Political Science happens to be one of the most sorts after courses in Nigeria which is the reason we have provided you with ample information that will enable you to successfully apply for admission without mistakes. Some of the information on this page include WAEC & JAMB Subject Combination for Political Science.
We also added the special consideration for this course, a list of Universities in Nigeria offering this course as well as direct entry requirements for Political Science.
It’s important to note that Political Science is a pure art course which means it might not be suitable for students with a science background. Also, in some Universities in Nigeria, Political Science is under the Faculty of Social & Management Sciences, while in others, you can find it under the faculty of Arts & Humanities.
WAEC Subject Combination for Political Science
Please note that because it is titled WAEC Subject Combination for Political Science doesn’t mean that it is only limited to WAEC. The subject combination is also applicable to GCE and NECO as well as other equivalent SSCE.
You are required to possess five (5) O’Level credit passes in the required subjects for Political Science which are listed below:
2). Use of English Language.
3). Mathematics (At least a pass).
4). And any other TWO O’Level subjects.
WAIVER / SPECIAL CONSIDERATION
1). UNICAL and OAU require a credit pass in Government.
2). UNICAL requires 2 Social Science subjects in addition to Government. They don’t accept History in lieu of Government.
3). EDWIN CLARK requires five (5) credit passes in the following subjects; Use of English Language, Government, Economics, and any other two subjects in addition to at least a pass in Maths.
4). UNN and DELSU require a credit pass in Government and any 2 other subjects in addition to at least a pass in Maths. They both don’t accept History in lieu of Government.
5). ESUTECH requires five credit passes to include Mathematics, Use of English Language, Government and two (2) social science subjects.
6). GO, ABUAD, OOU, UNICAL, DELSU, OAU, EKSU, and LASU requires a credit pass in Mathematics. EKSU also accepts other Social Science subjects apart from Government.
7). EBSU accepts credit pass Mathematics and two other subjects.
8). UI requires 5 ‘O’ level credits in History/Government, Use of English Language and three (3) other subjects in addition to at least a pass in Mathematics.
9). KSU – also requires a credit pass in Mathematics.
10). AAUA accepts National Diploma in related Discipline at the Upper Credit level.
11). UNILAG requires five (5) credit passes for the following; Use of English Language, Government, and mathematics in addition to two other subjects from History, Economics, Geography, Literature in English, IRS/CRS.
12). JABU requires a pass in Mathematics.
13). ABU requires five (5) O’level credit passes in Mathematics, Use of English Language, History or Government, and any other two (2) Arts or Social Sciences subjects.
14). COVENANT same as Marketing.
15). KASU accepts credit in Mathematics.
16). BOWEN accepts 5 credit passes to include Mathematics, Government, Use of English Language and one (1) social science subject.
17). UMYUK accepts five (5) credit passes at SSCE or its equivalent in Use of English Language, Government or History, Mathematics, and any other two (2) credits in Arts/Social Science subjects which must not be more than two sittings.
18). FED-LAFIA – Same as in Sociology.
19). REDEEMER’S accepts Five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Government or History and two (2) 0ther subjects.
20). KWASU requires credit passes in Mathematics, Use of English Language, Government/History and one (1) Arts and 1 social science subject or two other social science subjects.
21). ABSU accepts Five (5) SSCE credit passes in Use of English Language, History or Government and any three (3) subjects from Arts and Social Science subject in addition to at least a pass in Mathematics.
JAMB Subject Combination for Political Science
Knowing the appropriate JAMB Subject Combination for Political Science is not all that is required, you need to ensure you meet the JAMB cut-off mark for Political Science which is 180 for Universities.
As a matter of fact, we advise that you aim for 200 and above in other to stand a better chance of being admitted into any University in Nigeria based on merit. Below is the JAMB Subject Combination for Political Science:
1). History or Government.
2). And two (2) other Arts/Social Science subjects.
