List of Courses Offered In The University of Lagos And Their Requirements

The University of Lagos is one of the country’s oldest tertiary institutions, established in 1962. The University is located in Akoka, Lagos State. Unilag has remained one of the most competitive universities in Nigeria in terms of admission, with over 50,000 students and 5000 academics and non academic staff, 12 Faculties and over 150 courses offered in various departments put together.

The institution has produced numerous alumnus including top politicians, bankers, celebrities and activists including former governor of Imo State Ikedi Ohakim, current Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo, Current Oba Of Lagos Rilwan Akiolu, Obiageli Ezekwesili, Actor Ramsey Nouah and Actress Genevieve Nnaji amongst others.

Are you looking for admission in Unilag or you need information on the courses available and their requirements?

We have put together a complete and detailed list of courses offered and their requirements for prospective students who wish to study at the University of Lagos.

Requirements For Arts, Social Sciences and Business Administration Students

A). For Arts Students

At least 5 Credits in Mathematics, English, Literature in English, Government, Economics and Biology either in WAEC (West African Examination Council) or NECO (National Examination Council) in not more than 2 sittings and can be combined, that is, WAEC and NECO but must not be more than 2 years apart.

B). For Social Science and Business Administration Students

5 Credits in Mathematics, English, Economics, Accounting and Biology, either in WAEC (West African Examination Council) or NECO (National Examination Council) in not more than 2 sittings and please note that WAEC and NECO results can both be combined for admission process but must not be more than 2 years apart.

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C) The candidate must make at least 200 pass mark in JAMB to qualify for internal screening by the Unilag.

Requirements for Science and Engineering Students, candidates must make the following results;

  1. At least 5 Credits in Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Technical drawing (Engineering Students) either in WAEC (West African Examination Council) or NECO (National Examination Council) in not more than 2 sittings and can be combined, that is, WAEC and NECO but must not be more than 2 years apart.
  2. The candidate must make at least 200 pass mark in JAMB to qualify for internal screening by the University of Lagos.

List of Courses Offered In Unilag


  1. European Languages (French and Russian)
  2. English Language
  3. English Literature
  4. Linguistics, African and Asian
  5. Philosophy
  6. Department of History and Strategic Studies
  7. Creative Arts: Visual Arts
  8. Creative Arts: Theatre Arts
  9. Creative Arts: Music

FACULTY OF Social Sciences

  1. Department of Economics
  2. Department of Mass Communication and Journalism
  3. Department of Political Science
  4. Department of Social Work
  5. Department of Psychology
  6. Department of Sociology
  7. Department of Geography and Planning
  8. Managerial Psychology
  9. Criminology
  10. International Relations and Strategic Studies
  11. Public and International Affairs
  12. Transportation Planning and Management

FACULTY OF Business Administration

  1. Department of Business Administration
  2. Industrial Relations and Personnel Management
  3. Actuarial Science
  4. Insurance
  5. Risk Management and Insurance
  6. Accounting
  7. Management
  8. Finance
  9. Marketing
  10. Operations Research
  11. Organization behavior
  12. Production/Operations Management
  13. Development Finance


  1. Jurisprudence and International Law
  2. Commercial and Industrial law
  3. Public Law
  4. Private and Property Law
  5. Legal Studies
  6. Conflict Management
  7. Dispute Resolution


  1. Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  2. Department of Physics
  3. Department of Chemistry
  4. Department of Computer Science
  5. Department of Geological Science
  6. Department of Geophysics
  7. Department of Marine Sciences
  8. Department of Zoology
  9. Department of Fisheries
  10. Department of Cell Biology and Genetics
  11. Department of Botany
  12. Department of Microbiology
  13. Environmental chemistry
  14. Analytical Chemistry
  15. Environmental Biology
  16. Physical Oceanography and Coastal Management
  17. Marine Pollution and Management
  18. Marine Biology
  19. Fisheries Technology
  20. Fisheries Biology and Fisheries Management
  21. Aquaculture
  22. Cell and Molecular Biology
  23. Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Management
  24. Aquatic Resource and Pollution Management
  25. Applied Entomology and Pest Management
  26. Environmental Management
  27. Natural resource management
  28. Natural Resources Conservation
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FACULTY OF Environmental Sciences

