Department of Social Sciences is the second Department which directly under the SUEP, and it became an independent institution that separated from Humanity and Management Department. Department of Social Sciences includes four teaching and research sections, that is teaching and research section of Marxist Theory, teaching and research section of Politics Education, research section of Theoretical System of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and research section of Humanity Cultural. The department has a reasonable structure and integrated high-quality teachers.
Department has a staff of 27 people, including Dr. 20, 2 professors, 11 associate professors. Department has been sticking to basic principles of contacting theory with practice, and with school and students actual conditions, Department studies deeply the teaching law of political theory and humanistic education of College Students. Through teaching, research, curriculum development, team building, institution building and creating and guiding theoretical learning student organizations, it has been basically formed a reasonable structure, high level of innovation and strong teaching and researching team.
In the faculty, two teacher awarded outstanding teacher of the universities ideological and political course in Shanghai, two teacher awarded Yucai Award, two teacher awarded Teaching Nova of Shanghai educational system, and lots of teachers awarded politics education of Shanghai Teaching skills competition, lots of teachers awarded “Good teacher minds of students”. In addition，it has five funds for country social, one Ministry of Education Humanities and social science research projects, one Shanghai Philosophy and Social Science Research Project, three Shanghai Education Commission research and innovation project.
In party building, trade unions and other work, Department awards CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee received health education excel advanced grassroots party organizations, Shanghai education system, women's civilization Kong, Shanghai Women's Federation and many other honors.
College of Social Science Department undertook graduate, undergraduate ideological and political theory courses and teaching humanities and social science courses. Courses include: Basic Principles of Marxism, Introduction to the Important Thought of Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory and the Three Represents, the ideological and moral cultivation and legal basis, Chinese Modern and Contemporary History, Situation and Policies Contemporary World economy and politics , Dialectics of Nature , college Chinese , document writing , management secretary , Introduction to Chinese traditional culture , modern Chinese , a Foreign language course.