BREAKING: NUC Restructures Nigerian Universities Computing Programme into Distinct Disciplines; Cybersecurity, 6 Others

National Universities Commission
National Universities Commission

By: By: DESTINY YOUNG, Technopreneur, IT Infrastructure/Cybersecurity and Privacy Engineer

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has unveiled a newly restructured curriculum for Nigerian universities.

Executive Secretary of the commission, Chris Maiyaki said the implementation of the new curriculum will commence in September 2023.

Maiyaki further stated that the new curriculum CCMAS would make up 70 per cent of the curriculum while the university decides what to include in the remaining 30 per cent.

According to him, the implementation will help sharpen the future of the education sector.

Universities in the country are expected to officially have 17 disciplines of faculties namely Administration and Management; Agriculture; Allied Health Sciences; Architecture; Arts; Basic Medical Sciences; Communications and Media Studies; Computing; Education; Engineering and Technology; Environmental Sciences; Law; Medicine and Dentistry; Pharmaceutical Sciences; Sciences; Social Sciences and Veterinary Medicine.

Quite notable is the splitting of Computing into Cybersecurity, Software Engineering, Data Science, Information and Communication Technology, Information Technology, Information Systems, and Computer Science.

See Ful list of other programmes restructured


  • Administration and Management
  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Actuarial Science
  • Department of Aviation Management
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Business Information Technology
  • Department of Co-operative and Rural Development
  • Department of Employment and Human Resource Management
  • Department of Entrepreneurship
  • Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management B.Sc.
  • Department of Information Resource Management B.Sc.
  • Department of Insurance B.Sc.
  • Department of Local Government and Development Studies B.Sc.
  • Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management B.Sc
  • Department of Marketing B.Sc.
  • Department of Office and Information Management B.Sc.
  • Department Petroleum Information Management B.Sc.
  • Department Procurement Management B.Sc.
  • Department of Project Management
  • Department of Public Administration
  • Department of Security and Investment
  • Department of Taxation
  • Department of Transport Management


  • Faculty of Agriculture
  1. Agribusiness
    B.Sc. Agribusiness
  2. Agricultural Science (5-year option)
    B. Agriculture
  3. Agricultural Economics
    B.Sc. Agricultural Economics
  4. Agricultural Extension
    B.Sc. Agricultural Extension
  5. Animal Science
    B.Sc. Animal Science
  6. Crop Science
    B.Sc. Crop Science
  7. Family and Consumer Sciences
    B. Sc. Family and Consumer Sciences
  8. Fisheries and Aquaculture
    B.Sc. Fisheries and Aquaculture
  9. Food Science and Technology
    B. Sc. / B. Tech
    10. Forest Resources and Wildlife Management
    B.Sc. Forest Resources and Wildlife Management
  10. Horticulture and Landscape Management
    B.Sc. Horticulture and Landscape Management
  11. Soil Science
    B.Sc. Soil Science
  12. Water Resources Management and Agro-meteorology
    B.Sc. Water Resources and Ago-meteorology
    -Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
  13. Audiology – B.AUD
  14. Complementary and Alternative Medicine – B.Sc. CAM
  15. Dental Technology B.Sc. DNT
  16. Dental Therapy B.DT
  17. Environmental Health Science B.EHS
  18. Health Care Administration and Hospital Management B.Sc. HAM
  19. Health Information Management
  20. Information Technology and Health Informatics B.Sc. ITH
  21. Medical Laboratory Science BMLS
  22. Nursing Sciences B.N.Sc
  23. Human Nutrition and Dietetics B.Sc.
  24. Occupational Therapy B.OT.
  25. Optometry O.D
  26. Pharmacology B.Sc. PHA
  27. Physiotherapy DP
  28. Prosthetics and Orthotics B.Sc. P&O
  29. Public Health B.Sc.
  30. Radiography B.Rad
  31. Speech-Language Therapy B.SLT


  1. Architecture
  2. Architectural technology
  3. Furniture design
  4. Interior architecture design
  5. Landscape architecture
  6. Naval architecture

B.A Folklore
B.A Film production
B.A African Languages and Literature Efik
B.A African Languages and Literature Hausa
B.A African Languages and Literature Ibibio
B.A African Languages and Literature Igbo
B.A African Languages and Literature Yoruba
B.A African Traditional Religion
B.A Arabic
B.A Archaeology
B.A Chinese language
B.A Christian Religious Studies
B.A Christian Theology
B.A Classics
B.A English Language and Literature in English
B.A history and diplomatic studies
B.A History
B.A Islamic studies
B.A Linguistics
B.A Modern European Languages French
B.A Modern European Languages German
B.A Modern European Languages German
B.A Modern European Languages Russia
B.A Music
B.A Philosophy
B.A Religious Studies
B.A Theatre Arts

