Department of Sociology at YSU


Before Soviet rule entered Republic of Armenia, Sociology was one of the first and basic disciplines at that time newly established Yerevan State University in 1919. Later on, after the communist censorship failed in the late 1980th, Department of Sociology at Yerevan State University was reestablished again in 1986, and is one of the first sociology departments of the former Soviet Union. Nowadays, Department of Sociology is one of the leading Departments at YSU and in Armenia.


On the international level Department of Sociology collaborates with various scientific and educational institutions – Berlin Humboldt University, Potsdam University, Ruhr University in Bochum, Swiss Peace, California State University, University of Connecticut, George Mason University, Uppsala University. Department is a member of International Sociological Association. Many foreign professors and academics usually participate in the monthly methodological seminars organized by the Department.


The Faculty of the Department is the youngest by its age among University specialists, and the fact is counted among the advantages of the Department; most of the Faculty members besides their national PhDs and Masters have foreign academic experience and activities, including study and scholarship in The Tufts University, University of California, Berkeley, The London School of Economics and Political Science, Harvard University, Central European University etc. Department of Sociology is known by the Faculty’s innovative approaches to teaching and research, including modernization of teaching methodology and actively following Bologna reforms.


Department of Sociology introduces Bachelor level program in Sociology and 3 Masters level study programs. The BA program include 4 years’ BA program in Sociology with 3 specializations – Sociology, Conflict Studies, and Public Relations.


On MA level Department of Sociology represents 3 separate MA programs in Sociology, Public Relations, Migration and Conflict Studies, and Human Resource Management.