In June 2006, the Department of Ethnology and Archeology was established. She is one of the youngest in the Faculty of History, Political Science and International Relations. Its discovery was preceded by a long process of building the faculty, training scientific and pedagogical staff and the formation of a specialized Academic Council for the protection of theses for the candidate degree and doctor of sciences in the specialties “History of Ukraine” and “Ethnology”.
In parallel with the creation of the department, a set of students for the specialty “Ethnology” was started and a new specialization “Historical, cultural and ethno-social processes in the Carpathian region” was introduced. The specialization began its operation in September 2006, when the first courses began to be taught to the students of the third year.
Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Mykola Kugutyak was the founder and head of the department from June 2006 to 2014. From 2014 to the present time the chairman is the candidate of historical sciences, associate professor, well-known archaeologist Tomenchuk Bogdan. The department includes: Candidates of Historical Sciences, Professor Mykhailo Pankov, Doctor of History, Professor Petro Sirezhuk, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor Petro Kostyuchok, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor Oksana Drohobytska, Senior Lecturer, Archeologist Igor Kochkin, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor Svitlana Boyan-Gladka, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Lecturer Iryna Solonets. Most of the faculty members are graduates of the Institute of History and Political Science (now the Faculty of History, Political Science and International Relations) of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University