- B.A. Arabic Language
- B.A. English
- B.A. French
- B.A. Islamic
- B.A. Linguistics & Communication Studies
- B.A. Philosophy
- B.A. Theatre Arts
- B.A. Tourism Studies
- B.A. Yoruba
For admission into any of the first degree programmes of the University, a candidate shall be required to possess the following minimum qualifications:
1. Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalents with credit level passes in five (5) subjects at not more than two sittings. The candidate must also earn an acceptable score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
2. Candidates seeking admission by direct entry into the 200 level, must have at least five (5) O/L credits, two of which must be at Advanced Level or approved equivalents.
DEPARTMENTAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
For admission into the first degree programme in History and International Studies, a candidate must have the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalents with credit level passes in five (5) subjects: English Language, History or Government to form the core subjects, with credit in any other three arts/social sciences subjects at not more than two sittings. The candidate must also earn an acceptable score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Direct Entry Candidates
Candidates seeking admission by direct entry into the 200 level History and International Studies programme, must have Advanced Level passes in History or Government, in addition to credit level passes in five subjects at the SSCE or its equivalents. Candidates with ND and approved equivalents in relevant fields with at least a lower credit may be considered for direct entry into the programme. Candidate with acceptable pass in the UNIOSUN Foundation Programme are also eligible for admission into the 200 level, provided they possess the requisite qualification for entry into the 100 level of the programme.
Post UTME Screening
All Candidates seeking admission into the University irrespective of their UTME scores shall be required to pass the University post UTME Screening test before being admitted.
(a) Students shall normally complete registration at the beginning of the semester.
(b) Any addition or deletion from the courses for which a student is formally registered must be made with the consent of the course coordinator.
(c) A student may be allowed to withdraw from a course by the course administrator before a third of lectures have been given. Such a student who withdraws after this time or who fails to sit for examination without reasons acceptable to the appropriate Faculty/College Board shall be deemed to have failed the course. A Grade point of 0F shall be record for the student in the course.
(d) Late registration in the course may be allowed with penalty of up to 4 weeks after the commencement of registration.
Duration of Degree Programmes
The minimum number of years to be spent to be awarded a first degree in a programme of study in non-professional area in the university shall be four years (or three years minimum for direct entry candidates). Registration shall not exceed an additional 50% of the duration of the programme if the student fails to graduate within the minimum number of years.
To qualify for the award of a degree of the Osun State University, a student is required to have:
(i) completed and passed the prescribed number of units including all compulsory courses specified by the University.
(ii) completed and met the standards for all required and optional courses.
(iii) obtained the prescribed minimum CGPA.
Yoruba Cultural Studies
Yoruba is the largest ethnic language in Nigeria with over 25 million speakers. It is spoken, among other languages, in Nigeria, Benin, and Togo and traces of it are found among communities in Brazil, Sierra Leone, northern Ghana and Cuba. Currently, no university in Nigeria offers undergraduate courses in Yoruba beyond its literature and language components. As a College of Humanities and Culture, the degree programme in Yoruba Studies is to position us as a centre of excellence in cultural studies.
Philosophy and Objectives of the Degree Programme
a. To give the students an in-depth mastery of the history, philosophy, language, literature, culture and life patterns of the Yoruba people
b. To preserve the linguistic, literary and cultural heritage of the people
c. To offer the students the tools for the scientific study of language – the subject matter and goals of descriptive, comparative, historical and socio-linguistics and a deeper understanding of the nature of human language
d. To equip the students with skills for the analysis of history, philosophy, language, literature and cultural issues for the purpose of applying such skills to relevant fields of human endeavour.
Admission and Graduation Requirements
In addition to general admission and Faculty graduation requirements, usually five Senior Secondary School level credits or its equivalent, including English Language (for the 4-year programme) or higher qualifications, or a Diploma in any Arts or Social Science disciplines, in addition to the required credits (for the 3-year programme) are required to be qualified to run the programme. In addition to the above, credits earned at the SSS Level or its equivalent should be discreetly chosen from amongst subjects in the Arts, the Social Sciences and the Sciences. A credit pass in Yoruba language will be an added advantage.
The Faculty graduation requirements apply here. The entire degree programme lasts four years (eight semesters) for UME or three years (six semesters) for the “A” Level or Diploma students.
Yoruba Studies graduates are expected go on to positions within major culture industries, economic development agencies, tourism development bodies and local authorities. The graduate will be equipped for many positions in the wider service sector and for moving on to postgraduate research.
Job Opportunities for Our Graduates
• Cultural Officers
• Literary Analysts and Artists
• Language consultancy
• Media and advertising
• Editorial services
• Film and cinema productions
• General research and documentation
• Telecommunication, etc.