Department of Sociology in Faculty of Letters in Akdeniz University was founded on 3 March 1998 by the decree of the Council of Higher Education based on the decision no 3996. Our department, which began accepting students from the 2001-2002 education year, aims to train people to become equipped with sociological knowledge on a modern university level in the face of societal structure and problems. It is determined to equip our students with the base knowledge about sociology, and to enable them to apply what they learned in real life, to develop their analytical skills, and to graduate them with rich skills with our global curriculum and experienced teaching staff. Within the frame of these goals, it is expected that our students become individuals with local and universal values, free thinking, that produce, use, and share knowledge, innovative, that internationally have a voice, productive, and responsible. Our alumni who graduate from our ongoing programs on Undergraduate and Graduate levels, have the opportunity to find employment on multiple various fields including public and private sectors.
Our mission is to combine scientific production with individual and societal needs and human values in the light of universal and local values to transform them into applicable thruput within the frame of institutional responsibility and the needs of our partners.
Our vision is to become one of the most prominent departments in the national and international fields with academic works that add value and provide societal contribution, and to provide education in international standards.
Justice, Leniency, Unity, Trust, Participation, Entrepreneurship, Innovativeness, Transparent Administration, Commitment to Professional and Societal Values.