WAIVER / SPECIAL CONSIDERATION
1). UI – requires 3 subjects in Arts, Science Social Sciences
2). LASU requires Maths.
3). BAYERO requires History or Government in addition to two other Social Science subjects.
4). UNILAG requires Government and any other 2 subjects from Geography, Economics, History, CRS/IRS, Literature in English, and Maths.
5). UNIILORIN – History or Government in addition to any two (2) of Geography, Economics, Lit in English, Mathematics, and Use of English Language.
6). AAU – Government, and Mathematics are mandatory
7). OAU accepts Government, Mathematics and any one (1) of Economics, Literature in English or Geography.
8). BOWEN accepts Government, Mathematics and any other Social Science subject.
9). EBSU requires Economics and Government.
10). ABU requires History or Government, and any two (2) of Geography, Economics, Civic Education, CRS, and Islamic Studies.
11). KWASU and ABUAD require Government and any one (1) Arts and one (1) Social Science subject or Mathematics OR two (2) Social science.
12). DELSU requires Government, one Social Science subject and any other subject.
13). AAUA accepts three (3) Social Science or Arts subjects plus Mathematics.
14). FED-LAFIA – Same as in Sociology.
Direct Entry Requirements for Political Science
If you don’t intend to gain admission using UTME, then you have to ensure that you satisfy the following Direct Entry Requirements for Political Science which are below:
- Two (2) ‘A’ level passes including History or Government.
WAIVER / SPECIAL CONSIDERATION
1). DELSU and UNIILORIN require ‘A’ level passes in Government and any Social Science subject.
2). UNIZIK accepts similar requirements as for Economics for both UTME applicants and Direct Entry. They also accept a pass in O/L Mathematics.
3). BOWEN accepts two (2) A’ level passes in Government and any one (1) of Geography, Economics, History or Mathematics.
4). UNICAL requires 3 ‘A’ level passes in Government and any one (1) of Mathematics, Economics, and Geography. They don’t accept History in lieu of Government but accept I.J.M.B.
5). OAU requires Government.
6). IBADAN and UNIZIK accept any two (2) ‘A’ level passes.
7). UNN requires a National Diploma in Public Administration at merit level in addition to UTME requirements.
8). BINGHAM accepts National Diploma in Public Administration at merit level
9). DELSU requires ND (Upper credit) from a recognized Polytechnic or degree in Social science, Arts or Law with at least Third Class honours.
10). AAUA accepts an Upper credit level in National Diploma in a related discipline.
11). AAU requires ‘A level’ passes in Government and one social science subject which is mandatory.
12). UNILAG requires;
i). Two (2) Cambridge A/Level passes including History/Government.
ii). Very good passes in 3 JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Government, and any two of CRS/IRS, Lit-in- English, Geography, Economics, History.
iii). Candidates must also be able to meet the ‘O’ Level requirements.
13). UNIJOS in addition to the ‘A’ level passes required, also requires credit passes at an ordinary level which must include History or Government, English Language.
14). ABU as in International Studies
15). SOUTHWESTERN accepts HND/ND/NCE/IJMB or its equivalents.
16). ABU accepts Three (3) ‘A’ level/IJMB passes from any of the following subjects: History, Government, Sociology, Geography, or Economics.
17). ANSU accepts NCE or ND/HND (Lower Credit) in any related Management/Social Science.
18). KWASU accepts two (2) A’ Level passes in Government and any one of Economics, History, Geography and Business methods or ND (upper credit) in Public Admin. Or Local Government or HND (Lower Credit) in Public Administration.
19). GO requires three (3) ‘A’ level passes in Government and any one (1) of Mathematics, Geography, and Economics. I.J.M.B.
20). LASU accepts a first degree in cognate or related discipline with a minimum of the second class lower division.
21). AAUA is the same as in Accounting.
22). AAU accepts two (2) ‘A’ level passes from Economics, Mathematics, Geography, and History or Government are acceptable.
23). COVENANT accepts ND (Upper credit) Public Admin in addition to UTME requirements.
