Sociology And Anthropology

About the Department

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology was established in 1984-1985 session as one of the pioneer departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences in the University of Cross River State, Uyo, which metamorphosed into the University of Uyo. The Department began with a minimum of 12 Lecturers headed by a renowned sociologist, Prof. E. E. Ekong.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology University of Uyo, Uyo offers diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate diploma and post-graduate degree programmes leading to the award of Diploma, Bachelor of Science, Post-graduate Diploma in Sociology and Anthropology, Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy respectively
Sociology and Anthropology are two major disciplines in the Social Sciences/Humanities which are concerned with the development of systematic and reliable knowledge about man, human social relations and the society. Both disciplines study man, human society and human social behaviour.
While Sociology adopts a quantitative approach to the study of modern society, Anthropology adopts a qualitative approach to the study of traditional societies. In other words, both disciplines are inter-related in their approaches, methodologies, concepts, and contents.

Units of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology
a) Departmental Board: This unit consists of lecturers from the rank of Assistant Lecturer. The Departmental Board is saddled with the responsibility of coordinating and taking decisions that affect the smooth running of the Department in particular, and to assist the faculty and the University in general. Those decisions include the collection and presentation of Examination results, deliberating on students’ matters, ratification of Departmental committees’ reports etc.
b) Postgraduate Board: The Postgraduate Board membership comprises the rank of Lecturer I. The Board is concerned with approval of topics for thesis and dissertation, assessing and grading of students performances during presentation of seminar papers, proposal defense for Ph.D candidates and internal defenses.
c) Admissions Committee: The committee is responsible for the screening and short- listing of candidates applications for admission into the Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Degree programmes of the Department, for subsequent transmission to the appropriate authorities for approval.
d) A and PC Board: The board’s membership comprises the rank of Senior Lecturer. The Board is responsible for the assessment and recommendation of applicants for appointment into the Department. It is also responsible for the appraisal and recommendation of Academic staff of the Department for promotion
e) Staff Adviser: The staff adviser is responsible for offering advisory services to students, listening to their complaints and forwarding student matters to the Departmental Board for deliberation.
f) Quality Assurance Unit: The Unit is saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that the teaching methods and academic contents meet the required standards and quality as prescribed by the National Universities Commission.
g) Examination Section: Consists of the computation of students result, liaising with the University Examination Unit on issues bordering on Lectures and Examination Timetable
h) Library/Resource Room: The library/resource room provides support in research and linkages through available resource materials and internet facilities.

PROGRAMME OFFERED WITH ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
(a) PRE-DEGREE: NIL Admission Requirements:
(b) CERTIFICATE IN: NIL Admission Requirements:
(c) DIPLOMA IN: SOCIAL WORK (PART TIME)
Admission Requirement: Four O Level Credits that must include English Language and either Government, History or Economics and at least a P7 in Mathematics
(d) Bachelor of Science B.Sc. in: Sociology and Anthropology (Full Time and Part Time) Admission Requirements: Mathematics, Government, English Language and two other Arts or Social Sciences courses ( At least P7 in Mathematics is accepted if candidate has other five credits)
(e) Master’s degree M.Sc. in: Sociology and Anthropology (Specialization in Sociology of Development, Rural Sociology and Community Development, Criminology, Industrial Sociology, Medical Sociology Socio-Cultural Anthropology Admission Requirements: First Degree in Sociology and Anthropology from a Recognized University. The candidate should have an average score of 3.00
(f) Postgraduate Diploma PGD in: Sociology and Anthropology Admission Requirements: HND graduates who possess Upper Credit from recognized Institutions, Degree from other fields other than Sociology and Anthropology, Sociology and Anthropology graduates who possess A minimum of Pass degree in Sociology
(g) Doctorate Degree Ph.D. in: Sociology and Anthropology (Specialization in Sociology of Development, Rural Sociology and Community Development, Criminology, Industrial Sociology, Medical Sociology Socio-Cultural Anthropology Admission Requirements: B.Sc., M.Sc. in Sociology and Anthropology from Recognized University

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Vision Statement

To be a centre of academic excellence by utilizing the available human and technological resources for teaching, research, community service and sustainable development.

Mission Statement

To diligently pursue scholarship and deploy its output for human capacity development and economic growth in the society, with active participation in ICT.