Programmes

Admission Requirements:
Candidates should possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or General Certificate of Education (GCE, OL) or National Education Council Certificate (NECO) or their approved equivalents, with at least five credit passes, obtained at not more than two sittings, which must include English Language, Mathematics, Literature-In-English and any other two (2) subjects.
In addition, candidates must pass CUSAS (Covenant University Scholastic Aptitude Screening) at an acceptable level. CUSAS represents the post-UTME screening exercise for the University. Candidates must also demonstrate an obvious spiritual orientation towards life because Covenant University is a Christian Mission-driven University.
Graduation Requirements:

Our students are required to take a minimum of 170 units before they are allowed to graduate. This relatively high graduation requirement is because of the Covenant University custom-built courses and some other college general courses which our students must take. Secondly, the graduation requirement also helps us produce well-rounded mass communication graduates.

Graduation Requirements for Broadcast Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising

Level

100

200

300

400

Total

Compulsory Courses

22

30

30

28

110

Electives

4

4

4

4

16

Media/Industrial Training

2

2

College Courses

2

2

2

2

8

University Courses

4

4

4

4

16

NUC Courses

10

6

2

18

Total

42

46

44

38

170

Special Note

A classical Department of Mass Communication must have at least three sequences where students can choose to specialize from their third year of a four-year programme.

These sequences are:

  1. Print and Online Journalism (PROJ)
  2. Broadcast Journalism (Radio and Television)
  3. Public Relations and Advertising (PRAD)

The three sequences start from the third year (300 level). In the first two years, every registered Mass Communication student offers the same courses which are foundational. Specialization starts effectively from 300 Level. The students are expected to graduate with BSc (Hons) Mass Communication Print and Online Journalism option or Broadcast Journalism option, or Public Relations and Advertising option.

Course Structure: 

100 Level Mass Communication

200 Level Mass Communication

300 Level Broadcast Journalism Option

300 Level Print and Online Journalism Option

300 Level Public Relations and Advertising Option

400 Level Broadcast Journalism Option

400 Level Print and Online Journalism Option

400 Level Public Relations and Advertising