Philosophy, Aim and Objectives
The philosophy underlying the BSc. Criminology and Security Studies programme is to produce a crop of graduates equipped with appropriate knowledge to make their contribution to the development in Nigeria, Africa and the global community having been exposed to knowledge in the field of Social Sciences in general, and in the various sub-fields of Criminology and Security Studies in particular.
The objectives of a degree in Criminology and Security Studies to:
(i) instill in students a sound knowledge of Criminology and Security Studies, an appreciation of its applications in different socio-cultural contexts and to involve the students in intellectually stimulating and satisfying experiences of learning and studying;
(ii) provide students with broad and well-balanced theories and methods of the discipline;
(iii) cultivate in students the ability to apply their knowledge and skills of the course to the understanding and solution of societal problems in Nigeria and elsewhere;
(iv) provide students with relevant knowledge and skill base from which they can proceed to further studies in special areas of Criminology and Security Studies or multi-disciplinary areas involving Criminology and Security Studies;
(v) producing students with the requisite skills to compare the crime situation in various contexts such as urban and rural settings as well as between various countries;
(vi) instill in students an appreciation of the importance of Criminology and Security Studies in contemporary world affairs;
(vii) developing students a range of useful competencies for employment whether public, private or self-employment.