The department of Political Science/Psychology and Sociology is one of the mega departments in the University. It houses three interrelated disciplines being overseen by a unit head under a unified Head of Department. The entire programmes in the Department are committed to the principles of a liberal education that aims to provide students with a top –ranked graduate education in various areas of political Science/Psychology/Sociology so that our students can learn to ‘’think and act both sociology’’, ’’politically” and “Psychologically’’ and above all, “imaginatively’’ about society and social issues in order to define, analyse, and understand human behaviour in all its ramifications. Therefore, we are committed to equipping our undergraduate students with a broad view of the world, consistent with goals of a modern and liberal arts education, and to preparing them to be ready for the challenges posed by world dynamism.
Above all, the mission of the Department is also intricately tied to the broad mission of the University and Faculty of Humanities and Social sciences which recognizes the richness of our multiculturalism and diversity and which is built on the motto of ‘excellence’ and ‘Intergrity’. In this regard, an important part of our mission is to educate students for world citizenship and employable labour geared towards the idea of cosmopolitanism.
The department of Political Science/Psychology/Sociology started with two (2) students in Psychology, seventeen (17) in Political Science and eleven (11) in sociology. Today ,we have grown to a total of about sixty five (65) students and are currently in our third year. The department is made up of staff of high academic stands in all areas of the disciplines, who had their educational trainings from various reputable universities across the globe, ranging from Britain, Malaysia, South Africa, and Nigeria to mention but a few.
As a department poised to equip our students with all the needed knowledge and skills in the three disciplines, it has various committees such as curriculum, exams, research and welfare etc. all geared towards achieving the avowed objectives of all round training. The department frowns with seriousness any behaviour which is at variance with the University’s expectations.
On the area of staff development, the department is not found wanting. It takes lead in University-Tetfund’s powered conferences and training for junior academics. All junior academic staff of the department who are beneficiaries of this largesse and are currently undergoing training in most highly rated Universities both within and outside Nigeria. In all, the department is poised to render professional services to both its students, university and world in general.