WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for all Courses in Nigeria 2023

A subject combination in Nigeria is a list of subjects for each course you want to study at the University, Polytechnic, or College of Education.

Each of the courses at the tertiary institution has its subject combination for admission. Failure to choose a course with the correct subject combination will result in the loss of your admission.

In this post, I will show you the complete list of the WAEC and JAMB subject combinations for all courses(art and science) in Nigeria.

I would love to hear from you. Let me know in the comment box if you have any questions or need further assistance.

Subject Combination

There are two types of subject combinations in Nigeria;

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  • JAMB Subject Combination
  • O’level (WAEC & NECO) Subject Combination

JAMB Subject Combination

The JAMB subject combination is a list of four (4) subjects you will take in JAMB, depending on the course you want to study.

For example, the JAMB subject combination for Medical Laboratory Science is;

  • Use of English
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology

O’level (WAEC & NECO) Subject Combination

The O’level subject combination is the list of subjects you must have a credit pass in your WAEC or NECO result to study a particular course in a higher institution.

The minimum entry requirement into the University, Polytechnic or College of Education is a minimum of five (5) credits in the relevant subjects. The subjects must include English Language and other four (4) subjects.

For example, the O’level subject combination for Engineering is;

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology/Statistics/Geography

WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for all Courses

Here is the list of the WAEC and JAMB subject combinations for all courses in Nigeria;

