Benue State University, Makurdi hereby announces the commencement of the sale of application forms for the undergraduate programmes listed below for this academic session. Below are the programmes approved by the NUC for the university.

Benue State University

Benue State University is state-owned in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. Its 2006 student enrollment was over 19,000 served by 429 faculty.

It offers undergraduate and graduate programs with a catalogue of over 50 graduate programs across seven colleges. It is accredited by the National Universities Commission.

About Benue State University

The university was founded in 1992 and served 306 students with 149 faculty.

The state government felt that the community needed a conventional university to augment the specialized academic offerings of the University of Agriculture.

In 1991, the state government formed a 13-member steering committee to plan for and obtain approval for the university.

The university began offering classes for the 1992/1993 school year in four colleges: Arts, Education, Sciences, and Social Science.

List of Courses Offered and Departments at BSU

Here is a list of departments and faculties offered by Benue State University, Makurdi (BSUM) and all candidates interested in studying at the institution are encouraged to take note:

Departments in the Faculty of Education

There are a total of six (6) departments with their current Heads of Department as at 2023/2024: Department of:

  • Arts and Social Sciences Education
  • Science and Mathematics Education
  • Educational Foundations
  • Human Kinetics and Health Education
  • Library and Information Science
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Departments in the Faculty of Administration

  • Accountancy/Accounting
  • Public Administration
  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Departments in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

  • English Language
  • French
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Theatre Arts
  • Faculty of Education

Departments in the Faculty of Education


Departments in the Faculty of Law & Legal Studies

  • Civil Law
  • Law

Departments in the Faculty of Med/Pharm/Health Sciences

  • Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Medicine And Surgery

Departments in the Faculty of Sciences

  • Biological Science
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Management and Toxicology
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Library And Information Science
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Plant Science and Biotechnology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

Departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Mass Communication
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

FAQsAbout Benue State University

Below  are some frequently asked questions and answers about BSU for you:

1. Does Benue State Offer Nursing?

The Director and Head of Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, Mr Ndagi Alhassan has said that Benue State University, Makurdi has all it takes to offer a Degree program in Nursing Science.

2. Does BSU offer Medicine and Surgery?

Benue State University (BSU) offers Medicine and Surgery as one of their courses under Medical, Pharmaceutical or Health Science.

3. What is the School Fees of Benue State University?

Admission into Benue state university school fees is less than N100,000 and admission is competitive. It’s a state university and a very affordable one for that matter so lots of applicants hope to be admitted into the university. The university provides accommodation for its students.

4. What is the cut-off Mark for Benue State University?

The current UTME Cut off Mark for BSUM is 180. The Benue State University, Makurdi is inviting candidates who made BSUM their first choice in the recently concluded UTME for admission into their department of choice.

5. Is Benue State School of Nursing Form Still on Sale?

School of Nursing Makurdi 2023 admission form is out and currently on sale.

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