FIELDS OF EDUCATION,
CAREER OPTIONS AND PROSPECTUS
CAREER IN SOCIOLOGY
Sociology as Career : Introduction
Sociology is the subject which deals with the
study of the social world and the behavior of mankind in a variety of
situations. It tries to explore the various ways in which the social structure
groups, organizations, communities, social categories (such as class, sex,
age, or race), and various social institutions (economical, political, or
religious) affect human behavior, actions, and various opportunities available
to them. Thus Sociology provides many distinguishing viewpoints on the world.
The field of sociology includes a large number of specialties: race and ethnic
relations, urban sociology, deviance, political sociology, sociology of the
family and social psychology. Almost any aspect of how human beings gather
together in groups, organizations, and societies can be studied within
sociology. Sociology provides a broad umbrella under which many ways of
examining human social life are included.
In short, it involves all aspects of human experience and activity. Sociology
allows students to integrate knowledge from a variety of social disciplines
including history, economics, psychology, political science and anthropology.
Consequently, it is an appropriate concentration for students who are
interested in a wide variety of subjects and academic fields.