CoursesJAMB Subject CombinationWAEC Subject Combination
Agricultural EconomicsUse of English, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, Mathematics or PhysicsChemistry, English Language, Mathematics, Biology or Agricultural Science, Physics/Economics/Geography
Agricultural ExtensionUse of English, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics, Biology or Agricultural ScienceEnglish Language, Biology or Agricultural Science, Chemistry, either Mathematics or Physics and one Social Science subject (Economics or Geography)
Animal ScienceUse of English, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, Mathematics or PhysicsEnglish Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology or Agricultural Science
Crop ScienceUse of English, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, Mathematics or PhysicsEnglish Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, or Agricultural Science
Food Science and ManagementUse of English, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, Mathematics or PhysicsEnglish Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology (Botany or Zoology), Agricultural Science, and any other Science subject. Physics can be substituted for Mathematics.
Home Science and ManagementUse of English, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, Mathematics or PhysicsEnglish Language, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics, Biology or Food and Nutrition or Agricultural Science
Nutrition and DieteticsUse of English, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, Mathematics or PhysicsEnglish Language, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics, Biology, Food and Nutrition, or Agricultural Science. A Pass in the English Language is accepted.
Soil ScienceUse of English, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science, Mathematics or PhysicsEnglish Language, Mathematics or Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science and any other two (2) subjects in the SSCE, WAEC, NECO, NABTEB and GCE O’Level
Archaeology and TourismUse of English, Two (2) subjects from Arts, Social Sciences and one of History, Religious Studies, Government and GeographyEnglish Language, Geography, Economics, History, Religious Studies and a Pass in Mathematics
English and Literary StudiesUse of English, Literature in English, one other Art subject and another Art or Social Science subjectEnglish Language, Literature, one other Art subject and another Arts or Social Science subject
Fine and Applied ArtsUse of English, Fine Arts, two (2) Arts subjects or Social Science subjectsEnglish Language, Fine/Applied Arts, Technical Drawing, Painting and Decorating
Foreign Languages and Literary StudiesUse of English, Literature in English and other Arts subjectsEnglish Language, one Science subject and three other Arts subjects, one of which must be Literature in English
History and International StudiesUse of English, History/Government and any other two (2) subjects from the Arts and Social SciencesCredit passes in at least five subjects, including History, Government and the English Language.
International RelationsUse of English, Mathematics, and any two (2) of the following: Economics, History, Government, Geography, or Literature in English and French.English Language, Government, and Mathematics and any other two (2) relevant subjects.
Linguistics and Nigerian LanguagesUse of English, Literature in English and two other subjectsEnglish Language, Literature in English, Nigerian Language (Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa) and any other Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences
Linguistics and Communication StudiesEnglish Language, Literature in English and any two subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.Five ‘O’ Level credit passes in English
Language, Mathematics, Literature-in-English and any of Economics, History/Government, Geography, Nigerian Language, CRS/IRS and Civic Education.
Mass CommunicationUse of English, Literature in English, Economics or Commerce, Government or CRS/IRSEnglish Language, Literature in English, an approved science subject. A pass in Mathematics is also required.
MusicUse of English, Music, Literature in English, and any other Art subjectFive (5) credit level passes in the WAEC/NECO, including English Language, Music and any Science Subject at not more than two sittings
Theatre and Film StudiesUse of English, Literature in English and two relevant Art subjectsEnglish Language, Literature in English and relevant Art subjects
Human AnatomyUse of English, Biology, Chemistry, PhysicsEnglish Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
Medical BiochemistryUse of English, Biology, Chemistry, PhysicsEnglish Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
Human PhysiologyUse of English, Biology, Chemistry, PhysicsEnglish Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
BiochemistryUse of English, Biology, Chemistry, PhysicsEnglish Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
MicrobiologyUse of English, Biology, Chemistry, PhysicsEnglish Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
Plant Science and BiotechnologyUse of English, Biology, Chemistry, PhysicsEnglish Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
Zoology & Environmental BiologyUse of English, Biology, Chemistry, PhysicsEnglish Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
AccountancyUse of English, Mathematics, Economics and any other Social Science SubjectEnglish Language, Mathematics, Economics, Government and other relevant subjects
Banking & FinanceUse of English, Mathematics, Economics, Government and any other Social Science SubjectEnglish Language, Mathematics, Economics, Government and other relevant subjects
ManagementUse of English, Mathematics, Economics, Government and any other Social Science SubjectEnglish Language, Mathematics, Economics, Government and other relevant subjects
MarketingUse of English, Mathematics, Economics, Government, and any other Social Science SubjectEnglish Language, Mathematics, Economics, Government and other relevant subjects
DentistryUse of English, Physics, Biology and ChemistryMathematics, English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Adult Education and Extra-Mural StudiesUse of English, Government/History, one (1) Social Science subject and any other subjectEnglish Language, Mathematics, and three (3) of Literature in English, History, French, Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Christian Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, Geography/Physic, Economics and Government
Arts EducationUse of English, subject of specialisation and other Art subjectsEnglish Language and other Arts subjects to be combined with Education
Educational FoundationsUse of English, subject of specialisation and one (1) each from Arts and Social Sciences or Arts and Sciences or Social Sciences and SciencesEnglish Language, Mathematics and other relevant subjects
Human Kinetics and Health EducationUse of English, Mathematics, Health Science/Physical Education/Biology and any two other subjectsEnglish Language, Biology or Health Science or Physical Education, Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics
Library & Information ScienceUse of English, Mathematics and any three other subjects from History, Literature in English, Economics/Commerce, Fine Arts, Government, Biology Physics, Chemistry, Basic Electricity, Geography, Typewriting, Commerce/Principles of AccountingFive (5) credits in English Language, Mathematics and other relevant subjects
Science EducationUse of English, Mathematics and other relevant two (2) Science subjectsFive (5) credits in English Language, Mathematics and a Science Subject (Biology or Agricultural Science, Chemistry and Physics)
Social Science EducationUse of English, any three (3) of Christian Religious Studies, Economics, Geography/Physics, Government, History and Islamic StudiesFive (5) credits in English Language, Mathematics and other relevant subjects to be combined with Education, except for Social Studies, which should require credit in any Social Science or Art subjects
