Vision and Mission



The Department of Political Science is a leader in research and teaching on Political Science, emerging as the premier centre in contemporary studies of Political Science in Ghana and Africa.

This achievement is embodied in its objective/mission to achieve excellent levels of distinction in teaching and research by transmitting knowledge and understanding that are needed to transform the Ghanaian society and the world.

Students of the Department graduate into leadership positions in international and national private and public sector organisations, and in government, among others.


To go beyond its reputation as the leader in contemporary studies of Political Science in Ghana to a regionally and globally recognized Political Science Department.

It should be a Department that produces excellence in research, teaching, and training of political minds that are impactful in Ghana, Africa and the world as a whole.

To remain a Department that enhances strong faculty dedication to teaching and research excellence, that makes relevant and important contributions to political debate and development in the nation through cutting-edge research and political analysis, maintains an efficient and dedicated staff, and produces a student body that is highly trained and mentored for successful impact in the challenging world outside.