BSc Sociology

Sociology examines society and our experience of it as individuals, working professionals, families, communities and organisations. Ideally suited to those with an inquisitive mind, sociology encourages you to look at the world in different ways, questioning conventional wisdom and social structures

September Entry

Start date

4 years



Fees per session

Students on the sociology course engage with real-life issues and produce work that has contemporary social relevance. They also acquire a range of skills that enables them to access a broad range of employment opportunities.

Lecturer at Nile University

Study Modules

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

First SemesterSecond Semester.
IT and Library SkillsIntroduction to Anthropology
People and Culture of NigeriaIntroduction to Psychology
Introduction to African Societies and CulturePrinciples of Economics II
Introduction to Sociology IComputer Applications I
Use of English IElements of Scientific Thought II
Principles of Economics IHealth Awareness Education
Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence
Use of English II

First SemesterSecond Semester
Sociology of Knowledge and TechnologyIntroduction to Sociology II
Sociology of the FamilyCitizenship Education
Introduction to Statistics IMoral Reasoning and Ethics
History of Social ThoughtStructure of the Nigerian Society
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Entrepreneurial Studies I
Social Problems and Social Work

First SemesterSecond Semester
Rural SociologySocial Psychology
Sociology of Crime and DelinquencyApplication of Computer II
Methods of Social Research & StatisticsSocial Inequality
Sociology of the AgedIntergroup Relations
Entrepreneurial Studies IIFormal Organizations

First SemesterSecond Semester
Contemporary Sociology TheoriesResearch Project I & II
Regional EthnographyIndustrial Sociology
Models in Sociological AnalysisUrbanisation and Labour Migration
Sociology of DevelopmentSociology of the Third World
Document Film ProductionDemography

BSc Sociology - FAQs

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

*Must have at least 5 O’level credits, including English, in no more than 2 sittings.

** For complete requirements, please check the 2019/2020 Jamb Brochure.

  • Direct Entry: Available
  • UTME Subjects: any three Arts or Social Science subjects
  • O’ Level Subjects: any four Arts or Social Science subjects

It is taught using a mixture of lectures, small group seminars, personal tutorials and practical, ‘hands-on’ skills workshops. Core course content will be delivered during the lectures, while the associated seminars and workshops offer opportunities for you to explore topics more independently and in more depth.

We will encourage you individually and in groups to present the debates, theories and perspectives, and evaluate the policies associated with a range of social issues including: inequality, social exclusion, crime and social control, community cohesion and neighbourhood renewal

Sociology graduates can go on to roles relating to education, human resources, media, communications, research, marketing, business development, operations, community and social services

  • MSc Accounting
  • MSc Management
  • MBA Executive Master of Business Admin
  • Mphil Management
  • PGD Management
  • PHD Management
  • PGD Economics
  • MSc Economics
  • PHD Economics

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