The Social Sciences Department houses the History, Political Science, Sociology, Geography and Anthropology courses.
We are committed to achieving the University's mission in providing excellence in teaching, research and professional training of the people of Samoa. This commitment is reflected in the continuous professional development of department lecturers to ensure that the highest level of skill and competence is achieved to fulfill the Vision of the University for an internationally recognized institution of innovative learning.
Foundation Certificate in Arts: For students wishing to pursue foundation certificate in Arts, they must have:
Bachelor of Arts majoring in either History, Geography or Sociology: The Bachelor of Arts majoring in any of the Social science disciplines are the same requirements for the Bachelor of Arts given on the main page
Head of Department
Ma’ilo Helen Tanielu, BA, ANU; PGDip Education, Univ. Canberra; MA (Hons), UoAuckland; PhD Candidate, National University of Samoa.
Associate Professor Tuiloma Susana Tauaa, BA (Hons) & MA, Flinders University of South Australia; PhD, National University of Samoa.
Saui'a Dr Louise Mataia-Milo, BSocSci DipEd Waik., PGDipArts MA Otago, PhD, Victoria University of Wellington
Dr Anita Latai-Niusulu, BA Bed C.Qld, PGDipArts MA Otago, PhD, Otago University.
Rosa Filoi, BA, VUW; MA Candidate, VUW. (PDL)
Lucia Senio Chung Kwan, BA Dip Tchg Waik, MA, NUS.
Faumuina Fa'aafu Matafeo-Yoshida, BA Queensland, CAT S. Pac.
Tahere Talaina Siisiialafia, BA, USP, MSoc Work, University of West Indies.
Grace Manuleleua, BA, USP