International & Comparative Politics
School of Arts & Sciences
The program trains graduates in the liberal arts tradition of thinking independently, critically, and analytically; communicating effectively and finding creative ways to contribute to the society in which they live.
Graduates with a BA in International and Comparative Politics can follow several career tracks. Professional options open to ICP graduates include careers in the following areas:
- Public service
- Diplomatic service
- International/Regional organizations
- The third sector: non-governmental organizations
- ICP 10:1 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)
- ICP 13:1 Introduction to International Relations (3)
- ICP 161: Introduction to Political Theory (3)
- ICP 186: Introduction to Public Administration
- ICP 205: Contemporary African Politics (3)
Upon completion of the core requirements (many of which serve as pre-requisites for upper level courses), students are required to satisfy the following requirements:
- Nine (9) credits of ICP courses at any level.
- Twelve (12) credits of ICP courses at the 300 or 400 level.
- Nine (9) credits of ICP courses at the 400 level.
- Three (3) credits of quantitative methods at the 300 level or above.
- Six (6) credits of Senior Research Project at 400 level
- One (1) credit of ICP 232 Model United Nations
In completing the requirements above, students are free to construct their own program of study with an emphasis in Development Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations, Public Administrations, any other sub-field of Political Studies such as Comparative Politics, African Politics, or Nigerian Politics or or across sub-fields subject to the availability of courses and the requirements for the ICP degree. Students should consult with their Chair in designing their course of study, in selecting elective courses, and in considering a possible minor.
The ICP Program also offers a BA with Honors. This requires being part of a two semester Honors Seminar (6 credits; ICP 496 and 497) that culminates with an Honors Thesis of 12-15,000 words that must be presented in a public defense.
ICP 496 and 497 serve as alternatives to ICP 490 and 491 (Senior Research Project) respectively for students that meet the CGPA prerequisites for the courses.
Students are advised to take some or all of the following courses to complement and support the degree program in International and Comparative Politics. Advised electives include:
- PHI 201: Comparative Religions: Islam and Christianity (3)
- ECO 210: Principles of Microeconomics (3)
- ECO 220: Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
- ECO 340: Development Economics (3)
- ECO 350: International Trade (3)
Available start dates
September 2018 / January 2019
Full Time: 4 years
Visit our admissions page for full application details.
Call: +234 805 200 2962
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