The Department of Economics is under the College of Management and Social Sciences, Okuku. The Department offers one academic programme;
The philosophy underlying the Economic programme is to produce graduates equipped with critical skills and abilities to: abstract using simplified models that identify the essence of a problem; analyze and reason - both deductively and inductively; marshal evidence, assimilate structure and analyze qualitative and quantitative date; communicate concisely the results to a wide audience, including those with no training in Economics; think critically about the limits of one's analysis in a broader socio-economic context; and draw economic policy inferences and to recognize the potential constraints in their implementation.
i) Provide training in the principle of economics and their application appropriate to the type of degree concerned: single, joint and combined studies.
ii) Stimulate students intellectually through the study of economics and to lead them to appreciate its application to a range of problems abd its relevance in a variety of contexts.
iii) Develop in students the ability to apply analytical tools, knowledge and skills acquired to the solution of societies' economic problems.
iv) Equip students with appropriate tools of analysis to tackle issues and problems of economic policy
v) Develop in students, through the study of economics, a range of transferable skills that will be of value in employment and self employment
vi) Provide students with the knowledge and skill base, from which they can proceed to further studies in Economics, related areas or in multi disciplinary areas that involve Economics.
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 100 level degree programme in Economics, a candidate must have the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalents with credit level passes in five (5) subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Economics to form the core subjects, with credit in other social science 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 Economics programme, must have Advanced Level passes in at least two (2) subjects which must include Mathematics and Economics, in addition to credit level passes in five of the subjects listed in 3.2.1 above 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. Candidates 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.