NOUN Undergraduate Courses and Requirements 2024/2025


This page features a comprehensive list of NOUN undergraduate courses, their admission requirements and their faculties. Below is the list of programmes/courses on offer at the National Open University of Nigeria.

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) stands as a beacon of accessible and flexible education, empowering students to pursue their academic dreams regardless of location or background. If you’re looking to embark on an undergraduate journey at NOUN, you’re in for an exciting exploration of diverse fields and fulfilling learning experiences.

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Introduction: NOUN Undergraduate Courses and Requirements.

Step into a world of boundless possibilities with NOUN’s undergraduate programs. Spanning across a multitude of disciplines, NOUN offers a smorgasbord of academic avenues tailored to your unique interests and aspirations.


Whether you’re drawn to the intricate world of science, yearn for the creative spark of the arts, or crave the analytical rigour of social sciences, NOUN has a program waiting to ignite your intellectual fire.

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List of National Open University of Nigeria Undergraduate Courses.

NOUN Undergraduate Courses
NOUN Undergraduate Courses

Below are the approved NOUN courses for undergraduate programmes which you can apply to study.

Faculty of AgricultureB.Agric Animal Science
B.Agric Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
B.Agric Agricultural Economics and Agro-Business
B.Agric Crop Science
B.Agric Soil and Land Resources Management
Faculty of ArtsB.A. English
B.A. Christian Theology
B.A. Islamic Studies
B.A. French
B.A. Arabic
B.A. Hausa
B.A. Igbo
B.A. Yoruba
B.A. Philosophy
Faculty of EducationB.A.(ED) Early Childhood Education
B.A.(ED) English
B.A.(ED) French
B.A.(ED) Primary Education
B.Sc.(ED) Business Education
B.Sc.(ED) Agricultural Science
B.Sc.(ED) Biology
B.Sc.(ED) Chemistry
B.Sc.(ED) Computer Science
B.Sc.(ED) Integrated Science
B.Sc.(ED) Mathematics
B.Sc.(ED) Physics
B.LIS Library and Information Science
B.Sc.(Ed) Health Education
B.Sc.(Ed) Human Kinetics
Faculty of Health SciencesB.NSc. Nursing Science
B.Sc. Public Health
B.Sc. Environmental Health Science
Faculty of LawDear Prospective Applicants, All Undergraduate Programmes in the Faculty of Law for this session have closed, and new applications for admissions will be considered next session. Void
Faculty of Management SciencesB.Sc. Business Administration
B.Sc. Public Administration
B.Sc. Marketing
B.Sc. Accounting
B.Sc. Banking and Finance
B.Sc. Entrepreneurship
B.Sc. Cooperative and Rural Development
Faculty of SciencesB.Sc. Computer Science
B.Sc. Information Technology
B.Sc. Environmental Science and Resource Management
B.Sc. Mathematics
B.Sc. Maths and Computer Science
B.Sc. Biology
B.Sc. Chemistry
B.Sc. Physics
Faculty of Social SciencesB.Sc. Economics
B.Sc. International Relations
B.Sc. Mass Communication
B.Sc. Broadcast Journalism
B.Sc. Film Production
B.Sc. Political Science
B.Sc. Tourism Studies
B.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
B.Sc. Criminology and Security Studies
B.Sc. Development Studies

Admission Requirements:

To embark on your NOUN journey as an undergraduate, here’s what you need:


  • Five (5) credit passes in O’Level subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
  • There is no need for a JAMB UTME score.
  • Four (4) relevant credits at Advanced Level (A’Level) for Direct Entry admission.

See a comprehensive list of the NOUN Admission Requirements here.

Additional Information:

  • NOUN operates on a semester system with two intakes per year (August and January).
  • The university utilizes a flexible and self-paced learning approach, allowing you to study at your convenience.
  • Tuition fees are relatively affordable compared to other universities in Nigeria.
  • NOUN has a network of study centres across the country for access to learning materials and support services.

What is the Duration for NOUN Undergraduate Programmes?

The duration for NOUN undergraduate courses varies depending on the specific program you choose. However, most programs fall within the range of 4 to 5 years.

Here’s a breakdown by faculty:


  • Faculty of Agriculture: All programs are 4 years long.
  • Faculty of Arts: All programs are 4 years long.
  • Faculty of Education: All programs are 4 years long, except for B.NSc. Nursing Science which is 5 years.
  • Faculty of Health Sciences: B.NSc. Nursing Science is 5 years, while B.Sc. Public Health and B.Sc. Environmental Health Science are both 4 years.
  • Faculty of Law: Currently not accepting applications for undergraduate programs.
  • Faculty of Management Sciences: All programs are 4 years long.
  • Faculty of Sciences: All programs are 4 years long, except for B.Sc. Information Technology which is offered as a 5-year program.
  • Faculty of Social Sciences: All programs are 4 years long.

Conclusion: NOUN Undergraduate Courses.

NOUN’s undergraduate programs offer a gateway to fulfilling careers, personal growth, and lifelong learning. With its flexible structure, diverse curriculum, and affordable fees, NOUN empowers you to carve your academic path and achieve your educational goals. So, take the first step towards your future, explore the vast program offerings, and embark on your NOUN undergraduate adventure today!

Frequently Asked Questions.

Does NOUN offer science courses?

NOUN Undergraduate Courses

The Faculty of Sciences has six departments namely; the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Environmental Sciences, the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Biology, the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics.

What are the requirements for NOUN courses?

NOUN Undergraduate Courses

An applicant for undergraduate admission into NOUN is normally expected to have a minimum of 5 O-level credits including English Language and Mathematics. Additional requirements might apply for some programmes and these can be viewed after selecting the Programme and entry level at the Faculty’s admission page.

Is the NOUN certificate acceptable by other universities?

NOUN Undergraduate Courses

This is a frequent question asked by people around the world. They normally ask if the NOUN certificate can be comparable with those from conventional universities. The answer is simple. Yes! NOUN certificates will in no way be inferior to those awarded by conventional universities since the same body National Universities Commission, sets the minimum standard.


What is the duration for NOUN undergraduate courses?

NOUN Undergraduate Courses

All of NOUN undergraduate courses are offered for four (4) years except B.NSc. Nursing Science and B.Sc. Information Technology which is offered as a 5-year programme.



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      Analysis of school FEES – undergraduate

      Compulsory fee 100l first semester 55500

      Compulsory fee 100l second semester 26500

      Returning students ( 200l to 500l ) 18000

      Exam fee 1500

      Carryover 1500

      2 units 2000

      3 units 2500

      4 units 3000

      The project fee is now 25000

      IT/Siwes teaching practice- 12000

      Any Practical Courses in 100 & 200 levels is now 6500

  1. please can I apply for Library science upgrade as an HND holder to a Blis program in your school with a pass in Mathematics but other subjects are credit levels.

    • Hi Samuel, candidates intending to enter the B.NSc Nursing Programme must satisfy the University admission requirements as follows:

      Academic Certification: At least five (5) credit passes at not more than two sittings at the Senior Secondary School Certificate (WASCE/SSCE/NECO) examinations in the following subjects:

    • English Language
    • Mathematics
    • Biology or Health Science
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • In addition to (1) above, Applicants must Present:

    • Registered Nurse Certificates of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
    • A valid practice license issued by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
    • Six months working experience, and letter of attestation from current place of clinical practice for registration.
    • Age Requirement: Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
    • For more information, read the full NOUN BNSc. admission and graduation requirements here.


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