24). EBSU accepts ND, NCE, and HND with a minimum of Upper Credit and Merit respectively in relevant fields.
25). NDU requires:
i). Two ‘A’ level passes in Government and any 1 of the following: History, Geography or Economics.
ii). N.C.E. at credit level in Political Science and in combination or credit passes in Local Government Administration.
26). GSU accepts NCE in relevant subjects.
27). RENAISSANCE accepts at least a pass in A’ level GCE or its equivalent in History and Government or a National Diploma.
Universities in Nigeria offering Political Science
AAU (AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY, EKPOMA, EDO STATE)
AAUA (ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY, AKUNGBA-AKOKO, ONDO STATE)
ABSU (ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY, UTURU, ABIA STATE)
ABU (AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA, KADUNA STATE)
ABUAD (AFE BABALOLA UNIVERSITY, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE)
UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA, ABUJA, FCT
ACHIEVERS UNIVERSITY, OWO, ONDO STATE
ADSU (ADAMAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, MUBI, ADAMAWA STATE)
AKSU (AKWA IBOM STATE UNIVERSITY, IKOT-AKPADEN, AKWA IBOM STATE)
AL-QALAM UNIVERSITY, KATSINA, KATSINA STATE
ANCHOR-UNI (ANCHOR UNIVERSITY, AYOBO, LAGOS STATE)
ARTHUR JARVIS UNIVERSITY, AKPABUYO, CROSS RIVER STATE
ATIBA (ATIBA UNIVERSITY, OYO, OYO STATE)
BABCOCK UNIVERSITY, ILISHAN-REMO, OGUN STATE
BASU (BAUCHI STATE UNIVERSITY, GADAU, BAUCHI STATE)
BAYERO UNIVERSITY, KANO, KANO STATE
BINGHAM UNIVERSITY, KARU, NASARAWA STATE
BOWEN UNIVERSITY, IWO, OSUN STATE
BSU (BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY, MAKURDI, BENUE STATE)
UNICAL (UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR, CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE)
CALEB UNIVERSITY, IMOTA, LAGOS STATE
CARITAS UNIVERSITY, AMORJI-NIKE, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE
CHRISLAND UNIVERSITY, OWODE, OGUN STATE
CHRISTOPHER UNIVERSITY, MOWE, OGUN STATE
CLIFFORD UNIVERSITY, OWERRINTTA, ABIA STATE
COAL CITY UNIVERSITY, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE
COOU (CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU UNIVERSITY, ULI, ANAMBRA STATE)
COVENANT UNIVERSITY, CANAAN LAND, OTA, OGUN STATE
DELSU (DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY, ABRAKA, DELTA STATE)
EPU (EASTERN PALM UNIVERSITY, OGBOKO, IMO STATE)
EBSU (EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY, ABAKALIKI, EBONYI STATE)
EDWIN CLARK UNIVERSITY, KIAGBODO, DELTA STATE
EKSU (EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE)
EUI (EDO UNIVERSITY, IYAMHO, EDO STATE)
ESUTECH (ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENUGU STATE)
FED-DUTSE (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, DUTSE, JIGAWA STATE)
FED-DUTSINMA (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, DUTSIN-MA, KATSINA STATE)
FED-GASHUA (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, GASHUA, YOBE STATE)
FED-GUSAU (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, GUSAU, ZAMFARA STATE)
FED-WUKARI (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, WUKARI, TARABA STATE)
