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BSc. Geography

Entry Requirements
Candidates must possess five credits in science subjects including Mathematics and English at not more than two sittings in WASSCE Ordinary Level or its equivalent. Apart from at least a Credit Pass in Mathematics as a general requirement for admission into Faculty of Science, candidates for 100 Level must have at least a Credit pass in WASSCE Ordinary Level or its equivalent in Geography, Biology and any other science subject (Chemistry, Physics, Agricultural Science, and Economics). A ‘C’ grade in Geography from the School of Basic and Remedial Studies Funtua is acceptable if there is evidence that the candidate in question sat for and failed Geography at the WASSCE or its equivalent.

Direct entry candidates (200 Level) must have in addition to a Credit pass in Geography and Mathematics in WASSCE Ordinary Level, at least a ‘C’ grade in Geography and a ‘Pass’ in two other science subjects at ‘A’ Level from the Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMB)

Duration of the programme
The Department provides a four-year programme of courses leading to the award of B.Sc. Honours Degree in Geography for students admitted at 100 level. Students who already possess ‘A’ level Geography join this programme at 200 level.

In line with the general University academic structure and calendar, this programme is organised on the course-credit system in two semesters for each academic session.

Graduation Requirements
For a candidate admitted at 100 Level to graduate, he/she must earn at least 120 credit units and pass all the prescribed core courses of the department including the General Studies and Electives. A candidate admitted at 200 Level (Direct Entry) must earn 90 credit units and also pass all the prescribed core courses including the General Studies and Electives.

Courses
100 Level   |   200 Level   |   300 Level   |   400 Level
S/N Course Code Course Title Credit Units Prerequisite Semester
1 GEOG101 Introduction to Human geography 2 O/L Credit Geography First Semester
2 GEOG103 Man’s Physical Environment I 2 O/L Credit Geography First Semester
3 GEOG105 Introduction to Practical Geography 2 O/L Credit Geography First Semester
4 GEOG107 Zaria and Its Region 2 O/L Credit Geography First Semester
5 GEOG102 Man, Location and Resources 2 O/L Credit Geography Second Semester
6 GEOG104 Man’s Physical Environment 2 O/L Credit Geography Second Semester
7 GEOG106 Introduction to Environmental Resources 2 O/L Credit Geography Second Semester
8 GEOG108 Elementary Statistics for Geographers 2 O/L Credit Geography Second Semester
9 GEOG112 Introduction to Cartography 2 O/L Credit Geography Second Semester
S/N Course Code Course Title Credit Units Prerequisite Semester
1 GEOG201 Spatial Organization of Society 2 GEOG101 First Semester
2 GEOG203 Introduction to Geomorphology and Soil Geography 2 GEOG103 First Semester
3 GEOG205 Quantitative Techniques 2 GEOG108 First Semester
4 GEOG207 Local Field Course 2 GEOG105 First Semester
5 GEOG209 Introduction to Elementary Land Surveying 2 First Semester
6 GEOG202 Man’s Relation with His Environment 2 GEOG102 Second Semester
7 GEOG204 Introduction to Climate and Biogeography 2 GEOG104 Second Semester
8 GEOG206 Introduction to Remote Sensing 2 Second Semester
9 GEOG208 Spatial Analysis 2 GEOG108 Second Semester
10 GEOG212 Geography of African Development 2 Second Semester
11 GEOG214 Population Geography 2 GEOG101 Second Semester
S/N Course Code Course Title Credit Units Prerequisite Semester
1 GEOG301 Research Method 2 GEOG205 First Semester
2 GEOG303 Soil Geography 2 GEOG203 First Semester
3 GEOG305 Economic Geography 2 GEOG201 First Semester
4 GEOG307 Field Course 2 GEOG207 First Semester
5 GEOG309 Biography 2 GEOG204 First Semester
6 GEOG311 Climatology 2 GEOG204 First Semester
7 GEOG313 Geography Information System 2 GEOG206 First Semester
10 GEOG315 Transportation Geography 2 GEOG205 First Semester
10 GEOG317 Geomorphology 2 GEOG203 First Semester
10 GEOG300 SIWES 6 - Second Semester
S/N Course Code Course Title Credit Units Prerequisite Semester
1 GEOG401 Systematic Geography of Nigeria I 2 GEOG208 First Semester
2 GEOG403 Philosophy and Methodology in Geography 2 First Semester
3 GEOG405 The Developing World 2 GEOG305 First Semester
4 GEOG407 Pedology 2 GEOG303 First Semester
5 GEOG409 Tropical Climatology 2 GEOG311 First Semester
6 GEOG411 Population, Resources and Environment (Elective) 2 GEOG212 First Semester
7 GEOG413 Fluvial Geomorphology (Elective) 2 GEOG317 First Semester
8 GEOG415 Industrial Location (Elective) 2 GEOG305 First Semester
9 GEOG417 Urbanization (Elective) 2 GEOG305 First Semester
10 GEOG419 Political Geography (Elective) 2 GEOG305 First Semester
11 GEOG421 Medical Geography(Elective) 2 GEOG212 First Semester
12 GEOG423 Environmental Hazard 2 First Semester
13 GEOG425 Field and Laboratory Techniques in Geography (Elective) 2 GEOG205 First Semester
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1 GEOG400 Research Project 6 GEOG300 Second Semester
2 GEOG402 Systematic Geography of Nigeria II 2 GEOG208 Second Semester
3 GEOG404 The Developed World 2 GEOG208 Second Semester
4 GEOG406 Applied Climatology (Elective) 2 GEOG311 Second Semester
5 GEOG408 Soil Survey and Land Evaluation (Elective) 2 GEOG303 Second Semester
6 GEOG412 Hydrology and Water Resources (Elective) 2 GEOG311 Second Semester
7 GEOG414 Tropical Geomorphology 2 GEOG207 Second Semester
8 GEOG416 Agricultural Geography (Elective) 3 GEOG305 Second Semester
9 GEOG418 Population and Migration (Elective) 2 GEOG214 Second Semester
10 GEOG422 Rural geography (Elective) 2 GEOG305 Second Semester
11 GEOG424 City Structure and Organization (Elective) 2 GEOG304 Second Semester
12 GEOG426 Regional Development 2 GEOG305 Second Semester
13 GEOG428 Geography of Economic Development (Elective) 2 GEOG305 Second Semester
14 GEOG432 Application of Geographic Information and Remote Sensing (Elective) 2 GEOG313 Second Semester
15 GEOG434 Ecosystem 2 GEOG309 Second Semester
16 - -Climate Change 2 - Second Semester