Graduating 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 the School of Human Resources Development general courses which our students must take. Secondly, the graduation requirement also helps us to 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 courses in the discipline. Specialization starts effectively from 300 Level. The students are expected to graduate with B.Sc (Hons) Mass Communication [Print and Online Journalism option or Broadcast Journalism option, or Public Relations and Advertising option.