School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS)

Prof Julius Huho, Dean, SASS


The School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS) came into being after it was split from the larger School of Education, Arts and Social Sciences (SEASS). The School offers various programmes that have been approved by the University Senate. It also services other Schools in the University with different courses. The mode of study is full-time, weekend, evening studies and ODEL. Currently the school has only one department: the department of Arts and Social Sciences (A&SS). The department offers programmes at certificate diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.



To be a recognized centre of excellence in training, research, innovation and service to the community


To impart holistic knowledge in order to produce innovative and goal-oriented minds that fit in the changing global market.


All the programmes offered in the School are designed to meet the market demands and are approved by the University Senate and Commission of University Education (where applicable). To expose students to real life experiences, all our programmes include industrial attachment and fieldwork components in addition to coursework. Therefore, students from our school are well equipped with relevant knowledge and skills to be job creators, not seekers and ones who can foster independent learning.

Currently the School has the following programmes:

Short Courses

Community Health sponsored by AIC Kijabe Hospital Maternal Newborn Community Health Project (KMNCHP)

Certificate Programmes

Certificate in County Governance and leadership

Diploma Programmes

  • Diploma in County Governance and leadership
  • Diploma in Public Administration

 Undergraduate Programmes

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Community Development
  • Bachelor of arts in Geography


Postgraduate Programmes

Master in Geography

Service Courses

The school services other schools with the following courses:

Geography, Kiswahili, English, Literature, Religion, History and Philosophy,

Master in Geography Admission Requirements
University postgraduate academic regulations shall apply. To qualify for admission to the
Masters of Arts in Geography, candidates shall be: -
i. Holders of at least upper second-class degree in BA in Geography, B.Sc. in Geography
and Natural resource Management, B. Ed with a Geography course, B.Sc. in
Environmental Science, B.Sc. in Earth Science, B.Sc. in Climate Studies, BA in Urban
and Regional Planning, BA in Community Development or other relevant disciplines
with upper second-class honours degree of Garissa University or any other recognized
University by the senate of Garissa University.
ii. Holders of a lower second-class honour’s degree of Garissa University or any other
recognised University and Postgraduate Diploma of Garissa University or any other
recognised University, or evidence of extensive research experience as demonstrated by
publications in peer reviewed journals or at least two (2) years of working experience.
iii. Holders of a pass degree with a post graduate diploma in the relevant areas with 3 years
working experience.

Mode of Delivery
The programme shall be delivered both on full-time and part time basis. While full time classes
will run on weekdays, part-time classes will involve evening classes and online learning.


  1. Master of Arts in Kiswahili
  2. Master of Arts in Literature
  3. Master of Arts in Community Development 



School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS) - Academic Staff



Prof Julius Huho

Prof Julius Huho

Prof Julius Huho

Dean School of Arts and Social Sciences

Ms Nelly Kitonga

Dr. Alex U. Kevogo

Ms. Fat-ha Aden

Mr. David Karienye

Mr. Allan Chore

Mr. Bichang’a Nyaigoti

Mr. Diba Yattani

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