Bachelor of Arts, (Honours) in Sociology is an undergraduate course in Sociology, a very good option for those who have an interest in people, society, and Human race. It’s provided by many colleges of Delhi University. These are
- Bharti college
- Indraprastha college for women
- Janki Devi memorial College
- Kamala Nehru college
- Lady Shri Ram College
- Maitreyi college
- Sri Venketeswara college
- Maitreyi college
- Miranda House
- Hindu College
- Jesus and Mary College
Lady Shri Ram College is the best among these colleges with excellent faculties and premier location, easily available conveyance facilities and many more.
Jesus and Mary College – The study environment is better here also, attending college regularly is required.
Miranda House is another good option among these.
Sri Venketeswara college – You would have no attendance issues and you would get an opportunity to explore other areas as well.
Course Details: It’s a 3-year full-time programme consisting 6 semesters i.e. 2 semesters/year.
Higher Secondary i.e. 10+2 in any discipline from a recognized college or Board.
Some colleges grant admission on the basis of marks scored in 10+2 exam whereas some colleges have provisions for an entrance exam to check candidates’ basic knowledge and its syllabus would be based on whatever you have read till class 12th.
There are many future scopes/aspects that you can choose from, after having a B.A. (Hons.) degree in Sociology. The main sectors are:
Academics- You can proceed further for higher studies such as
- MA in Sociology
- Phil. in Sociology
- D. in Sociology etc
After obtaining these higher degrees, you can choose a career of teaching/lectureship with a lucrative salary and also go for research work in Sociology.
You can also prepare for UPSC Civil Services Examination and it helps a lot if you have a B.A. Hons. degree in Sociology.
Salary: On an average, it is around 3 lakh per annum and go up to 7 lakh per annum.
Jobs and Career Opportunities
You can work in/as:
Any educational Institute, NGOs, Corporations, Criminal justice areas, Labour unions, Newspaper as editorial or opinion writer, content writer on Social issues, Research organizations etc.
You can also opt for Social Service or charitable works if you are interested in it.
Subjects / Syllabus
Semester 1: Introduction to Sociology-I, Sociology of India-I, Concurrent – Qualifying Language
Semester 2: Introduction to Sociology-II, Sociology of India-II, Concurrent – Credit Language
Semester 3: Sociology of Religion, Economic Sociology, Concurrent Interdisciplinary (Interdisciplinary) (Gender and Society)
Semester 4: Sociology of Kinship, Political Sociology, Environment and Society (Optional), Sociology of Gender (Optional), Concurrent Discipline Centered (Sociology of Contemporary India)
Semester 5: Sociological Theories-I, Social Stratification-I, Methods in Sociological Research-I, Urban Sociology (Optional), Industrial Sociology (Optional)
Semester 6: Sociological Theories-II, Social Stratification-II, Methods in Sociological Research-II, Concurrent – Discipline Centered II
It depends on the college you are getting admission to. Generally, it’s around 15000/- course but the range could vary with time and can go up to 2 lakh.