Department of Sociology


Dr. Ganiyu Razaq Omokeji

Head, Department of Sociology

Welcome to the Department of Sociology

As-salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.

Welcome to the Department of Sociology at Fountain University Osogbo. The Department focuses on all aspects of the social world. Ours research is grounded in |thorough understanding of sociological theories, international ethical principles and conducted with exacting methodological standard. Our particular areas of expertise include: Crime and Security, Sociology of Development, Rural Sociology, community policing, industrial crime, Immigration and Ethnicity, Health, Stratification, Work and Labour Markets, Political Sociology, The Sociology of Culture, and The Study of Social Networks and Community. The Department is a place for intellectual growth, a commitment to understanding major societal problems through research and publication, in-class teaching, and out-of-the-classroom experiences.


About the Department

Our History

The Department of Sociology at Fountain University Osogbo has a rich history of establishing multiple social scientific paradigms and fostering a diverse community of scholars and students. Since its inception, the department has been committed to conducting high-quality research and innovative teaching in sociology, contributing to a deeper understanding of social issues and social change.


Grounded in a commitment to critical inquiry and social justice, the Department of Sociology seeks to provide students with a comprehensive education that equips them with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to analyze and address complex social problems. We believe in fostering a learning environment that encourages intellectual curiosity, social engagement, and interdisciplinary collaboration, preparing students to become informed and empowered agents of social change.


Our mission is to provide rigorous training in the principles of sociology and their practical application, stimulating intellectual growth and fostering a deep appreciation of social dynamics and their impact on societal well-being. We aim to equip students with a solid foundation of knowledge about the workings of society and its institutions, as well as the skills necessary for critical analysis, problem-solving, and social innovation. Through our program, we strive to empower students to be self-reliant, entrepreneurial, and socially responsible individuals who are capable of making meaningful contributions to their communities and the wider society.


The Department of Sociology envisions a future where our graduates are recognized as compassionate and informed leaders who are actively engaged in addressing the pressing social challenges of our time. We aspire to be a leading center of excellence in sociology education and research, known for our commitment to academic excellence, social justice, and community engagement. By fostering critical and interdisciplinary approaches to studying social relations, we aim to contribute to a more just, equitable, and inclusive society.

Student Population

The Department of Sociology at Fountain University Osogbo attracts a diverse and dynamic student population, drawn to our program's emphasis on critical thinking, social engagement, and interdisciplinary perspectives. With a curriculum that covers a wide range of topics, from community policing to social networking, our students are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to analyze and address complex social issues. As a result, our graduates are well-prepared for further studies in sociology or related fields, as well as careers in areas such as social work, public policy, community development, and advocacy.

Our Programmes | Admission

  1. B.Sc. Sociology

  2. M.Sc. Sociology

Candidates for admission into the five year degree programme should possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate or General Certificate of Education, NECO or their equivalents with at least five credit passes, obtained in not more than two sittings, which must include English Language and Mathematics and at least two other social science subjects.

Candidates for direct entry into the degree programme in sociology, should possess five credit passes in the General Certificate of Education, NECO, Senior Secondary School Certificate or their equivalents, with at least five credit passes, obtained in not more than two sittings, which must include English Language and Mathematics and at least two other social science subjects.

In addition, Candidates must possess Diploma in any of the following area: Industrial and Labour Relations, Marketing, General Administration, Social Development, Sociology, Public Administration, Personnel Management, Adult Education and Co-operative studies or any other relevant Diploma, NCE and HND in any courses with at least credit or pass as reviewed by the departmental admission committee.

Our Staff

Dr. Ganiyu Razaq Omokeji

Head of Department

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