This post contains what Geology is about, admission requirement to study Geology in Nigeria Universities, places one can work with a degree in Geology.


All JAMB and WAEC candidates who are interested in studying or having a career in Geology are hereby informed that JAMB and WAEC subject combination for Geology for 2019/2020 academic session has been released.

What is Geology about?

Geology involves studying the materials that make up the earth, the features and structures found on Earth as well as the processes that act upon them.

Geology also deals with the study of the history of all life that’s ever lived on or is living on the earth now. Studying how life and our planet have changed over time is an important part of geology.

Students who study this course are equipped with developing natural resources in ways that safeguard the environment. Geology is important because it helps in finding, managing and using natural resources and mitigating the risks of natural and environmental hazards.

It comes with some side skills which must be learnt or acquired and they are:

  • skills in observation, data collection, analysis and interpretation
  • the ability to prepare, process and present data
  • the ability to handle information in a range of different mediums, e.g. textual, numerical, oral, graphical
  • written and verbal communication skills
  • report writing skills
  • problem-solving skills and lateral thinking
  • self-motivation and resilience
  • Ability to work with a team.
  • Communication and quantitative skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Inquisitive.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Integration and application of knowledge
  • Observational and investigative skills.
Places Where One can work with a Degree in Geology?

Various Career opportunities in Geology include;

  • Mining and geological engineer
  • Environmental consulting
  • Education
  • Well site geologist
  • Engineering geologist
  • Geo-chemist
  • Geophysicist/field seismologist

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JAMB UTME Subject Combination For Geology?

For you to be on a safe side it is better if you aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic.

JAMB UTME subject combination (subject to write in jamb) for Geology are

  1. Use of English
  2. Chemistry
  3. Physics
  4. Mathematics
  5. Biology
  6. Geography

O level/WAEC Subject Combination For Geology?

The subjects needed to study Geology in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The O level requirement that is the compulsory WAEC subject combination for Geology must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Biology
  3. Chemistry
  4. Mathematics
  5. Any other subject

List of Nigeria Universities Offering Geology.

  • Achievers University Owo
  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
  • Afe Babalola University , Ado-Ekiti
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
  • Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot-Akpaden
  • Al- Hikmah University, Ilorin
  • Anambra State University, Uli
  • Bayero University, Kano
  • Delta State University, Abraka
  • Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
  • Federal University Of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
  • Federal University Of Technology Minna
  • Federal University Of Technology, Owerri
  • Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State
  • Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State
  • Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State
  • Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  • Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  • Gombe State University, Tudun Wada, Gombe
  • Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna
  • Kano University Of Science And Technology, Wudil
  • Kogi State University, Anyigba
  • Modibo Adama University Of Technology, Yola
  • Niger Delta University , Wilberforce Island
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
  • Ondo State University Of Science And Technology, Okitipupa
  • Osun State University, Osogbo
  • Salem University, Lokoja
  • University Of Benin, Benin City
  • University Of Calabar, Calabar
  • University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
  • University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
  • University Of Lagos
  • University Of Maiduguri
  • University Of Nigeria Nsukka
  • University Of Port-Harcourt
  • Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto
  • Wesley University Of Science And Technology. Ondo

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