List of New Courses, Departments in Nigerian Universities as FG Introduces New Curriculum

List of New Courses, Departments in Nigerian Universities as FG Introduces New Curriculum

The newly introduced curriculum, the Core Curriculum and Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS), will commence in September 2023.

The National Universities Commission (NUC) unveiled the new curriculum in 2022 to replace the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS), which had been in use since 2007, BusinessDay reported.

New curriculum in Nigerian universities/Core Curriculum and Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS)
List of new courses and their departments in Nigerian universities emerges. Photo Credit: NUC
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The CCMAS was designed to make Nigerian tertiary education more responsive to the needs of society and reflect the 21st-century realities in the existing and new disciplines and programmes.

List of new courses and departments in Nigerian Universities

A journalist, Deborah Tolu-Kolawole GenZ, shared a series of tweets via her page @DeborahToluwase concerning the latest courses and departments.

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Faculty of Agriculture

  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Science (5-year option)
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Extension Agricultural Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Crop Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forest Resources and Wildlife Management
  • Horticulture and Landscape Management
  • Soil Science B.Sc. Soil Science
  • Water Resources Management and Agro-meteorology

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Faculty of Computing

  • Department of Cybersecurity
  • Department of Software Engineering
  • Department of Data Science
  • Department of Information and Communications Technology
  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Information System
  • Department of Computer Science

Faculty of Administration and Management

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Actuarial Science
  • Department of Aviation Management
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Business Information Technology
  • Department of Co-operative and Rural Development
  • Department of Employment and Human Resource Management
  • Department of Entrepreneurship
  • Department of Hospitality and Tourism
  • Department of Information Resource
  • Department of Insurance
  • Department of Local Government and Development
  • Department of Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department of Office and Information Management
  • Department Petroleum Information Management
  • Department Procurement Management
  • Department of Project Management
  • Department of Public Administration
  • Department of Security and Investment
  • Department of Taxation
  • Department of Transport Management

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Faculty of arts and humanities

  • B.A Folklore
  • B.A Film production
  • B.A African Languages and Literature Efik
  • B.A African Languages and Literature Hausa
  • B.A African Languages and Literature Ibibio
  • B.A African Languages and Literature Igbo
  • B.A African Languages and Literature Yoruba
  • B.A African Traditional Religion
  • B.A Arabic
  • B.A Archaeology
  • B.A Chinese language
  • B.A Christian Religious Studies
  • B.A Christian Theology
  • B.A Classics
  • B.A English Language and Literature in English
  • B.A history and diplomatic studies
  • B.A History
  • B.A Islamic Studies
  • B.A Linguistics
  • B.A Modern European Languages French
  • B.A Modern European Languages German
  • B.A Modern European Languages German
  • B.A Modern European Languages Russia
  • B.A Music
  • B.A Philosophy
  • B.A Religious Studies
  • B.A Theatre Arts

Faculty of engineering

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Food Science and Engineering/Technology
  • Industrial and Production Engineering
  • Information and Communication Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Natural Gas Engineering
  • Petrochemical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Petroleum and Gas Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Telecommunications Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Wood Products Engineering

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Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

  • Nursing pharma is no longer under Basic medical sciences
  • Audiology - B.AUD
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Dental Technology
  • Dental Therapy
  • Environmental Health Science
  • Health Care Administration and Hospital Management
  • Health Information Management
  • Information Technology and Heath informatics
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Nursing Sciences
  • Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry O.D
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Public Health
  • Radiography
  • Speech-Language Therapy

Faculty of communication and media studies

  • BSC Strategic communications
  • BSC Advertising
  • BSC Broadcasting
  • BSC Development Communications Studies
  • BSC Film and multimedia
  • BSC Information and media studies
  • BSC Journalism and media studies
  • BSC Mass communications
  • BSC Public Relations

List of approved open universities in Nigeria

Meanwhile, reported that the acting executive secretary of the National Universities Commission(NUC), Chris J Maiyaki, has disclosed the number of open universities that have been approved to operate in Nigeria.

Maiyaki said out of the 260 approved universities in Nigeria, five are open universities.


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