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List of Courses Offered in Sokoto State University (SSU)


University’s Name: Sokoto State University (SSU). Location: Along Birnin Kebbi Road, Sokoto State, Nigeria. Official Website:

In this article, you would get to know all the undergraduate courses and programmes offered in Sokoto State University (SSU).

The idea of establishing the Sokoto State University was brought to limelight by the former Governor of the State, Governor Aliyu Wamakka when he established the Sokoto State University Implementation Committee in 2008. The responsibility of the committee was as follows;

courses in sokoto state university ssu

·        Planning for the structure and facilities for the effective running of the university,

·        seeking for and obtaining approval from the Federal Government for Sokoto state to run its own university aside, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, which is Federal Government owned and in which the indigenes of the state were marginally placed over the years arising from the Federal Character Principle; and

·        establishing the Sokoto State University School of Developmental Studies with the sole aim of preparing students, a one-year pre-degree programme before enrolling into the university.

The approval to established the university was granted in 2009. The objectives of SSU includes providing the indigenes of state with access to higher education for self-reliance; to promote, preserve and propagate the social and rich cultural heritage of the people of the state; to identify and produce man-power that can and will meet specific needs of the state; to encourage the effective application of higher education to the needs of the state through research and consultancy; to encourage and promote advancement of learning and to hold out all persons without discrimination of race, creed or political conviction; and to engage in any other activity of a growing university.

The list of undergraduate degree programmes offered in Sokoto State University (SSU) are as follows.

List of Courses Offered in Sokoto State University

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

 Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies

·        B.A. in Arabic and

·        B.A. in Islamic Studies

 Department of Economics

·        B.Sc. in Economics

 Department of English and Linguistics

·        B.A. in English and Linguistics

 Department of Geography

·        B.Sc. in Geography

Department of Guidance and Counselling

·        B.A. in Guidance and Counselling

Department of History

·        B.A. in History

 Department of Nigerian Languages

·        B.A. in Hausa

 Department of Political Science

·        B.Sc. in Political Science

 Department of Sociology

·        B.Sc. in Sociology

Faculty of Education

 Department of Educational Foundation

·        B.Ed. in Educational Management

 Department of Science Education

·        B.Sc. (Ed) Biology

·        B.Sc. (Ed) Chemistry

·        B.Sc. (Ed) Computer Science

·        B.Sc. (Ed) Mathematics

·        B.Sc. (Ed) Physics


Faculty of Science

Department of Biology

·        B.Sc. in Biology

 Department of Biochemistry

·        B.Sc. in Biochemistry

 Department of Chemistry

·        B.Sc. in Chemistry

 Department of Computer Science

·        B.Sc. in Computer Science

 Department of Mathematics

·        B.Sc. in Mathematics

 Department of Microbiology

·        B.Sc. in Microbiology

 Department of Physics

·        B.Sc. in Physics


Sokoto State University’s Mission, Vision and Core Values


The primary mission of the University is to:

1. Pursue excellence in research, teaching and community service

2. Be dedicated to having quality leadership, sound management of all resources and high degree of integrity and accountability.

3. Strive to produce the best quality academic programmes to meet the needs of diverse students: and

4. Create an environment conducive to learning and the actualization of human potentials.



The vision of the University is to become a world-class institution that produces globally competitive graduates who can advance economic development and who are prepared to meet the challenges of times.


Core Values

1. Dedication to public good;

2. Fairness, social justice and equity;

3. Honesty and Integrity;

4. Accountability and transparency;

5. Diversity in inclusion; and

6. Shared governance.


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