The program’s philosophy aims to produce graduates with a variety of analytical tools in geography and environmental management so they may meaningfully contribute to local, national, and international development and planning. Graduates of this program are eligible to join both the Nigerian Cartographic Association (NCA) and the Association of Nigerian Geographers (ANG). They may also play the role of conservationists.
The program’s goals are to:
- the ability to identify and analyze the various social and environmental problems of development planning in society;
- the development or development of a critical judgment of issues (human and natural) to which they will be able to advance solutions;
- the ability to acquire the techniques and skills necessary;
- the development or development of a critical judgment of issues (human and natural) to which they will be able to advance solutions.
- enable students to work as planning officers, teachers/lecturers, environmental managers, cartographers, administrators, personnel officers, landscape designers, etc. after focusing on any sub-area of geography and regional planning.
Structure of Geography and Environmental Management
A FOUR-YEAR DEGREE degree in geography and environmental management is offered. The curriculum offers two types of courses: Required Courses and Elective Courses.
- The mandatory and required courses are those that must be taken and passed by all students at specific levels.
- Students at specific levels must select elective courses from a list of options to complete the minimum number of credits (units) required for that level.
(a) Four Year Degree Programme
Admission to the four-year degree program is made possible by:
- the UTME, or Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination
- A candidate must have earned five credits in the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or General Certificate of Education (GCE O/L) in no more than two sittings to be eligible for admission into the four-year B.Sc. degree program in geography and environmental management.
- The other two subjects may be chosen from Economics, Fine Arts, Commerce, Civic Education, Government, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Agricultural Sciences, and Social Studies. The credits must be in English Language, Mathematics, Geography, and any other two of the following.
(b) Three-Year Programme
Direct entrance is the only way to get into the three-year B.Sc. degree program. In addition to meeting the JME standards, an applicant for admission to the 3-year program must possess one of the following certificates:
- two courses for the GCE (A/L), including geography.
- the following diploma programs at this university must have at least a merit pass. diploma from any accredited institution in any related discipline, such as public administration, town planning, or another. The pass grade cannot be lower than the merit level.
- those who hold a geography-related Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE). It is allowed to meet the English Language requirement with a pass in NCE English or a pass in the general paper at GCE (A/L) level.
A student must complete a minimum of 116 credits (units) for the 4-year program and 138 credits (units) for the 3-year program to earn a bachelor’s degree in geography and environmental management.
All prerequisite courses must be passed to graduate. This is in addition to finishing courses like General Studies, Computer, and Entrepreneurial Studies across the entire University.
The Faculty Handbook contains information on the minimum and maximum units that students may register for as well as rules governing examination procedures about misconduct and absence from the examination. The Handbook must be obtained by the student or the student must be familiar with its contents.