College of Social and Management Sciences

Details of College of Social and Management Sciences
Philosophy of the College

The philosophy underlying the programmes of the College of Social and Management Sciences of Western Delta University, Oghara, is to produce graduates imbued with the ability to understand and make contributions to the development of Nigeria and the global community. The college aims to foster an understanding of the rapidly changing world, including issues of globalization and a ‘borderless world,’ as well as relationships between various ‘worlds.’ This broad objective is achieved by equipping students with a solid foundation and specialized knowledge in particular disciplines, preparing them to meet human resources needs, fostering entrepreneurial knowledge, and instilling in them a sense of public responsibility and self-reliance.

Subject Matter

The subject matter of Social and Management Sciences revolves around individual behavior and institutions in society. It involves the study of human behavior, the environment and its elements, and the interaction among these. The knowledge and approach of Social and Management Sciences are essential for improving the quality of human life. The various disciplines within the college study human behavior from different standpoints, providing diverse perspectives to understand societal dynamics and challenges.

  • To describe, explain, predict, and control human behavior and the socio-cultural environment.
  • To avoid unnecessary human biases and trial-and-error approaches to social problems through the formulation of appropriate hypotheses and theories of Social Science.
  • To raise consciousness in public socio-economic and other national policies.
  • For critical thinking in critiquing the existing system and proposing alternatives.
  • For comparative analysis to understand Nigeria's situation in comparison with other African and Third World countries.
Departments and Programmes
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Criminology and Security Studies
  • Economics and Development Studies
  • International Relations and Diplomacy
  • Mass Communication
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
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