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Department of Management and Social Sciences

Department of Economics Havilla Univeristy

Welcome to the Economics Unit of the Department of Management and Social Sciences of Havilla Univeristy, Nde-Ikom Cross River State Nigeria.There is a growing need for university graduates to fill the gap in a wide array of Social Development areas. Currently graduates from the Social Sciences are hired for many of these slots. There is now a need for more specialized training in development and hence the proposed course.


The philosophy underlying BSc. Development Studies programme is to produce a crop of graduates equipped with appropriate knowledge to make their contribution to the development of Nigeria, Africa and the global community in the field of Social Sciences in general and in the various sub-fields of Development Studies in particular.

Aims and Objectives

The major aims and objectives of the Development Studies are to:
i. Instill in students a sound knowledge of Geography and Tourism, an appreciation of its applications in different socio-cultural contexts and to involve the students in intellectually stimulating and satisfying experiences of learning and studying;
ii. Provide students with broad and well balanced theories and methods in Development Studies;
iii. Cultivate in students the ability to apply their knowledge and skills in Development Studies to the understanding and solution of societal problems in Nigeria and elsewhere;
iv. Provide students with the relevant knowledge and skill base from which they can proceed to further studies in special areas of Development Studies;
v. Instill in students an appreciation of the importance of Development Studies in contemporary national and global affairs;
vi. Develop in students a range of useful competencies for employment, whether public, private or self-employment.

Admision Requirements

Candidates can be admitted into any of the degree Management and Social Sciences by one of the following ways:
• The Unified Tertiary Matriculation (UTME)
• Direct Entry

UTME Admissions

Candidates for admission into the four – year degree in Development Studies should possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate, General Certificate of Education, NECO or their equivalents with at least five credit passes including Mathematics, English Language and Government, at not more than two sittings. In addition, candidates must have acceptable passes in UTME.

Direct Entry Admission

Candidates for Direct Entry admission shall possess five credits in GCE, SSCE, NECO, or their equivalents, of which at least two shall be at advanced Level, provided that such passes are not counted at both levels of the examination. For emphasis, credit passes in English Language, and Government are required.