The programme aims to produce a thoroughbred graduate in sociological studies with the skills to think objectively and analytically about ways in which social forces affect everyday lives.

The objectives of the programme aims are:

  • To guide students through cutting-edge research methods in sociology in order to unpack, explore and understand how and why different political, religious, cultural, ethnic and social worldviews shape societies negatively and positively.
  • To impart knowledge and equip students with skills so that they would be able to use various theoretical paradigms that sociologists use in order to analyse dynamics of social change processes.
  • Candidates must have passed 5 subjects at Ordinary level, including English language with at least a C grade.
  • Candidates must have passed at least two subjects at Advanced level. One of the subjects should, preferably, be Sociology, Geography, History, Management of Business, Law, Economics or Agriculture, OR
  • Candidates must have a National Diploma in Social Work, Development Studies, Education, Agriculture, Nursing or Public Health, or equivalent from this university or other recognised institution with a merit pass.


The course of study for the Bachelor of Social Science Honours Degree in Sociology is normally 4 years, which comprises of eight (8) semesters of study inclusive of one academic year of industrial attachment.



Graduates of this programme can work as consultants or entrepreneurs in a variety of social science environments that are development-related, in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Sociologists can be employed in the health sector, criminal justice system, in business and industry sector, in teaching and/or research oriented organisations, including schools, colleges, think tanks and universities. Graduates can also be employed in various government departments and in the NGO sector focusing on broad policy programming, programme and project implementation and evaluation.

Full Programme Structure

  • HSSC 1101 Introduction to Social Anthropology
  • HSSC 1102 Introduction to Sociology
  • HSSC 1103 Introduction to Psychology
  • HSSC 1104 Communication Skills
  • HSSC 1105 Basic Computer Studies
  • IDPL  1101 Peace and Leadership Studies
  • HSSC 1206 Organizations
  • HSSC 1207 Social Psychology
  • HSSC 1208 Gender Studies
  • HSSC 1209 Issues in Anthropology
  • HSSC 1210  Sociology and Anthropology of Development
  • HSSC 2101 Contemporary Sociological Theories
  • HSSC 2102 Politics and Society
  • HSSC 2103 Qualitative Research Methods
  • HSSC 2104 Environmental Sociology
  • HSSC 2105 Crime and Deviance
  • HSSC 2206 Ethnic Studies
  • HSSC 2207 Rural and Agrarian Changes
  • HSSC 2208 Sociology of Medicine
  • HSSC 2209 Governance and Development
  • HSSC 2210 Quantitative Research

HSSC 3000 Industrial Attachment

  • HSSC 4101 Classical Social Theory
  • HSSC 4102 Economy and Society
  • HSSC 4103 Industrial Relations
  • HSSC 4104 Migration Studies
  • HSSC 4105 Globalisation and the Green Economy
  • HSSC 4206 Contemporary Social Theory
  • HSSC 4207 Sociology of  Sexuality
  • HSSC 4208 Sociology of Education
  • HSSC 4209 Research Project