Bachelor of Sociology

Sociology (BSO)

Bachelor of Sociology (BSO)

Embark on a transformative journey towards understanding society and human behavior with a Bachelor of Sociology (BSO) degree. Designed for inquisitive minds and those passionate about social dynamics, this program delves into the intricacies of human interaction, social structures, and cultural influences. By studying sociology, you'll gain invaluable insights into the complexities of society, enabling you to critically analyze social issues, propose solutions, and contribute to positive social change.

Immerse yourself in captivating coursework, engaging research projects, and experiential learning opportunities that foster a deep understanding of society's intricacies. With a Bachelor of Sociology (BSO) degree, you'll develop a unique perspective and a strong foundation for pursuing diverse career paths in social research, community development, advocacy, policy analysis, and more. Join us and become a catalyst for social transformation.

Bachelor of Sociology is a four-year, eight-semester program with a second major in Rural Development. The program is offered at Thames International College by the School of Social Sciences in association with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tribhuvan University.

Students are required to complete 120 credit hours of coursework and practicum training. Students must also appear for TU course examinations separately which will lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tribhuvan University.


Program Structure

Code Course Credits
ENG 101 Reading and Writing for College I 3
ENG 102 Reading and Writing II 3
ITC 101 Computer Information System 3
NEP 201 Nepali I 3
NEP 202 Nepali II 3
ENG 301 Writing and Composition I 3
ENG 302 Writing and Composition II 3
NPS 401 Nepal Studies I 3
NPS 402 Nepal Studies II 3
Code Course Credits
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 102 Academic Writing for Sociology 3
SOC 103 Dynamics of Nepali Society I 3
SOC 104 Dynamics of Nepali Society II 3
SOC 203 Research Methods in Sociology I 3
SOC 201 Sociological Theories I 3
SOC 202 Sociological Theories II 3
SOC 204 Research Methods in Sociology II 3
SOC 301 Social Diversity and Inequality I 3
SOC 302 Social Diversity and Inequality II 3
SOC 401 Academic Writing and Research 3
SOC 402 Sociology of Development and Democracy II 3
SOC 403 Senior Overview Thesis for Sociology 3
SOC 404 Sociology of Development and Democracy II 3
Code Course Credits
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 102 Psychology Practicum 3
PSY 103 Social Psychology 3
PSY 104 Writing in Psychology 3
PSY 201 Adolescences and Juvenile Delinquency I 3
PSY 202 Abnormal Psychology I 3
PSY 203 Adolescences and Juvenile Delinquency II 3
PSY 204 Abnormal Psychology II 3
PSY 301 Psycho-Social Counseling I 3
PSY 302 Psycho-social Counseling II 3
PSY 401 Industrial and Organizational Psychology I 3
PSY 402 Research Methods for Psychology 3
PSY 403 Industrial and Organizational Psychology II (Practicum) 3
PSY 404 Senior Overview Thesis for Psychology 3
Code Course Credits
POL 301 Government and Election in Nepal 3
POL302 Political Thoughts 3
GDS 301 Gender, Patriarchy and Feminism Conceptual Clarity I 3
GDS 302 Gender, Patriarchy and Feminism Conceptual Clarity II 3

What is Bachelor of Sociology?

Our Bachelor of Sociology (BSoc) program is designed to equip you with a comprehensive understanding of society, human behavior, and social structures. By choosing our BSoc program, you are investing in an educational experience that develops your analytical thinking, research skills, critical analysis, and ability to navigate complex social issues. Through a carefully curated curriculum, our program aims to achieve the following objectives:

Understanding Social Dynamics: Gain a deep understanding of the interplay between individuals, groups, and institutions within society, exploring topics such as social inequality, culture, deviance, socialization, and social change.

Research and Methodology: Acquire essential research skills and methodologies to investigate social phenomena, design research projects, collect and analyze data, and present findings effectively.

Sociological Perspectives: Develop a range of sociological perspectives and theories that provide lenses through which to examine and interpret social phenomena, enabling you to analyze and critique social structures, power dynamics, and social institutions.

Critical Thinking and Analysis: Cultivate critical thinking skills, allowing you to question prevailing assumptions, challenge social norms, and evaluate social issues from multiple perspectives.

Social Research Ethics: Understand and adhere to ethical principles in social research, ensuring integrity, confidentiality, and respect for human subjects.

