JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Political Science

In a world where politics is now the business of everyone and not just the elites, Political science offers you the opportunity to study the systems of government and governance, analyze political activities, political behaviour and thoughts. This is why the course is extremely important in the society and also highly competitive in the market. Political science is under the faculty of Social and Management Science. Students who study Political science are awarded a degree of B.Sc upon completion of 3-4 years study (depending on the year of entry). This article provides information on the course; UTME subjects combination/ requirements, O’ level subjects, and requirements and other useful information you will need to know about the course. If you are thinking of studying Political science, you are in the right place, read on below:

JAMB UTME subject combination/requirements

To study Political Science, you have to take the following subjects in your Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. These are:

  • English Language(This is compulsory)
  • Government/History
  • Economics
  • Anyone other commercial or arts subjects.

 Admission Requirements

  • UME Entry Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to study Political science for four years must possess at least five credit passes at SSCE/GCE/NECO or their equivalent in the following subjects: Mathematics, English Language, Government/History, Economics. The result must be obtained in not more than two sittings.

Direct Entry requirements

Candidates via direct entry admission into the department of Political science must possess at least five credits passes in the SSCE/NECO/GCE or its equivalent examinations in addition to the following:

  • At least two or three credit passes at the advanced level. One of the compulsory subjects passed at the advanced level must include Government/History
  • A diploma with at least a merit pass from any accredited/recognized university or tertiary institution. The diploma can be in any of the following areas: Political Studies, Public Administration, Social works, Criminology, Mass communication, International Studies and Business administration.

About the course

Political science deals with the theory and practice of politics such as the distribution of power and resources in all areas and levels of government. Political science offers a wide range of courses that span through sub-fields of political processes, political theory, and judicial behaviour such as international and comparative politics, public administration, state and local government. Political science offers its students the opportunity to be actively engaged in the decisions, activities that take place behind political scenes and events. These enable political science students to understand the principles of how politics works in the world based on history.

Scope of political science

The scope of political science is vast and political scientists specialize in sub-disciplines/fields of political science, which are:

  • Political theory
  • Public administration
  • Comparative politics
  • International relations
  • Public law

Skills learned when studying Political Science Develop

  • Students who study political science learn to research and gather information and opinions through various means. This information are then synthesized into a coherent and persuasive argument
  • Students of political science are taught strong written and oral communication skills
  • Students are taught theoretical and practical approaches to politics
  • Students are taught to effectively engage in criticism and handle opposing views
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills

Job roles of a graduate of Political Science

Students of political science are well taught in politics and liberal arts, this makes them well suited for a variety of careers. Occupational opportunities exist in the following careers:

  • Public administrator
  • International affairs specialist
  • Journalist
  • Law enforcement
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Law and diplomacy
  • Judge
  • Political analyst
  • Political lobbyist
  • Legislative staff member
  • Politician
  • Campaign manager
  • Public policy researcher
  • News correspondent
  • Social service worker
  • Speechwriter
  • Urban regional planner
  • Human relation officer
  • Non-profit organizations
  • International relations
  • Government administration

List of Nigerian Universities offering Political science

  • University of Nigeria (UNN)
  • Abia State University (ABSU)
  • University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  • University of Ibadan (UI)
  • Adamawa State University (ADSU)
  • Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
  • Ambrose Alli University (AAU)
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU)
  • Babcock University (BABCOCK)
  • Benson Idahosa University (BIU)
  • Benue State University (BSU)
  • Bingham University (BINGHAM)
  • Bowen University (BU)
  • Caritas University (CARITAS)
  • Delta State University (DELSU)
  • Ebonyi State University (EBSU)
  • Enugu State University Of Science And Technology (ESUT)
  • Igbinedion University (IUO)
  • Gombe State University (GOMSU)
  • Lagos State University (LASU)
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK)
  • Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU)
  • University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  • University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  • University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  • University of Uyo (UNIUYO)
  • Usman Dan Fodio University (UDUSOK)
  • Kaduna State University (KASU)
  • Madonna University (MADONNA)
  • Niger Delta University (NDU)
  • Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA)
  • Kogi State University (KSU)
  • Nasarawa State University (NSUK)
  • Ekiti State University (EKSU)
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU)
  • Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU)
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU)
  • Covenant University (CU)
  • Obong University (OU)
  • Redeemer’s University (RUN)
  • Umaru Musa Yar’adua University (UMYU)
  • Renaissance University (RNU)
  • Novena University (NOVENA)
  • Achievers University (ACHIEVERS)
  • Afe Babalola University (ABUAD)
  • Bauchi State University (BASU)
  • Baze University (BAZE)
  • Caleb University (CALEB)
  • Federal University, Dutsin-ma (FUDMA)
  • Federal University, Lafia (FUL)
  • Fountain University (FOUNTAIN)
  • Godfrey Okoye University (GOUNI)
  • Oduduwa University (ODUDUWA)
  • Tansian University, Anambra state (TANSIAN)
  • University Of Mkar (UNIMKAR), Benue state
  • Wellspring University (WELLSPRING)
  • Wesley University Of Science And Technology (WUSTO)
  • Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State (NPA)
  • Hezekiah University (UNIHEZ)
  • Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  • Yobe State University (YSU)
  • Chrisland University (CHRISLAND)
  • Christopher University (CHRISTOPHER)
  • Edwin Clark University (ECU)
  • Federal University Gashua (FUGASHUA)
  • Gregory University, Uturu (GUU)
  • Al-Qalam University, Katsina (AUK)
  • SouthWestern University (SWU)
  • Kings University (UNIKINGS)
  • Sokoto State University (SSU)
  • Ritman University (RITMAN)