"The Department’s vision is to become one of the leading institution for Sociology and Social Research in the Asia Pacific Region."



1.    To produce a pool of well-trained social scientist with solid grounding in both sociological theory and social research methodologies;

2.    To conduct short-term training programs and courses designed to develop an appreciation of scientific rigor in the design and conduct of research, and articulate basic research;

3.    To foster creative linkages between teaching and research;

4.    To forge strong linkages with local, regional, international research institution/communities based on shared issues and concerns;

5.    To foster the development and construction of social theories generated from social research that is informed by the social, political, economic, and cultural events in the local, regional and global arena;

6.    To develop research methodologies and instruments appropriate to the realities and concerns of transitional societies;

7.    To embark on comparative, interdisciplinary, and area studies particularly in the Asia-Pacific Region;

8.    To conduct studies of Philippine Society that shed light on its multicultural aspects and provide policy recommendations that address contemporary social problems at macro levels and micro level; and

9.    To publish and disseminate books, journals, and monograph, and other relevant literature on sociology and vital social issues.





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