FED-LAFIA (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, LAFIA, NASARAWA STATE)
FED-KEBBI (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, BIRNIN-KEBBI, KEBBI STATE)
FED-OYE EKITI (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, OYE-EKITI, EKITI STATE)
FOUNTAIN UNIVERSITY, OSOGBO, OSUN STATE
GOUU (GODFREY OKOYE UNIVERSITY, URGWUOMU- NIKE, ENUGU STATE)
GREGORY UNIVERSITY, UTURU, ABIA STATE
GSU (GOMBE STATE UNIVERSITY, TUDUN WADA, GOMBE STATE)
UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN, OYO STATE
UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN, KWARA STATE
JABU (JOSEPH AYO BABALOLA UNIVERSITY, IKEJI-ARAKEJI, OSUN STATE)
UNIVERSITY OF JOS, JOS, PLATEAU STATE
KASU (KADUNA STATE UNIVERSITY, KADUNA, KADUNA STATE)
KOLADAISI UNIVERSITY, IBADAN, OYO STATE
KSU (KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY, ANYIGBA, KOGI STATE)
KWASU (KWARA STATE UNIVERSITY, MALETE, ILORIN, KWARA STATE)
UNILAG (UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, LAGOS STATE)
LANDMARK UNIVERSITY, OMU-ARAN, KWARA STATE
IBRAHIM BADAMASI BABANGIDA UNIVERSITY, LAPAI, NIGER STATE
LASU (LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY, OJO, LAGOS STATE)
LEGACY UNIVERSITY, OKIJA, ANAMBRA STATE
MADONNA UNIVERSITY, ELELE, RIVERS STATE
UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE
NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, KEFFI, NASARAWA STATE
MKAR (UNIVERSITY OF MKAR, GBOKO, BENUE STATE)
NAUB (NIGERIAN ARMY UNIVERSITY, BIU, BORNO STATE)
NDU (NIGER DELTA UNIVERSITY, WILBERFORCE ISLAND, BAYELSA STATE)
NOVENA UNIVERSITY, OGUME, DELTA STATE
OAU (OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE)
OBONG UNIVERSITY, OBONG, NTAK, AKWA IBOM STATE
ODUDUWA UNIVERSITY, IPETUMODU, OSUN STATE
OOU (OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY, AGO-IWOYE, OGUN STATE)
PAUL UNIVERSITY, AWKA, ANAMBRA STATE
PLASU (PLATEAU STATE UNIVERSITY, BOKKOS, PLATEAU STATE)
POL-ACAD (NIGERIAN POLICE ACADEMY, WUDIL, KANO STATE)
REDEEMERS UNIVERSITY, OSUN STATE
RENAISSANCE UNIVERSITY, OJIAGU-AGBANI, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE
RITMAN UNIVERSITY, IKOT-EKPENE, AKWA IBOM STATE
SOSU (SOKOTO STATE UNIVERSITY, SOKOTO, SOKOTO STATE)
SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, OKUN-OWA, OGUN STATE
SPIRITAN UNIVERSITY, NNEOCHI, ABIA STATE
SUMMIT UNIVERITY, OFFA, KWARA STATE
TANSIAN UNIVERSITY, OBA, ANAMBRA STATE
UDU (USMANU DANFODIO UNIVERSITY, SOKOTO, SOKOTO STATE)
UMYUK (UMARU MUSA YARADUA UNIVERSITY, KATSINA, KATSINA STATE)
UNIZIK (NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA, ANAMBRA STATE)
UNIKINGS (KINGS UNIVERSITY, ODE-OMU, OSUN STATE)
UNI-AFRICA (UNIVERSITY OF AFRICA, TORU-ORUA, BAYELSA STATE)
UNIHEZ (HEZEKIAH UNIVERSITY, UMUDI, IMO STATE)
UNIOSUN (OSUN STATE UNIVERSITY, OSOGBO, OSUN STATE)
UNN (UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA, ENUGU STATE)
UNIUYO (UNIVERSITY OF UYO, AKWA IBOM STATE)
WELLSPRING UNIVERSITY, IRHIHI-OGBANEKI, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE
WESLEYUNI (WESLEY UNIVERSITY, ONDO, ONDO STATE)
WESTERN-DEL (WESTERN DELTA UNIVERSITY, OGHARA, DELTA STATE)
YSU (YOBE STATE UNIVERSITY, DAMATURU, YOBE STATE)