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JAMB Subject Combination for Sociology 2024/2025

JAMB Subject Combination for Sociology 2024/2025: Sociology is the study of human social behavior, groups, and societies. It is a broad discipline that covers topics such as culture, socialization, deviance, social inequality, social movements, and social change. Sociology is also an interdisciplinary field that draws on theories and methods from other social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences.

If you are interested in studying sociology in Nigeria, you need to know the requirements and the subject combination for JAMB and O’level examinations. In this blog post, I will provide you with the following information:

  • The list of universities that offer sociology in Nigeria 2024/2025
  • The general and specific requirements for admission into sociology 2024/2025
  • The JAMB subject combination for sociology 2024/2025
  • The O’level subject combination for sociology 2024/2025
  • The direct entry requirements for sociology 2024/2025
  • The career opportunities and prospects for sociology graduates 2024/2025
  • The frequently asked questions (FAQs) about sociology

List of Universities that Offer Sociology in Nigeria 2024/2025

According to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), 44 universities offer sociology in Nigeria as of 2023. These include federal, state, and private universities. Here are some of the popular ones:

  1. Ambrose Alli University
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University
  3. Abia State University
  4. Ahmadu Bello University
  5. Afe Babalola University
  6. University of Abuja
  7. Achievers University
  8. Al-Qalam University
  9. Bauchi State University
  10. Bayero University
  11. Bingham University
  12. Bowen University
  13. Benue State University
  14. University of Calabar
  15. Caritas University
  16. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University
  17. Covenant University
  18. Crawford University
  19. Delta State University
  20. Ekiti State University
  21. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma
  22. Federal University Gashua
  23. Federal University, Gusau
  24. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi
  25. Federal University, Lafia
  26. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti
  27. Federal University, Wukari
  28. Fountain University
  29. Godfrey Okoye University
  30. Gregory University
  31. Gombe State University
  32. University of Ibadan

Available as Anthropology in:

  1. University of Ibadan

Available as Sociology and Anthropology in:

  1. Baze University
  2. University of Benin
  3. Benson Idahosa University
  4. Ebonyi State University
  5. Enugu State University of Science and Technology
  6. Igbinedion University
  7. University of Maiduguri
  8. Niger Delta University
  9. Obafemi Awolowo University
  10. University of Nigeria
  11. University of Uyo
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You can check the full list of universities that offer sociology on the JAMB brochure or the JAMB website.

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General and Specific Requirements for Admission into Sociology 2024/2025

To be eligible for admission into sociology, you must meet the following general and specific requirements:

  • You must have at least five (5) credit passes in O’level subjects, including English Language, Mathematics, and any three (3) other relevant subjects, in not more than two (2) sittings.
  • You must score at least 180 in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), which is the minimum cut-off mark for most universities. However, some universities may have higher cut-off marks, so you should check the specific requirements of your preferred university before applying.
  • You must choose sociology as your first choice of course in JAMB and register for the correct subject combination, which I will explain in the next section.
  • You must participate in the post-UTME screening exercise of your chosen university and score the required mark.
  • You must meet any other requirements that may be specified by your chosen university, such as catchment area, state of origin, age limit, etc.

JAMB Subject Combination for Sociology 2024/2025

The JAMB subject combination for sociology is:

  • Use of English (compulsory)
  • Government or History
  • Economics or Commerce
  • Any other social science or arts subject

You should note that some universities may have specific preferences or variations in their subject combination for sociology. For example, UNILAG requires Government, Economics, and any other social science subject, while UNIBEN requires Government, Economics, and Literature in English. Therefore, you should always check the JAMB brochure or the university website for the latest information on the subject combination for sociology.

O’level Subject Combination for Sociology 2024/2025

The O’level subject combination for sociology is similar to the JAMB subject combination, except that you need to have at least five (5) credit passes, including English Language and Mathematics. The other three (3) subjects can be any of the following:

  • Government or History
  • Economics or Commerce
  • Literature in English
  • Geography
  • CRS/IRS
  • Civic Education
  • Any other social science or arts subject

Again, you should note that some universities may have specific preferences or variations in their O’level subject combination for sociology. For example, UNILAG requires English Language, Mathematics, Government, Economics, and any other social science subject, while UNIBEN requires English Language, Mathematics, Government, Economics, and Literature in English. Therefore, you should always check the JAMB brochure or the university website for the latest information on the O’level subject combination for sociology.