Basic Medical Sciences

  1. Human Anatomy B.Sc.
    2 Physiology B.Sc.
    -Communications and Media Studies
    BSC Strategic communications
    BSC advertising
    BSC Broadcasting
    BSC Development Communications Studies
    BSC Film and multimedia
    BSC Information and Media Studies
    BSC Journalism and Media Studies
    BSC Mass Communications
    BSC Public Relations

BSC Cybersecurity
BSC Software Engineering
BSC Data Science
BSC Information and Communications Technology
BSC of Information Technology
BSC Information System
BSC Computer Science

1 Adult and Continuing Education B. Ed
2 Agricultural Education B. Sc. (Ed)
3 Arabic B. A. (Ed)
4 Biology B. Sc. (Ed)
5 Business Education B. Sc. (Ed)
6 Chemistry B. Sc. (Ed)
7 Christian Religious Studies B.A. (Ed)
8 Computer Science B. Sc. (Ed)
9 Creative Arts Education B. A. (Ed)
10 Early Childhood Education B. (Ed)
11 Economics B. Sc. (Ed)
12 Educational Management B. (Ed)
13 Efik-Ibibio Education B. A. (Ed)
14 English Language/Literature-in-English B. A. (Ed)
15 Entrepreneurship Education B. Ed
16 Environmental Education B. Sc. (Ed)
17 French B. A. (Ed)
18 Geography B. Sc. (Ed)
19 Guidance and Counseling B. (Ed)
20 Hausa B. A. (Ed)
21 Health Education B. (Ed)
22 History B. A. (Ed)
23 Home Economics B. Sc. (Ed)
24 Human Kinetics/Physical Education B. (Ed)
25 Igbo B. A. (Ed)
26 Integrated Science B. Sc. (Ed)
27 Islamic Studies B. A. (Ed)
28 Language Arts and Communication B. A. (Ed)
29 Library and Information Science B. Ed
30 Mathematics B. Sc. (Ed)
31 Music B. A. (Ed)
32 Physics B. Sc. (Ed)
33 Political Science B. Sc. (Ed)
34 Primary Education B. Ed
35 Social Studies and Civic Education B. Sc. (Ed)
36 Special Needs Education B. (Ed)
37 Sustainable Development Studies B. Sc.
38 Technology Education B. Tech. (Ed)
39 Yoruba

1 Aerospace Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
2 Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
3 Automotive Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
4 Biomedical Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
5 Chemical Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
6 Civil Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
7 Computer Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
8 Electrical Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
9 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
10 Electronic Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
11 Environmental Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
12 Food Science and Engineering/Technology
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
13 Industrial and Production Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
14 Information and Communication Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
15 Marine Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
16 Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
17 Mechanical Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
18 Mechatronics Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
19 Metallurgical Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
20 Mining Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
21 Natural Gas Engineering
B.Eng/B. Tech/B.Sc.
22 Petrochemical Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
23 Petroleum Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
24 Petroleum and Gas Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
25 Structural Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
26 Systems Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
27 Telecommunications Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
28 Water Resources Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.
29 Wood Products Engineering
B.Eng./B. Tech./B.Sc.


  1. Common Law
  2. Combined Law

-Medicine and Dentistry

1 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS/MBChB)

2 Dentistry Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS/BChD)


1 Applied Geophysics B.Sc.

2 Biochemistry B.Sc.

3 Biology B.Sc.

4 Biotechnology B.Sc.

5 Botany B.Sc.

6 Brewing Science and Technology B.Sc.

7 Chemistry B.Sc.

8 Environmental Management and Toxicology B.Sc.

9 Forensic Science B.Sc.

10 Geology B.Sc.

11 Industrial Chemistry B.Sc.

12 Industrial Mathematics B.Sc.

13 Industrial Physics B.Sc.

14 Marine Science B.Sc.

15 Maritime Science B.Sc.

16 Mathematics B.Sc.

17 Medical Physics B.Sc.

18 Medicinal Chemistry B.Sc.

19 Meteorology B.Sc.

20 Microbiology B.Sc.

21 Petroleum Chemistry B.Sc.

22 Physics with Electronics B.Sc.

23 Physics B.Sc.

24 Science Laboratory Technology B.Sc.

25 Statistics B.Sc.

26 Zoology B.Sc.


1 Criminology and Security Studies B.Sc

2 Demography and Social Statistics B.Sc

3 Development Studies B.Sc

4 Economics B.Sc

5 International Relations B.Sc

6 Peace and Conflict Resolution B.Sc

7 Petroleum Economics and Policy Studies B.Sc

8 Political Science B.Sc

9 Politics, Philosophy and Economics B.Sc

10 Psychology B.Sc

11 Social Standards B.Sc

12 Social Work B.Sc.

13 Sociology B.Sc

Veterinary medicine

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Courses under Environmental sciences could not be accessed at the time of filing this report


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