JAMB UTME Subject Combination

Social Sciences JAMB Subject Combinations for all Courses

Before proceeding with the JAMB UTME subject combination for all social science courses, I think we should be asking the important question here;

What is Social Science?

Social science is the scientific study of human society and social relationships. It can also be defined and understood as a subject within the field of social science, such as economics or politics.

I will be providing you, with the complete list of all Social science courses and their jamb subject combinations, including social science subjects, etc. Take note that this is the correct list of JAMB Subject Combinations for Social Sciences.

One major reason why I decided to compile this list, is to help all aspiring JAMBites, know their course combinations for the forthcoming UTME.

Please be informed that the English Language is compulsory for all candidates, which automatically makes it, part of the subject combinations:

social science jamb subject combination

JAMB Subject Combinations for Courses in the Social Sciences

1. Accountancy:

Accounting or accountancy is an Area, which is concerned with identifying, recording, measuring, classifying, verifying, summarizing, interpreting and communicating financial information.

It is under this Faculty: Administration

Accountancy Subject Combination:

Use of English,
and any other Social Science subject.

2. Banking and Finance:

Banking and Finance can be defined as the study of commercial or government institutions, which offer financial services which include the following;

The lending of money,
Collection of deposits,
Issue of currencies and debit cards,
Transaction processing.

The banking and finance industries do have a huge variety of careers for all graduates, including positions in asset management, loan processing and financial planning.

Faculty: Administration

Banking and Finance Subject Combination:

Use of English,
one Social Science subject and any other subject

3. Business Administration:

Business administration is a area of discipline, which focuses majorly on business theory, practices and management. The Business Administration involves and includes all aspects of overseeing and supervising business operations. Some Academic institutions/schools/Tertiary institutions like Universities, Polytechnics calls “Business Administration – Business Management.

Business Administration Faculty:

  • Administration

Business Administration Subject Combination

  • Use of English,
  • Mathematics,
  • Economics,
  • Any other Social Science subject.

4. Business Management:

Business Management is a degree course, which aid you in the development of a broad set of skills that are of high value to employers, This includes the ability to understand key business functions such as;

  • Marketing,
  • Human resources,
  • Information management,
  • Accounting and finance,
  • and operations in their wider organisational and social context.

Business Management Faculty:

  • Administration

Business Management Subject Combination:

Use of English,
one other subject.

5. Cooperative and Rural Development:

This is another major course under Social Science, and you can define the Cooperative and Rural development as an area which involves the improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people living in relatively isolated and sparsely populated areas.

Faculty: Social Sciences

Cooperative and Rural Development Subject Combination:

Use of English,
one other subject.

6. Demography and Social Statistics:

This is a relatively newly introduced course in Nigeria tertiary institution, so not many Nigerian Universities offers it. However, the Demography and Social statistics is a discipline which involves the study of statistics such as births, deaths, income, or the incidence of disease, which illustrate the changing structure of human populations.

Demography and Social statistics Faculty:

  • Social Sciences

Demography and Social statistics Subject Combination:

Use of English,
Any other subject.

7. Economics:

Economics is a discipline which focus majorly on the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth in a society. Economics also refers to the scientific study of human action, particularly as it relates to human choice and the utilization of scarce resources.

Economics Faculty:

  • Social Sciences

Economic Subject Combination:

Use of English,
You can decide to choose from any of these subjects; Government, History, Geography, Literature in English, French and CRK/IRK.

8. Geography:

Geography is the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, including human activity as it affects the earth and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources, land use, and industries. It is under social sciences and a wonderful course.

Geography Faculty:

  • Social Sciences

Geography Subject Combination:

  • Use of English,
  • Geography,
  • and two other Arts or Social Science subjects.

9. Human Resources Management:

Human resource management (HRM or HR) is under social science, and it’s the study of management of human resources. This course is specifically created to equip students, on how to maximize employee performance in service of an employer’s strategic objectives.

Human Resources Management, which is also known as HR, mostly focus on the management of people within organizations, focusing on policies and on systems.

Human Resources Management Faculty:

  • Administration

Human Resources Management Subject Combination:

  • Use of English,
  • Economics,
  • Government,
  • other relevant subjects.

10. Industrial Relations:

This course focus on the relations between management and workers in an industry. Industrial Relations is a discipline which covers the studying of the relations between management and workers in an industry. This covers the study of the laws, conventions and institutions that regulate the workplace.

Industrial Relations Faculty:

  • Administration

Industrial Relations Subject Combination:

  • Use of English,
  • Mathematics,
  • Economics,
  • One relevant subject.

11. Insurance:

Insurance focus on providing financial security, Protections, etc. This is a practice or arrangement by which a company or government agency provides a guarantee of compensation for specified loss, damage, illness, or death in return for payment of a premium.

