above were taken from JAMB Official Brochure. It’s therefore accurate and the Official version for Geography as a course.

Also note that in some cases in the special consideration column, the University requirement might be slightly different from the general requirement. In such a case, we advise candidates to stick with the University’s special consideration for that particular course. If not, they might be denied admission.

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