What are the O level subjects required in WAEC and NECO to study Linguistics? If you are interested in knowing the compulsory subjects in WAEC and NECO that is necessary for studying Linguistics under the faculty of Arts and Humanities in the university, then continue reading this post as I have provided you the subject combinations required in WAEC result as well as NECO result to study Linguistics.

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Referencing the introduction already made above, this is a notice to all aspirants who wish to apply for admission into any of the universities in Nigeria to study Linguistics under the faculty of Arts and Humanities that the list of compulsory subjects as well as optional subjects required in O level result (WAEC and NECO) before applying for admission into Linguistics has been published in this post.
As mentioned above, some of these NECO and WAEC subject requirements are compulsory which means you need to have at least a minimum of Credit passes (C6) in them in your o level result before you can use it to apply for admission to study Linguistics.
Also, keep in mind that some schools may have special subject combination requirements for the subjects that are eligible to be used in JAMB before one can gain admission into Linguistics. Irrespective of the subjects required by each school, English Language and Mathematics are compulsory subjects that you need to pass before you can gain admission to study Linguistics.
If you are also interested in JAMB subject combination for Linguistics you can start by checking out JAMB subject combination for Linguistics here or use the general approach by checking JAMB subject combination for all courses here.

Other Useful Resources

Before you proceed, check out the following resources that will help you better prepare for JAMB:

O Level (WAEC and NECO) Subject Requirements For Linguistics

The WAEC subjects required to study Linguistics are as follows:

Five SSCE credit passes including English Language.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNIBEN requires SSCE credit passes in Literature in English, one Arts subject and at least a pass in Mathematics.

(ii) UI and UNILORIN require ‘O’ level credit passes in Arts and Social Sciences. UNILORIN requires at least one Nigerian Language) or Lit. in English and one other Art subject. UNILORIN accepts Science subject.

(iii) UNIOSUN and UNIUYO require credit pass in Literature in English.

(iv) UNILAG requires five ‘O’ level credits to include English Language, Mathematics and three other subjects from Arts or Social Sciences. A credit pass in one Nigerian Language will be an advantage.

(v) UI requires 5 or 6 ‘O’ level credit passes at one or two sittings to include English Language, Arts and any other two subjects. Credit passes in African language and Mathematics will be an advantage.

(vi) UNILORIN requires O credit passes in Arts and Social Sciences. Also requires at least one Nigerian Language or Literature in English and one other Arts subjects.

(vii) DELSU requires credit pass in Literature in English.

(viii) UNN – as in Linguistics, Igbo and other Nigerian languages.

(ix) KWASU requires credit passes in English,Literature, Mathematics (Pass), plus any other three Arts/Social Science/Science subjects.

(x) BSU requires five SSCE credit passes in Arts and Social Sciences including Literature in English Language.

As mentioned earlier, the WAEC subject combination and requirements for Linguistics posted above are only eligible if you want to study Linguistics under the faculty of Arts and Humanities. If the course you are looking for is in another faculty, keep in mind that the o level subject requirements may vary and as such, you need to check the WAEC and NECO requirements for that course under the faculty of interest. You can check JAMB brochure for all faculties here.

List of Schools That Offer Linguistics

This section contains the list of schools that accepts the O level subject requirements for Linguistics posted above. These are the schools you can apply to if you have passed the Linguistics subject requirements mentioned above either in your WAEC result or your NECO result. You can find the schools by selecting the faculty and course in JAMB brochure here.

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