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JAMB Subject Combination for Geophysics 2024/2025

JAMB Subject Combination for Geophysics 2024/2025: Geophysics is the study of the physical properties and processes of the Earth and its surrounding space. Geophysicists use various methods and instruments to measure, analyze, and interpret phenomena such as gravity, magnetic fields, seismic waves, heat flow, and electrical currents. Geophysics has many applications in fields such as exploration, mining, engineering, environmental management, disaster mitigation, and national security.

If you are interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Geophysics in any accredited Nigerian university, you need to know the requirements and subject combination for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE). This article will provide you with the following information:

  • The list of universities offering Geophysics in Nigeria
  • The O’Level subjects and requirements for Geophysics
  • The UTME subjects combination for Geophysics
  • The Direct Entry requirements for Geophysics
  • The frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Geophysics

List of Universities Offering Geophysics in Nigeria 2024/2025

According to the JAMB Brochure, the following universities offer Geophysics as a course of study:

  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State (AAU)
  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State (AAUA)
  • Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State (AUE)
  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Bauchi State (BAUCHI)
  • Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State (BIU)
  • Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State (EKSU)
  • Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State (FED-OYE EKITI)
  • Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State (FUPRE)
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Kaduna State (KASU)
  • University of Lagos, Lagos State (LAGOS)
  • Mountain Top University, Makogi-Oba, Ogun State (MOUNTAIN TOP)
  • Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, Ondo State (OSUSTECH)
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State (UNIZIK)
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O’Level Subjects and Requirements for Geophysics 2024/2025

To be eligible for admission into Geophysics, you need to have at least five (5) Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSC) credit passes in the following subjects:

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  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

Some universities may accept Agricultural Science or Geography in lieu of Biology. You should check the specific requirements of your preferred university before applying.

UTME Subjects Combination for Geophysics 2024/2025

The UTME subjects combination for Geophysics is:

  • English Language (compulsory)
  • Any three (3) of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics

You should aim to score high in the UTME to increase your chances of gaining admission, as Geophysics is a competitive course.

Direct Entry Requirements for Geophysics 2024/2025

If you have an Advanced Level (A Level) qualification, such as Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB), Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB), or Cambridge A Level, you can apply for Direct Entry admission into Geophysics. The Direct Entry requirements for Geophysics are:

  • A Level passes in Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics

Some universities may accept National Diploma (ND), Higher National Diploma (HND), or National Certificate of Education (NCE) in relevant fields, such as Science Laboratory Technology, Geology, or Physics, with a minimum of Upper Credit or Merit. You should check the specific requirements of your preferred university before applying.

FAQs

Here are some of the common questions that prospective students of Geophysics may have:

What are the career opportunities for Geophysics graduates?

Geophysics graduates can work in various sectors, such as oil and gas, mining, engineering, environmental management, disaster mitigation, and national security. Some of the job titles that Geophysics graduates can have are geophysicist, geologist, seismologist, geodesist, geophysical engineer, geophysical surveyor, geophysical analyst, geophysical consultant, geophysical researcher, and geophysical educator.

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