Full List Of Courses You Can Study Without Maths In Nigeria (2023)

This article is a comprehensive list of courses you can study without mathematics (maths) in Nigeria this 2023. Mathematics is the most dreaded subject in many Nigerian schools, especially among secondary school students anticipating university life, as it involves lots of calculations, majority of which are very complex that they scare the living daylight out of many of these students in the country even if they would not admit it.

Courses You Can Study Without Maths In Nigeria

Because of the complex nature of mathematics, many prospective university, polytechnic and college of education students in Nigeria would rather choose a course that has nothing to do with maths in JAMB UTME, and would avoid it totally if there comes an option to choose between physics and mathematics for science students or any other subject for that matter and mathematics for students in the arts and commercial field.

This does not necessarily mean that these students are any less intelligent than the gurus in mathematics but for some reason or the other, they feel mathematics or any other course involving complex calculations are not just their calling in life, so they would rather not bother much about it since they have nothing to lose if they decide to ditch maths in favour of other subjects and courses that are more fine tuned to their strengths.

If you are among the many prospective students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria that do not fancy maths and have been asking the question, “is there any course in Nigeria that does not require mathematics in JAMB before I gain admission into the university or polytechnic?”, this article is for you as we have compiled a full list of all the courses in the country that you do not need mathematics for before proceeding for life in any of the many tertiary institutions of learning across the federation.

It is true that the requirement for studying most courses in Nigeria is that candidates applying to certain, if not all universities in the country must obtain the desired grades in mathematics and English language at O’Level as well as in three (3) other subjects relating to their course of study. If you have been wondering about how you can find out the correct JAMB subject combination for your desired course of study, we have done justice to that in the article that carries that link provided, kindly look it up.

But it is also true that for courses which do not require maths in JAMB, your grade at WAEC or NECO in mathematics isn’t relevant as you will need to pass English Language (very compulsory) and any other subjects related to your field of study before you can be considered for admission into your school of choice. The most important thing is to know your subject combinations for the particular course you want to study in the institutions of higher learning so that you do not make mistakes when filling your JAMB form.

A lack of information about this subject matter has caused many prospective students in Nigeria to lose out on their admission and this is the reason why Nigerian Guide has taken out time to give a detailed explanation on this issue so that candidates seeking admission into the universities, polytechnics or colleges of education in the country will be armed with the right information before they take action to determine their destinies academically. Having said that, let us now proceed to give the list of courses one can study in the country without mathematics as a prerequisite in JAMB.


The following is a complete list of all the courses you can study without mathematics in Nigeria this 2023:

  • Biochemistry (Optional)
  • Biological Science (Optional)
  • Applied Biochemistry (Optional)
  • Chemistry (Optional)
  • Geology (Optional)
  • Geography (Optional)
  • Botany
  • Botany and Microbiology
  • Plant Science and Biotechnology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Science and Forestry
  • Plant Science and Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Genetics and Biotechnology
  • Ecology
  • Zoology (Optional)
  • Marine Science and Technology
  • Applied Zoology
  • Microbiology (Optional)
  • Optometry
  • Biology (Optional)
  • Anthropology
  • Marine Biology (Optional)
  • Oceanography (Optional)
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Agricultural Science
  • Crop Science
  • Soil science
  • Forestry
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Hotel Management
  • Home Economics and Food Management
  • Medical Sciences
  • Physiology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Law
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Population Studies (Optional)
  • Geography
  • Library Science
  • Library and Information Science
  • Mass Communication
  • Policy and Strategic Studies
  • Social Justice
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Policy and Administrative Studies
  • Political Science
  • Political Science and Public Administration
  • Philosophy (Optional)
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Social Studies
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Relations
  • Civil Law
  • Adult Education
  • Conflict and Peace Resolution
  • Counselor Education
  • Theatre/Performing Art
  • Music
  • Criminology and Security Studies
  • Education and Biology
  • Education and Efik/Ibibio
  • Education and Geography
  • Education and Political Science
  • Education and Social Studies
  • Elementary Education
  • English and Literary Studies
  • English Language Education
  • Environmental Education
  • French
  • Geography – Under Social Science
  • Geography and Environmental Management – Under Social Science
  • Geography and Meteorology – Under Social Science
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • History
  • History and International Studies
  • Home Economics and Education
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hotel and Tourism Management – Under Social Science
  • International Relations and Diplomacy
  • Library and Information Science – Under Education
  • Linguistics
  • Edo Language
  • Yoruba Language
  • Christian Theology
  • Arabic Education
  • Arabic Studies
  • Local Government Administration
  • Peace and Conflicts Resolution Studies
  • Philosophy – Under Art
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Policy and Administrative Studies
  • Policy and Strategic Studies
  • Political and Administrative Studies
  • Political Science/International Law and Diplomacy
  • Political Science and Conflict Resolution
  • Political Science and Defence Studies
  • Political Science and Diplomacy
  • International Relations
  • International Studies and Diplomacy
  • Public Administration
  • Leisure and Tourism Management (Polytechnic)
  • Art and Design (Polytechnic)
  • Hospitality Management (Polytechnic)
  • Library and Information Science (Universities and Polytechnic)
  • Local Government Studies (Polytechnic)
  • Social Development (Polytechnic)
  • Pre-Primary and Primary Education
  • Public Administration – Under Administration
  • Religious Studies
  • Secretarial Administration
  • Secretarial Administration and Education
  • Secretarial Education
  • Social Justice
  • Sociology – Under Art and Social Sciences
  • Teacher Education
  • Vocational and Technical Education.

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Maduawuchi Obialo

Maduawuchi Obialo is the founder of Nigerian Guide and the Editor-in-Chief at Nigerian Infopedia. He is a professional Web Content Developer and a Biochemist.

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