List of courses offered in Nigerian polytechnics (Science, Art & Social Science courses)

It’s important to know the courses offered in polytechnics in Nigeria because it’s not every course that is offered in the universities that are available in polytechnics.

So if you are planning to study in a polytechnic, you need to know what options are available for you in terms of courses to choose from.

But then,

Courses NOT offered in Nigerian polytechnics

Since there are hundreds of available programs in the polytechnics and lesser numbers,  a more convenient approach will be to mention those courses that are not offered in most polytechnics then we can proceed to the list of science, art and social science courses in Nigerian polytechnics.

Please note that this is a general list kinda because a few polytechnics offer some courses you can’t in most other polytechnics in Nigeria.

For example, here is:

In general,

most polytechnics in Nigeria don’t offer these

medical courses:

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Technology
  • Dentistry and Dental Surgery
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Nursing/Nursing Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics – Medicine
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Prosthesis and Orthopaedic Technology
  • Public Health Technology
  • Radiography
  • Veterinary Medicine

law courses:

  • Administrative Law.
  • Nigerian Legal Method.
  • Nigerian Legal System.
  • Banking and Insurance Law.
  • Constitutional Law.
  • Criminal Law.
  • Criminology.
  • Commercial Law

Additional notes:

Most polytechnics offer engineering-related courses but the graduates are referred to as Technologist, not engineers. 

For example, instead of Agricultural Engineering as we have in the universities, polytechnics have Agricultural Technology.

List of Science courses offered in polytechnics in Nigeria

  1. Agricultural Technology
  2. Agricultural Engineering/Technology
  3. Agricultural And Bio-Environmental Engineering/Technology
  4. Animal Health and Production Tech.
  5. Architectural Technology
  6. Arts And Design
  7. Arts And Industrial Design
  8. Biomedical Engineering Technology
  9. Building Technology
  10. Boat And Ship Building Engineering Technology
  11. Chemical Engineering Technology
  12. Civil Engineering Technology
  13. Computer Science
  14. Computer Engineering
  15. Aircraft Engineering Technology
  16. Explosive Ordinance Technology
  17. Dental Technology
  18. Dental Therapy
  19. Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology
  20. Estate Management And Valuation
  21. Fashion Design And Clothing Technology
  22. Food Technology
  23. Forestry Technology
  24. Horticultural Technology
  25. Horticulture And Landscape Technology
  26. Foundry Engineering Technology
  27. Fisheries Technology
  28. Hospitality Management
  29. Glass/Ceramics Technology
  30. Geological Technology
  31. Mechanical Engineering Technology
  32. Mechatronics Engineering Technology
  33. Marine Engineering Technology
  34. Water Resources Engineering Technology
  35. Nautical Science
  36. Metallurgical Engineering Technology
  37. Mineral Resources Engineering Technology
  38. Minerals And Petroleum Resources Engineering Technology
  39. Nutrition And Dietetics
  40. Optometry
  41. Orthopedic Cast Technology
  42. Prosthetics/Orthotics Technology
  43. Printing Technology
  44. Petroleum Engineering Technology
  45. Petroleum And Gas Processing
  46. Photogrammetry And Remote Sensing
  47. Pharmaceutical Technology
  48. Quantity Surveying
  49. Polymer Technology
  50. Science Laboratory Technology
  51. Leather Technology
  52. Textiles Technology
  53. Wood And Paper Technology
  54. Industrial Maintenance Engineering Technology
  55. Industrial Safety And Environmental Engineering Technology
  56. Wildlife And Eco-Tourism
  57. Surveying And Geo-Informatics
  58. Cartography And Geographic Information System
  59. Welding And Fabrication Technology
  60. Medical Imaging Technology
  61. Etc.

List of Art & Social Science courses offered in polytechnics in Nigeria

  1. Economics
  2. Mathematics
  3. Government
  4. English and Literary Studies
  5. English Language
  6. Creative Arts
  7. Literature in English
  8. Civic Education
  9. CRS/IRS
  10. Yoruba or Igbo or Hausa
  11. Anthropology
  12. Arabic and Islamic Studies
  13. Arabic Language
  14. Arabic Language and Literature
  15. Arabic Studies
  16. Archaeology
  17. Art
  18. Geography
  19. Chinese
  20. Christian Religious Knowledge/Studies
  21. Christian Studies
  22. Classical Studies
  23. Communication and Language Arts
  24. Communication Arts
  25. Communication Studies
  26. Comparative Religious Studies
  27. Creative and Visual Arts
  28. Criminology and Securities Studies
  29. Criminology and Security Studies
  30. Drama/Dramatic/Performing Art
  31. Economics and Development Studies
  32. Efik Ibibio
  33. English and International Studies
  34. European and Nigerian Languages
  35. Fine Art / Fine and Applied Arts
  36. Fine Art and Design
  37. French
  38. French and International Relation
  39. French, German or Russian
  40. German
  41. German Combined with French and Russia
  42. Hausa
  43. History
  44. History and Archaeology
  45. History and Diplomacy
  46. History and Diplomatic Studies
  47. History and International Relation
  48. History and International Studies
  49. History and Strategic Studies
  50. Igbo
  51. Igbo/Linguistics
  52. International Studies and Diplomacy
  53. Islamic Studies
  54. Islamic/Sharia Law
  55. Kanuri
  56. Languages and Linguistics
  57. Languages and Literature
  58. Linguistics
  59. Linguistics and African Languages
  60. Linguistics, Igbo and other African Languages
  61. Linguistics/Edo
  62. Literature In English Language
  63. Mass Communication
  64. Modern Languages
  65. Music
  66. Nigerian Languages
  67. Performing Arts
  68. Philosophy
  69. Philosophy and Religious Studies
  70. Political Science
  71. Political Science and Conflict Resolution -Under Art
  72. Portuguese
  73. Portuguese / English
  74. Psychology
  75. Religious and Cultural Studies
  76. Religious and Human Relations
  77. Religious Studies
  78. Russia
  79. Russia with French / German
  80. Sociology
  81. Sociology and Anthropology
  82. Theatre Arts
  83. Theatre and Film Studies
  84. Theatre and Media Arts
  85. Theology
  86. Yoruba

Arinze Anakor

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