Undergraduate Program in Sosiatri the third oldest study program -- after Public Administration and Government -- in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Mulawarman University. The following parts describe this program to interested stakeholders, particularly undergraduate student applicants.
The development of society is highly dynamic, fast, and complex. Besides some of its positive aspects, various social problems follow, both at global and local levels, such as poverty, unemployment, violent conflicts, and disintegration that need to be coped with systematic and planned actions. In this regard, capabilities to analyze the existing problems and formulate planned actions are required, particularmy in the making of social policies. The existence and academic activities of Undergraduate Program in in Sosiatri is of particular importance and significance in this respect. It provide space and chances to study and comprehend the aforementioned issues; it offers knowledge and skills to do so through its teaching-learning process.
Business Administration Study Program is the only study program available at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciencs which relates social-based administration science to business schemes.
Undergraduate study program of Business Administration focuses its teaching learning process on administration science and practices relating to business. Undergraduate student applicants can apply to this program through three points of entry: national selection by invitation, national selection by written test, and local selection.
Public Administration Study Program is the oldest study program in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Mulawarman University.
Since the Faculty establishment in 1962, study program of Ketatanegaraan later known as Administrasi Negara (Public Administration) had been there. So, Public Administration Study Program is the oldest study program in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, end even in Mulawarman University (along with study program of Econimics in the faculty of Economis). In the course of study program develpment, study program has been accredited with grade B by National Accreditation Board of Higher Education thorough Letter of Decision of BAN-PT No. 001/BAN-PT/Ak-XI/S1/IV/2008 dated April 18, 2008.
In its teaching-learning process, this study program sheds light on government theories and practices, such as those of government systems at any levels (international [comparative government], provincial, distric/city, and village levels), central-local government relationships, election, local democracy and good governance, contemporary issues of government, etc.
Undergraduate Program in Government was founded in 1984, based on the Letter of Decision of Directorate General of Higher Education number :102/DIKTI/Kep/1984, dated 21 Agustus 1984.
In the last ten years, the intentions of applicants to study governmental science has been high and increasing. This can be drawn from total number of applicants and its increased figures. In the 2011 national selection, for instance, tocal applicants to this study progran was the highest in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. It is apparently owing to the increasing number of district and city governments in East Kalimantan, from 6 distict/municipality goevernments to 14 district/city governments. This increase by all means requires more government employees.
In the recent development (early of 2012), the proposed establishment of a new province called Kaltara (Kalimantan Utara, North Kalimantan) has been approved by the central government and the national parliament. The process of its establishment is underway. This means that more government employees would be required.
At this point, the existence of Undergraduate Program in Government is of significance since this study program aims at producing graduates who have knowledge, understanding, skills, and required attitude in government-related matters. In addition, employment prospects of its graduates are not only in government institutions but also in non-state sectors.
The issue of law number 22/1999 on Regional Government, followed by the law number 32/2004, is a new historical milestone in implementing decentralization in Indonesia, especially in giving a wide authority of autonomy in all regions. Since the declaration of the laws, new autonomous regions have been formed in every remote spot of this archipelago. In East Kalimantan, six regions have already been developed into 13 regencies. With the development of new autonomous areas, an availability of professional human resource to bring about governmental duties as well as to assure of reaching a success in implementing the regional autonomy in each region is a crucial factor. In this province, the availability of human resource is extremely related to quantity and quality aspects.
In the 13 regencies of the province, the number of village reaches up to 1,334 while the number of sub district is 114. If it is assumed that each village and sub district need three civil leaders, then in order to comply with the aspect of quantity, the number of required civil leaders is 4,344. All this time, educational institutions which produce civil leaders can only accept 30 students each year from the entire East Kalimantan. If the effort of producing the civil leaders is based on the quota, then we will need 140 years.
In order to anticipate the constraint, The Faculty of Social and Political Science of Mulawarman University in cooperation with the Provincial Government and all regencies of East Kalimantan establishes a specific educational program to produce governmental cadres equal to sarjana ( bachelor degree) with a practical and applicable orientation.
International Relations Study Program is a study program of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Mulawarman University specializing in international affairs, international cooperation, diplomacy, foreign policies, etc
Name of Study Program : International Relations
Educational Level : Undergraduate
Head of Study Program : Yuniarti, SIP., M.Si.
Secretary of Study Program : Chairul Aftah, SIP., MIA.
Address : Jl. Tanah Grogot Kampus Gn. Kelua Samarinda 75119
Tel. : 0541-741312
Facs. : 0541-741312
E-mail : -
Website : -
Science branch : International Relations
Degree awarded : S.I.P
Undergraduate Program in Communication is a study program under the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Mulawarman Universith whose teaching and learning process focuses on various aspects of mass communication, human relations, etc.
Communication Study Program is an undergraduate study in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences aiming at producing graduates in communication science with qualifications as follows:
1. Having open attitude and being responsive to the change and advancement of science and technology and problems faced by the communities, particularly in relation to communication issues.
2. Having basic knowledge and skills in understanding, explaining, and solving the existing problems related to communication issues.
3. Capable in understanding principles of management and in occupying certain postition acquiring communication skills in productive activities and public services.
Undergraduate Program in Psychology is a study program currently under the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Mulawarman University. This study program focuses its teaching-learning process on behaviour and mental process of human beings.
undergraduate Program in Psychology was founded in 2009 based on the Letter of Decision of Directorate General of Higher Education No. 884/D/T/2009. Since its establishment, the data shows that every year the number of applicants enrolled to this program increase by 50% in average.
Psychology is an academic discipline studying behaviour and mental process of human beings. Therefore, the locus of the study is quite broad, from learning process, remembering and thinking, development process of individuals, intrapersonal and interpersonal relations, organizational behaviour, to personality disorders. Therefore, academic fields of Psychology are grouped based on academic concerns such as psychology in industry and organization, in educational field, clinical field, human development field, and social field.
Master program in Public Administration is the only postgraduate program available at the Faculty od Social and Political Sciences, Mulawarman University. The intentions of undergraduate degree holders to study in this study program are quite high.
In facing globalization era accompanied by various and complex issues, it is predicted that the recent character of bureaucracy will not be able to cope with such complex issues. In addition, the societal development is becoming more advanced in any aspects, signed by the increasing concerns on democracy, human rights, environmental protection, and so on.
It is therefore of importance for bureaucracy to transform or to reform itself continuously, particularly its capabilities, capacities, and feasibilites, in response to such changes. This can be only done if human resources in such a bureaucracy are continuously developed, their skills, their knowledge, and their mindsets in particular.
To anticipate such trend and to contribute to the development of human resources in East Kalimantan, since 2000/2001 the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Mulawarman University has established Master Program in Public Administration.