JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Sociology

Sociology is a course under Social science in which its students are awarded a B.Sc. Honours upon completion of a 3- 4 years study, depending on the entry qualification of such student. Entrance into sociology is highly competitive and so is its job availability.

This article provides information on Sociology; entry requirements, JAMB subject combination, (UTME) O’level & Direct Entry (DE) requirement for the course in Faculty of Social/Management Sciences.

JAMB/ UTME Subject Combination for Sociology

Below is the JAMB/UTME SUBJECT combination for Sociology in the faculty of Social/Management sciences.

  • English Language (This is compulsory)
  • Three other Social science or Arts subjects which could include:
  • Government/History

Note that in UTME, the English Language is Compulsory for this course. You must also ensure that you aim for a score of or above 200 at the jamb to be on the safer side. Anything short of this score could make you not gain admission into a University that offers Sociology.

O’Level Requirements for Sociology

The O’level subject requirements and combination needed to study Sociology are

Candidates must have five (5) credit passes at SSCE/GCE O’ levels/NECO or any of its equivalents. These credit passes are to include English Language, Mathematics, History/Government/Economics and any other social science/ Arts subject.

Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks

Many universities demand that candidates who seek admission to Sociology have credit passes in O’level examinations to include English language and three other Social sciences or Arts subjects in addition to at least ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics.

  • A pass in Mathematics is required.

Direct Entry Requirement for Sociology

Candidates who gain admission via direct entry resume into the second year i.e. 200 level. Below is the direct entry requirement for Sociology in the faculty of Social/Management sciences

  • Candidate must have two (2) ‘A’ level passes to include Government or History. 

Below is a list of Universities offering Sociology in Nigeria

  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  • Abia State University, Uturu
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  • University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  • Achievers University, Owo
  • Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  • Bauchi State University, Gadau
  • Bayero University, Kano
  • ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  • Bowen University, Iwo
  • Benue State University, Makurdi
  • University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  • Caritas University, Enugu
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  • Covenant University Ota
  • Crawford University Igbesa
  • Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  • Edo University Iyamo
  • Ekiti State University
  • Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State
  • Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina (FUDUSOK)
  • Federal University Gashua, Yobe Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua
  • Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  • Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  • Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA)
  • Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  • Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FUWUKARI)
  • Fountain University, Oshogbo
  • Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  • Gregory University, Uturu
  • Gombe State University, Gombe
  • University of Ibadan (UI)
  • University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  • Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  • University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  • Kogi State University Anyigba
  • Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  • Landmark University, Omu-Aran
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  • Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  • Lead City University, Ibadan
  • Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
  • Madonna University, Okija
  • University of Mkar, Mkar
  • Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
  • Novena University, Ogume
  • Obong University, Obong Ntak
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  • Paul University, Awka – Anambra State
  • University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  • Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
  • Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  • Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State
  • Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
  • Sokoto State University, Taraba State University Jalingo (TSUJ)
  • Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  • Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
  • Hezekiah University, Umudi
  • Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  • Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State
  • Yobe State University, Damaturu

About the Course

Sociology as a course attempts to study and explain society and human interaction that takes place in it. The course prepares graduates to work in fields such as education, research, crime & justice, journalism, social psychology, society, government, and many more which will be discussed later. Fields under Sociology include: Management & society, Sociology & Global public health

As a student of sociology student, you’ll learn such things as:

  • The history and evolution of human civilization
  • Ways in which social movements and revolutions can create change
  • The impact of economic disparity, crimes and conflict on society
  • class and race, ethnicity and gender, social inequalities and social problems

Sociology careers available to those with a degree in Sociology

Many will wonder what kind of job or career path in which they will function as a Sociologist. Read on below:

A degree in Sociology can lead you to a career as a professor/ Assistant professor in sociology

A school counsellor

Case manager.

Other fields in which a Sociologist can function are:

Public policy researchers in institutes


Community organizers

Public relations workers

Data analysts

All these depend on the level of degree obtained.

Sociology is wide in range; it therefore provides its students with skills that are marketable in other fields. The career potential of a sociology student is almost limitless.

Sociologists are usually employed by:

Criminal justice system

Public health and welfare organizations

Private businesses

Law firms

International agencies

Medical centres

Educational institutions

Advertising firms

Survey and polling organizations and many more.

Marketable skills which sociology offers its students which can be further developed and useful in everyday lives and transferable to other jobs/careers include:

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Research skills
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Conflict resolution
  • Human resource skills
  • Ability to use statistical software
  • Data interpretation