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Direct Entry Requirements for Sociology 2024/2025

If you have a diploma, NCE, or IJMB qualification in sociology or a related field, you may be eligible for direct entry admission into sociology. This means that you can skip the UTME and enter the university at the 200 level. However, you still need to meet the O’level requirements and the specific requirements of your chosen university. Some of the common direct entry requirements for sociology are:

  • Two (2) A level passes in Government and one other social science subject
  • NCE merit in Social Studies and one other social science subject
  • ND upper credit in Mass Communication, Social Work, or any other relevant discipline
  • IJMB minimum of 9 points in Government and one other social science subject

You should note that some universities may have additional or higher requirements for direct entry admission into sociology. For example, UNILAG requires two (2) A level passes in Government and any other social science subject, plus O’level credit in Mathematics, while UNIBEN requires NCE merit in Social Studies and Government, plus O’level credit in Literature in English. Therefore, you should always check the JAMB brochure or the university website for the latest information on the direct entry requirements for sociology.

Career Opportunities and Prospects for Sociology Graduates 2024/2025

Sociology graduates have a wide range of career options and opportunities in various sectors and fields. Some of the common areas where sociology graduates can work are:

  • Education and research
  • Social and community services
  • Media and communication
  • Public administration and policy
  • Human resources and management
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Law and justice
  • International relations and diplomacy
  • Non-governmental organizations and civil society
  • Entrepreneurship and consultancy

Some of the specific job titles that sociology graduates can have are:

  • Sociologist
  • Social worker
  • Social researcher
  • Lecturer
  • Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Public relations officer
  • Human resources manager
  • Marketing executive
  • Policy analyst
  • Lawyer
  • Diplomat
  • NGO worker
  • Consultant
  • Entrepreneur

Sociology graduates can also pursue further studies at the postgraduate level, such as master’s and doctoral degrees, in sociology or related disciplines. This can enhance their knowledge, skills, and career prospects in the field of sociology.

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FAQs

Here are some of the common questions that people ask about sociology and their answers:

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What is the difference between sociology and social studies?

Sociology is a specific discipline that focuses on the scientific study of human social behavior, groups, and societies, while social studies is a broad term that covers various subjects that deal with human society and social relationships, such as history, geography, economics, government, etc.

What is the difference between sociology and anthropology?

Sociology and anthropology are both social sciences that study human society and culture, but they have different perspectives and methods. Sociology tends to focus on contemporary and urban societies, using quantitative and qualitative data, while anthropology tends to focus on historical and rural societies, using ethnographic and comparative methods.

What are the branches of sociology?

Sociology has many branches or subfields that specialize in different aspects or topics of human social life, such as:

Cultural sociology: the study of culture, symbols, values, norms, and beliefs
Social psychology: the study of how individuals interact with and are influenced by others and their social environment
Political sociology: the study of power, authority, governance, and social movements
Economic sociology: the study of the social aspects of production, consumption, distribution, and exchange
Industrial sociology: the study of the social organization and relations of work and occupations
Medical sociology: the study of the social causes and consequences of health, illness, and health care
Environmental sociology: the study of the social dimensions of the natural environment and environmental issues
Rural sociology: the study of the social structure and dynamics of rural areas and communities
Urban sociology: the study of the social structure and dynamics of urban areas and communities
Gender sociology: the study of the social construction and implications of gender roles and relations
Family sociology: the study of the social structure and functions of the family and kinship
Religion sociology: the study of the social origins and effects of religion and religious beliefs
Education sociology: the study of the social aspects of education and learning
Deviance sociology: the study of the social definition and regulation of deviant behavior and social problems
Criminology: the study of the causes, types, and prevention of crime and criminal justice
Demography: the study of the size, composition, and distribution of human populations and their changes
Social statistics: the application of statistical methods and techniques to social data and problems

What are the benefits of studying sociology?

Studying sociology can provide you with many benefits, such as:

– Developing a critical and analytical mind that can understand and explain complex social phenomena and issues
– Acquiring a broad and diverse knowledge of human society and culture

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