The Faculty of Social Sciences was founded in 1962
when the School of Business and Social Studies was established as one of the
foundation teaching units of the University. Teaching commenced in the Faculty
in the same year. In 1967, the School of Business and Social Studies was split
into two schools, namely: the School of Social Studies, and the School of
Business Administration. The School of Social Studies was renamed the Faculty
of Social Sciences in October 1973.
The Faculty is committed to high research standards
and encourages both staff and students to pursue individual and/or group
researches. The Faculty Research Committee liaises with the University Central
Research Committee to facilitate access of staff researchers to grants.
All the six departments in the faculty run
undergraduate programmes leading to the award of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
degrees, as well as academic postgraduate degree programmes, namely: Master of
Science (M.Sc.); Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.); and Doctor of Philosophy
(PhD). The Faculty of Social Sciences, comprising the departments of Economics,
Geography, Mass Communication, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology, is
one of the largest faculties in the University of Lagos.