This part of the JAMB brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Religious Studies under the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in Nigeria. You will see the UTME subject combination needed to apply for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, requirements such A’level, ND, HND, NCE, etc for Direct Entry candidates, as well as other information you require to successfully apply for the course.

List of Degree Awarding Institutions that Offer Religious Studies

  • Abia State University
  • Adekunle Ajasin University
  • Adeleke University
  • Akwa Ibom State University
  • Anambra State University
  • Augustine University
  • Babcock University
  • Benue State University
  • Delta State University
  • Ekiti State University
  • Godfrey Okoye University
  • Imo State University
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University
  • Kings University
  • Madonna University
  • McPherson University
  • Mountain Top University
  • Niger Delta University
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • Paul University
  • Samuel Adegboyega University
  • Summit University Offa
  • Tansian University
  • University of Benin
  • University of Calabar
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Jos

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

In UTME, note that English Language is mandatory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study Religious Studies under the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in the institutions listed above are:

CRK/IRS and any two other subjects.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) OAU require CRK/IRS and one Art subject and an Arts or a Social Science subject.

(ii) AAUA and EKSU require Two Arts subjects and one other subject.

(iii) UNIBEN accepts ant three subjects.

(iv) SAU requires CRS, Government or History and any other Arts subjects.

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for Religious Studies as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language and CRK/IRS.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) AAUA accepts merit at TC II in English in lieu of SSCE English Language.

(ii) UNIBEN five SSCE credit passes or five Merit level passes in T.C. II at not more than two sittings. Subjects should include English Language, Religious Knowledge and two other Arts or Social Sciences subjects.

(iii) PAUL requires five SSCE credit passes in not more than two sittings (or equivalent qualification) including English Language, Mathematics and three Arts/Social Science subjects.

(iv) NDU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English, Religious Studies plus three other subjects, two of which must be Arts subjects.

(v) GO requires credit pass in Mathematics.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Religious Studies as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: Two ‘A’ level subjects to include Religious Studies (CRS/IRS).

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNIJOS accept 2 or 3 year National Diploma/NCE (merit).

(ii) OAU accepts two principal subjects including CRK/IRK.

(iii) IMSU – No Direct Entry.

(iv) ABSU and DELSU accept NCE/ND/HND in Religious or Social Studies or ‘A’ level in three subjects including Religion.

(v) JABU accepts five O level credit passes in relevant subjects plus ND and HND.

(vi) SAU and OAU accept NCE in Religious Studies (CRK or IRK).

(vii) UNICAL also accepts NCE in Religious Studies.

(viii) UNIBEN accepts: 
a. At least two passes in Arts and Social Science subjects at the Advance level of the General Certificate in Education (GCE) in one sitting or in the Higher School Certificate (HSC) in one sittings. b. National Certificate in Education (NCE) with at least a credit level pass in Christian Studies or Islamic/Arabic studies or Religious Studies or Social Studies from a recognised College of Education. In addition, candidates should have at least an overall credit level pass. 
c. At least a Merit level pass in National Diploma in Mass Communication.

(ix) UNIBEN requires any other three subjects.

(x) BSU accepts accept NCE/A level passes including in CRK, African Religion or its equivalent.

(xi) ADELEKE requires two A’ level passes to include Literature in English and other Arts subjects or NCE in English/Political Science

(xii) MCU accepts NCE candidates with Five ‘O’ level credit passes and requires merit pass in religious studies).

(xiii) UI accepts NCE with at least Merit in Religious Studies.

(xiv) NDU accepts:
a. A minimum of 2 GCE (A/Level) passes, one of which must be any one of the following subjects: English Language, CRK, Government/any Nigeria Language/any Arts subject.
b. The National Certificate in Education (NCE) provided there is merit in Christian Religious Studies, or Islamic Religious Studies.