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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