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The acquisition of tertiary education has become imperative to everyone and important for the development of the society. Through the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), the Nigerian government has made it possible for the teeming Nigerian populace to have university education.

Therefore, if you are wondering the list courses offered by the National Open University of Nigeria, I believe this article will do you a great favour.

NOUN offers different courses spreading across science, management, information technology, arts and humanities, social sciences, law agriculture and so on.

Also available at the National Open University of Nigeria are some post graduate courses. We have discussed all of these here according to their different faculties.


On this list are the accredited courses at the National Open University of Nigeria. However, NOUN prospective students should be confident that they are getting the latest information regarding these courses. We will always keep you updated in case of changes.


Among the list of programmes in NOUN are these ones, under the faculty of Agricultural Sciences. Both B. Agric and B. Sc are awarded in this faculty depending on your major.

  • Agricultural Economics and Agro Business Option (B. Agric)
  • Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (B. Agric)
  • Animal Science (B. Agric)
  • Aquaculture and Fisheries Management (B. Agric)
  • Crop Production and Protection Science (B. Agric)
  • Soil and Land Resources Management (B. Agric)
  • Agricultural Extension and Management (B. Sc)
  • Hotel and Catering Management (B. Sc)
  • Post Graduate Studies (PGD) Agricultural Extension and Management


Have you interest in educational courses? NOUN offers you a handful of courses listed and accredited under the faculty of education.

You will definitely be awarded B. Sc (Ed), M. Sc or M. Ed after your programme. Check it out and make your choice:

  • Agricultural Science (B. Ed)
  • English (B. Ed)
  • French (B. Ed)
  • Early Childhood Education (B. Ed)
  • Primary Education (B. Ed)
  • Chemistry (B. Ed)
  • Physics (B. Ed)
  • Mathematics (B. Ed)
  • Integrated Science (B. Ed)
  • Business Education (B. Ed)
  • Computer Science (B. Ed)
  • M. Ed Guidance and Counseling
  • M. Ed Educational Administration and Planning
  • M. Ed Science Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PDGE)


For the lovers of Arts, you are definitely not left out, as you have some courses under the faculty of arts in NOUN.

At the end of a successful (which I already envisage for you), you will be awarded a Bachelor of Art (B.A). Which will you love to do from this list?

  • Christian Religious Studies (B.A)
  • English (B.A)
  • French (B.A)
  • Islamic Studies (B.A)
  • M. A Christian Religious Studies
  • PGD. Christian Religious Studies


If you have wanted to become a manager, then this is an opportunity for you to bring your dream alive. At NOUN, some courses are listed under the faculty of Management sciences, to enable you acquire the best education for your future.

B. Sc, M. Sc and PGD certificates are offered at the end of respective programmes under this category.

  • Marketing (B. Sc)
  • Accounting (B. Sc)
  • Business Administration (B. Sc)
  • Cooperative and Rural Development (B. Sc)
  • Entrepreneurship (B. Sc)
  • Public Administration (B. Sc)
  • M. Sc Business Administration
  • M. Sc Public Administration
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • PGD Business Administration
  • PDG Public Administration
  • PGD Financial Management


Social scientists get to be trained also in the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). At graduation, candidates are either awarded the B. Sc, M. sc or PGD depending on the programme done. Thus, here is the list of courses taken under the faculty of social sciences at NOUN:

  • Economics (B. Sc)
  • Criminology and Security Studies (B. Sc)
  • Mass Communication (B. Sc)
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (B. Sc)
  • International and Diplomatic Studies
  • Tourism Studies (B. Sc)
  • Political Science (B. Sc)
  • Mass Communication (M. Sc)
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution (M. Sc)
  • Mass Communication (PGD)
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution (PGD)
  • Criminology and Security Studies (PGD)


If your dream is to become a lawyer, then you can go ahead and enroll at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), under the faculty of Law. The course under the faculty of law is:

  • LLB Law


The only accredited course under this unit is:

  • Access and General Studies


Aside the above accredited course offered at NOUN, here are some other courses done in the school. Although they may have lost accreditation at the present, there is hope that they will get accredited soon.


  • Community Health (B. Sc)
  • Dental Technology (B. Sc)
  • Environmental Health (B. Sc)
  • HIV/AIDS Education and Management (PGD)


  • Call Centre Skills
  • Mobile Phone Repairs

Other courses may include:

  • Hotel and Catering Management
  • Business Communication
  • Medical Officer Practice
  • Hospitality Management
  • Cooperative Management
  • Information Technology (with Internet Option)


Is National Open University of Nigeria degree certificate recognized?

National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN is Federal government owned open in Nigeria. However, it is duly recognized by the Federal Ministry of Education and by the National Universities Commission (NUC). Certificates obtained from accredited programmes in the University are therefore recognised and accepted.

What are the admission requirements into National Open University?

In order to get admitted into the undergraduate programmes of the National Open University of Nigeria, you are required to have at least five (5) credits in the SSCE/GCE O’Level/NECO/NABTEB or its equivalence at not more than 2 sittings, in subjects relevant to the proposed programme of study.

Candidates seeking Direct Entry must have completed their National Diploma with Upper Credit or National Certificate of Education (NCE) in subject(s) relevant to proposed course of study, having a minimum of one merit and two passes.

Is Law accredited in National Open University?

Law is one of the professional accredited courses offered by NOUN. The National Open University centre in Lagos provides lectures and study materials to her law undergraduate students.

How long do NOUN programmes last?

How long a programme lasts the National Open University depends on the type of programme. Law lasts for 5 years, while other courses last for 4 years. Postgraduate courses could last for 18 months i.e. 3 semesters.

The programmes could last longer depending on how good the student performs. Nonetheless, the maximum duration of programme at NOUN is 10 years.

Do NOUN graduates go for National Youth Service?

The National Open University school management is currently in talks with the NYSC stakeholders to allow their graduates be mobilized for NYSC. However, as it stands now, graduates of the National Open University of Nigeria aren’t mobilized for the 1 year NYSC programme.

Is JAMB required for NOUN?

JAMB is not one of the requirements in order to be admitted into the National Open University of Nigeria. The general requirement however, is that you have at least 5 credits in your O’Level or you have ND or NCE.


Almost all the courses offered by the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) are accredited by the NUC. And at this point, I should be certain you have known the list of courses at NOUN.

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