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B.A. Sociology (B.A. Sociology)

Updated By Abhik Das on 25 Nov, 2020
Average Duration
3 years
Average Fee
5 K-20 K INR annual
Exams Accepted
Study Mode
Regular,Distance Learning

About B.A. Sociology

B.A or Bachelor of Arts in Sociology is a three-year undergraduate degree programme which teaches about social interaction, culture, social stratification, social relations etc. In B.A. Sociology, the students vividly go through the study of society. Some of its specialized fields which are covered in Sociology are Demography, Community, Crime & Delinquency, Collective Behaviour, Cultural Sociology, Comparative Sociology and Applied Sociology. 

B.A. Sociology Eligibility Criteria

  • B.A. Sociology applicants must have passed their 10+2 exam from any recognised Board and stream
  • Applicants must have a cumulative aggregate of 50% at the qualifying level examination

B.A Sociology Admission Process

Admission into the B.A Sociology course in top Universities in India is usually done on the basis of merit of the applicants. A few institutions might conduct an entrance examination for admissions into the undergraduate Sociology programme but in most cases, it is the merit of the candidates at the qualifying level which determines their suitability for B.A Sociology admissions.

B.A. Sociology Syllabus



Introduction to Sociology

  • Sociological Concepts - Institutions, Differences & Inequalities, Order & Social Control
  • Relationship between Sociology and Social Sciences - Psychology, Social Anthropology, History
  • Theoretical Orientations - Interactionism, Interpretive Sociology, Marxism, Functionalism
  • Sociological Concepts - Social Change, Culture, Individual & Group
  • Scope and Nature of Sociology - History, Origins, The Sociological Perspectives

Indian Sociology

  • Nationalism, Secularism and Communalism
  • Visual Programme - Contemporary Sources on Social Institutions and Indian Society
  • Social Change - Middle-Class Aspirations, Peasant Movement in India, the Women’s Movement in India, Dalit Movement in India, Westernization & Sanskritisation, Change & Resistance

Sociology of Religion

  • Religious Practices - Practices of Inversion, Rites of Passage
  • Representation of World religion - Hinduism, Christianity, Islam
  • Magic, Science and Religion
  • The Sacred and Profane

Economic Sociology

  • Society, Economy and Globalisation
  • Systems of Production, Circulation and Consumption - Socialism, Capitalism, Peasant, Domestic Mode of Production, Hunting & Gathering
  • Forms of Exchange - Exchange & Money, Gift & Reciprocity
  • Perspectives on Economic Sociology - New Economic Sociology, Formalism and Substantive

Sociology of Kinship

  • Re-Casting Kinship - New Reproductive Technologies, Re-imagining Families, Relatedness, Kinship & Gender
  • Conceptualizing Marriage, Household and Family
  • Introduction to the Study of Kinship - Culture, Alliance, Residence, Authority, Inheritance, Descent, Approaches, Basic Concepts

Political Sociology

  • Society and Polity in India
  • State and Society - Movements & Resistance, Protest, Democracies & Civil Society, Classes & Elites, States
  • Concepts and Paradigms - Action & Process in Politics, Conflict & Change, Political Systems, Power & Authority
  • Nature & Context of Sociological Study of Politics

Environment & Society

  • Contemporary Environmental Concerns - Global Issues, Gender & Environment, Environmental Movements
  • Ecological Perspectives - Political Ecology, Cultural Ecology
  • Social Construction of Nature and Environment

Sociology of Gender

  • Gender, Power and Resistance
  • Gender Differences and Inequalities - Property Rights, Work, Family, Race, Caste, Class, Gender
  • Gender as a Social Construct - Production of Femininity & Masculinity, Sexuality, Gender, Sex
  • Gendering Sociology

Sociological Theories

  • Pierre Bourdieu
  • E. Goffman & G.H Mead
  • Emile Durkheim
  • Talcott Parsons
  • Max Weber
  • Karl Marx

Social Stratification

  • Contemporary Debates and Issues in Stratification
  • Social Mobility
  • Social Exclusion and Social Inclusion
  • Approaches to Studying Social Stratification - Feminist Approach, Weberian Approach, Marxist Approach, Functionalist Approach
  • Understanding Social Stratification - Hierarchy & Differences, Natural & Social Inequalities

Methods in Sociological Research

  • Statistical Methods - Measures of Dispersion & Correlation, Measure of Central Tendency, Statistical Analysis
  • Research Design & Data Collection - Case Study, Participant Observant, Focus Group Discussions, Interview, Questionnaire, Sampling, Survey Method
  • Analysing Data - Qualitative and Quantitative
  • Sociology as a Science - Objectivity, Understanding, and Reflexivity, The Comparative Method, Relationship between Theory and Research Concepts, Hypotheses, Field

Urban Sociology

  • Dimensions of Urban Life - Popular Culture, Migration, Slum, Neighbourhood
  • The City and the Society
  • Ecological and Cultural Perspectives in the study of Urban Sociology

Industrial Sociology

  • Industrialization in India - Impact of Globalisation, Informal Sector, Labour Policy
  • Aspects of Industrial Society - Industrial Conflict, Alienation, Industrial Bureaucracy
  • Industrial Society: Concept and Approaches – Industrialization, Industrialism, Post-industrial society, Information Society

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B.A. Sociology Career Options and Job Prospects

For a B.A in Sociology student, the following career options open up after the completion of studies - 

  • Urban Planner
  • Sociologist
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • Social Critic
  • Community Service Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Family Counsellor
  • Census Worker

Questions Related to B.A. Sociology Course

Sir/Madam, I do not possess excellent writing skills yet I wish to become a journalist. What are the other skills that a journalist should have? Which UG course should I choose to become a journalist?

-Guru PriyaUpdated on July 23, 2021 01:19 PM
  • 3 Answers
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, it is imperative for a journalist to possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. You can become a ...


My name is Mohammed Shammas from Kerala and I passed Plus Two Humanities in 2014 but could not continue my studies due to financial difficulties but now I want to study sociology and social work. I want to select one of these.

-Mohammed ShammasUpdated on July 05, 2021 12:33 PM
  • 1 Answer
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, you can easily apply for admission in either of the BA Social Work or BA Sociology programmes based ...


The subjects mentioned in BA do not contain sociology?

-Ravleen kaurUpdated on May 29, 2020 04:06 PM
  • 1 Answer
Subhashri Roy, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

We are sorry to say that Avadh Girls Degree College, Lucknow does not offer the course of Bachelor ...


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FAQs about B.A. Sociology

I want admission in B.A. Sociology. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Delhi University Science , Delhi University Entrance Exam , Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam , English and Foreign Languages University Entrance Test , Andhra Pradesh Residential Degree Colleges Common Entranc Test are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in B.A. Sociology courses.

What are the top colleges offering B.A. Sociology courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Arts and Humanities courses : St. Xaviers College (Mumbai) , Maharaja Agrasen College (Delhi) , Fergusson College (Pune) , St. Xavier's College (Kolkata) , Madras Christian College (Chennai). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer B.A. Sociology or not.

What is the average fee for the course B.A. Sociology ?

The average fee for B.A. Sociology is INR 10000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to B.A. Sociology ?

Some of the popular specializations for B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) are : Language and Literature , Journalism , Traditional Sculpture , Public Administration , Food and Nutrition.

What is the duration of the course B.A. Sociology ?

B.A. Sociology is a 3 Years year course.

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