SOCIOLOGY

Sociology

BA Sociology is a 3-year undergraduate course identifying an environment’s important themes and questions studied by sociologists. The minimum eligibility criterion required for the course is Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university. 

Sociology deals with the intricacies of the social world, psychological aspects of men and women, issues such as racism, how people deal with social status and respect, and other major questions that define life as a human being. In other words, it can be defined as the systematic study of human society, culture, and relationships on a collective level. It also explains how social relationships and cultural understanding shape life chances, experiences, attitudes and actions of individuals and groups.

Sociology can be distinguished into various sub-branches, with more popular ones being psychology and anthropology. Social psychology studies the range of attitudes or feelings of each individual person whereas anthropology focuses more on how human society has changed over time. BA Sociology course primarily provides valuable insights into social factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, and social class that affect work and in general, and operations of organizations.

A degree in sociology provides an excellent platform for entering the world of business, industry, and organizations. Applicants may be considered for junior or senior positions in corporate research, human resources, management, sales, or public relations. Other viable career options are teaching, research, social sector, media and communication studies, law, corporate social responsibility (CSR), H.R., human rights organizations, etc. The degree prepares graduates for jobs in social services, education, criminal justice, welfare services, government, counselling, charities and the voluntary sectors. The positions they are hired for include Charity Fundraiser, Community Development Worker, Counsellor, Lecturer, Housing Officer, Teacher, Social Researcher, Social Worker and Welfare Rights Adviser.

Eligibility

The minimum eligibility required for pursuing BA Sociology is a Senior Secondary examination (10+2) qualification with at least 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized Board or Council.

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