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Universities offering Sociology in Nigeria+Career Opportunities

Sociology is the scientific study of society. It is a social science which uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about human social activity. For many sociologists the goal is to conduct research which may be applied directly to social policy and welfare, while others focus primarily on refining the theoretical understanding of social processes. Subject matter ranges from the micro level of individual agency and interaction to the macro level of systems and the social structure.


List of Universities offering sociology in Nigeria

Ambrose Alli University

Adekunle AJAsin University

Afe Babalola University

Amadu Bello University, Zaria

Achievers University

Al-Qalam University

Bowen University

Crawford University

Ekiti State University

Federal University Dutsinma

Federal University Gashua

Federal University Gusau

Federal University Kebbi

Federal University Lafia

Federal University Oye-Ekiti

Federal University Wukari

Fountain University

Gregory University

University of Abuja

Bayero University

Bells University

University of Calabar

Covenant University

Delta State University

Joseph Ayo Babalola University

Kwara State University

Kaduna State University

Landmark University

Lagos State University

Lead City University

Olabisi Onabanjo University

University of Ibadan

University of Ilorin

University of Jos

University of Lagos

University of Maiduguri

Madonna University

University of Nasarawa

Nnamdi Azikwe University

Obafemi Awolowo University

University of Port Harcourt

Redeemers University of Nigeria

Renaissance University

University of Ado Ekiti

University of Nigeria Nsukka

Sokoto State University

Usman Danfodio University

Ritman University

Rhema University

Nigeria Police Academy

Novena University

University of Osun

Umaru Musa Ya’radua University

Yobe State University

Bingham University

Caritas University


Subject Require for sociology in JAMB or Jamb subject combination for sociology: Three Social Science or Arts subjects.

Special consideration for jamb subject combination for sociology

(i) IBADAN – The 3 subjects to be chosen from Arts, Science or Social Science subjects.

(ii) PHC and AAU accept Mathematics as UTME subjects.

(iii) AAUA requires Government and accepts Mathematics.

(iv) KSU accepts English language. Mathematics and three others from Government or History, Economics, Geography, Commerce and Agric. Sci.

(v) FED-OYEEKITI, ABU and ABUAD require Government/History plus two other subjects

(vi) BSU accepts any three subjects from Arts or S/Sciences

(viii) WESTERN-DEL requires three Social Science or Arts subject.

(ix) LASU requires Government/History, Economics/Commerce and any other Social Science subject.

(x) DELSU requires two Social science subjects and any other subject.

(xi) ABUAD for Intelligence and Security Studies requires History/Government, Geography plus one Arts or Social Science subject.

(xii) KWASU – Same as in Geography.

(xiii) LAGOS requires three Social science subjects or Arts subjects. It accepts Mathematics as UTME subjects.

(xiv) FED-LAFIA requires Government and any two of Economics, Commerce, History, Geography, Literature in English or CRK/IRS.

(xv) BAYERO requires Government or History plus two other Social Science.

(xvi) ABUJA – As in Political Science.


WAEC subject Combination for sociology: Five SSCE credit passes in Government or History, English Language and three other subjects. At least a pass in Mathematics is required.


Sociology Jobs in Nigeria

Below are the jobs or career opportunities for sociology:

  • Admissions Counselor
  • Adoption Agent
  • Advertising Manager
  • ˜Alcohol & Drug Case Worker
  • Career Services Counselor
  • Child Welfare Officer
  • City Planner
  • Community Relations Director
  • Consultant
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Correctional Case Worker
  • Corrections Officer
  • Criminologist
  • Customer Relations
  • Day Care Worker
  • Delinquency Counselor
  • Demographic Analyst
  • Dietician
  • Foster Care Worker
  • Government Worker
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Industrial Sociologist
  • Job Analyst
  • Labour Force & Manpower
  • Labour Relations Representative
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Mental Health Agent
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Personnel Interviewer
  • Policy Analyst
  • Political Systems Researcher
  • Population Specialist
  • Public Health Statistician
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Public Service Worker
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Reporter
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Director
  • Sales Representative
  • School Counselor
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Social Scientist
  • Social Welfare Examiner
  • Social Worker
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Teacher/Lecturer
  • Urban Planner
  • Welfare Counselor

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