Bachelor in Sociology

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The context of increasing complexity of Western societies justifies the existence of educational proposals that can handle this reality at various levels. This degree in Sociology provides a solid education on the main sociological theories, becoming thus the first objective of this degree. Moreover, as second objective, this degree qualifies for the exercise of a wide range of functions ranging from training to animation of production projects and industrial design services, through social intervention and the management of public hospitals to provide services in several areas such as human resources, land use planning, evaluation of public policies or the production and monitoring of statistics on the most diverse human activities. Thus, responding to the needs of professionals in specific areas but in very different activities from state and private.


Learning objectives are linked to the overall objectives. This degree seeks to train professionals in Sociology with a capacity to mobilize the main theories and methods of sociology with a view to their application to the diversity of situations that professionals are confront with. It is intended: a) To promote the knowledge of the main theories of sociology; b) To promote the knowledge of the methods of collecting and processing data commonly used in sociology; c) To enable students to reflexivity in order to adapt acquired knowledge to different situations. These objectives are achieved through the degree curriculum with courses that equip students with the knowledge of this science; courses that provide students with methodological skills and others that are rooted in the thought and practice of sociology, in a route with several variants.

Admission Requirements

Those interested can apply for the course through one of the following national competitions organized by DGES: National Competition for Access and Admission to Public Higher Education; and Special Regimes. Application may also be possible through the following special competitions, organized by the University of the Azores: Special Competitions for Access and Admission to the University of the Azores (Over 23 Years, Holders of Technological Specialization Diploma, Holders of Higher Professional Technician Diploma, Holders of Other Higher Education Courses, Holders of dual certification courses in secondary education and specialized artistic courses); Regimes of Re-entry and Change of Institution / Course; Special competition for access and admission of international students to the University of the Azores. In all cases, the application is dependent on the candidates' compliance with the conditions required for this purpose. For more information on national competitions and the conditions of access and admission, consult the DGES page at, and for information on special competitions, consult the regulations available on our website.

Professional Opportunities

Professions in the areas of human resources, communication and market; Territory planning activities, evaluation of public policies, production and monitoring of statistics on the most diverse human activities; Advice and consultancy in the area of organizations, social policies, projects of social and collective interest; Liberal activity and own business initiatives; Research in the field of Social Sciences.


Ponta Delgada

Course Code


ECTS Credits



3 Years

Study Regime

Full- or part-time attendance, presence required in daytime schedule


  • Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • R/A-Ef 2844/2011 de 18-03-2011

Study Program

Code Name Year Semester
01061786Demografia e Estudos Populacionais1st year1st semester
0102047Introduction to Sociology1st year1st semester
0102018Introduction to Statistics 1st year1st semester
01061775Introdução ao Trabalho Científico nas Ciências Sociais1st year1st semester
0102026General Sociology1st year2nd semester
0101993Microsociology1st year2nd semester
0106017Statistics1st year2nd semester
0103156Twentieth Century History1st year2nd semester
01061797Classes Sociais e Estratificação2nd year1st semester
0102050Classical Sociological Theory2nd year1st semester
01061804Deontologia e Práticas Profissionais em Sociologia2nd year1st semester
01061810Métodos e Técnicas de Investigação Social I – Intensivos2nd year1st semester
01061843Análise de Dados em Ciências Sociais2nd year2nd semester
0102000Contemporary Sociological Theories 2nd year2nd semester
01061832Métodos e Técnicas de Investigação Social II – Extensivos2nd year2nd semester
01061821Sociologia da Educação2nd year2nd semester
0102001Sociology of planning 2nd year2nd semester
01061857Laboratório de Sociologia I – Elaboração de Projetos3rd year1st semester
01061868Laboratório de Sociologia II - Trabalho de Campo e Relatório3rd year2nd semester
0102002Planning and Projects Evaluation3rd year2nd semester

Optional Curricular Subjects

Code Name Year Semester
0102004English I1st year1st semester
01061879Oficina de Oralidade e da Escrita1st year1st semester
0103134English II1st year2nd semester
0103151Portuguese Language II1st year2nd semester
0103012Portuguese Writing Workshop 1st year2nd semester
0102067Introduction to Cultural Anthropology2nd year1st semester
0102017Political Science2nd year1st semester
0105071Social Psychology2nd year1st semester
01061885Análise de Redes Sociais3rd year1st semester
0102003Economics Sociology3rd year1st semester
01061896Metodologias Visuais em Ciências Sociais3rd year1st semester
01061577Sociologia da Saúde3rd year1st semester
0102048Sociology and Opinion Studies 3rd year1st semester
0101998Sociology of Communication3rd year1st semester
0102012Sociology of Culture3rd year1st semester
0102064Sociology of Development 3rd year1st semester
0102010Sociology of Media and Information 3rd year1st semester
0102054Sociology of Organizations3rd year1st semester
0102042Sociology of Politics3rd year1st semester
0102060Sociology of everyday life3rd year1st semester
0102015Sociology of the Environment3rd year1st semester
0102049Sociology of the Family3rd year1st semester
0102069Sociology of work3rd year1st semester