The Department of Sociology (SOL) was established in 1983 and currently has approximately 1,900 students from various fields of knowledge. There are over 700 undergraduate students in Social Sciences (Anthropology, Sociology and Social Sciences degrees) and approximately 120 graduate students in masters or doctorate programs. The department currently has 28 professors, all holding doctorate. There are two administrative staff in the department office, 4 in the undergraduate studies office, and 3 in the graduate studies office. Undergraduate students can opt for a bachelor’s degree in Sociology or Anthropology and Social Sciences (bachelor’s or licentiate).
Professors organize their academic activities into research areas, groups, and laboratories.
Both students and professors are involved in continuing education activities where they interact with society in a variety of ways through publications, training courses, events, and research.
The department has several international agreements allowing compared research and doctoral student exchanges.
The nationally and internationally renown Journal entitled Sociedade e Estado (Society and State) has been published by the UnB Department of Sociology since 1986, presenting original work related to Social Sciences.
This framework of excellence is the reason why professors and students are frequently awarded in scientific events.
The department, therefore, meets the academic excellence required by its students, maintains international relationships, produces a wide range of academic work, and interacts closely with Brazilian society.