Sociology is the study of human social relationships and institutions. Sociology's subject matter is diverse, ranging from crime to religion, from the family to the state, from the divisions of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture, and from social stability to radical change in whole societies. Unifying the study of these diverse subjects of study is sociology's purpose of understanding how human action and consciousness both shape and are shaped by surrounding cultural and social structures.
Sociology is an exciting and illuminating field of study that analyzes and explains important matters in our personal lives, our communities, and the world. At the personal level, sociology investigates the social causes and consequences of such things as romantic love, racial and gender identity, family conflict, deviant behavior, aging, and religious faith. At the societal level, sociology examines and explains matters like crime and law, poverty and wealth, prejudice and discrimination, schools and education, business firms, urban community, and social movements.
Social science is, in its broadest sense, the study of society and the manner in which people behave and influence the world around us.The main social science disciplines include: anthropology, communication, criminology, cultural studies, economics, human geography, linguistics, law, political science psychology, sociology, development studies.
Some of the courses offered in the field:-
- Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
- Bachelor of Social Work
- Master of Arts in Sociology
- Master of Arts in Social Sciences
- Masters of Arts in Social Management
- Master of Social Work
- Master of Arts in Social Work
- Master of philosophy in Sociology
- Master of Philosophy in Social Work
- Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
- Bachelor of Arts in Social Science
For under graduate level:-
For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (Std.XII) examination from a recognized board. The duration for bachelor's degree is three years.
For post graduate level:-
The eligibility criterion for pursuing a master’s degree is holding a graduation degree in any stream. The duration for master's degree is two years.
Some of the area of specializations in this discipline:-
- Applied sociology
- Collective behavior
- Family and Child Welfare
- Cultural sociology
- Comparative sociology
- Crime and delinquency
- Rural and Urban Community Development
- Public Policy
- Job Prospects
- Schools Social Work
- Medical And Psychiatric Social Work
Professionals in this field get decent salaries.Non Govt. organizations and Govt.Organizations mainly offer jobs in this area. A newly recruited candidate can earn around 1.75 lakh to 2 lakhs per annum (depending upon his/her skills and capabilities). Candidates who work in Govt. organizations earn within a bracket of Rs. 10,000 to Rs.12,000 per month. Those who are working for NGOs have similar pay structures.The salary figures are subjective to capabilities of the individual candidates.