Updated on Feb 22, 2022 07:31 IST
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The study of human social relationships, society social interaction and culture which surrounds and makes an impact on our everyday lifestyles. In simple terms, Sociology can be defined as the general science of society. The traditional focus of sociology includes social stratification social class, social mobility, religion, secularization, law, gender and deviance. Sociology covers all spheres of human activity which range from the institute of medicine, economy, military to the internet, education, social capital and other various aspects which affect human lives.

The 21st century has seen the rise of new analytically, mathematically and computationally rigorous techniques. There are famous philosophers who have played a major role in the field of Sociology such as Auguste Comte, Karl Marx, who set out to develop scientifically justified systems in the wake of the European industrialization and secularization, affected by various key movements in the philosophies of history and science. Herbert Spencer was one of the popular sociologists and is the one who coined the term, ‘Survival of the fittest’.

Sociologists emphasize on the gathering and analysis of evidence about how social life has changed according to the time. Sociologists conduct research methods and theories on the shaping of human lifestyles and social problems. Some of the specialized fields in Sociology are:

Applied Sociology

Collective Behaviour

Community

Comparative Sociology

Crime and Delinquency

Cultural Sociology

Demography

Similar Subjects to Sociology

Candidates can check the below given table to know about the similar subjects to Sociology:

Anthropology

Communication Studies

Economics

Geography

History

Languages

Philosophy

Political Science

Psychology

Religious Studies

Skills Required for Sociology

Apart from the academic qualifications, candidates need to possess certain skillset to make a career in Sociology. Given below in the table are some of qualities required for the field:

Skillset for Sociology

Knowledge

Curiosity

Enthusiasm

Passionate

Avid Reader

Analytical

Dedicated

Fact-Finding

Well Organised

Logical

Investigative

Systematic

Methodical

Meticulous

Diligent

Hard Working

Courses Offered in Sociology

Candidates can check the below given table to know about the list of courses offered in Sociology:

Course

Duration

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor of Arts (BA)  in Sociology

3-Years

The candidate needs to have done their Class 12 from a recognised board in any stream and should have secured a minimum of 45% in aggregate marks.

Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology

2-Years

The candidate should have done their BA Programme in any discipline or BA (Hons) with Sociology as a major or minor from a recognised university and should have secured a minimum of 50%.

MPhil in Sociology

2-Years

The candidate should have done their MA in Sociology in from a recognised board and should have secured a minimum of 55% to be eligible for the course.

PhD in Sociology

2-Years

The candidate should have done their MA or MPhil from a recognised university and should have secured a minimum of 60% to be eligible.

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Sociology Admission Process

Chose University/College: The first step is to search for colleges or universities which are offering programmes and courses in Sociology. Check the fees, the seats offered, eligibility criteria which is set for the course.

Apply for Course: Proceed to apply for admission at the University offering the programme. Fill up the details as required and pay the application fee. The application forms are available for a limited period of time so the candidate is advised to know the details way in advance.

Mode of Admission: Universities and Colleges will either conduct entrance exams for admission or offer admission through merit. For postgraduate courses and above, the candidate will have to appear for an entrance exam.

Results: Selected and qualified candidates make the merit list. The student has to get the desired rank and percentage, to be eligible for admission.

Counselling: The candidate will have to appear for the counselling session conducted at the university to book their seat, submit their documents and pay the fees to seal admission.

Top Colleges Offering Sociology Courses

Candidates can check the below given table to know about the top colleges offering Sociology courses:

Top Colleges for Sociology Courses

JNU

DU - Delhi University

LPU

University of Mysore

Jaipur National University

NIMS University

IGNOU - Indira Gandhi National Open University

Pondicherry University

University of Hyderabad

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Job Opportunities after Sociology

There are multiple job opportunities for Sociology graduates. Some of the popular job profiles for Sociology graduates are listed below: 

Job Profiles for Sociology Graduates

Family Counsellor

Human Services Assistant

Social Worker

Labour Leader

Market Survey Researcher

Marriage Counsellor

Social Critic

Rehabilitation Counsellor

Sociologist

Training Advisor

Researcher

Urban Planner

Teacher

Lecturer

Professor

Psychologist

Market Research Analyst

Writer

Employment Areas for Sociology Graduates

The employment areas for Sociology graduates are wide. Some of the popular employement areas for the Sociology candidates are listed below:

Employement Areas for Sociology Candidates 

Rural and Child Welfare

Court

Advertising Agencies

Journalism and Media

Management Consultancy

Hospitals

Schools/Colleges/Universities

Political Campaigns

Media Research

NGO

Education

Child Welfare

Popular Sociology Colleges in India

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Popular Private Sociology Colleges in India

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Popular Sociology UG Courses in India

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Popular Sociology PG Courses in India

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PG Courses

Popular Sociology Specializations in India

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Popular Specializations

Comments

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Akanksha Sonde

2022-03-04 15:51:58

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology at Dum Dum Motijheel College.

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Rimita Dutta

2022-03-04 18:50:25

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology at St. Xavier's Kolkata.

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Arpit Sood

Contributor-Level 6

2 days ago

Candidates, for UG courses at St. Xavier's Kolkata are selected based on the marks scored in Class 10+2 and performance in personal interview conducted by the college. Visit: https://www.shiksha.com/college/st-xavier-s-college-kolkata-park-street-23242/admission for more clarification about the a...Candidates, for UG courses at St. Xavier's Kolkata are selected based on the marks scored in Class 10+2 and performance in personal interview conducted by the college. Visit: https://www.shiksha.com/college/st-xavier-s-college-kolkata-park-street-23242/admission for more clarification about the admission procedure of the institute.

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Its damini

2022-02-28 14:29:29

I am willing to do Diploma in women empowerment and development. Is this Diploma subject available?

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Arpit Sood

Contributor-Level 6

a week ago

Diploma in Women Empowerment and Development is a Diploma level course, which is for a duration of 2 years. You can peruse the course from Indira Gandhi National Open University, visit: https://www.shiksha.com/university/ignou-indira-gandhi-national-open-university-delhi-3030/course-diploma-in-wo...Diploma in Women Empowerment and Development is a Diploma level course, which is for a duration of 2 years. You can peruse the course from Indira Gandhi National Open University, visit: https://www.shiksha.com/university/ignou-indira-gandhi-national-open-university-delhi-3030/course-diploma-in-women-s-empowerment-and-development-345311, for more information.

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Sanah

2022-03-01 13:46:12

Can I get lateral entry in IGNOU in my 5th semester in sociology programme as I'm currently pursuing sociology only.

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Divya vani

Contributor-Level 10

a week ago

Candidates can take re-admission easily in any of the programs or remaining year in IGNOU and can complete their incomplete course. Procedure for examination and study will remain the same as regular admission so they can appear in the exam and get a result of their course with regular students.

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G satheeshwar

2022-03-01 08:55:39

I have finished B.sc. mathematics. Can I join PG in criminology in University?

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Divya vani

Contributor-Level 10

a week ago

Criminology is often studied as a joint honours degree, typically Sociology or Psychology, however, there is an array of options for students who wish to study two subjects at university such as Anthropology or Law.
Thank you.

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Mahdi Hassen Osman

2022-02-20 22:33:35

I am from Ethiopia I have B.A. in Sociology with GP of 3.2. Can I do M.A. in Landscape Archeology or Criminology?

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Goutam Chatterjee

Guide-Level 11

a week ago

You are looking for two different subjects of two different degrees. While landscape archeology is a subject in B.Arch. The criminology is subject in B.A. Criminology. There are 48 colleges in India that offer Masters in archeology, including Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. Post...You are looking for two different subjects of two different degrees. While landscape archeology is a subject in B.Arch. The criminology is subject in B.A. Criminology. There are 48 colleges in India that offer Masters in archeology, including Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. Post graduation in Archaeology is mainly done through entrance exams. Candidates need to have completed their Bachelors in a computer subject along with 50% marked to be eligible for master archaeology course. Some colleges offer direct admission on the criteria of merit. Since you already have B.A. Degree with good GPA, you can easily get admission in Master degree in either subjects.

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Manoj sharma

2022-02-22 02:00:31

I want to know about the fee structure at S.D Bhadawar Degree College for M.A. in Sociology.

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Anjali

2022-02-07 14:32:29

I want to pursue a course in food not nutrition from IGNOU I am a graduate in sociology.

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Dr Uma Sinha

Scholar-Level 16

3 weeks ago

Hi. You can do PG Diploma in Food Science and Technology and PG Diploma in Food safety and quality management from IGNOU. Thanks.