Communication and Presentation: Hone your written and oral communication skills to effectively convey sociological ideas, research findings, and arguments to diverse audiences.

Applied Sociology: Apply sociological knowledge to real-world contexts, addressing social issues, proposing evidence-based solutions, and engaging in community development and advocacy efforts.

Global and Cultural Awareness: Develop an appreciation for global diversity and cultural differences, recognizing the impact of globalization on societies and understanding the interconnectedness of social issues on a global scale.

Sociology Tuition Scholarships

Thames offers scholarships to students requiring financial aid. Scholarships are awarded based on need, merit, and students’ performances
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Eligibility Criteria

Certain academic and extracurricular criteria have to be met for applicants to enroll in a program at Thames International College. While academic competence is an important requirement, Thames International College seeks students who believe in a hands-on learning approach, who want to develop into innovative learners and professionals, and who we believe can fully benefit from the facilities we provide. Applicants will be reviewed through their applications and interviews before being admitted. Additionally, applicants at Thames must meet the following academic requirements.

Minimum Academic Requirements (10+2: HSEB/ CBSE/ ISC or equivalent Boards)

  • Should have successfully completed 10th, 11th and 12th grade.
  • Should have achieved minimum of D+ in all the courses or equivalent.
  • Can be from any stream be it, Management, Hotel Management, Science, or Humanities.

Minimum Academic Requirements (A- Levels)

  • Should have completed 3.5 credit (GP plus 3 courses).
  • Should have been provided equivalence by Nepal Education Board.

Why Study Bachelor in Sociology at Thames?

Studying for a Bachelor of Sociology at Thames International College offers several advantages that enhance your educational experience. Here are some key reasons to choose us:

Distinguished Faculty: Our faculty members are renowned experts in the field of sociology, bringing a wealth of knowledge, research experience, and real-world insights to the classroom.

Research Opportunities: Thames International College provides research opportunities that allow you to delve deeper into sociological inquiries, contribute to ongoing research projects, and gain hands-on research experience.

Experiential Learning: We offer experiential learning opportunities such as internships, fieldwork, and community engagement programs that enable you to apply sociological concepts and theories in real-world settings.

Collaborative Environment: Bachelor in Sociology at Thames fosters a collaborative and inclusive learning environment, encouraging discussions, debates, and the exchange of ideas among students and faculty.

Resourceful Library and Facilities: Access our well-equipped library, research databases, and state-of-the-art facilities to support your studies and research endeavors.

Interdisciplinary Approach: We offer interdisciplinary courses and collaborations that allow you to explore connections between sociology and other fields, broadening your understanding of societal issues.

Networking Opportunities: Thames is part of a vibrant academic community, providing networking opportunities with fellow students, alumni, and professionals in various disciplines.

Community Engagement: Engage with local communities through our partnerships with organizations, NGOs, and social initiatives, applying sociological knowledge to create positive change.

Personalized Support: Our university/college offers personalized academic support, mentorship programs, and career guidance services to help you navigate your educational journey and career path.

Alumni Network: Join our extensive alumni network, connecting you with successful professionals in sociology and related fields who can offer guidance and open doors to career opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, sociology is a valuable Bachelor's degree as it offers a deep understanding of society and human behavior, critical thinking skills, and research abilities. It prepares students for diverse career paths in fields such as social research, community development, advocacy, policy analysis, and more.

A sociology degree equips graduates with skills in critical analysis, research, and understanding social dynamics. This degree opens doors to careers in social research, community development, policy analysis, human resources, social work, and advocacy, enabling graduates to contribute to positive social change.

A BA in sociology in Nepal provides opportunities for employment in research organizations, NGOs, government agencies, community development projects, social work, teaching, and consultancy. Graduates can contribute to addressing social issues, conducting research, implementing policies, and promoting social justice in Nepalese society.

Sociology can be offered as both a BA (Bachelor of Arts) and a BSc (Bachelor of Science), depending on the institution and curriculum. The distinction between BA and BSc lies in the emphasis on humanities and social sciences in a BA program, while a BSc program may include more scientific and quantitative coursework.

The choice between a BA and BSc depends on individual interests and career goals. A BA provides a broader social science perspective and is suitable for those interested in qualitative research and social analysis. A BSc offers a more scientific approach, focusing on quantitative research and statistical analysis. Both degrees have their strengths and can lead to successful careers.

