Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. Department of Sociology. Faculty of Social Sciences. University of the Aegean.


Upon acquiring the degree, the holder shall be able to:
- specify with a scientific method the study and the research approach of social issues (e.g. unemployment, poverty, social discrimination, immigration, etc.);
- design and suggest social policy, while raising the awareness the local communities on issues of vulnerable social teams and social discrimination, while drawing attention for the social analysis of composite and current socio-political developments;
- analyse the structure and the function of societies in their development, along with the characteristic of social change;
- study national and local social problems of social inequalities, social diversities, social stratification, social discrimination, etc.;
- design with an appropriate and creative method methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative, for the conduct of social research using methods and tools of social science;
- create, document and make use of research and other social databases;
- approach in a modern and methodical way issues of Social Policy and Regional Development;
- improve the interest in common affairs at social structure level, and for the daily life of citizens;
- suggest policies at local and national level in order to deal with the consequences of social problems with a limited or wider range and theme (sports violence, single parenthood, conciliation between professional and family life, xenophobia, etc.).

Further Information

The curriculum of the Department includes integrated cycles of courses, on numerous themes, aiming for the multi-faceted education and training of young sociologists. A wide range of cognitive domains is covered, both for classic and modern sociology theory, and for applied sociology and experiential research. Such cognitive domains include Historical Comparative Analysis, Social Policy, and Political Sociology, Civil Sociology, Cultural and Environmental Sociology, Institutional Sociology, Policies of the European Union and Social Psychology, Psychology of Education, and Criminology. At the same time, there is systematic teaching of Methods and Techniques for Quantitative and Qualitative Social Research, Statistics, Information Technology and Social Demographics, while conducting a series of experiential social researches. Within the context of these subjects, the social movements are taught and thoroughly studied, along with the historic analysis and development of the welfare state, developments in labour, changing policies regarding immigration, social conflicts and war, the procedures for establishing social identity and socialization, along with issues such as the management of health, and the inclusion and exclusion from the labour market. Finally, the Department offers courses on International and European Law, Didactics of Sociology and Pedagogy, English and Terminology, along with the option for Practical Training in various social bodies, with the purpose of improving the vocational prospects of sociologists.

Relation To Employment

The graduate of the Sociology Department is allowed to exercise the profession of the Sociology and is qualified for appointment as an Educator in the Secondary Education, in category Sociologist - University Education 10.


Access to this type of qualification have those who have completed at least the secondary education (level 4).
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 7 or 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.