Department of Geography

Brief History of the Department
The Department of Geography in Osun State University was established in the Faculty of Social Sciences, College of Management and Social Sciences in 2007/2008 Session. Within the first year of the establishment of the University, the Department admitted its first set of fifteen (15) students in B.Sc Geography. Professor Temi E. Ologunorisa , the first Professor to be appointed in the University, is the Pioneer Head of Department in 2007. Other founding lecturers of the Department are Professor Olukayode Ojo, the Foundation Provost of the College of Management and Social Sciences who came (on leave of absence) from Lagos State University and Mr. Sunday Adeniyi employed as a Lecturer II and Dr. Felix Olorunfemi (who was engaged as an Adjunct Lecturer I). In 2008, Dr. S. G. Odewumi, was employed as an Associate Professor in Urban Geography and GIS and Mr. Kayode Samuel who previously was engaged as a Special Doctoral Student in 2007 is now re-designated as an Assistant Lecturer. Dr. Adetunji A. and Dr. Andrew Onwemelle were employed in July 2009 as Lecturer II in Transport and Rural Geography respectively.
In September, 2011, Dr. Yakubu Samuel joined the Department as Lecturer I in Soil and Biogeography. Dr.Aremu J.R., a Senior Lecturer in Climatology was on Sabbatical from Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in 2010/2011 session. He was replaced with Dr.H.I. Jimoh, a Senior Lecturer in Geomorphology and Dr.E.O. Oriola, a Senior Lecturer in Soil and Biogeography, who are currently on sabbatical in the department from the University of Ilorin.
Research Centre and Linkages
The Department has a strong link with the Osun State University Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research. It is also about establishing a linkage with the National Centre for Remote Sensing (NCRS), Jos and the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, Abuja to promote research, consultancy and support for the teaching of Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System, and Applied Meteorology. 
Philosophy and Objectives
The philosophy of the Department of Geography Osun State University, Okuku Campus is to produce graduates who are environmentally literate, sensitive and skillful. It also seeks to produce graduates who can make objective contributions to national development by providing solution(s) to natural and man-made environmental problems arising from environmental abuse and make the surface of the earth to be functionally appropriate and sustainable. Geography is seen as a discipline concerned with both the biophysical and human environment. 
The Department has four broad aims all within the context of its philosophy:
1. To teach the understanding of both the biophysical and human environments, and the relationship between the two. 
2. To impart the skills, methodologies and analytical techniques required to conduct in-depth research in human and biophysical environments and their interactions.
3. To impart the ideas and concepts of rational management with respect to the planning, conservation, restoration, and sustainable use of environment, and 
4. To give students a deep knowledge of the principles of spatial and temporal organization of natural and human phenomena on the earths surface. 
Structure of The Programme 
The Department provides a four-year programme of courses leading to the award of B.Sc. Honours Degree in B.Sc. Geography.


For admission into any of the first degree programmes of the University, a candidate shall be required to possess the following minimum qualifications:
1. Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalents with credit level passes in five (5) subjects at not more than two sittings. The candidate must also earn an acceptable score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
2. Candidates seeking admission by direct entry into the 200 level, must have at least five (5) O/L credits, two of which must be at Advanced Level or approved equivalents.

Departmental Admission Requirement
U.M.E. Candidates
For admission into the first degree programme in Geography, a candidate must have the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalents with credit level passes in five (5) subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Geography to form the core subjects, with credit in any two other relevant science, social science or humanities subjects at not more than two sittings. The candidate must also earn an acceptable score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Direct Entry Candidates
Candidates seeking admission by direct entry into the 200 level Geography programme, must have Advanced Level passes in at least two (2) of the subjects which must include Geography, in addition to credit level passes in five of the subjects listed in 3.2.1 above at the SSCE or its equivalents. Candidates with ND/NCE and approved equivalents in relevant fields with at least a lower credit may be considered for direct entry into the programme. Candidate with acceptable pass in the UNIOSUN Foundation Programme are also eligible for admission into the 200 level, provided they possess the requisite qualification for entry into the 100 level of the programme.

Post UTME Screening
All Candidates seeking admission into the University irrespective of their UTME scores shall be required to pass the University post UTME Screening test before being admitted.

Registration Procedure
(a) Students shall normally complete registration at the beginning of the semester.
(b) Any addition or deletion from the courses for which a student is formally registered must be made with the consent of the course coordinator.
(c) A student may be allowed to withdraw from a course by the course administrator before a third of lectures have been given. Such a student who withdraws after this time or who fails to sit for examination without reasons acceptable to the appropriate Faculty/College Board shall be deemed to have failed the course. A Grade point of 0F shall be record for the student in the course.
(d) Late registration in the course may be allowed with penalty of up to 4 weeks after the commencement of registration.

Duration of Degree Programmes
The minimum number of years to be spent to be awarded a first degree in a programme of study in non-professional area in the university shall be four years (or three years minimum for direct entry candidates). Registration shall not exceed an additional 50% of the duration of the programme if the student fails to graduate within the minimum number of years.

Graduation Requirements
To qualify for the award of a degree of the Osun State University, a student is required to have:
(i) completed and passed the prescribed number of units including all compulsory courses specified by the University.
(ii) completed and met the standards for all required and optional courses.
(iii) obtained the prescribed minimum CGPA.

Get In Touch

For enquiries on admissions, please contact

  • Address: Room 228, Admission Office, 
    Administrative building, 
    Osun State University,
    Main Campus, Osogbo, Osun State.
  • Tel: 08107976419 (9am - 4pm WAT, Mon - Fri)
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