Philosophy, Aim and Objectives

The philosophy underlying the BSc. Criminology and Security Studies programme is to produce a crop of graduates equipped with appropriate knowledge to make their contribution to the development in Nigeria, Africa and the global community haven been exposed to knowledge in the field of Social Sciences in general, and in the various sub-fields of Criminology and Security Studies in particular.

Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of a degree in Criminology and Security Studies to

(i) Instill in students a sound knowledge of Criminology and Security Studies, an appreciation of its applications in different socio-cultural contexts and to involve the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying  experiences of learning and studying;

(ii) Provide students with broad and well balanced theories and methods of the discipline;

(iii) Cultivate in students the ability to apply their knowledge and skills of the course to the understanding and solution of societal problems in Nigeria and elsewhere;

(iv) Provide students with relevant knowledge and skill base from which they can proceed to further studies in special areas of Criminology and Security Studies or multi-disciplinary areas involving Criminology and Security Studies;

(v) Producing students with the requisite skills to compare the crime situation in various contexts such as urban and rural settings as well as between various countries;

(vi) Instill in students an appreciation of the importance of Criminology and Security  Studies in contemporary world affairs;

(vii) Develop in students a range of useful competencies for employment whether public, private or self-employment.


Admission Requirement

Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

Candidates who wish to study Criminology and Security Studies must have obtained a credit in Mathematics and English Language plus credit pass in either economics, geography or science and other two subjects at the SSCE, NECO, GCE or their equivalent not more than two sittings.

Direct Entry

Candidates for Direct Entry admission shall possess five credit passes in the SSCE, NECO, GCE or equivalents of which at least two shall be at advanced level, or four credit passes of which at least three shall be at advanced level provided that such passes are not counted at both levels of the examinations. For emphasis, credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any of Economics, Geography or  Government is compulsory.


Graduation Requirements

In order to qualify for graduation from any of the undergraduate degree programmes in the Department,  the student must have met the following requirements:

a) Been duly admitted for the degree programme.

b) Been matriculated into the University.

c) Passed all compulsory and required courses in the programme of study, as well as elective courses.

d) Accumulated the minimum number of credit units prescribed for the award of the degree.

e) Successfully completed and submitted a Research Project report.

f) Obtained a CGPA of not less than 1.50.