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Purnima Chalasani

2022-01-24 10:25:31

Can you suggest a college in Hyderabad which is best in criminology course after M.Tech?

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Arpit SIngh

Beginner-Level 4

a month ago

I can suggest some college in Hyderabad, they are as follow:
1- Vijetha Academy. Secunderabad.
2- Valsar University of Law. Tilak Road, Hyderabad.
3- University College of Law, Osmania University. Amberpet.
Maybe it can help you.

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Heena khan

2022-01-19 12:41:32

Hi in first grade Science college women have PCM combination?

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RAKESH NARU

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Pcm combination you mean, Physics Maths and Chemistry. Yes, it is there. However few additions are there in the latest education system, where you can make one as the mainstream, depending on your goal of education.

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Duvvada Tarun

2022-01-19 23:00:09

Are B.Tech students eligible for M.A. Sociology in HCA?

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Hrishabh Sahu

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

For M.A. you only need graduation with 50% marks.

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Zain sala

2021-12-29 15:09:51

What is the procedures to get admission in M.Sc. Forensic Science and criminology after B.Sc. Forensic Science?

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konatham Abhishek

Scholar-Level 16

a month ago

You can apply to it and for that you have to go through one entrance exam 40% marks obtain in that exam and 60% merit list in reference to B.Sc. Marks. Thank You!

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KUSHAGRA VERMA

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

You can apply to it and for that you have to go through one entrance exam 40% marks obtain in that exam and 60% merit list in reference to B.Sc. Marks.

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Meetali Ror

2021-12-11 12:00:05

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for B.A. (Hons. ). In Sociology at Lovely Professional University, Admission Office.

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konatham Abhishek

Scholar-Level 16

a month ago

Dear Meetali Pass with 60% aggregate marks in 10+2 (with English or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST. For a candidate, who has not studied English as a subject, the condition of English may be waived off provided the candidate in his qualifying exam has studied in English ...Dear Meetali
Pass with 60% aggregate marks in 10+2 (with English or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST. For a candidate, who has not studied English as a subject, the condition of English may be waived off provided the candidate in his qualifying exam has studied in English medium. Please click on link for more details: https://www.shiksha.com/university/lpu-lovely-professional-university-jalandhar-28499/admission. Thank You!

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Yashwant Pratap Singh

Contributor-Level 6

2 months ago

Eligibility Criteria (Qualifying Exam)Pass with 60% aggregate marks in 10+2 (with English or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST. For a candidate, who has not studied English as a subject, the condition of English may be waived off provided the candidate in his qualifying exam ...Eligibility Criteria (Qualifying Exam)
Pass with 60% aggregate marks in 10+2 (with English or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST. For a candidate, who has not studied English as a subject, the condition of English may be waived off provided the candidate in his qualifying exam has studied in English medium. (5% relaxation to North East states and Sikkim candidates/ Defence Personnel and their Dependents/ Wards of Kashmir Migrants)
Admission Criteria
Merit in LPU NEST. Subject to fulfilling eligibility criteria.

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Abhishek Yadav

2022-01-06 23:06:55

I have done B.Tech and M.A. in sociology. Can I apply for UP PGT sociology exam?

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Hrishabh Sahu

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

Yes abhishek you can apply for the this exam as it needs M.A. In sociology.

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Smile Ko

2022-01-03 22:21:34

I am a law student B.A. LL.B. want to pursue M.A. in criminology. Am I eligible?

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Hrishabh Sahu

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

Yes smile you are eligible
You'll need a good undergraduate degree to study a Masters in Criminology, some universities will require or state that they prefer graduates from the social sciences (such as psychology or sociology), but many will accept students with a degree in any discipline.

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Ayshabi Kp

2021-12-13 20:07:15

I just want to know about the fees structure for B.Ed. Can you please inform this.

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Hrishabh Sahu

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

B.Ed. Course in general has Rs 80000-100000 fee for 2 year term. If you have question about specific college then mention it.

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Priyanshi

2021-12-15 08:06:33

I want to know about the fee structure at Jagat Taran Girls Degree College for B.A. In
Sociology.

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SHIVANT KUMAR PANDEY

Guide-Level 11

2 months ago

You can go through official website for exact fee structure as they revised regularly.

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