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Geophysics WAEC and Jamb Subject Combination

Aspiring to study Geophysics in your university education? do you know the right subject combination for the courses? are you about to register for your Jamb? about registering for your WAEC?

Then this article is here to enlighten you. we will be talking about the subject combination for WAEC and Jamb for students who wish to study Geophysics in their university education.

Of course, Geophysics is a science subject but yes there are specific science subjects you have to use in your subject combination to be relevant or related to your course of study.

Before we get into the subject matter “jamb ad WAEC subject combination for Geophysics and also the duration of Geophysics, the schools offering Geo physics in Nigeria and the Job opportunities that are available for graduates of Geophysics. let’s take a brief look at what Geophysics is all about.

Geophysics WAEC and Jamb Subject Combination

About Geophysics as a Course of Study

Geophysics is a science coures that is concerned with the study of the earths physics and structure . it uses mathematical and physical methods including the microscopic properties of minerals and rocks. it also seeks to understand the global process of earthquakes and climate. one can rightly say it is the scientific study of the earth, its structures, and its properties.

As a course of study Geophysics is all about understanding how the earth works making measurements of its gravitational, electrical, and electromagnetic fields, radioactivity, and also the passage of elastic waves

Geophysics is classified as a branch of science under earth sciences which is a part of sciences but only that it is concerned with physical phenomena.
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The Importance of Geophysics 

the importance of geophysics includes but is not limited to

  1. It helps to understand and locate hydrocarbons, minerals, Aggregate, and other natural resources
  2. It is used for geology mapping, environmental monitoring
  3. It is also used for infrastructure planning and monitoring
  4. It is used to study permafrost and stability assessment.
  5. Investigations of geophysics are used for the estimation of the physical properties of the subsurface by measuring, analyzing, and interpreting magnetic fields at the ground surface.
  6. Generally, it helps in increasing our knowledge of the earth’s properties and physical properties
  7. it plays a major role in societal needs like the provision of mineral  resources, and mitigation of natural hazards and also serves as a process of environmental protection
  8. It allows for the scanning of the subsurface of soils
  9. It is essential for exploring water, and  energy

WAEC Subject Combination for Geophysics 

WAEC course is usually made up of eight to nine subjects. the subjects involved are usually relevant to the course of study.

In the case of geophysics which is a science subject you have to understand that Geophysics subject does not include all the science subjects but relevant science subjects and they include

  1. Mathematics
  2. English languages
  3. Physic
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. further mathematics
  7. Agriculture
  8. Geography
  9. Any other science subject

You have to note that while making your choice of subject it has to be related to the coures of study .

O Level Requirements for Geophysics 

The O-level requirement which is part of the Admission requirement for a university education in geophysics is listed below.

This is known as the compulsory requirement that you need even before you can write Jamb which serves as a pathway to university education.

The following is the list of the O Level requirements

  1. A minimum of five credits scores in relevant subjects
  2. Credits should not be obtained in more than two WAEC sittings.

There are some cases where candidates combine result, some combines their WAEC and NECO result , but you need to confirm if the school you are applying for admission accepts combined results .

JAMB Subject Combination for Geophysics 

As part of the major requirement for your university education, you need to write a minimum/maximum of four core subjects. the subjects should be related to your course of study.

As an intending student of geophysics, the subject that is core to your courses includes

  1. Mathematics
  2. English Language
  3. Physics
  4. Chemistry

You have to note that each university have a score or cut off point you have to meet before you can be considered for the second phase of admission.

Also, note that the admission process demands you get at least 200 and above in your jamb score before you will be considered.

Also, note that scoring above 200 does not guarantee your admission or secure your admission.

Duration of Geophysics 

The University duration for Geophysics of four (4) years after which if you meet the requirement you will be awarded a BSc degree

Job positions available for Graduates of Geophysics 

The following are the job positions available for graduates of Geophysics in Nigeria. They include but are not limited to

  1. Seismic Data Processor
  2. Geophysical Surveyor
  3. Exploration Geophysicist
  4. Environmental Consultant
  5. Mining Geophysicist
  6. Remote Sensing Specialist
  7. Geohazard Analysis
  8. GIS Specialist
  9. Hydro geophysicist
  10. Geophysical Modeler
  11. Reservoir Geophysicist
  12. Geothermal Energy Analyst
  13. Oceanographer
  14. Academic Researcher
  15. Natural Resource Manager
  16. Meteorological Data Analyst
  17. Archaeological Geophysicist
  18. Geophysical Software Developer
  19. Groundwater Consultant
  20. Seismologist
  21.  Environmental Impact Assessor
  22.  Renewable Energy Analyst
  23. Data Analyst
  24. Climate Change Analyst
  25. Volcanologist
  26. Pipeline Integrity Specialist
  27. Geophysical Instrumentation Specialist
  28. Space Weather Analyst
  29. Urban Planner
  30. Radiation Protection Specialist

Schools in Nigeria that offer Geophysics 

The following schools in Nigeria offer Geophysics an have have received accreditation for it

  1.  University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  3. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  4. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
  5. University of Lagos, Akoka
  6.  Federal University of Technology, Akure
  7. University of Ilorin, Ilorin
  8. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  9. University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt
  10. Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island
  11. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  12.  Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
  13. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti
  14. University of Jos, Jos
  15.  Federal University, Ndufu-Alike
  16.  Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto
  17. Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  18. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
  19. University of Calabar, Calabar
  20. Federal University, Dustin-Ma


Here is a complete guide on your Admission course as an intending student of geophysics. for more information and inquiries you can scroll down to the comment box and drop a comment.

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