Agricultural and Bioresources EngineeringUse of English, Chemistry, Mathematics and PhysicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science
Civil EngineeringUse of English, Chemistry, Mathematics and PhysicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science
Petroleum EngineeringUse of English, Chemistry, Mathematics and PhysicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science
Electrical EngineeringUse of English, Chemistry, Mathematics and PhysicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science
Electronic EngineeringUse of English, Chemistry, Mathematics and PhysicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science
Mechanical EngineeringUse of English, Chemistry, Mathematics and PhysicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science
Metallurgical and Material EngineeringUse of English, Chemistry, Mathematics and PhysicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Science
ArchitectureUse of English, Mathematics, Physics, and one subject among Art, Biology, Chemistry, Geography and EconomicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two of the following subjects Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Wood Work, Fine Art, Geography and Economics
Estate ManagementUse of English, Mathematics, Geography and one subject among Economics, Physics, ChemistryEnglish Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two of the following subjects Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, Fine Arts, Technical Drawing, Agricultural Science and Building Construction
Geoinformatics and SurveyingUse of English, Physics, Mathematics, and any Chemistry, Geography, Art, Biology and EconomicsMathematics, English Language, Physics, and any two of the following subjects Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Wood Work, Fine Art, Geography and Economics
Urban and Regional PlanningUse of English, Mathematics, Geography and of, Economics, Physics, ChemistryEnglish Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two of the following subjects Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, Government, Fine Arts, Technical Drawing, Agricultural Science
Medical Laboratory ScienceUse of English, Physics, Biology and ChemistryMathematics, English language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Medical Radiography & Radiological ScienceUse of English, Physics, Biology and ChemistryMathematics, English language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Medical RehabilitationUse of English, Physics, Biology and ChemistryMathematics, English language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Nursing ScienceUse of English, Physics, Biology and ChemistryMathematics, English language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Medicine & SurgeryUse of English, Physics, Biology and ChemistryMathematics, English language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
PharmacyUse of English, Physics, Biology and ChemistryMathematics, English language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Computer ScienceUse of English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or BiologyEnglish Language, Mathematics, Physics and any two subjects from Chemistry, Biology, Further Mathematics, and Statistics
GeologyUse of English, any three (3) of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology and GeographyEnglish Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
MathematicsUse of English, Mathematics, Chemistry and PhysicsMathematics, English Language and Physics or Chemistry or Biology or Further Mathematics
Physics & AstronomyUse of English, Physics, Chemistry or Biology and MathematicsEnglish Language, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology or Agricultural Science or Further Mathematics
Pure & Industrial ChemistryUse of English, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Agricultural Science or BiologyEnglish Language, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Biology or Agricultural Science
Science Laboratory TechnologyUse of English, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or MathematicsEnglish Language, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Biology
StatisticsUse of English, Mathematics and Chemistry or Physics or EconomicsEnglish Language, Mathematics or Further Mathematics and Chemistry or Physics or Economics
EconomicsUse of English, Economics, Mathematics and any of Government, History, Geography, Literature in English, French and Christian Religious Studies /Islamic StudiesEnglish Language, Economics, Mathematics and any two (2) Arts or Social Science subjects
GeographyUse of English, Geography, and any two of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Agricultural ScienceEnglish Language, Geography, Mathematics and any two other science subject
PhilosophyUse of English, Government, Religious Studies (CRS/IRS), and any other Art subjectEnglish Language, Government or History, and three (3) other subjects. A pass in Mathematics is required.
Political ScienceUse of English, Government or History plus two (2) other Social Science/Arts subjectsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Government or History, one science subject, plus credit pass in any of the following: Economics, Geography, Christian Religious Studies, Civic Education, Literature in English and Commerce
PsychologyUse of English and any three (3) subjects from Arts or Social ScienceEnglish Language, Government or History, and three (3) other subjects. A pass in Mathematics is required
Public Administration and Local GovernmentUse of English, Mathematics, Economics and any other Social Science subjectEnglish Language, Mathematics, Economics and two (2) other relevant subjects
Religion and Cultural StudiesUse of English, Christian Religious Knowledge and any other two Art subjectsEnglish Language, Christian Religious Knowledge and three (3) other Arts subjects
Social WorkUse of English, Mathematics, Economics/Geography, and any other subjectFive credit passes in English Language and a science subject
Sociology/AnthropologyUse of English and three (3) Social Science or Arts subjectsEnglish Language, Government or History, and three (3) other subjects. A pass in Mathematics is required
LawUse of English, Religious Studies (CRS/IRS), Literature in English, and Government or EconomicsEnglish Language, Literature in English, Government, CRS/IRS, COmmerce and Mathematics
Veterinary MedicineUse of English, Physics, Biology and ChemistryMathematics, English language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Agriculture EducationUse of English, any three (3) subjects from Chemistry, Biology, Agriculture, Physics, Economics, Geography and MathematicsEnglish Language, Agricultural Science, or Biology or Animal Husbandary or Fishery plus at least a pass in Chemistry
Business EducationUse of English, Mathematics, Economics plus one (1) of Literature in English, History, Government, Geography, Chemistry and PhysicsEnglish Language, Mathematics, Economics and two (2) other subjects in the Social Sciences or Arts
Computer EducationUse of English, Mathematics, Economics/Commerce plus one (1) of Chemistry/Physics/BiologyEnglish Language, Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Home Economics EducationUse of English, Chemistry, Biology/Agriculture and Mathematics/Physics or one (1) Social Science subjectEnglish Language, Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science, Mathematics, Physics, English Language and any one of Nutrition, Fine Arts, Textile, Construction, Technical Drawing, Basic Electricity, Basic Catering and Food Services, Bakery and Confectioneries, General Metal Work, Men Garment Construction and Finishing, Spinning, Weaving, Surface Design and Printing, Bleaching, Dyeing and Finishing, Ladies Garment Construction and Finishing.
Technical Industrial EducationUse of English, Mathematics, Physics and one (1) another Science subjectEnglish Language, Physics, Mathematics, Physics and other relevant subjects
This table shows the list of WAEC and JAMB subject combinations for all courses

