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Bachelors (BA) in Sociology Abroad

Overview

According to American Sociological Association, Sociology involves the study of social lives of people, groups and/or societies. The main goal of Sociology is to understand how human actions and consciousness are shaped by surrounding cultural and social structures. It is the study of human behavior as a social being, ranging from analysis of short contacts between anonymous individuals on the street to studying the global social processes during social aggregations.

Man is a social animal! With this, comes an incredibly diverse range to analyse human actions. Studying sociology is beneficial, not only for the individual but for the society as a whole. It imbibes the quality to think critically about social issues and problems that confront our society.

Majors in Sociology is very broad! Everything in the social realm is open for study, including family, marriage, deviance, criminology, group interaction, gender roles, sexuality, work roles, public policy, aging, social inequality, attitude development and much more. Thus, studying sociology prepares students for careers in an increasingly diverse world!

Course Structure

While pursuing a Bachelor’s in Sociology, students are encouraged to work on independent research projects to help them explore the extensive field of research. Below is the list of core courses of Bachelor’s in Sociology:

  • Social Problems
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Mass Media and Popular Culture
  • Sociology in a Global Age
  • Religion and Society
  • Sex and Gender

Course Subjects

Typically, a Bachelor’s degree in the field introduces an array of topics related to Sociology. Following are the subjects required for Bachelor’s (BA) in Sociology:

  • English Composition
  • Mathematics
  • Logic
  • Foreign Languages
  • Humanities
  • Fine Arts
  • Social Sciences
  • Basic Sciences

Top Specializations

The specialization of Sociology :

  • Social Organization. Source.
  • Sociological Social Psychology. Source.
  • Social Change. Source.
  • Human Ecology. Source.
  • Population and Demographics.
  • Applied Sociology.
  • Sociological Methods & Research.

Core Skills

Key skills :

  • Critical and analytical thinking.
  • Writing ability.
  • Cultural competence
  • Self-awareness.

Requirements

Basic Admission Standards for International Students means you may need the following:

  • An approved evaluation / translation of official transcripts (the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services maintains a list of approved service providers)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 61 iBT for undergraduates (173 computer-based, 500 written), or IELTS scores of at least 6.0 in lieu of TOEFL. Graduate students should have a TOEFL score of at least 79, 6.5 for IELTS.
  • Secondary-school transcripts
  • Post-secondary transcripts
  • Official transcript from all previously attended universities or colleges

Top Scholarships

Sociology scholarships 2021 - 2022

  • Korean Government Self Finance Support Announced
  • New Zealand Aid Programme 2021-2022 Scholarships for international students
  • Global Korea Scholarship - Funded by Korean Government
  • Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Scholarships
  • ANU Chancellor’s International Scholarship

Work Opportunities

The scope of Sociology, especially in terms of career opportunities has widened due to development of niche fields such as industrial sociology, visual sociology and much more. SOme of the job opportunities are listed:

  • Human Resources Representative
  • Lawyer
  • Management Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Media Planner
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Guidance Counselor

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