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Brief Profile

Since its establishment in 2001, the Sociology Department and its programme have tried to maintain dynamic and progressive character. In this early year in the life of the Department, when Nigeria herself was barely emerging from decades of military rule both the staff and the programmes of the Department are encouraged to imbibe democratic values. The academic staffs are young and dynamic and this has informed the orientation that reject the production of docile and obedient citizens, by equipping them with relevant knowledge about their physical and socio-economic environment. This orientation towards relevant programmes led to the rejection of some irrelevant anthropological courses in favour of courses in African societies and cultures, politics and economics.

Programs

  • Undergraduate (B.Sc) Programme: The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Sociology programme which began with few courses in 2001 offered a total of 56 undergraduate courses. Course offerings are in the major areas of sociology, namely; Sociological Theory, Research Method, Sociology of Development, Criminology, Demography, Urban Sociology, Women Studies, etc.To be admitted into the undergraduate programme, one has to possess 5 O’Level Credits including English Language.
  • Postgraduate (M.Sc and PhD) Programme: The Master of Science (M.Sc.) Sociology programme began in 2005/2006 with just 11 students. But as at 2008/2009 session, this number has risen to 23. The programme has three core areas of specialisation, namely; Sociology of Development, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Medical Sociology, and Industrial Sociology/Relations.The requirements for admission into the programme are a) a minimum of undergraduate admission requirements and b) a minimum of Second Class Lower Division (22).
  • Proposed Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma Programmes : Plans are on to host Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma programmes in Social Work for Development, Security and National Development and Arbitration and Conflict Resolution. Admission requirements will be spelt out appropriately.