Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Webpage for the Faculty of Social Science at Bahir Dar University. I encourage all ourcustomers and stakeholders to explore our programs and learn more about us.

The Faculty of Social Science is at the center to understand social, political, environmental, cultural, and other related issues of our country in particular and the world in general. At present, the Faculty offers four undergraduate degree programs (Geography and Environmental studies, History and Heritage Management, Social Anthropology, and Civic and Ethical Studies).

In addition, we offer eight postgraduate programs: MA in History; MA in Geography and Environmental studies; MA in Environmental Management; MA in Social Work; MA in Civic and Ethical Studies; MA in Gender and Development Studies; MSC in Geo-Information System and MSC in Population Studies.

Both programs prepare students to pursue their professional study or a career that requires advanced critical thinking and reasoning. We supplement what is learned in class by providing practical experiences so that our students can integrate theory with practice which in turn strengthens the knowledge base mandatory for their professional development. In our faculty, we bring education to life through the use of modular approach for both postgraduate and undergraduate programs which are anchored in Competence Based Education (CBE) which set the stage for active and lifelong learning.

Please browse through the webpage of our Faculty to find more information on specific degree offerings in a wide range of academic areas and achieve your professional aspirations.

If you have any questions about how our programs can help you meet your personal, professional and academic goals, please do not hesitate to contact us via the addresses given below.

                                                   Gedef Abawa (Phd), Dean

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