Course Title: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Course Description

Political Science, sometimes referred to as Politology is a broad course which is focused on understanding practices and theories related to the government and political operations at the local, state, national, and even international levels.

Few amongst the sub-courses taught under Political Science include the following:

  1. Diplomacy
  2. Geopolitics
  3. Governance
  4. Government
  5. Human Rights
  6. International Politics
  7. International Security


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JOB OFFERS FOR A POLITICAL SCIENTIST

Few amongst the vast job opportunities available for a Political Scientist include the following:

  1. State legislator
  2. Community service manager
  3. City administrator
  4. Overseas diplomat
  5. Political analyst
  6. Consumer advocate,

Subject Combination for JAMB

Here are the courses to combine when filling this course for JAMB UTME

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

Course Cut of Point

160 is the minimum cut off point for POLITICAL SCIENCE as specified by JAMB.

Also, the required cut-of-points for this course (POLITICAL SCIENCE) depends on the school you are applying for, basically many schools have a different minimum cut of marks for accepting students in this area, which may be higher or even lower than JAMB recommend. Also, it is important to note that your O'level result (WAEC, NECO, GCE etc) is a primary criteria for screening, continue reading to know the required subjects you must have on your O'Level result

POLITICAL SCIENCE Requirement UTME

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

POLITICAL SCIENCE Requirements Direct Entry

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

Schools offering POLITICAL SCIENCE

School Cut-of-points
Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun
Al-Ibadan College of Education,
A.D. Rufa’I College for Legal and Islamic Studies,
Adekunle Ajasin University,
University of Abuja
Bayaro University Kano
University of Benin
University of Calabar (UNICAL).
Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State
Federal University, Dutsin-ma, Katsina State
Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State
Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State
Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State
Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State
Federal University, Lafia
Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State
Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State
Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State
University of Ilorin
University of Jos
University of Lagos
University of Maiduguri
Obafemi Awolowo University
Nigerian Police Academy
Usmanu Danfodio University
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State
University of Nigeria Nsukka
University of Uyo,
Abia State University, Uturu
Kaduna State University
Kogi State University
Umaru Musa Yaradua University
Kwara State University
Lagos State University
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
Nasarawa State University
Niger Delta University
Olabisi Onabanjo University
Plateau State University
Osun State University
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University
Sokoto State University
Yobe State University
Enugu State University of Science and Technology
Afe Babalola University
Achievers University
Anchor University
Adeleke University
Arthur Jarvis University
Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
Bingham University
Bowen University
Caleb University
Carits University
Christopher University
Clifford University
Chrisland University
Coal City University
Covenant University, Canaan Land
Edwin Clark University
Eastern Palm University
Evangel University
Fountain University
Godfrey Okoye University
Gregory University
Adamawa State University
RHEMA UNIVERSITY
Ahmadu Bello University
Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo
Ambrose Alli University
AL-QALAM UNIVERSITY KATSINA
ATIBA UNIVERSITY, UYO
Akwa Ibom State University
Hezekiah University ,Umudi Imo state
Joseph Ago Balabalo University
Koladaisi University,Ibadan Oyo state
Kings university
Landmark university
Madonna university
Bauchi State University
Benue State University
Ebonyi State University
Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti
Gombe State University
Novena University
Obong University
Paul University
Redeemer's University
Renaissance University
Ritman University
Southwestern University, Nigeria
Spiritan University, Nneochi
Summit University Offa
Tansian University
University of Mkar
Wellspring University
Wesley University of Science and Technology
NIGERIAN ARMY UNIVERSITY BIU
LEGACY UNIVERSITY, OKIJA, ANAMBRA
WESTERN DELTA UNIVERSITY, OGHARA
EDO UNIVERSITY, IYAMHO

POL. SCIENCE Special Consideration

DIRECT ENTRY

(i) CALABAR 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.

(ii) ILORIN 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.

(iii) 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.

(iv) IBADAN accepts any two (2) 'A' Level passes.

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

(vi) UNIZIK requires similar requirements 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.

(vii) LAGOS requires Very good passes in three JUPEB/A' Level subjects: Government and any two of Literature-in-English, Economics, CRS/IRS and History.

(viii) COVENANT accepts ND upper credit Public Administration plus the UTME requirements.

(ix) 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.

