Faculty of Sociology and Social Work

The Faculty of Sociology and Social Work offers specialisations in the field of sociology, anthropology, social work and human resources management.
Students can opt for a line of study in Romanian or Hungarian.
Every year, a series of classes are held in English and receive international students. 

In a dynamic academic environment which is responsive to social reality, we cultivate the tradition of interactive learning and collaboration between teachers and students in research projects and social intervention. 

Our graduates work as expert-consultants in marketing and human resources departments of public and private institutions, researchers at polling institutes, journalists, social workers, school counsellors, university teachers and school teachers.

Short history

The first Department of Sociology in Cluj-Napoca was established at the King Ferdinand University in 1922 in the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy. With the restoration of state socialism the academic studies in the social sciences were heavily reduced and ideologized. A concern for social research was kept alive in Cluj largely through the efforts of the group of researchers coordinated by the late professor Ion Aluaş. They will lay the foundation for future faculty. 

Shortly after the political regime changed, Babeș-Bolyai University reopened specialisations in sociology and social work. The Department of Sociology and the Department of Social Work were initially integrated in the Faculty of History and Philosophy, from which it separated in 2001 to form a separate faculty: Faculty of Sociology and Social Work. Since 2003, the faculty also offers a specialisation in social and cultural anthropology and since 2010 in the field of human resources.