There are some questions I will like to answer using this page for candidates who want to study mass communication in the university. Some of the top questions are:
- Can I study mass communication without literature in English?
- Can I study mass comm. Without Economics?
Before I can answer the question above, I will like to give the admission requirement to study the course as approved by JAMB.
Admission requirements for Mass Communication
O’level: Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language and four (4) other subjects in Arts or Social Sciences.
Direct Entry: Two (2) ‘A’ Level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects
The above requirements are general but a close look suggests that most universities want a credit pass in literature in English.
Furthermore, economics is not as important as literature to study mass communication. Some universities accept commerce in lieu of economics.
Top Universities offering mass communication and their requirements
University of Lagos
UNILAG requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English and any two (2) of Economics, History/Government, Geography, any Nigerian Language, Christian Religious Studies/Islamic Studies and Civic Education.
Ahmadu Bello University
ABU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Economics/Commerce, Government/History, Literature in English/Christian Religious Studies/Islamic Studies and any Nigerian Language with at least ‘O’ Level pass in Mathematics.
Nnamdi Azikwe University
It require five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language and ‘O’ Level pass in Mathematics. UNIZIK requires ‘O’ Level credit pass in Literature in English.
Imo State University
IMSU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Literature in English and ‘O’ Level pass in Mathematics.
Olabisi Onabanjo University
OOU require five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English and two (2) additional subjects in Arts and Social Sciences.
Delta State University
DELSU requires SSC or GCE ‘O’ Level credit passes in at least five (5) subjects, including English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics, two Social Science subjects.
BOWEN requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Literature in English, Mathematics and any other subjects in Arts and Social Sciences.
JAMB Subject Combination for Mass Communication
- Use of English
- Any three (3) from Arts or Social Science subjects
It is important for candidates aspiring to study the course that literature is required as one of the subject to write in JAMB for most University.
I hope the information provided about Mass Communication in Nigerian Universities is of help to you.