Political Science


The Department runs a four-year standard programme leading to a B.Sc Honours degree in political Science. Philosophy, Objective and Scope The B.Sc (Honours) degree programme in Political Science aims at serving a number of inter-related objectives. To ground the student in the philosophy and methods of political inquiry and analysis. The focus is on scientific inquiry into and analysis of the relationship between the state and man both as an individual and a member of social groups. Stress Areas * Elements of Politics 0 * Government 1 * International Relations 2 * Administration and Management 3 * Politics of Development 4 * Theory and Epistemology 5 * Methodology and Statistics 6 * Project 7 Entry Requirements JAMB Candidates In addition to the entry requirements of the University of Nigeria, candidates for admission into the Department of Political Science are required to have Credit in English Language and a pass in mathematics at the General Certification of Education (Ordinary Level) examination or Senior Secondary School Certification examination or the equivalent. Direct Entry Candidates Candidates for direct entry should have at least two General Certification of Education Advanced Level passes or the equivalent in any two of the following subjects: Government, History, Economics, English Literature, French, Business Management, Religious Knowledge, and Geography. Combined Honours degree are also available. General Studies Political Science and any one of the following disciplines: Economics, Sociology/Anthropology, Psychology, Philosophy and Religion. Job Opportunities To give students the training that will equip them to serve the nation, Africa and the World as effective and efficient managers/administrators, experts in public and private policy formulation and implementation, advisors to government and political parties, diplomats and international civil servants. Overall, political science prepares students to become wide ranging social articulators, leaders and consultants. Staff Profile