Political Science - Faculty of Social & Management Sciences

This entire page attempts to cover the List of Schools that offer Political Science under the Faculty of Social & Management Sciences in Nigeria.

We will also talk about;
- The subject combinations needed to study Political Science
- JAMB UTME Subjects and Requirements
- O'Level Subjects and Requirements
- Direct Entry Requirements
- and other information you require to successfully gain admission to study Political Science.

You need to read the entire content of this page to get all the knowledge your require for this course.

NOTE: This course (Political Science) is also available for study in other faculties. If you were not looking to study Political Science under the Faculty of Social & Management Sciences, please click the appropriate faculty below to see their proper requirements;

Political Science can be studied under the Social & Management Sciences in the following Nigerian Universities;

TAKE NOTE: There are other schools, where Political Science can also be studied. Please note however that it would NOT be under the Faculty of Social & Management Sciences. Please click the appropriate faculty below to see their own requirements;

Subject Combination / JAMB UTME Requirements


In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Political Science under the Faculty of Social & Management Sciences in the above Universities include;

Government or History plus two (2) other Social Science/Arts subjects.


SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS

(1) LASU requires Mathematics.

(2) UNILORIN - Government or History plus any two of Economics, Geography Lit in English, English and Mathematics

(3) UI - 3 subjects in Arts, Science Social Sciences

(4) AAU - Government and Mathematics are mandatory

(5) UNILAG requires English Language, Government, Economics/Geography and any one of History, Literature-in-English, CRS/IRS.

(6) DELSU requires Government, one Social Science subject and any other subject.

(7) EBSU requires Government and any two (2) Social Science subjects

(8) AAUA requires Government or History, Economics and any other subject.

(9) ABU requires Government or History, and any two (2) of Economics, Geography, Civic Education, Islamic Studies, Christian Religious Studies

(10) ABUAD and KWASU require Government and any two (2) Social Science or one Arts subjects including Mathematics.

(11) FED-LAFIA – Same as in Sociology.

(12) OAU accepts Mathematics, Government and any one of Economics, Geography or Literature in English.

(13) BOWEN requires Mathematics, Government and any other Social Science subject.

(14) BUK requires Government or History plus two other Social Science subjects.

(15) KSU requires Government or History and two (2) Commercial, Social Science or Arts subjects.

(16) FED-DUTSINMA requires English Language, Government or History plus two other Social Sciences/Arts subjects.

(17) UNIKINGS requires five (5) SSC credits passes in English Language, Government and any other three (3) Arts or Social Science subjects.

(18) FED-DUTSE requires Government and any two (2) from Economics, Geography, Commerce, Islamic Studies, CRS, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Literature in English or History.

(19) UMYUK requires Government or History or Civic Education and any other two (2) Arts or Social Science subjects.

(20) EKSU requires Government plus two (2) other Social Science/Arts subjects.

(21) ABU requires Use of English, Government/History and any other two subjects from Economics, Geography, Civic Education, Commerce.

(22) KASU requires Government or History and two other subjects in Arts or Social Sciences.

(23) LANDMARK requires Government or History plus two (2) other Social Science/Arts /Commerce subjects.

(24) RSUST requires English Language, Government/History, Literature in English, Christian Religious Knowledge/Islamic Religious Studies

 

O'Level Requirements


The O'level subject combination and requirements needed to study Political Science;

You require;

Five (5) SSC credit passes in Government or History, English Language and three (3) other subjects. A pass in Mathematics is required.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS

(1) ABUAD, GO, OOU, UNICAL, OAU, LASU, and EKSU require credit pass in Mathematics. EKSU also requires another Social Science subject apart from Government.

(2) OAU and UNICAL require credit pass in Government.

(3) UI requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in Government/History, English Language and three (3) other subjects with at least 'O' Level pass in Mathematics.

(4) UNICAL requires two (2) Social Science subjects including Government. Does not accept History in lieu of Government.

(5) UNN require 'O' Level credit pass in Government and any 2 other subjects with at least 'O' Level pass in Mathematics. Does not accept History in lieu of Government

(6) EBSU requires 'O' Level credit pass in Mathematics and two (2) other subjects

(7) AAUA accepts five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Government/History and one subject in the Social Science and any other subject.

(8) JABU accepts a pass in Mathematics.

(9) COVENANT same as Marketing.

(10) ABU requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Government or History and any other two Social Science subjects from Economics, Commerce, Civic Education and Geography.

(11) KASU requires 'O' Level credit pass in Mathematics

(12) ABSU requires Five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Government or History and any three (3) subjects from Arts, Social Science subjects and at least 'O' Level pass in Mathematics

(13) REDEEMER'S requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Government or History and two (2) other subjects.

