Statistics and Demography

Statistics and Demography 1

4 Years

This programme takes up the responsibility to:

·         Instill in students a sense of enthusiasm for statistics and demography, an appreciation of its application in different areas and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying

·         Provide students a broad and balanced foundation in statistics and demography knowledge and practical skills in statistics and computer science

·         Develop in students the ability to apply their statistics and demography knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in the society.

BS.c. Statistics and Demography

Five SSCE credit passes to include English, mathematics and at least two subjects from physics, statistics, chemistry, further mathematics, economics and geography.

Direct Entry

Two A Level passes including mathematics or statistics. With “NCE”, credits in relevant subjects.

Admission Requirement

Admission into the faculty is through the national unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) for which candidates must have suitable score in the year for which they are applying for admission.

Entry Requirements.

Candidates must possess a minimum of five (5) credits at not more than two sittings in the SSCE, NECO or equivalent certificates. These must include English and mathematics and the pre-requisite combination of courses for the desired programme of study, details of which are obtained from the departmental requirements.

Candidates who are seeking admission by direct entry should, in addition to credit level passes in mathematics and English, possess any of the following:

  1. GCE advanced level in two subjects relevant to the programme of study
  2. Higher school certificate
  3. National diploma in the relevant area
  4. Nigerian certificate in education


Candidates  for Direct Entry  admission  shall  possess  five  credit passes in  the SSCE, NECO, GCE  or equivalents of which at least two shall be at  advanced  level , or  four  credits  passes  of  which  at  least  three  shall  be at  advanced  level  provided  that  such  passes  are  not  counted at  both  levels  of  the examinations.  For emphasis credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology or any other subject. All students must fulfil the basic entry requirements of the university. The programme’s duration is four years for general entry students and three years for direct entrants.


Deg  1MAT  101Elementary Mathematics  I3
Deg  1BIO  101General Biology  I3
Deg  1BIO  103General Biology Practical  I1
Deg  1CHM  101General Chemistry  I3
Deg  1CHM  103General Chemistry Practical  I1
Deg  1PHY  101General Physics  I3
Deg  1PHY  103General Physics Practical  I1
Deg  2STA  211Probability  I2
Deg  2STA  221Descriptive Statistics2
Deg  2STA  231Inference  I2
Deg  2MAT  213Set, Logic and Algebra  I2
Deg  2MAT  215Linear Algebra  I2
Deg  2CSC  233Computer Programming  I2
Deg  3STA  311Probability  III3
Deg  3STA  321Statistical Inference   II3
Deg  3STA  331Statistical Computing2
Deg  3STA  341Statistical Quality Control2
Deg  3STA  343Operation Research  I3
Deg  3NAS  392Research Method in NAS3
Deg  4STA  403Demography   III2
Deg  4STA  411Probability  IV3
Deg  4STA  413Statistical Inference3
Deg  4STA  415Regression & Analysis of Variance2
Deg  4STA  421Time Series Analysis3
Deg  4STA  423Design & Analysis of Experiment2
Deg  4STA  433Leb2
Deg  4STA  441Multivariate Analysis3
Deg  4STA  457Medical Statistics3


Medical Technologists

Research Assistant

Clinical and Veterinary Microbiologists

Food/Industrial/Environmental Microbiologists


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