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

(xi) GSU accepts NCE in relevant subjects.

(xii) JOS in addition to the 'A' Level passes required, credit passes at the ordinary level must include English Language, Government or History.

(xiii) EBSU accepts HND, NCE and ND with a minimum of merit and upper credit respectively in relevant programmes/subjects.

(xiv) UNN accepts ND in Public Administration at merit level plus the UTME requirements.

(xv) BIU requires in addition to the UTME requirements specified, a minimum of two (2) relevant subjects passed at the 'A' Level or NCE three (3) merits or ND in relevant programme not below credit pass.

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

(xvii) AAU accepts two (2) 'A' Level passes from Mathematics, Economics, Geography and Government or History.

(xviii) LASU accepts First Degree in cognate or related programme with a minimum of second class lower division.

(xix) DELSU accepts 'A' Level passes in at least two Social Science subjects. One of which must be Government.

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

(xxi) GOUU requires three (3) 'A' Level passes in Government and any one of Economics, Mathematics and Geography. IJMB

(xxii) RENAISSANCE accepts passes in 'A' Level or its equivalent in Government and History or ND.

(xxiii) NDU accepts

a. two (2) 'A' Level passes in Government and any one of the following: Economics, History or Geography.

b. NCE credit in Political Science and in combination or Local Government Administration with credit passes.

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

(xxv) BOWEN requires two (2) 'A' Level passes in Government and any one of Economics, Geography, Mathematics or History.

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

(xxvii) 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.

(xxviii) 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.

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

(xxx) 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.

(xxxi) 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.

(xxxii) EUI 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.

(xxxii) 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.

(xxxiii) 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.

(xxxiv) ABU accepts Two 'A' level /IJMB passes which must include Government/History and any one from Economics, Sociology and Geography. ABU Diploma in Political Science and International Studies with minimum of Merit.

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

(xxxvi) 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.

(xxxvii) SOSU accepts Diploma in Public Administration with at least Lower Credit.

(xxxviii) 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.



UTME

(i) ABUAD, GOUU, OOU, CALABAR, OAU and LASU require 'O' Level credit pass in Mathematics. EKSU also requires another Social Science subject apart from Government.

(ii) OAU and CALABAR require five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Government and any two (2) from Economics, Geography, Literature in English, Christian Religious Studies/Islamic Studies, History, Civic Education, Yoruba, ICT/Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Agricultural Science.

(iii) IBADAN 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.

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

(v) 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.

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

(vii) 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.

(viii) BIU requires 'O' Level credit pass in Mathematics.

(ix) JABU accepts a pass in Mathematics.

(x) COVENANT same as Marketing.

(xi) 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.

(xii) KASU requires 'O' Level credit pass in Mathematics.

(xiii) 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

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

(xv) 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.

(xvi) LAGOS requires Five 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Government, Economics/Geography and any one of History, Literature-in-English and CRS/IRS.

(xvii) UMYUK requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Government or History or Civic Education and 'O' Level credit pass in any two (2) of Arts/Social Science subjects at not more than two (2) sittings.

(xviii) KSU accepts 'O' Level credit pass in Mathematics.

(xix) FED-LAFIA - Same as in Sociology.

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

(xxi) ESUTECH requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Government and two (2) social science subjects.

(xxii) EDWIN CLARK requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes to include English Language, Economics, Government and any other two (2) subjects with at least 'O' Level pass in Mathematics.

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

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

(xxv) EUI 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.

(xxvi) 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.

(xxvii) 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.

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

(xxix) 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.

(xxx) ILORIN requires five (5) 'O' level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Government and at least one other social science subjects.

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

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

(xxxiii) 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.

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

(xxxv) SOSU 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.



UTME SUBJECTS

(i) LASU requires Mathematics.

(ii) ILORIN requires Government and at least one other Social Science subject.

(iii) IBADAN - three (3) subjects in Arts, Science Social Sciences

(iv) AAU - Government and Mathematics are mandatory

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

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

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

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

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

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

(xi) FED-LAFIA - Same as in Sociology.

(xii) OAU accepts, Government and any two (2) from Economics, Geography, Literature, Christian Religious Studies / Islamic Studies, Mathematics.

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

(xiv) BAYERO requires Government or History and two (2) other Social Science subjects.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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