The Social Science Faculty focuses on the human being and his environment. In the quest to understand human behavior and solve societal problems, the modern social scientist in his search for solutions has discarded his traditional approach to knowledge for refined and scientific alternative that is based on the use of modern research tool. Statistics, computer, questionnaires and related sophisticated tools have been found useful in the search for solutions to human problems.
Consequently, the faculty of Social Sciencess intends to train students who will be able to use these modern tools to study human behavior, his social, cultural environment and finds solutions to the numerous burning social issues facing human society.
Aims and Objectives
The aims and objectives of the faculty include inter alia
To provide a through training in both the technique and application of political and socio economic analysis with particular reference to the problems of Nigeria with the African and world context.
To produce creative, skilled, self-reliant and well-behaved graduates who can make meaningful contributions to individual and national development.
To produce graduates imbued with critical judgments and independent mind to assist in proffering solutions to social problems
Rationale for the Economics programme is to produce
sound economists and also provide relevant lecturers
for undergraduates in (i) other departments in the
Faculty of Social Sciences (ii) Faculty of Education and
(iii) Faculty of Management Sciences.
Our mission is to prepare students in economic
theory and principles, skills as well as methodology that
will equip them to fit into the public and private sectors
where they can help discuss and solve economic
problems at the national and international levels.
Geography deals with the spatial distribution and attributes of phenomena on the earth’s surface. Our philosophy is to train to understand the nature, structure, and physiography of and the processes of the physical and human induced alterations on the earth’s surface and to equip them with the necessary skills to understand and proffer solutions to natural and human induced problems. The programme focus on optional mobilization of the natural resources of our immediate environment and the environmental impacts of our various development endeavous. It seeks to inculcate in the students the art of sustainable development of the total environment. Generally the focus is to train geographers who can make meaningful and objective contribution to national development, resolve an made environmental problems arising from environmental abuse and advance the principles and practices of sustainable development of the surface of the earth.
Aim and Objectives
The broad aim is to train geographers who can make spatial and objective contribution to national development, resolve man-made environmental problems arising from the environmental abuse and made the surface of the earth to be functionally appropriate and sustainable.
Objectives of the Programme
The objectives of the academic programme include:
To give students a deep knowledge of the principles of spatial temporal organization of natural and human phenomena on the earths surface.
To make students appreciate the nature, structure, distribution and management needs of natural resources and the impact of these on human activities and problems.
To equip students with suitable analytical and technical skills required for tackling problems of spatial planning and development and management of environment resources.
To enable students to specialize in areas relevant to national development particularly, planning and environmental studies.
To stimulate an awareness for imbibing skills for environmental conservation, restoration and sustainability
Philosophy and Objectives
The four year programme leading to the award of the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc Degree in Political Science) takes very seriously the necessity of training people of independent mind and critical judgment. It is intended mainly to provide men and women who will be technically and ideologically equipped to play leading roles in government and other related fields in the country.
The main areas of the discipline – Political theory. Public Administration, International Relations, and Development studies, are brought into sharp focus to give both the career and academic oriented students a solid foundation for growth and development in all the relevant areas. It is hoped that the course will enhance good governance, national development, sustainable international relations and the individual’s cense of social responsibility.
The philosophy of the Department seeks to promote the actualization of Nigeria’s national philosophy of education, namely:
The philosophy of the department is anchored on the following objectives:
In collaboration with other academic discipline and n partnership with both public and private organizations in Nigeria, the vision of the Department of Sociology, Niger Delta University in the emergence of a self-reliant and viable Nigeria, sustained on the intellectual and research contributions of sociologists.
Our mission is the production of a crop of graduates equipped with appropriate knowledge to make their contributions to the development of Nigeria, Africa and the global community; having been exposed to a broad foundation of knowledge in the field of Social Sciencess in general; an din the various sub-fields of sociology in particular.
To be considered for admission into the first degree programme, candidates should
1. Have five credit pass in not more than two sittings in any of the following examinations;
2. Obtain the minimum cut-off score in UME conducted by JAMB
3. Meet the various departmental registration requirements