(14) KWASU accepts five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Government/History and two (2) other Social Science subjects or one Arts and one Social Science subject.

(15) UNILAG requires five credit passes to include English Language, mathematics, Government plus two other subjects from Economics, Geography, History, Literature in English, CRS/IRS.

(16) UMYUK requires five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English Language, Mathematics, Government or History and any other two credits in Arts/Social Science subjects in not more than two sittings.

(17) KSU - Credit pass in Mathematics is required.

(18) FED-LAFIA – Same as in Sociology.

(19) BOWEN requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Government and one social science subject

(20) ESUTECH requires five credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Government and two social science subjects.

(21) EDWIN CLARK requires five credit passes to include English Language, Economics, Government and any other two subjects plus at least a pass in Mathematics.

(22) AAUA requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Government/History one subject from the Social Science and any other subject

(23) FED-DUTSINMA requires Five ‘O’ level Credits in Government, or History/Civic Education, English Language, Mathematics and two other subjects.

(24) EDSU requires five (5) credit passes at SSC or its equivalent in English Language, Mathematics, Government or History and any other two (2) Arts or Social Science subjects at not more than two (2) sittings.

(25) DELSU requires 'O' Level credits passes in five (5) subjects which must include English Language, Mathematics, Government, one Social Science and any of Science or Arts subjects.

(26) FED-DUTSE requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes at SSC or its equivalent in English Language, Mathematics, Government and any two (2) from Economics, Geography, Commerce, Civic Education, Religious Studies/Languages/Literature in English/History.

(27) FED-OYE EKITI requires five (5) SSC credit passes in English, Mathematics, Government or History and any two (2) other subjects.

(28) FED-LOKOJA requires five (5) credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings to include English Language, Mathematics, Government/History plus two (2) Social Science subjects and any other subject.

(29) UNILORIN requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Government and at least one other social science subjects.

(30) EKSU requires five (5) SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Government, one (1) other social science subjects and one (1) other relevant subject.

(31) KASU requires Five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Government or History and two other subjects in Arts or Social Sciences.

(32) LANDMARK requires Five (5) SSC credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Government or History or Civil education and at least a pass in a science subject or a credit level pass in an Art /Social science subjects.

(33) RSUST accepts Five (5) WASC/SSCE/ GCE/NECO ‘O’ Level Credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, and any three (3) Social Science Subject.

(34) SSU accepts Five (5) SSC credit passes to include English Language and Mathematics, Government or Civic Education or History and any other two (2) Arts or Social Science subjects at not more than two sittings.

 

Direct Entry Requirements


These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Political Science, if you don't intend to use UTME.

You require;

Two (2) 'A' Level passes including Government or History.


SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS

(1) UNICAL requires three (3) 'A' Level passes in Government and any one of Economics, Mathematics and Geography. History not acceptable in lieu of Government but accepts IJMB.

(2) UNILORIN accepts;

a) At least two (2) ‘A’ level passes to include Government and any other Social Science subject.

b) UNILORIN accepts own Diploma (Upper Credit) in Administrative Management plus UTME requirements.

(3) OAU requires a. ND/HND upper credit in Public Administration and Local Government Studies b. 'A' Level passes in Government and any two (2) from Economics, Geography, Christian Religious Studies, Mathematics, History.

(4) UI accepts any two (2) 'A' Level passes

(5) BINGHAM accepts National Diploma in Public Administration at merit level

(6) AAU requires 'A' Level passes in Government and one Social Science subject

(5) UNIZIK requires similar requirement as for Economics for both Direct Entry and UTME applicants. But a pass in 'O' Level Mathematics is acceptable. Accepts any two (2) 'A' Level passes.

(6) UNILAG requires ;
(a) Very good passes in three JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Government, and any two of Lit-in- English, Economics, History, and CRS/IRS, Geography.
(b) Two (2) Cambridge A/Level passes including Government/History.
(c) Candidates must also satisfy the ‘O’ Level requirement.

(7) COVENANT accepts ND (Upper credit) Public Administration plus UTME requirements.

(8) AAUA - accepts two (2) 'A' Level passes in Government and any one of History, Economics, Business Methods and Geography or own Diploma or ND upper credit in Public Administration Or Local Government or HND lower credit in Public Administration or Local Government.

(9) ABU accepts three (3) 'A' Level/IJMB passes from any of the following subjects: Government, History, Sociology, Economics, Geography

(10) COOU accepts ND/HND lower credit or NCE in any related Social/Management Science

(11) GSU accepts NCE in relevant subject.

(12) UNIJOS IN addition to the 'A' level passes required, credit passes at the ordinary level must include English Language, Government or History.

