Your dream to gain admission into a Nigerian university can be foisted when you make the wrong choices during your JAMB registration processes. One of such decisions that can deny you chances of getting admitted into the university is choosing the wrong JAMB subjects combinations.

Therefore, if you have been wondering the JAMB courses you could combine for science, arts and social sciences, this article is designed to address that issue. You will also learn the different subjects you will take in your JAMB if you are applying for engineering courses. Now let us ahead and learn theses subjects.

WHAT IS JAMB SUBJECT COMBINATION?

The first question which may have struck you is “What is JAMB subject combination after all?” We can simply answer that JAMB subject combination are the specific subjects which you must write in order to be admitted into a particular department.

If you wrongly combine subjects, you may not meet the necessary subject requirements you need to be admitted into your course of choice. That is why it is very important you know the right subjects which you will write in JAMB in order to secure your desired admission.

When choosing your subjects for UTME, you are required to choose a total of four subjects among which the Use of English must be included. Therefore, the only compulsory JAMB subject is the Use of English.

JAMB SUBJECT COMBINATION FOR SCIENCES

If your ambition is to apply for any science course, the JAMB subject combination is below stated under the respective courses under this category:

Industrial and Applied Physics:

  • Use of English
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

Industrial Chemistry

  • Use of English
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

Computer Science

  • Chemistry
  • Use of English
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

Mathematics

  • Use of English
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

Geology

  • Use of English
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

Statistics

  • Use of English
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics

Food Science and Technology

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics/Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Agriculture

Microbiology

  • Use of English
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Biochemistry

  • Use of English
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Biotechnology

  • Use of English
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Science Laboratory

  • Use of English
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Biological Sciences

  • Use of English
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Botany

  • Use of English
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics or Mathematics

Zoology

  • Use of English
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics or Mathematics

JAMB SUBJECT COMBINATION FOR ARTS

The JAMB subject combination for arts enthusiasts are shown below alongside the different courses of study.

Theatre Arts

  • Use of English
  • Lit-In-English
  • Any other art courses

English Language

  • Use of English
  • Lit-In-English
  • Government or History
  • Any other art subject

French

  • Use of English
  • French
  • Other two relevant art subjects

Linguistics

  • Use of English
  • Two relevant art subjects and any other subject of choice

Creative and Visual Arts

  • Use of English
  • Fine Art
  • Two other relevant art subjects

Music

  • Use of English
  • Music
  • Two other relevant art subjects

Arabic and Islamic Studies

  • Use of English
  • Arabic
  • Two other relevant subjects

Christian Religious Studies

  • Use of English
  • CRK
  • Two other relevant art subjects

Hausa

  • Use of English
  • Hausa Language
  • Two other relevant subjects

Yoruba

  • Use of English
  • Yoruba Language
  • Two other relevant art subjects

Igbo

  • Use of English
  • Igbo Language
  • Any other two relevant art subjects

History and International Studies

  • Use of English
  • Government or History
  • Lit-In-English
  • Any other relevant art subject

Mass Communication

  • Use of English
  • Lit-In-English
  • Any other two relevant art subjects

Philosophy

  • Use of English
  • Economics
  • Lit-In-English
  • Any other relevant art subject

Law

  • Use of English
  • Lit-In-English
  • Economics
  • Any other relevant subject

JAMB SUBJECT COMBINATION FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES

Candidates who must be admitted into departments in Social Science faculty must sit for the UTME exam, writing the following subjects;

Business Administration

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Any other relevant subject

Public Administration

  • Use of English
  • Government
  • Economics
  • Any other art subject

Banking and Finance

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Any other relevant subject

Economics

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Any other relevant subject

Sociology

  • Use of English
  • Three other art courses of choice

Political Sciences

  • Use of English
  • Government or History
  • Two other relevant art subjects

Psychology

  • Use of English
  • Three other relevant art subjects

Human Resource Management

  • Use of English
  • Government
  • Economics
  • Any other relevant art subject

Business Management

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Any other relevant subject

Marketing

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Any other relevant subject

Geography

  • Use if English
  • Geography
  • Two other relevant art subjects

Accountancy

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Any other relevant subject

JAMB SUBJECTS COMBINATION FOR ENGINEERING

If you are applying for any engineering course, you must write the following subjects under your desired choice of course.

Civil Engineering

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

Chemical Engineering

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

Petroleum Engineering

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

Material and Metallurgical Engineering

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering)

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry/Agriculture

Mechanical Engineering

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

Electrical Engineering

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

Computer Engineering

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

Marine Engineering

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

Structural Engineering

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

JAMB SUBJECTS FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL STUDIES

For candidates who are interested in Medicine and Surgery, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory, Nursing, Anatomy and Physiology and other basic medical courses, you will write the following combination of subjects in JAMB:

  • Use of English
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

JAMB SUBJECT COMBINATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Architecture

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry, Geography, Art, Economics or Biology

Urban and Regional Planning

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Physics or Chemistry or Economics

Estate Management

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Any other subject

Quantity Surveying

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry, Geography, Art, Economics or Biology

Surveying and Geoinformatics

  • Use of English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry, Geography, Art or Economics

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many subjects do you write in JAMB?

You write total number of four subjects in JAMB UTME. The Use of English is across is the only subject written across every discipline. You are required therefore to choose three other subjects, relative to the course(s) you are applying for.

How can I correct my JAMB subject combination?

To change your JAMB UTME subject combination:

  • Login to your JAMB profile with your email and password
  • Click on UTME Registration and then the Data correction button
  • Make a payment of N2500 to proceed with the changes
  • After payment, you will be allowed to make the changes you want

Is Mathematics compulsory in JAMB?

No! Mathematics is not compulsory in JAMB, but for all who are applying for engineering and some science and environmental courses, Mathematics is a must-take.


CONCLUSION

Do not make the silly of combining the wrong JAMB subjects, because if you do, you may return next year to sit for the UTME.

But of course, it is not for you who have read from the start up till this point and grabbed all you should know about the JAMB subject combination for Sciences, Arts and Social sciences.

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