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58 thoughts on “WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for all Courses in Nigeria 2023”

  1. Hi,

    I took JAMB with courses in English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Scored 269.

    Have credits and above in English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Data Processing, Geography, Health Science, Civic Education but pass in Mathematics. What options are available to me in UNN? Please help.

    Reply
  2. Sir i didn’t write economics in waec and also graded literature d7,if i write economics in jamb,will i get mass comm.in unilag?

    Reply
    • Divine,

      Five ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Literature-in-English, and any two of Economics, History/Government, Geography, Nigerian Language, CRS/IRS, and Civic Education are required to study Mass Communication in UNILAG.

      Reply
  3. Ah…., it is a very hurtful thing to me I wanted to apply Anatomy or Biotech but my Physics was canceled.
    meanwhile my result:
    English_C5
    Math_B7
    Chemistry_B2
    Biology_C6
    Physics_*

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  4. She wanted computer science but with her result it won’t work.
    Looking at her age 25, she just wants to make do with any course that can go with her result. Can she study CRS or nursery/primary education? Thank you sir.

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    • Kachi,

      Check again.

      You will see the subject combination for Linguistics and Communication studies.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

      Reply
  5. Sir, which course can my sister study with this NABTEB result;
    English p8, maths p8,economics c5, physics p7,chemistry C5,Biology C5,civic education A3, agricultural science A3,Geography C4

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  6. I wrote NEKO last year and I passed all my subject but I got E8 in English but I wrote waece and I passed English but my mathematics was councelled can I study LAW or mass communication in University of ULE OR MAY be UNIZIQUE With a jamb sore of 200

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  7. English, maths, economics and geography. Is this combination good for business management in Rivers State University.

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    • Chinedu,

      Check this post to see the correct subject combination for Business Management.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

      Reply
  8. My UTME score is 272 . I want to study medicine and surgery. Here is my SSCE result. Maths B3, Eng B3, Phy B3 , Chem C6 , Bio C6 .

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  9. Good day sir
    If I wrote English, Mathematics, Economic, And commerce in jamb
    And in my O’level I did well in all this subject except for Commerce which I got F9, will I still be considered for admission.

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  10. Hello sir
    I had
    English C5
    Maths C5
    CRS B2
    Civic edu B2
    Cpu B3
    Ecom C4
    Govt D7
    Lit in eng B2
    Markt B3
    In my NECO result
    And my jamb score is 157
    Can I study theater art in University of Calabar?

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  11. Please sir
    Maths B2
    Marketing B3
    Civic A1
    English B2
    Lit in english B2
    Govt C6
    ECONS B2
    Biology cancelled
    Crs cancelled
    Can I still study public administration with it
    I got 182 in my jamb
    Subject combination in jamb
    English
    Lit in english
    Govt and ECONS

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  12. English
    maths
    dyeing and bleaching
    Economic
    CRS

    made credit in all and I want to study
    fine art and applied art is it possible

    Reply
    • Hello David,

      It is possible. It all depends on the university you are applying to, and your JAMB and POST UTME results.

      Reply
  13. Good morning sir
    Pls sir
    In my neco I had
    C5 in English
    B3 in c r s
    B2 in gov
    B3 in lit
    While
    In jamb I scored 155
    Can I study English and literary study in UNN?

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    • Yes, Eik

      Your subject combination is correct for Economics at Rivers State University.

      Let me know if you have any further questions.

      Reply
      • My waec result
        Economic C6
        Civic education C4
        English C5
        Maths BE
        Agric E8
        Biology C4
        Chemistry C6
        Physics cancel
        Fisheries cz it a compulsory subject in the sch C5

        Dis r m score in my waec result
        Apart from agric course is there no any other science course unidel dat I can go for…

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    • Good morning sir

      Pls sir In my neco I got
      c5 in English
      B3 in c r s
      B2 in government and
      B3 in lit
      While
      In jamb I scored 155
      Can I study English and literary studies in UNN?

      Reply
  14. I wrote English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
    My first waec my Chemistry was canceled.
    Second waec physics was held.
    What course can I study at the University of Lagos?

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    • Nsa,

      What course do you want to study?

      The information will help me give you the best advice.

      Have you gone through the courses and their subject combination in this post?

      Reply
  15. Sir. I had Maths B3, English lang C5, biology B3, civic B2, marketing A1, economics c6 literature D7,government E8, Crs E8 in waec.
    In jamb i wrote english, government, literature and Crs and i got 223. I want to study mass com, and the institution i use was federal polytechnic Nkede, Laspotech and yaba tech is it possible for me to get admission.

    Reply
    • Sharon,

      I am afraid you do not have the required WAEC subject combination for Mass Communication.

      You would need to apply for another course.

      Reply
  16. Sir I suppose to take government in my jamb but unknowingly I took commence, am applying for Accountancy or banking and finance will the subject affect me from getting admission in Unn with the score of 204

    Reply
    • Hello Judith,

      The correct JAMB subject combination is Mathematics, Economics plus any Social Science subject.

      If you took Mathematics and Economics in your JAMB, you have nothing to worry about.

      However, ensure you study hard to get a high UNN Post UTME exam score.

      I wish you success with your admission.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

      Reply

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