BA Sociology - Federal University Lafia | Educartis

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Course Overview

BA Sociology is an undergraduate programme of the Federal University, Lafia. It’s a comprehensive examination of human biology, behaviour, evolution and interactions among one another. It explores cultural perceptions about contentious issues such as sex and gender roles, as ideal to various societies and cultures. Its primary objective is to find the connecting points between the very diverse cultural, racial, class and genders affiliations in Nigeria, and globally.

Graduates of Sociology have developed advanced understanding of societal events, social changes and evolution,, human relations and human development. Their knowledge of human interactions and relationships makes them the usual best fit for people-centred roles such as social policy, charity and human resource. The course is designed to introduce you to the core aspects of social cultural, and human development, as applicable in related fields.
By completing the degree programme, you would be knowledgeable about factors that influence human activities, fuel social evolution and determine interpersonal relationships.
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

The bachelor’s programme will enable you to:
  • Understand and apply basic sociological concepts as well as their theoretical interrelations;
  • Compare, contrast  and apply the basic methodological approaches for gathering data, as the different situation permits;
  • Evaluate the validity of contentions commonly encountered in everyday life;
  • Understand some of the challenges that modernisation and globalisation poses to contemporary societies and ways of life.
Certification obtained

At the completion of the course, you will receive a Bachelor of Art degree in Sociology.

What jobs will I qualify for?

  • Community Development Worker
  • Research Specialist
  • Social Service Manager
  • Human Resource Manager


When do I start?

Next available course

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Admission Criteria

Direct Entry
  • Credit passes in at least two Arts or Social Science subjects at HSC or GCE A’ Level
  • Minimum of Lower Credit in National Diploma in Social Work or Community Development or other related courses.
  • NCE with minimum of a Merit pass in any Social Science subject.
  • WASC/NECO/GCE (O/L) with a minimum of 5 credit passes in one sitting or 6 credit passes in two sittings. The credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics , Economics or Geography or Government and any other two subjects from Arts or Social Sciences.

How do I apply?

Step 1: Candidates for screening should pay N2,500 screening fee Via Remita in favour of the University in any Commercial bank.
Step 2: After payment, candidates should come along with their credentials for admission screening on the designated dates. 

Payment options

  • Bank Deposit

Detailed course information

  • Introduction to Sociology: The course will will introduce students to fundamental sociology - the scientific study of human society and social behavior. 
  • Global Social Problems and Social Justice: This analyses selected social problems. And examine the processes by which they are brought to public attention, and evaluation of attempts to solve them
  • The Human Condition: The course discusses various aspects of societal institutions, social interaction, and social life, and examines major theories of personality formation and development.
  • Research Methods: Introduction to the logic and strategy of the scientific methods in the social sciences, such as formation of hypotheses, study design, data collection and analysis, and report writing.
  • Sociology of Crime: The course is an analysis of causes and consequences of criminal behaviour, exploring racial, socioeconomic, and other factors influencing the definition, treatment, and amelioration of criminal behavior.
  • Sociology of Delinquency: A comprehensive study of empirical research on diverse forms of delinquent activity. 
  • Manners, Morals, and Music, The Sociology of Culture: This surveys the way sociologists have studied the homo sapiens' capacity to create language, beliefs, values, norms, practices, and material objects, all of which become symbolic tools.
  • Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution: The sociological perspective on the interdisciplinary field of peace studies and conflict resolution, which has emerged in the last twenty years. The study of contemporary global and regional wars, local conflicts and violence, and the most recent theories pertaining to these phenomena..
  • Globalization & Social Movement: This course deals with the most prominent and persistent of all factors of social change: revolutions and social movements around the world, and the changes in society which precipitated them.
  • Human Population: An introduction to basic demographic concepts, and population growth, composition, distribution, fertility, and migration. 
  • Sex and Society: Examines the different roles prescribed to individuals on the basis of gender, such as gender roles for home and family life, work roles, achievement, mental health, and physical health.
  • Social Change: The course describes how various components of society are rearranged, reorganized, and reconfigured in a variety of cultures.
  • Social Statistics: The course enumerates the logic of demography and social statistics.
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Course Provider

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  • +2348173806660
  • P.M.B 146, Lafia 234