You can also define Insurance or actuarial science as a discipline that applies mathematical and statistical methods in assessing the risk in insurance, finance and other industries and professions.

Insurance Faculty:

  • Administration

Insurance Subject Combination:

  • English,
  • Mathematics,
  • Economics,
  • one other subject.

12. International Relations:

International relations (which is abbreviated to IR) or in some Tertiary institutions, is also called international affairs. International relations is either a field of political science, an interdisciplinary academic field, which has similarity with global studies. In International relations, students are made to take a variety of internationally focused courses in social science and humanities disciplines.

This course also focus on the study of the interaction of the actors in international politics, including states and non-state actors, such as the United Nations (UN), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and Amnesty International.

International Relations Faculty

  • Social Sciences

International Relations Subject Combination:

Use of English,
Literature in English,
You can either choose any of these subjects; Geography/Government/History.

13. Library Science:

This is a study of collecting, preserving, cataloging, and making available books and other documents in libraries. You can also say that library science is the study of the organization and administration of a library and of its technical, informational, and reference services.

Library Science Faculty: Social Sciences

Library Science Subject Combination:

Use of English,
You can decide to choose any three Arts or Social Science subjects.

14. Marketing:

Marketing is an Area of study of the action or business of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising.

However, the complete definition of marketing, is that Marketing is a form of communication between you and your customers with a main goal of selling your product or service to them. The key aspect of succeeding in this Course, is Communication. If you are able to clearly communicates the value of your product or service.

Faculty: Administration

Marketing Subject Combination:

Use of English,
You can choose any relevant Subject.

15. Mass Communication:

Mass communication is an Area of study, which shows how people and entities relay information through mass media to a huge number of the population at the same time.

Mass Communication Faculty: Arts

Mass Communication Subject Combination

→ Use of English,
→ Literature in English,
→ Economics,
→ Government or CRK/IRK.

16. Philosophy:

Philosophy can be defined as the study of general and fundamental problems, which concerns such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.This is the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline.

Philosophy Faculty: Social Sciences

Philosophy Subject Combination:

Use of English,
Any other two subjects.

17. Political Science:

This is a course / discipline which deals with the state and systems of government; the scientific analysis of political activity and behaviour.

Faculty: Biological Sciences

Political Science Subject Combination:

Use of English,
You can choose any other Social Science/Arts subjects.

18. Psychology:

Psychology can be defined as the scientific study of the human mind and its abilities (which is also known as the Human mind functions), especially those affecting behaviour in a given context. Psychology involves the studying of human behavior and mind and also, the embracing all aspects of conscious and unconscious experience as well as thought.

Psychology Faculty: Social Sciences

Psychology Subject Combination

Use of English,
You can choose any three subjects from Arts or Social Science.

19. Public Administration

Public administration is said to be the implementation of government policy. Academically, you can define Public administration as the implementation of government policy and an academic discipline, which studies the implementation of government policies and fully prepares civil servants for working in the public service.

Public Administration Faculty: Social Sciences

Public Administration Subject Combination

Use of English,
Any other subject.

20. Religious Studies

Religious studies, which is also known as the study of religion, is the multi-disciplinary academic field that is purely devoted to researching deep into religious beliefs, behaviors, and institutions.

Religious studies help to describe, compares, interprets, and explains religion, emphasizing systematic, historically based, and cross-cultural perspectives. This gives graduates/Majors of this course, a deep insight into all religions of the world, and why some are much more accepted than others.

Religious Studies Faculty: Social Sciences

Religious Studies Faculty Subject Combination

Use of English Language,
and any two other subjects.

21. Social Work:

This sounds quite interesting and yes it is. Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline which focus on the promotion of the following;

Social change and development,
Social cohesion,
Empowerment and liberation of people.
Principles of social justice,
Human rights,
Collective responsibility,
Respect for diversities.

These are the major and important central to social work.

Social Work Faculty: Social Sciences

Social Work Subject Combination:

Use of English Language,
Any other subject of your choice which is related to your choice.

22. Sociology and Anthropology:

Sociology and Anthropology is the study of the nature of humanity and society, with the complexities of social relationships, and offers a way of understanding the whole context of human experiences. This course also looks into the Amazonian lifestyles and Histories of Mankind, Growth, etc.

Sociology and Anthropology Faculty: Social Sciences.

Sociology and Anthropology Subject Combination.

Use of English,
You are free to choose any three Social Science or Arts Subjects which are related.

23. Tourism:

Tourism, which is also widely known as Hospitality and Tourism, is a multidisciplinary field that purposely prepare people with expertise, knowledge, commitment, and skills for management, marketing and operations positions in the expanding of food, accommodations and tourism industry.

Faculty: Administration

Tourism Subject Combination.

Any other subject.

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