Undergraduate in Sociology


Program Description

Presentation / Information of the Program

About us

The sociology program of the USTA is characterized by its extensive training in social research, critical-proactive analysis and planning for social development. These spaces are vital to understand social phenomena in the framework of constant contribution to public and non-governmental organizations. In addition, it allows support in private settings, from the understanding and homologation of their needs and requirements, in the search for a country and a democratic, equitable and peaceful society.

Thus, the Sociology program of the Universidad Santo Tomás , is essentially distinguished by responding to local, regional and national needs, guiding its work and training processes in an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work, from and with highly vulnerable communities and populations Social.

Admission profile

The aspirant to join the Sociology program is interested in deepening, understanding and accompanying problematic processes, from the socio-economic, cultural and political spheres of social reality. At the same time, it must show sensitivity for the inherent problems of a social context, interested in the interaction and in the different problems that underlie it.

Must demonstrate skills and abilities in reading and writing and ability to argue with consistency.

Formation Profile

The student of sociology is a critical and proactive subject. with knowledge and management of classical and contemporary social theories, as well as methodological approaches and perspectives, which allow him to update his disciplinary knowledge with others.

The training is oriented towards research, the acquisition of theoretical-practical tools and social projection.

Egress Profile

The graduate of the Faculty of Sociology, will be an ethical professional, creative-constructive, creative and proactive, who from a human development perspective, will have the ability to understand social reality and articulate their knowledge with social praxis through the empowerment of different actors.

It will have the capacities and capacities to be linked to the academic, public and / or private sector, in this sense, it will be able to manage, design, formulate, implement and evaluate actions and strategies that favor a more participative and equitable society.

Occupational profile

The graduate of the sociology program can work in priovadas organizations, public non-governmental organizations and educational institutions so that the sociologist can be a teacher, researcher or participate in social intervention projects, for the transformation, the analysis and understanding of the different social problems.


Semester I

  • Argumentative text
  • Methodology I (Scientific Method)
  • History of Sociology
  • Mathematical Logical Thought
  • Institutional philosophy
  • Languages ​​I
  • Henri Didón Chair

Semester II

  • Social History of the West
  • Methodology II (Models and Paradigms)
  • General Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Anthropology
  • Languages ​​II

Semester III

  • Methodology III (Information Collection Techniques)
  • Sociological Theory II (Committee - Durkheim)
  • Statistics II
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Project I
  • Languages ​​III

Semester IV

  • Economic Theory I
  • Methodology IV (Projective Techniques)
  • Sociological Theory II (Functionalism)
  • Community Sociology
  • Theological culture
  • Project II
  • Languages ​​IV

Semester V

  • Methodology V (Sampling)
  • Sociological Theory III (Max Weber)
  • Urban sociology
  • Political Sociology
  • Project III
  • Languages ​​V

Semester VI

  • Metology VI (Quantitative Designs)
  • Sociological Theory IV (Marx - Critical School)
  • Agrarian Social Phenomenon
  • Sociology of Development
  • Political Philosophy and Systems
  • Professional Elective Course

Semester VII

  • Seminar I
  • Methodology VII (Qualitative Designs)
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Planning and Management
  • Epistemology of the social sciences
  • Professional Elective Course

Semester VIII

  • Seminar II
  • Methodology VIII (Preliminary Project of Degree Work)
  • Local and regional planning
  • Ethics
  • Professional Elective Course

Semester IX

  • Professional Practice
  • Degree Work I
  • Project Management and Evaluation

Semester X

  • Seminar III
  • Grade II Work
  • Optional Chair 1 *

* During the race, a minimum of twelve (12) free credits corresponding to professional elective courses must be taken.

General information

  • SNIES Code: 1079 (Program in process of High Quality Accreditation)
  • Qualified registry: Resolution n ° 7756 of May 26, 2014 with effect of 7 years
  • Face-to-face modality
  • Degree awarded: Professional in Sociology
  • Duration: 10 Semesters
  • Hours: Day
  • City: Santo Domingo de Guzmán Building, (52 street No. 7 - 11, 6th floor)
Last updated May 2018

About the School

Universidad Santo Tomás is a non-profit Catholic Higher Education Institution. The University is present in five cities of the country with campuses in Bogota, Bucaramanga, Medellin, Tunja, and Villav ... Read More

Universidad Santo Tomás is a non-profit Catholic Higher Education Institution. The University is present in five cities of the country with campuses in Bogota, Bucaramanga, Medellin, Tunja, and Villavicencio, as well as 23 Centers for University Assistance that support distance learning nationwide. Read less