The Department of Sociology and Department of Social Work at CHRIST (Deemed to be University) emerged as a single Department by the merger of Department of Sociology which was one of the oldest Departments in the University and Department of Social work. Department offers two Post graduate programmes in Applied Sociology and Social Work. It also offers Undergraduate programmes under the triple major system with the departments of psychology, economics and journalism. There are MPhil, PhD and Post- Doctoral Fellowship programmes for aspiring research scholars.
The Department works towards the pursuit of excellence in academics and skill training of students of sociology as well as those aspiring to be social work professionals. In addition to its focus on academic engagement, the department strives to engage in providing services to society through student led projects for communities in need of support. Inspired by the ever-changing social context and the needs of people, the department initiates programmes that cater to the emerging needs of the society. The department organises researches, educational programs, seminars, workshops, camps as part of its curriculum. The value of learning through service is significantly incorporated in the academic programmes. The curriculum offered by the department provides opportunities for the holistic development of the students and blends learning from the classroom with experiential learning.