Indonesia University of Education, Faculty of Social Science Education, Sociology Education Study Program was established on July 29, 2009 with a Decree from the Chancellor of UPI number 5346/H40/KL/2009.
The establishment of the Sociology Education Study Program was based on efforts to meet the needs of professional teachers in Sociology subjects which according to the results of a feasibility study found that Sociology learning at the school level so far has not been taught by teachers with Sociology Education backgrounds or these teachers have not pursued higher education in the Department or Sociology Education Study Program. It was also found that teachers had a mismatch between the disciplines they mastered and the task of teaching Sociology subjects. Indeed, there are Sociology teachers with undergraduate backgrounds from the Department of Sociology, but they are very few, less than one percent of the total Sociology teachers in West Java (Feasibility Study Results, 2008/2009). Several figures who participated in fostering the Sociology Education Study Program, including Prof. Dr. Sudardja Adiwikarta, Prof. Dr. Karim Suryadi, M.Si, Prof. Dr. R. Gurniwan KP, M.Si, Prof.Dr. Elly Malihah, M.Si, Prof. Dr. Achmad Hufad, Prof. Dr. Dasim Budimansyah.
Current accreditation rating is A with SK BAN PT Number 3206/SK/BAN-PT/Akred/S/IX/2017 dated 5 September 2017
Profile of Graduates of the Sociology Education Study Program as:
- Prospective Sociology Educators in formal education institutions SMA/MA;
- Prospective educators in formal educational institutions who have expertise with additional expertise specifications in the fields of Sociology and Anthropology Education; and Contemporary Sociology and current issues;
- Prospective educators, researchers, and developers of Sociology education and learning in non-formal educational institutions and various relevant agencies with expertise in the field of Sociology Education
- Sociopreneur. Graduates are able to empower the community in the field of work that is relevant to their expertise, so that they can create jobs and improve the welfare of the community as social entrepreneurs (Sociopreneur)