BSc Political Science - River State University of Science and Technology | Educartis

Port Harcourt
4 years
On Campus


Course Overview

BSc Political Science studies modern political thoughts, while relating them with meanings of democracy, citizenship, justice, authority, and identity. It’s a programme of Rivers State University of Science and Technology, which explores themes and ideologies dominant in Western political theory, and examine contemporary challenges to that tradition, such as feminist political theory and the work of theorists concerned with what is popularly called globalization. With an objective to prepare students for governance and politics, the course will adapt these into the local political scene, and Nigeria’s democratic evolution.

As a graduate of Political Science, you can find roles in different strata of governance, social administration and public service in Nigeria. With your knowledge of public administration and governance, you practical training is provided in approved farms and agro-based establishments. You will be able to make functional contributions to community leadership. By completing the programme, you will have the expertise to manage leadership within any size of constituency.
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

The degree course will equip you with the following capacities: 

  • Ability to formulate and contrast logical arguments about political phenomena and an ability to evaluate these through empirical and theoretical methods;
  • Understanding of how political institutions emerge, operate, interact with the external environment, and how they shape individual and collective behaviours;
  • Familiarity with different approaches to the study of politics and ability to apply these to contemporary political problems;
  • Ability to Critically assess the actions of actors in the political system and define their motives.
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Certification obtained

At the completion of the course, you will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.

What jobs will I qualify for?

  • Community Organizer
  • Development Officer
  • Political Scientist
  • Public Relations Specialist


When do I start?

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Admission Criteria

Direct Entry 
  • Advanced level credit in Economics, Government, and Accounting are qualified to be admitted by direct entry mode. 
  • Ordinary National Diploma (OND), National Certificate in Education or Higher National Diploma (HND) obtained from accredited Polytechnics, Colleges of Education or Institutes with upper credit level 

  • Five ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Government, Economics/Geography and any one of History, Literature-in-English and CRS/IRS.
  • UTME subjects must include English Language, Government and any two subjects from Economics, Geography, History, Literature-in-English, CRS/IRS and Mathematics.

How do I apply?

Log on to the University's admission portal to begin your application .

Payment options

  • Bank Deposit

Detailed course information

 The course curriculum includes:

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Nigeria Constitutional Development
  • Nigeria Legal System
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to History
  • Elements of Human Geography
  • Elements of Management
  • Political Ideas
  • Introduction to Political Analysis
  • Introduction to Public Administration 
  • Nigerian Government and Politics
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Nigerian Social Structure
  • Africa and European Imperialism 

Course Provider

Email & Website
Phone & Location
  • +2349038858167
  • Nkpolu - Oroworukwo P.M.B. 5080, Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria