The Department of Sociology started in 2011/2012 academic session and became part of Faculty of Humanities, Management and Social Sciences. The philosophy of the Department has been the development of sound academics programmes that would be rooted in the development and aspirations of the Nigerian society. The pioneer staffs are; Dr. Mohammed Mustapha Namadi, Abubakar Yakubu, Mr. Bala and Mr. Fungo W. Elka. The supporting staff includes Bako Ambrose Tal and Shamsuddeen Haruna.
The following academic staff later joined the Department they include; Dr. Haruna Bwala, Dr. Sale Omar, Mr. Leke J. Oseer and Mr. Emmanuel J. Gwambeka
The Department’s philosophy is in harmony with the philosophy and cardinal principles establishing Federal University, Kashere that is ‘’ providing service learning and producing global citizens’’. It is also part of the aim of the Department to provide the knowledge, skills and technology required for the benefit of the wider community. In addition, the Department is prepared to produce competent future social workers, policy makers and researchers that have a good understanding of their contemporary society, its social structure and culture. It is part of the philosophy of the Department to sufficiently groom its students to handle social problems and issues existing in contemporary Nigeria society and other nations.
The Department of sociology intends to provide qualitative and specialized knowledge and skills to the students for the provision of services to the community, state and nation building.
The mission of the Department of Sociology is to produce competent scholars, reputable researchers, social policy and decision makers that will serve their community, nation, and the international community.
Objectives of Sociology Bachelor of Science Programme
The four year Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree Program is designed to:
Provide a basis for developing critical skills needed to evaluate theories and evidence about social structures and process.
Prepare students for a wide range of occupations needed in the development of their country.
To give staff the opportunity to explore the discipline in new and exciting ways while taking account of the needs and goals of the University and its immediate environment
The mission statement of Sociology Department at Federal University, Kashere strives to provide students with rigorous and intellectually grounded understanding of the social world. At its core, the sociological mission is rooted in social theory and the scientific method. Sociology majors and other students taking courses in Sociology will be given the opportunities to develop theoretical and analytical skills to evaluate and conduct social research and analysis. The Department is committeed to using these tools to understand and address social problems and inequalities in global, institutional, and interpersonal social relations. Students will also be encouraged to explore their own position in and in relation to society. The Department is dedicated to building sociological knowledge and skills that are applicable to broad range of social settings including the public and private sectors, and especially, in the pursuit of advanced academic and professional degrees. Our hope is that graduates will be well equipped to be citizens in an increasingly knowledge intensive and diverse world.
The Department of Sociology at the Federal University Kashere is guided by this Vision Statement:
The Department at Federal University, Kashere seeks to provide a high quality educational program for undergraduate students. We seek to equip students with a sound academic foundation that will help them to question critically, think logically, communicate clearly, act resourcefully, and live ethically. Our undergraduate program further aims to develop thinkers, leaders, and innovators whose subsequent efforts will benefit the human social world and life on the planet.
The department of sociology at Federal University, Kashere is therefore committed to excellence in teaching. Its programs are geared towards teaching students to think analytically about our society, its structure and its organization. The curriculum of the undergraduate Sociology degree is theoretically based, and students are required to apply the works of leading philosophers to issues affecting our societies. It will also require students to conduct a research to project in which he/she will formulate a hypothesis about a specific social issue, and then go out into the field to collect data and analyze the issue at large.
Choosing a career is an important rite of passage, it is a major part of the transition one makes from being a student of discipline to a practitioner of that discipline. The choice of a career is not something one should take it lightly or haphazardly. In some cases, the choice of a career becomes a life-long commitment. But is it realistic? To expect that after four or five years of study a person is really prepared to choose a career that may last a lifetime? This is especially true since only about a quarter of these four or five years is actually spent studying a selected specialty. In some disciplines, then commitment to career requires a narrow focus of training. The greater the specialization, the less flexibility exist in career choice or change after the commitment is made. To make a change in such a field in life often requires earning additional degrees or substantial retraining.
When looking at a career from this perspective, it sounds like a decision more important than choosing a mate! But before being over whelmed with decision, relax and think in generalization. It is not uncommon for people to change career during their life time, so even if the Sociology major isn’t the perfect choice for you, it can still lay a solid foundation for you in pursuing many other disciplines in offering career choice that will be challenging and personally satisfying. Like many of the other social science discipline, sociology opens the doors to a plethora of careers, as it equips the graduate with a broad skill desirable to employers. These include:
Social Service in rehabilitation, case management, group work with youth or the elderly, recreation, or administration.
Community work in fund raising for social services organization, nonprofits, childcare or community development agencies, or environmental groups. Correctional in probation parole, or other criminal justice work.
Business in advertising, marketing and customer research, insurance, real-estate, personnel work training, sales.
University/College teaching, admission alumni relations, or placement offices.
Health service in family planning, substance abuse rehabilitation, counseling, health planning, hospital admission, and insurance companies, publishing, journalism, and public relations officers.
Government services in Federal, State, and Local Government job in such areas as transportation officer, housing Agric and labour matters.
An undergraduate degree in Sociology can also be a stepping stone to other lucrative jobs in this country
Today, Socialists embark upon literally hundreds of career paths. Although, teaching and conducting research remains the dominant activity among the thousands of professional Sociologists today, other form of employment are growing both in number and significance. In some sectors, sociologist work closely with economist, political scientist, business administrators, anthropologist, psychologist social workers, and others, reflecting a growing appreciation of sociology contributions to interdisciplinary analysis and action.