(13) EBSU accepts HND, NCE and ND with a minimum of Merit and Upper credit respectively in relevant fields.

(14) UNN accepts National Diploma in Public Administration at merit level plus UTME requirements.

(15) AAUA accepts National Diploma in related discipline at Upper credit level.

(16) ABU accepts Three 'A' level/IJMB passes from any of the following subjects: Government, History, Sociology, Economics, Geography.

(17) AAU accepts two 'A' level passes from Mathematics, Economics, Geography and Government or History are acceptable."

(18) LASU accepts first degree in cognate or related discipline with minimum of second class lower division.

(19) DELSU accepts ND (Upper credit) from a recognised Polytechnic or degree in Arts, Social science or Law at least Third Class honours.

(20) KWASU accepts two A’ Level passes in Govt. and any one of History. Economics, Business methods and Geography or ND (upper credit) in Public Admin. Or LOCAL Government or HND (Lower Credit) in Public Administration or Local Government.

(21) GO requires three ‘A’ level passes in Government and any one of Economics, Mathematics and Geography. I.J.M.B.

(22) RENAISSANCE accepts at least apass in A’ level GCE or its equivalent in Government and History or a National Diploma.

(23) NDU accepts:
a. Two ‘A’ level passes in Government and any one of the following: Economics, History or Geography.
b. N.C.E. at credit level in Political Science and in combination or Local Government Administration with credit passes.

(24) SOUTHWESTERN accepts IJMB/NCE/ND/HND or its equivalents.

(25) BOWEN requires two A’ level passes in Government and any one of Economics, Geography, Mathematics or History.

(26) ODUDUWA accepts NCE with merit passes in relevant subjects.

(27) FED-DUTSINMA accepts Two ‘A’ level Passes in Political Science/Government/History and any relevant Social Science or Arts subject or Diploma in Personnel or Administration with Lower Credit.

(28) PLASU accepts

a) degree in any programme provided the candidate meets UTME requirements

b) HND minimum of lower credit in relevant programme, with UTME requirements,

c) ND minimum of lower credit in relevant programme, with UTME requirements.

d) IJMB minimum of seven (7) points with passes in relevant subjects, plus UTME requirements.

e) PLASU does not accept university diplomas and other diplomas not accredited by the relevant accrediting bodies.

(29) UNIKINGS requires two (2) 'A' Level passes in Government and one other Social Science subject.

(30) UMYUK accepts candidates with a minimum of 9 points in IJMB/HSC/GCE ‘A’ Level/NCE in Government or History or Civic Education and any other Social Science subject.

(31) FED-LOKOJA requires;

a) For IJMB, two (2) ‘A’ Level passes to include History or Government and one other Arts or Social Science subject.

b) For NCE, minimum of credit passes in three (3) major subjects.

c) For OND, minimum of upper credit in Public Administration and Local Government Studies or other cognate courses.

d) For HND, minimum of upper credit in Public Administration and Local Government Studies or other cognate courses.

e) For Bachelor’s Degree, minimum of third class in Law or Education courses and Arts and Social Science courses.

(32) EDSU accepts;

a) Two (2) 'A' Level passes including Government or History and one Social Science subject.

b) ND/HND with credit passes in relevant field.

c) NCE with a minimum of Merit in any related Social/Management Science.

d) Very good passes in JUPEB/IJMB subjects: Government and any two (2) of Literature in English, Economics, History and Religious Studies.

e) B.Sc. in related discipline with minimum of Second Class Lower

(33) EKSU accepts two (2) A level passes including Government. Diploma in any other related course, (not lower than credit pass) of Ekiti State University or other approved institutions plus UTME Requirement.

(34) KASU accepts Two ‘A’ Level passes including Government/History and one other Arts or Social Science subjects. HND/ND Lower Credit in Political Science, International studies, Public Administration/ Local Government studies and NCE Merit in related fields. IJMB with 7 points and above in Social Science subject.

(35) LANDMARK accepts Two (2) A level passes including Government or History.

(36) RSUST accepts; Admissions into Year III; Degree relevant to the Programme. HND (Upper Credit) relevant to the Programme. Admissions into Year II; HND (Lower Credit) relevant to the Programme. OND/ND (Upper Credit) relevant to the discipline. Degree (Third Class) relevant to the programme. In addition, all such candidates above must also satisfy the UME entry requirements

(37) FED-DUTSE requires; a)In addition to ‘O’ Level, candidate must have passed at least two (2) GCE ‘A’ Level or HSC/IJMB subjects including Government and any other Social Science subject. b)NCE certificate with Political Science as main subject (merit score and above), or Polytechnic Diploma in Public Administration, International Relations or Local Government Administration with minimum of Lower Credit.

 
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