FACULTY OF ART
A Brief History
The present Faculty of Arts was originally based in the Faculty of Law and Humanities until 1986 when the Law component was excised from it to form a separate Faculty of Law. What was left become known as the Faculty of Arts and the Social Science which was subsequently separated in 1989 after the first Fafunwa led Visitation Panel into the first five years of the University. Since 1989, therefore, the Faculty of Arts has undergone considerable and tremendous transformation in terms of curriculum and staff development.
Similarly, the Faculty which began with two departments (i.e. Department of Languages and Linguistics and the Department of Religion and History in 1984) has developed to the point of seven autonomous multi-disciplinary academic departments made up as follows;
- Department of African Languages, Literatures & Communication Arts
- Department of English
- Department of Foreign Languages
- Department of History and International Studies
- Department of Religions
- Department of Philosophy
- Department of Theatre Arts and Music
It is appropriate to mention that all these departments offer one or more academic programmes leading to the award of a certificate, diploma or degree by the University.
ADEBOLA ADEGUNWA SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree in Mass Communication
In appreciation of the current trends of the critical role of mass communication in society, the School of Communication has the major philosophy of producing high caliber graduates who have the requisite knowledge and skills to occupy various positions in the mass media industries, media training institutions, information agencies of both government and private organizations as well as international institutions.
- To expose students to the fundamental of true-life meaning, especially the axiological sense of inquiry as it relates to communication in its entire ramifications.
- Training of students and media personnel who can function effectively in journalism, public relations, advertising and broadcasting.
- To train and equip students with the current technologies in communication and media industry.
- To empower students to be self-reliant and of service to the nation
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
The programme enables a student to take two approved teaching subjects, with education, in the first two years as an academic and professional subject of a four-year programme.
In the last two years of the degree programme, students take courses in one subject, their teaching subject with education, to qualify for combined honours degrees. By design it is expected that the structure would permit students to spend two-thirds of their learning time concentrating on the two teaching subjects normally offered in the academic departments of the Faculties of Arts, Social Sciences and Science. The remaining one-third of the students’ time is expected to be spent in the Faculty of Education to complete their professional training.
The faculty is made up of the following departments:
Department of Curriculum Studies
Department of Educational Foundations
Department of Educational Management
Department of Physical & Health Education
a. To produce well a grounded graduates in the management, curriculum, foundation, physical and health disciplines of Education
b. To produce a graduate who will be a master of two subjects normally taught in the Nigerian schools system
c. To produce a graduate who will be able to use his education and training to help learners help themselves.
All the Departments of the Faculty of Education (and other relevant academic units of the University) jointly provide courses leading to the award of the following degrees:
i. B.A. Honours Education in any of the arts subjects:
ii. B. Ed. Honours Education in Physical and Health Education and Social Sciences
iii. B.Sc Honours Education in any one of the following basic science subjects
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree programme in Engineering is based on the philosophy that the rate at which a nation progresses technologically is determined to a great extent by size, quality, motivation and orientation of its science and engineering workforce. The programme seeks to contribute to national economic development by training Engineers with:
- A good grounding in the basic and engineering sciences.
- A good grasp of the essential application and utility courses.
- A thorough understanding of the experimental and practical bases for the relevant theoretical engineering principles.
- Substantial practical skills for tackling real-life engineering problems.
- Rudimentary knowledge of entrepreneurial and management principles upon which enterprising professional careers can be built.
The main objective of the Faculty of Engineering is therefore to produce, through instructions, training and research activities, engineers that are able to adequately perform in various industries with an intuition to conceive , adapt and develop techniques to process materials.
FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
Philosophy and Objectives
The founding philosophy and objectives of the Faculty of Management Sciences, Lagos State University, generally encompass the following:
1. The nurture and development of professional manpower, whose capacity shall variously include appreciation of the mechanics and dynamics of managing business and public enterprises;
2. Facilitation of an effective grasp of organizational management problems and challenges in Nigeria as well as within the international economic and political system;
3. The purposeful training of professional human capital for various national and multinational managerial applications;
4. Development of the student populace to understand, exploit and necessarily challenge the emergent operational problems of managing complex organizations;
5. Promoting the acquisition of robust knowledge about the depth and expanse of management thought and the linkages of management sciences with the other subject matter disciplines.
