Sociology is the scientific study of human society and its origins, development, organizations, and institutions. It encompasses the study of human behavior, its causes and consequences; and social interaction of people in groups to understand how societies organize, develop and change.


Stream Graduation After Graduation After Post Graduation
Path 1
Class XII with Humanities stream (can take sociology as one of the subjects) Pursue BA(H) Sociology for 3 years Pursue Masters in sociology for 1-2 years in India or Abroad Pursue M.Phil in Sociology for 2 years or/and Ph.D in Sociology for 3-4 years
Path 2
Class XII with Science Stream Pursue B.Sc Medical Sociology for 3 years Pursue M.Sc Sociology for 2 years -
Path 3
Class XII with Any Stream Pursue Bachelors in Sociology for 3 years - -
Path 4
Class XII with Humanities Stream Pursue bachelors in sociology for 3 years - -

Personality Traits

  1. Dedication and hard work
  2. Written and oral communication skill
  3. Research skills and a capacity for detailed observation
  4. Critical thinking skill
  5. Organizing and problem solving skill
  6. Ability to work independently and in groups
  7. An understanding of social and cultural issues

Job Prospects

  1. Research
  2. Criminal justice system
  3. Public health and welfare organizations
  4. Advertising firms
  5. Survey and polling organizations
  6. Human resources in organizations
  7. Journalism sector

Prominent Colleges

  • Institute
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Hindu College, New Delhi
  • Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh
  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
  • Christ University, Bengaluru
  • Fergusson College, Pune
  • Banasthali Vidyapith, Jaipur
  • Hindu College, New Delhi
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi