The Faculty of Social Sciences (Wydział Nauk Społecznych, or WNS in Polish), was founded in 1980 and has a central place in the life of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Both the research carried out here, as well as the teaching, enjoy high levels of interest. The range and diversity of the Departments, as well as the many courses available in the Faculty overall, means that it is very attractive for students who choose to study with us.
Within the Faculty of Social Sciences of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin there are five Departments: Journalism and Social Communication, Economics and Management, Pedagogy, Psychology, and Sociology. In the Faculty there are 13 Professors, 31 Associate Professors, 104 lecturers possessing a doctorate, and 55 lecturers possessing an M.A. Altogether in the Faculty there are 57 chairs. In the last academic year 988 academic works were published, including 58 books, and a further 149 were prepared for publication, including 17 books. Currently, the Faculty of Social Sciences has around five thousand students.
Both the research and the teaching serve to prepare specialists of the future, whose challenge it will be to help solve the country's problems and to contribute to building its future. We prefer to focus on the comprehensive vision of man as a human being, because this allows us to more fully observe human activities and their effects. We try to base the social sciences on a strong foundation of philosophical anthropology, looking for inspiration in Catholic social teaching and referring in particular to ethical aspects.