Sociology encompasses a wide range of subjects, including social theory, social research methods, social inequality, sociology of gender, sociology of education, sociology of family, sociology of religion, sociology of health and illness, sociology of organizations, urban sociology, and many more.

Sociology skills are in demand in various fields. Graduates can find employment in research institutions, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, consulting firms, and educational institutions. The demand for sociologists is driven by the need for understanding social issues, conducting research, analyzing social trends, and developing policies to address societal challenges.

Sociology generally includes some elements of quantitative research and statistical analysis, but the level of mathematical rigor varies. Students may encounter basic statistical concepts and methods, such as data analysis, hypothesis testing, and correlation. However, advanced mathematical skills are not typically required for a sociology degree.

Sociologists can work in a variety of settings, including research organizations, universities and colleges, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, consulting firms, social service agencies, market research firms, and think tanks. They contribute to research, policy analysis, program evaluation, social advocacy, community development, and education.

Countries such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, and France offer excellent job opportunities for sociologists due to their strong academic institutions, research funding, diverse social contexts, and demand for social research and analysis.

Sociology students can pursue careers as social researchers, community development officers, policy analysts, social workers, human resources specialists, market research analysts, nonprofit administrators, community outreach coordinators, education consultants, and social justice advocates, among others.

Three examples of sociological topics are the study of social inequality and stratification, analysis of social movements and collective behavior, and research on the impact of technology on society. These examples highlight how sociology examines social structures, institutions, and interactions to understand social phenomena.

Sociology is the scientific study of society, social behavior, and social interactions. It explores the social factors that shape individuals, groups, and institutions and investigates how society influences human behavior, beliefs, and values. Sociology aims to understand patterns, inequalities, and changes in society and contributes to addressing social issues and promoting social change.

Sociology is studied to gain a comprehensive understanding of society, social interactions, and human behavior. It examines social structures, institutions, and systems to analyze social phenomena, inequalities, and changes. Sociology provides insights into the dynamics of power, culture, socialization, and social relationships, enabling individuals to critically assess and engage with the social world.

Sociology derives its name from the combination of the Latin word "socius" meaning "companion" or "member of a society" and the Greek word "logos" meaning "study" or "knowledge." Together, sociology means the study or knowledge of society, reflecting its focus on understanding social relationships, institutions, and collective human behavior.

Sociology is the scientific study of society, social relationships, and human behavior within social contexts. It encompasses various types or branches, including general sociology, social psychology, sociology of education, sociology of religion, sociology of health, sociology of work, criminology, urban sociology, and more, each focusing on specific aspects of social life.

Auguste Comte is often regarded as the father of sociology. He coined the term "sociology" and developed the concept of positivism, emphasizing the scientific study of society. Comte's work laid the foundation for sociological theory and methodology, setting the stage for the emergence of sociology as a distinct discipline.

The two main types of sociology are microsociology and macrosociology. Microsociology focuses on small-scale social interactions, individual behavior, and face-to-face relationships. Macrosociology examines large-scale social structures, institutions, and social systems to understand broader patterns, social organization, and social change.

The main branches of sociology include general sociology, social psychology, sociology of education, sociology of religion, sociology of health and illness, sociology of family, sociology of gender, criminology, urban sociology, political sociology, economic sociology, and cultural sociology, among others.

Auguste Comte and Emile Durkheim are often considered two of the founding fathers of sociology. Comte established sociology as a distinct discipline and coined the term, while Durkheim contributed to the development of sociological theory, emphasizing the study of social facts, social solidarity, and the role of institutions in society.

The main characteristics of sociology include its scientific nature, focus on social relationships and structures, examination of social phenomena and their causes, emphasis on critical analysis, research methodologies, exploration of social inequalities and patterns, and contribution to social change and improvement. Sociology seeks to understand and explain human behavior within the context of society.

Journalism and English are distinct but related fields. Journalism focuses on the production and dissemination of news and information, while English studies language, literature, and writing more broadly. Journalism emphasizes accuracy, objectivity, and news gathering, while English explores creative writing, literary analysis, and language structure. However, proficiency in English is valuable for journalists as it enhances writing and communication skills.
Level Undergraduate
Study Type Full Time
Program Years 4 Years
Credit Hours 120 Credit Hours

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