  1. Architecture
  2. Environmental Design
  3. Urban Design
  4. Landscape Architecture
  5. Building
  6. Construction Management
  7. Construction Technology
  8. Estate Management
  9. Urban and Regional Planning
  10. Quantity Surveying
  11. Facilities Management

FACULTY OF Engineering/Technology

  1. Civil and Environmental Engineering
  2. Chemical Engineering/Technology
  3. Computer Engineering
  4. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  5. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  6. Mechanical Engineering
  7. Petroleum and Gas Engineering
  8. Surveying and Geoinformatics
  9. Systems Engineering

School of Clinical Sciences

  1. Medicine
  2. Surgery
  3. Pediatrics
  4. Physiotherapy
  5. Anaesthesia
  6. Nursing
  7. Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  8. Psychiatry
  9. Ophthalmology
  10. Clinical Pathology
  11. Haematology and Blood Transfusion
  12. Radiography
  13. Radiation Biology and Radiotherapy

School of Basic Medical Sciences

  1. Anatomy and Molecular Pathology
  2. Morbid Anatomy
  3. Physiology
  4. Pharmacology
  5. Biochemistry
  6. Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
  7. Biomedical engineering
  8. Medical Laboratory Science

School of Dental Sciences

  1. Child Dental Health
  2. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  3. Preventive Dentistry
  4. Restorative Dentistry
  5. Oral Pathology


  1. Clinical Pharmacy
  2. Biopharmacy
  3. Pharmacognosy
  4. Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology
  5. Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  6. Pharmaceutical microbiology

     FACULTY OF Education

  1. Guidance and Counseling
  2. Adult Education
  3. Adult Education Management
  4. Adult Literacy and Non-formal Education
  5. Mathematics education
  6. Physics education
  7. Biology education
  8. Chemistry education
  9. Integrated Science education
  10. Social Studies education
  11. Geography Education
  12. History Education
  13. Human Kinetics and Health Education
  14. Exercise Physiology
  15. Sports Administration/Management
  16. Home Economics Education
  17. Technology education
  18. Business Education
  19. English Education
  20. English Literature education
  21. French Education
  22. Yoruba Education
  23. Igbo Education
  24. Christian Religious Studies
  25. Islamic Studies Education
  26. Religion Education
  27. Music education
  28. Curriculum Theory
  29. Educational administration and Planning
  30. Educational Psychology
  31. Measurement and Evaluation
  32. Philosophy of education
  33. Sociology of education
  34. Community Development and Social Work
  35. Manpower Training and Development

Institutes, centers, and academic establishments

  1. School of Postgraduate Studies
  2. Distance Learning Institute
  3. Institute for Continuing Education
  4. National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation
  5. Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
  6. Confucius Institute
  7. Institute of Maritime Studies
  8. Institute of Child Health and Primary care
  9. Arthur Mbanefo Digital Research center
  10. Center for Human Rights
  11. Center for Housing Studies
  12. Center for Cultural Studies
  13. Center for Social Research and Public Policy
  14. Center for African Regional Integration and Borderline Studies
  15. Center for Entrepreneurship and Corporate Governance
  16. Center for Information Technology and Systems (CITS)
  17. Julius Pepper Clark Center for the Arts
  18. Nigerian Academy of Letters
  19. Nigerian Academy of Science
  20. Nigerian Academy of Engineers
  21. Human Resources Development center
  22. African Institute of Business Simulation
  23. University of Lagos Women Society
  24. International School Lagos
  25. Center for General Studies
  26. Soroptimist International Braille center
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