Course Title: GEOGRAPHY

Course Description

Geography is the scientific study of the Earth, and all its complexities. The all-encompassing discipline seeks to ascertain not only where earthly materials are located, but also why and how they changed to become what they are.

A professional in the field is referred to as a Geographer.

Few amongst the sub-courses under Geography include the following:

  1. Biogeography.
  2. Climate Change
  3. Coastal Geography
  4. Development Geography
  5. Ecology
  6. Geomorphology
  7. Health Geography
  8. Language Geography
  9. Migration


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JOB OFFERS FOR A GEOGRAPHYER

Few amongst the vast job opportunities available for a Geographer include the following:

  • Cartographer.
  • Climatologist.
  • Conservation officer.
  • Consultant.
  • Demographer.
  • Economic development officer.
  • GIS specialist.
  • Hydrographer.

Subject Combination for JAMB

Here are the courses to combine when filling this course for JAMB UTME

Geography and any two (2) of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Agricultural Science.

Course Cut of Point

165 is the minimum cut off point for GEOGRAPHY as specified by JAMB.

Also, the required cut-of-points for this course (GEOGRAPHY) depends on the school you are applying for, basically many schools have a different minimum cut of marks for accepting students in this area, which may be higher or even lower than JAMB recommend. Also, it is important to note that your O'level result (WAEC, NECO, GCE etc) is a primary criteria for screening, continue reading to know the required subjects you must have on your O'Level result

GEOGRAPHY Requirement UTME

Five (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Geography and any other two (2) Science subjects.

GEOGRAPHY Requirements Direct Entry

Two (2) 'A' Level passes in Geography and one (1) other science subject.

Schools offering GEOGRAPHY

School Cut-of-points
Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun
Al-Ibadan College of Education,
A.D. Rufa’I College for Legal and Islamic Studies,
University of Abuja
Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State
Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State
Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State
Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State
University of Lagos
University of Maiduguri
Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna, Kaduna State
Obafemi Awolowo University
Usmanu Danfodio University
University of Nigeria Nsukka
Modibbo Adama University of Technology
Abia State University, Uturu
Umaru Musa Yaradua University
Nasarawa State University
Yobe State University
Kebbi State University of Science and Technologya
Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil c/o Kano State Coll. of Art, Science and Remedial Studies,
Adamawa State University
Ahmadu Bello University
Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo
Benue State University
Gombe State University
NIGERIAN ARMY UNIVERSITY BIU
GOMBE STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

GEO. Special Consideration

DIRECT ENTRY

(i) MINNA accepts Geography and Mathematics/Physics Physics preferred.

(ii) MINNA accepts NCE merit, ND/HND upper or lower credit Meteorology.

(iii) BAYERO does not accept Economics.

(iv) KUST accepts IJMB/ND/NCE for Direct Entry in Geography

(v) GSU accepts Economics and Government.

(vi) UMYUK accepts a minimum of 9 points in IJMB/HSC/GCE 'A' Level/NCE in relevant subjects. All candidates must have Geography.

(vii) UNN accepts

(a) two (2) 'A' Level passes in Geography and any one (1) of Economics, History, Agricultural Science, Geology, and Literature in English, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

(b) NCE merit in Geography, ND lower credit in Town Planning, Surveying, Environmental Management or Tropical Science, plus four (4) 'O' Level credit passes which must include English Language and at least 'O' Level pass in Mathematics.

(viii) GOUU accepts NCE in Geography.

(ix) IBADAN accepts two (2) 'A' Level subjects including Geography and any other Science subject for Geography.

(i) ABU accepts Two 'A' level/IJMB passes which must include Geography and any other science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Agricultural Science and Economics) in addition to O/L requirements.

(ii) KASU accepts Two 'A' Level passes in Geography and any one of Economics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. ND/HND/NCE Geography Lower Credit in addition to 'O' Level requirements and IJMB with 7 Points.



UTME

(i) OOU requires two (2) other Science subjects.

(ii) IBADAN requires five (5) or six (6) 'O' Level credit passes at one (1) or two (2) sittings to include English Language, Mathematics, Geography, and any two (2) other Science subjects.

(iii) GSU accepts Economics.

(iv) UMYUK

Science Option- five (5) 'O' level credit passes or its equivalent in English Language, Mathematics, Geography, and any two (2) of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Agricultural Science.

Social Science Option- five (5) ' O' level credit passes or its equivalent in English Language, Mathematics, Geography, and any two (2) of Government, Economics, Commerce and Accounting.

(v) ABU requires Five 'O' level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Geography, Biology and any other Science subject.

(vi) UNN requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes including English Language, Geography and any three (3) from Arts or Social Science subjects and at least 'O' Level pass in Mathematics.

(vii) KASU only accepts among Chemistry, Biology or Physics as the other two (2) Science subjects.

(viii) ABSU requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any three (3) subjects from Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences. 'O' Level credit pass in Geography is compulsory.

(ix) MINNA requires 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Geography and any one (1) of Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Economics, Government.

(x) GOUU requires two (2) other subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.

(xi) KASU accepts Five 'O' level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Geography and two other Science subjects.





UTME SUBJECTS

(i) IBADAN requires Mathematics / Biology, Chemistry / Physics, Further Mathematics or Geography.

(ii) ABU requires Geography, Biology and any other Science subject.

(i) UNN requires Geography and any two (2) subject preferably Arts or Social Science subjects.

(ii) UMYUK requires Geography and any other two (2) Science subjects. For Social Science they require Geography and any other two (2) Social Science subjects.

(iii) ABU requires Use of English, Geography, Biology and any other science subject (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Agricultural Science and Economics).

(iv) KASU requires Geography and two other Science subjects that may include Agric. Science.

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