Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science and International Relations is under the College of Management and Social Sciences, Okuku. The Department offers one academic programme;
B.Sc. Political Science and International Relations
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES
The philosophy of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Osun State University, Okuku Campus is to produce graduates who are sensitive, skillful and able to appreciate political phenomena. It also seeks to produce graduates who can make objective contributions to national development by offering viable alternative political and policy strategies and modules to national development in this period of national search for sustainable political development. The department will have two main objectives, to: provide pertinent courses for the various programmes; and co-ordinate and facilitate cutting-edge research, training programmes, workshops, roundtable discussions and symposia.
The department will have two main functions: To provide courses for the various programmes; to co-ordinate and facilitate research, training programmes, workshops and symposia. The B.Sc. Political Science and International Relations programme is designed to:
- give students the competitive edge in their chosen fields;
- prepare them for leadership careers in administration, diplomatic service and other managerial endeavor;
- to give them the needed exposure and strive vigorously to rekindle their interest in public affairs as enlightened and disciplined citizens; and,
- set in tune the ability of students to appreciate political phenomena and conduct teaching and research at higher levels.
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 Political Science and International Relations, a candidate must have the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalents with credit level passes in five (5) subjects: English Language, Government or History to form the core subjects with other relevant social science subjects at not more than two sittings. A credit in Mathematics will be an added advantage. 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 Political Science and International Relations programme, must have Advanced Level passes in at least two (2) of the following: Government, History, English Language, Literature in English, 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. 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.