The School of Arts and Social Sciences was founded as a result of increasing enrollment of students with special interests in arts and social sciences. In line with the vision and mission of Kisii University, the SASS successfully trains and graduates competent students in Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor’s, Masters, and Doctoral courses.

The School offers academic programmes that cover various areas in social studies. This gives students an opportunity to choose areas of their interest as per the market demands in society.

 

Vision

To become a dynamic and vibrant School of Arts and Social Sciences that is driven by the desire for knowledge through research, innovation by attentive experience, intelligent understanding, and reasonable judgments of the societal reality.

Mission

To create a market and need-driven courses that prepare the learner holistically: intellectually, morally, and religiously to undertake various responsibilities in society and in the global world.

Objectives

  1. To discern Degree, Master, and Doctoral courses that are unique and fitting to the modern world.
  2. To facilitate teaching and learning of arts and social science programs.
  3. To offer courses that are market-driven, knowledge-based, skill equipped, socially fitting, economically empowering, and politically challenging.
  4. To empower learners to become competent socially, economically, and politically in answering the needs of modern society.

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Carnegie Fellow

Carnegie Fellowship is a program that gives an opportunity to African Scholars who are permanent citizens of the United States to give back to African Institutions of higher learning in areas of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Kisii University has been privileged to have a number of Carnegie Scholars. They include:
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Augustine Agwuele, PhD

Prof Agwuele is a linguist Department of Anthropology, Texas State University. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, Kisii University.

Kefa M. Otiso, PhD

Prof Kefa is a Professor of Geography, Bowling Green State University. He aids in the teaching of Geography in the Department of Geography, Kisii University.

Mary Gitau, PhD

Prof Gitau is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Clerke University. She assists in the teaching of Social Work in the Department of Sociology and Development Studies, Kisii University.

Christine Mathenge, PhD

Prof Mathenge is an Associate Professor of Geography, Department of Geosciences, Austin Peay State University. She aids the teaching of Geography in the Department of Geography, Kisii University.

Imali J. Abala, PhD

Prof Abala is a Professor of English at Ohio Dominican University. She aids the teaching of Language in the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature, Kisii University.

Martha Michieka, PhD

Prof Michieka is a Professor of English at East Tennessee State University in the Department of Literature and Language. She aids the teaching of Language in the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature, Kisii University.