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Political Science

Department of Political Science

The philosophy and mission of B.Sc. Political Science programme is to produce graduates with a critical mind, requisite ability and skill to analyze, comprehend, predict and influence the factors that shape and mould power relationships in an ever-changing socio-political environment in a globalizing world.

  • To provide training in the principles of political science and their application to the type of degree programme concerned – political economy, public administration or international relations.
  • Stimulate the students intellectually through the programme, in such a way that they appreciate social problems.
  • To provide a solid foundation of knowledge about the workings of society and its institutions and develop the skills for the constructive use of such knowledge.
  • To develop in students, the ability to apply the knowledge to the resolution of societal problems and conflicts.
  • To develop in students, such skills and competency that would allow them to be self-reliant and entrepreneurial.
  • Provide the students with the necessary skills for studying and analyzing society.
  • Provide the students with the skill-base from which they can proceed to higher studies in political science.
  • Students who can carry out fieldwork, collect data and analyze these in a coherent manner, as well as engage in comparative analysis of one political system with others.
  • To imbue in the students a deep appreciation of the political dynamics of society and the impact of this on wider socio-economic development and societal well-being.

The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Political Science is designed to provide students with a firm and Professional grasp of their area of study and to give them a broad intellectual background in their discipline. A student of political science training should be competent in the general and specific intellectual skills including literary information processing skills; interpersonal skills such as communication skills; conceptual framework skills that help in good decision-making; competence in the use of Information Technology; subject-specific and transferable skills which allows for the pursuit of a wide range of careers after graduation; a reasonable level of competence in statistical and quantitative methods.

Therefore, a graduate of Political Science who has achieved the threshold level at the end of the four (4) year programme, should be able to demonstrate:

  1. Knowledge of political science principles and concepts;
  2. Knowledge of political science theory;
  3.  Knowledge of appropriate research methods;
  4. Reasonable and appropriate computing skills;
  5. Knowledge of political science data and the appropriate methodology for analyzing them;
  6. General knowledge in critical areas of political science;
  7. Creativity in appreciating socio-economic and political problem, because social problems can usually be solved in a variety of ways; and
  8. Apply critical Political Science reasoning to problem-solving, etc.
  1. There are two levels of admission into the Political Science Programme: – UTME and Direct Entry.



    Candidates for admission into the four (4) year degree programme should possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE); (NECO and/or WAEC), or the General Certificate of Education (GCE) or their equivalents, with at least five (5) credit passes obtained in not more than two sittings of which three must be Government and/or History, plus English Language and Mathematics. An acceptable UTME score is also required.


    Direct Entry

    Candidates for direct entry into the degree programme in Political Science should possess Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE); (NECO and/or WAEC) or the General Certificate of Education (GCE) or their equivalents, three of which shall include Government and/or History, English Language and Mathematics. In addition, candidates must possess credit passes in three (3) relevant subjects at the advanced level in the General Certificate of Education (GCE) or its equivalent.


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