To strategically blaze the trail and lead in the delivery of management training for professional human capital development as well as in exploring the practical benefits of research extension in the management sciences.
To be a best practice academic faculty and training delivery system within the Nigerian tertiary education sector, through the continuous exposure of our student populace, and patrons from the civil society, to the state - of - the - art knowledge and tool skills, in the years ahead.
The Faculty had three academic departments with a total of eight (8) programme vis:
1. Department of Accounting and Finance
a. Accounting Programme
b. Banking and Finance
2. Department of Business Administration and Management Technology
a. Business Administration Programme
b. Marketing Programme
c. Management Technology Programme
3. Department of Industrial Relations and Public Administration.
a. Public Administration Programme
b. Industrial Relations and Personnel Management Programme
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
The Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) was established at Ikeja on the 9th February, 1999. The first set of students were admitted in the 1998/99 session.
The College was granted the pre-clinical accreditation for the first professional Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Degrees Examinations on the 1st December, 1999 by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) which is charged with the responsibility of supervising the programmes of Medical Schools in Nigeria.
In February 2004, the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria gave the College and the Teaching Hospital Accreditation for the Laboratory Courses and the Courses leading to the 3rd Professional MB.BS Degrees Examinations.
- College, Faculties, Departments
The College of Medicine comprises two Faculties listed below:
- Basic Medical Sciences
- Clinical Sciences
There are sixteen academic departments in the two Faculties, the Medical Library and five service departments.
- Basic Medical Sciences
- Morbid Anatomy
- Chemical Pathology
- Haematology and Blood Transfusion
- Medical Biochemistry
- Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
- Pathology & Forensic Medicine
2. Clinical Sciences
- Community Health and Primary Health Care
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Paediatrics and Child Health
- Medical Library
- Service Department
1 Office of the Provost
4 Works and Services
5 Bio-Medical Communications Centre
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Brief History of the Faculty
The Faculty of Science was established in 1984 primarily to provide students with an intellectual environment favourable to the study of science and also to produce graduates who are proficient in the various branches of science and who will be well equipped to translate scientific knowledge into technology relevant to the growth and sustainable development of the society.
The Faculty which initially started in 1984 with two departments (Biological and Chemical Sciences) now consists of eight (8) departments, namely:
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Botany
Department of Chemistry
Department of Fisheries
Department of Mathematics
Department of Microbiology
Department of Physics
Department of Zoology
The Faculty aims to produce well-trained and reputable scientists that will satisfy the need for high cadre manpower in every facet of human endeavour, including, but not limited to health, agriculture, information and communication technology (ICT), industrial growth and development, environment and natural resources conservation, as well as urban and rural growth in the world at large, Nigeria generally and Lagos State in particular.
Admission into the Faculty of Science is in two categories as follows;
- University Matriculation Examination (U.M.E)
- Direct Entry
(a) University Matriculation Examination (U.M.E)
The U.M.E. admits prospective students into the 100 Level of various degree programmes in the Faculty of Science, with five (5) Secondary School Certificate credits or General Certificate of Education or its equivalent, which must include Mathematics and English Language and any other two of the basic Sciences at not more than two sittings.
(b) Direct Entry
The Direct Entry admits prospective students into the 200 Level of the degree programmes in the Faculty, with at least two “A” Level passes in the General Certificate of Education or its equivalent. The passes must include the subjects, which the student wishes to pursue as a course.
The minimum periods required to obtain a degree in the Faculty are the same as in the general University regulations for the 5-year, 4-year and 3year degree programmes.
The maximum length of time required to obtain a degree in all departments shall be:
(a) 14 semesters for the five-year degree programme, 12 semesters for the
four-year degree programme and 10 semesters for candidates admitted directly
into the 200 Level of the programme.
(b) For extension beyond the maximum period for a degree, special permission by
Senate shall be required on the recommendation of the Faculty Board.