Social Science Courses in Nigeria & Requirements

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Social sciences courses are those that deal with human beings, societies; the relationships that exist among people and how society functions as a whole. Social sciences exist in different fields which are listed below:

  • Economics- Economics deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
  • Geography: This deals with the analysis of population, the land, the relationship between the two and often linking to the earth sciences.
  • Philosophy: This is the study of general and fundamental questions about existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.
  • Public Administration: This deals with the implementation of government policies and its effects on the people
  • Psychology- Psychology makes use of studying both social behaviour and neurobiological processes.
  • Sociology & Anthropology- Sociology is the study of society, both on the individual and structural level.
  • Social work: This is a profession that has to do with individuals, families, groups and communities so as to enhance social functioning and overall well-being.

Social Science Courses in Nigeria & Requirements

Social Science Courses in Nigeria & Requirements

The courses mentioned above are the list of social science courses you can find in most Nigerian schools; although different schools can include various other courses in their faculty of social sciences. In other words, courses you may find under social sciences in one school may differ from that found in another school (eg. Faculty of management sciences)

This article covers the different social science courses found in Nigerian universities and the admission requirements for these courses.

General Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission into any of the four-year degree programme or courses in the Faculty of Social Sciences should possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate or General Certificate of Education or any other equivalent examination with at least five credit passes of which one shall be in English Language, and at least a credit pass in Mathematics.

In addition, candidates must have acceptable passes in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) requirements:

Admission requirements for courses under the Faculty of Social Science

Geography

Admission requirements for UTME candidates

Candidates via UTME must have five O’ level passes in English language, Mathematics, Economics and any other relevant subject at SSCE/NECO/NABTEB or its equivalent

Admission requirements for direct entry candidates

Candidates applying via direct entry to Geography must have two A’ level passes in Geography and any of the following subjects: Economics, History, Agric science, Geology, Literature in English, Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Candidates who have an NCE or OND with merit or at least a lower credit level in any of the following subjects: Town planning, Surveying, Environmental Management or Tropical Science are also eligible for admission into 200 level

All these in addition to the requirements for candidates via UTME

Political Science

Admission requirements for UME candidates

Candidates applying for Political Science via UTME must have five credit passes in English and other social science subjects

Admission requirements for direct entry candidates

Candidates applying via direct entry must have two A’ level passes to include Government or History

UME subject combination is History/Government, English and two other art subjects

Social Work

Admission requirements for UME candidates

Candidates via UTME must have five credit passes to include English language, Government and three other art or social science subjects

Candidates applying via direct entry are required to have any of the following qualifications:

Two A’ level passes in addition to O’ level requirements

Diploma in Social work with a minimum of merit pass

Public Administration and Local government

Admission requirement via UME

Candidates applying via UTME are required to have five credit passes in O level examinations (SSCE/NECO/NABTEB) or its equivalent to include the following subjects: Mathematics, English language, Government or History

Admission requirements via direct entry

Direct entry candidates are required to have any of the following qualifications:

Two GCE A’ level passes or its equivalent in any of the following subjects: Government, History, Economics, Business Management, Accounting and Geography.

Diploma or Higher National diploma in public Administration and social work with a minimum of a lower credit level pass or a merit from any recognized institution

OND from any recognized institutions in law, secretarial studies or its equivalent at merit level.

All these in addition to UME requirement

Psychology

Admission requirements via UTME

Candidates applying via UTME must have the five credit passes to include Mathematics, English language, Government/History

Philosophy

Admission requirements via direct entry

Direct entry candidates must have the following qualifications:

Two A’ level passes

Diploma in any related course

Candidates who have a nurse certificate and credit in Biology health science and at least a pass in Mathematics or Statistics

All the above must be in addition to O’ level requirements

UME subject combination is English language, Biology and two other art or social science subject

Economics

Candidates who wish to study Economics must have obtained credit pass in Mathematics, English Language and Economics in addition to other social science subjects

Admission requirement for direct entry candidates

Candidates who are seeking admission via direct entry admission must have five credit passes in the General Certificate of Education or its equivalent examination of which at least two shall be at the advanced level, preferably IJMB.

Candidates with a diploma in Economics from a university recognized by the National Universities Commission (NUC) are also eligible for admission into 200 level.

Business Administration

Below is a comprehensive list of other social science courses in Nigerian Universities

  • Business And Entrepreneurship Studies
  • Business Management
  • Conflict And Peace Resolution
  • Criminology
  • Demography and Social Statistics
  • Economics
  • Economics and Statistics
  • Environmental Protection And Resources Management
  • Geography
  • Environmental Management
  • Regional Planning
  • Resources Management
  • Public Administration
  • Tourism
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial Relations
  • Information Resources Management
  • Insurance
  • International Relations
  • Human Resource Management
  • Library and Information Science
  • Local Government Studies
  • Personnel Management
  • Philosophy
  • Administrative Studies
  • Political Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Public Administration
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Social Justice
  • Social Works
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Psychology
  • Taxation
  • Transport Planning and Management
  • Library Science
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology

 

 




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