DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Introduction

The Geography and Environmental Management Curriculum prepares students for the award of B.Sc. degree in Geography and Environment Management. Four years (eight semesters) is the normal duration. Not more than six years (12 semesters) may be allowed for a student to obtain the degree except with the permission of the senate.

Philosophy and Objectives

As a discipline, geography and Environmental management is pre-occupied with relationship between human beings and their environment. It seeks to understand the character of the earth’s surface, both as naturally endowed and as shaped by man and how human population can best accommodate itself on earth. The key objectives of the geography and Environmental Management programmes are:

(a) To train students in geographic methods observation, research documentation, and communication for environmental management.
(b) To train students in the arts and science of identifying anticipating, ordering, analyzing and managing changes in the environment.
(c) To expose them to the major areas of specialization in the discipline.
(d) To enable them understand socio-economic and environmental problems and be able to contribute meaningfully to their solution.
(e) To place them in a better position to make critical and rational judgment, to become more creative and to make a greater contribution to societal development.
(f) To enable them become self-reliant and self employed.

Admission Requirements

UTME:

In addition to having a UME score acceptable to the University, each candidate must possess at least credit level passes in five SSCE or GCE or NECO subjects. These subjects must include English Language, Geography, Agricultural Science or Biology and any other two subjects with at least a pass in Mathematics.

Direct Entry:

Candidates entering the department through this mode must possess National Diploma or University Diploma or NCE in Geography and related fields of study with a minimum pass of merit in addition to possessing the requisite ordinary level papers.