Faculty of The Social Sciences
You are welcome to the Department of Geography, University of Ibadan, the oldest Department of Geography in Nigeria and one of the most reputable Departments of Geography in Africa. We have an experienced crop of lecturers in both physical and human geography as well as applied aspects of the discipline, including, surveying, cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
We have viable undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and our products have made valuable contributions in applying geographic theory and methodology to solving human problems. At the postgraduate level, we have academic research programmes as well as a professional programme, with the latter terminating in an M.Sc. degree in GIS.
The Department is located on the ground floor of the Faculty of the Social Sciences and this symbolically emphasizes the significance of geography as one of the foundation disciplines of the Social Sciences. The Department also has close ties with the Faculty of Science, as we graduate students in Faculty of Science from the B.Sc. to doctoral levels. Our links with both faculties emphasize and reflect the dual nature of the discipline of geography.