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College Of Social Sciences And Humanities

 

Background of the college:

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) is one of the existing academic units of Haramaya University. It was established in 2009 GC (2002 E.C) during the organizational restructuring process of the University and was founded to train skilled manpower in various fields of social sciences and humanities. Currently, CSSH offers first degree (BA/BSc.) training program in 11 fields of study, M.A. Degree in eight training programs and PhD in two study programs. The College has over 111 staffs on duty and over 38 staffs on study leave. The college is currently hosting over 1265 regular undergraduate program students, 43 masters regular program students and 12 PhD candidates.

Vision of the college:

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities aspires to become a leading inter-disciplinary college that promotes high quality education through teaching, research and outreach programmes. Our goal is to become the college of choice for students and the country’s best place of scholarship in the fields of social sciences and humanities. Towards realizing this vision, we always strive to provide quality education that is capable of equipping students with high quality learning and thinking experience necessary to surpass in their fields of experts.

Mission of the college:

The mission of the College is to produce highly qualified professionals required for the transformation of the country through providing high quality education in various disciplines of social sciences and humanities

Schools/Departments

  1. School of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Urban Planning
  • Geo Information Science
  1. School of History and Heritage Management
  • History and Heritage Management
  • Tourism and Hotel Management
  1. School of Foreign Languages and Journalism
  • English Language and Literature
  • French Language and Literature
  • Journalism and Mass Communications
  1. Department of Afaan Oromoo, Literature & Communication
  2. Department of Sociology
  3. Department of Gender and Development Studies

First Degree (BA) training programs

  1. Afaan Oromoo, Literature & Communication
  2. English
  3. French
  4. Gender and Development Studies
  5. Geo Information Science (BSc.)
  6. Geography and Environmental Studies
  7. History and Heritage Management
  8. Journalism and Mass Communication
  9. Sociology
  10. Tourism and Hotel Management
  11. Urban Planning

Second degree (MA) training programs

  1. Geography and Environmental Studies
  2. Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  3. Sociology
  4. History and Heritage Management
  5. Climate Change and  Disaster Risk Management
  6. Afan Oromo, Literature (Afan Oromo Teaching, Applied  and Linguistics and Oromo literature stream)
  7. Peace and Development
  8. Gender and Development Studies

PhD level training programs

  1. Teaching English as a Foreign Language

2. Peace and Development (PhD by Research only)

Summer undergraduate training programs

  1. BA in Geography and Environmental studies
  2. BA in English Language and Literature
  3. BA in History and Heritage Management
  4. BA in Afan Oromo, Literature and Communication

Summer postgraduate training programs

  1. M.Ed. in Geography and Environmental studies
  2. M.Ed.in English Language and Literature
  3. M.Ed. in History and Heritage Management
  4. M.Ed.in Afan Oromo, Literature and Communication

Continuing education undergraduate training program

  1. BA in Afan Oromo, Literature and Communication

Continuing education postgraduate training programs

  1. Climate change and Disaster Risk Management
  2. MA in Sociology

Future plans:

The college has intention to launch M.A in Gender and Development Studies and PhD in Geography and Environmental Studies.