In line with its objective to achieve good governance and academic excellence, the University undertook restructuring of its academic and administrative units into Colleges in 2004. This restructuring birthed the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The year witnessed tremendous improvements in institutional linkages, income generation, receipt of donations, renovation of laboratories, procurement of facilities to enhance teaching and learning, presentations at conferences workshops and seminars, etc. Research output was comparatively better. Besides, invaluable services of diverse nature were rendered to the university, local and international communities whilst capacity building received a boost.
The College is not relenting on its mission of ensuring the realization of its core duty of research and publication and, also building capacity to strengthen its workforce. The College, nevertheless, faces a lot of challenges including inadequate infrastructure especially, staff offices, spacious laboratories, workshops and equipment to make them function effectively, with growing student numbers and an unbearable student-staff ratio, some progress has been made to achieve excellence in teaching, learning and research area of the college.
The College currently is an amalgamation of two faculties, a school, fourteen (14) departments and a research centre, as follows:
Faculty of Social Sciences
- Department of Economics
- Department of English
- Department of Geography & Rural Development
- Department of History & Political Studies
- Department of Modern Languages
- Department of Sociology & Social Work
- Department of Religious Studies
Faculty of Law
- Department of Commercial Law
- Department of Private Law
- Department of Public Law
KNUST School of Business
- Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems
- Department of Marketing and Corporate Strategy
- Department of Human Resource and Organizational Development
- Department of Accounting and Finance
- Centre for Cultural and African Studies (CeCASt)
The College Registrar serves as the Registrar’s representative in the College under the leadership of the Provost. He is the head of the general administration of the College and perform the role of the Chief Administrative Officer of the College under the Provost. In the discharge of her duties, the College Registrar is assisted by two (2) Faculty Registrars and a School Secretary.
The Faculty Registrar/School Secretary, under the leadership of the Dean of the Faculty, is the head of the general administration of the Faculty/School. They are Member/Secretaries of the Faculty Boards and other Committees within the Faculty/School. Without prejudice to the role of the Dean, the Faculty Registrar/School Secretary reports to the College Registrar.