Are you searching for the accurate JAMB Subjects Combination & UTME/DE Requirement for Religious Studies? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered.

On this page, you will find both the O’Level Subjects and Requirements, JAMB UTME Subjects and Requirements, Direct Entry Requirements needed to study Religious Studies. In addition, you will also find the list of Universities offering Religious Studies. The special requirement (Waiver) of all the Universities will also be listed.

UTME & Direct Entry Requirements For Religious Studies

JAMB Subjects & Requirement For Religious Studies

It’s important that candidates pay attention to the prerequisites for Religious Studies provided on this page. It will help them avoid unnecessary mistakes. Candidates who are able to meet with the various conditions can finally proceed with their JAMB UTME/Direct Entry registration. Below is everything you need to know about Religious Studies.

O’Level Subjects & Requirements For Religious Studies

UTME candidates are required to have at least five (5) SSC credit passes which must include the following O’Level (NECO, GCE, WAEC) subjects:

1). CRS/IS.
2). English Language.
3). Mathematics (At least a Pass).
4). Two (2) subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.

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1). AUE requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit pass in Mathematics and accepts credit passes in Arabic/IS/Government or equivalent/any Nigerian Language.

2). UNIKINGS requires ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics.

3). NDU requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in Religious Studies, English Language, in addition to three (3) other subjects, two (2) of which must be Arts subjects.

4). UNIUYO requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, CRS, and any other three (3) subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.

5). AUGUSTINE requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes or equivalent in Literature-in-English, English Language, CRS/IS, and any other Arts subject.

6). PAUL requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings (or equivalent) including Mathematics, English Language, and three (3) Arts/Social Science subjects.

7). AAUA requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes which must include CRS/IS, Mathematics, English Language, and two (2) other subjects from the Arts or Social Sciences.

8). GOUU requires ‘O’ level credit pass in Mathematics.

9). UNIBEN requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes or five (5) Merit level passes in TC II at not more than two (2) sittings. Subjects should include Religious Studies, English Language, and two (2) other Arts or Social Science subjects.

JAMB Subjects Combination & Requirement For Religious Studies

Below are the four (4) accurate JAMB subject combinations for Religious Studies which happens to be under the faculty of Arts & Humanities. Below are the subjects:

1). CRS/IS.
2). English Language (Compulsory For All Courses).
3). Any other two (2) subjects.

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1). AUGUSTINE requires IS/CRS and any other Arts subjects.

2). OAU and AAU require CRS/IS and an Arts or a Social Science subject.

3). UNIUYO requires CRS and two (2) other subjects from Social Sciences or Arts.

4). EKSU and AAUA require two (2) Arts subjects and one (1) other subjects.

5). UNIBEN accepts any three (3) subjects.

6). SAU requires CRS, History or Government and any other Arts subject.

Direct Entry Admission Requirements For Religious Studies

Candidates who want to apply for admission to study Religious Studies through Direct Entry should ensure that they meet the following Direct Entry requirements:

  • Two (2) ‘A’ level subjects which must include ReligiousStudies (CRS/IS).


1). DELSU and ABSU accept HND/ND/NCE in Religious or Social Studies or ‘A’ level in three (3) subjects which must include Religion studies.

2). JABU accepts five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in relevant subjects which must include HND or ND.

3). AAU accepts two (2) ‘A’ level passes which must include CRS and one (1) other Arts subject.

4). AAUA accepts ND, NCE or two (2) ‘A’ level passes from the Social Sciences or Arts programme.

5). UNIZIK accepts NCE merit in Religious Studies with four (4) ‘O’ level credit passes in other subjects.

6). AUE requires two (2) ‘A’ level passes which must include Literature-in-English and other Arts subjects or NCE credit in English/Political Science.

7). AUGUSTINE accepts two (2) ‘A‘ level passes in any relevant subjects, NCE and ND (credit) in relevant programme/subjects plus UTME requirements.

8). UNIKINGS requires an ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics.

9). UNIBEN accepts the following:
i). Two (2) passes in Social Sciences and Arts at one (1) sitting.
ii). NCE credit in CRS or IS/Arabic studies or Social Studies or Religious Studies. In addition, candidates should have an overall credit level pass.
iii). ND credit in Mass Communication.
iv). Any other three (3) subjects.

10). OAU accepts two (2) ‘A’ level passes which must include CRS/IS.

11). BSU accepts NCE/’A’ level passes in African Religion, CRS, or its equivalent.

12). UNIPORT and IMSU – No Direct Entry.

13). UNIUYO requires two (2) ‘A’ level passes in the following subjects: CRS or NCE Merit in three (3) subjects which must include CRS.

14). UNIJOS accepts two (2) or three (3) year ND/NCE merit.

15). UNIUYO requires two (2) ‘A’ level passes in subjects which must include CRS or NCE Merit in three (3) subjects to include CRS.

16). OAU and SAU accept NCE in Religious Studies (CRS or IS).

17). UNICAL also accepts NCE in Religious Studies.

18). UNI-IBADAN accepts NCE merit in Religious Studies.

19). MCPHERSON accepts NCE merit/credit and good passes in IJMB/JUPEB in relevant subjects.

Universities In Nigeria Offering Religious Studies

Below is the list of all the universities where you can study Religious Studies in Nigeria.

  • University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  • UNICAL (University of Calabar)
  • University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  • University of Ibadan (UI)
  • Abia State University (ABSU)
  • Augustine University (AUI)
  • Adeleke University (ADELEKE)
  • Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU)
  • Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA)
  • Babcock University (BABCOCK)
  • Benue State University (BSU)
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (former ANSU) (COOU)
  • Delta State University (DELSU)
  • Ekiti State University (EKSU)
  • Evangel University (EVANGEL)
  • Kings University (UNIKINGS)
  • Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
  • Imo State University (IMSU)
  • Madonna University (MADONNA)
  • McPherson University (MCU)
  • Mountain Top University (MTU)
  • Niger Delta University (NDU)
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU)
  • Godfrey Okoye University (GOUNI)
  • Paul University (PAUL)
  • Samuel Adegboyega University (SAU)
  • Summit University Offa (SUMMIT)
  • Tansian University (TANSIAN)
  • Veritas University, Abuja (VERITAS)

School Options

JABU: Offers this course with options in Ministerial Studies.

Places You Can Work With A Degree In Religious Studies

Below is a list of Jobs that you can engage in with a degree in Religious Studies. They include the following:

  • Chaplain.
  • Primary school teacher.
  • Higher education lecturer.
  • Secondary school teacher.
  • Archivist.
  • Mediator.
  • Counselor.
  • Advice worker.
  • Police officer.
  • Youth worker.
  • Charity fundraiser.
  • Newspaper journalist.
  • Civil Service administrator.
  • Community development worker.
  • International aid/development worker.

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