What is Sociology?
Sociology is a science which is dedicated to society, its systems, terms and rules, relationships in society and social institutions. Sociology is closely related to such disciplines as Psychology, Anthropology, Political Sciences and Cultural Sciences. Many sciences study society, but Sociology considers society as an unite system that exists due to certain patterns of human behavior in different situations. These patterns are the main subject of study of sociologists.
The main methods used by sociologists are statistical. Most of the people thinking about sociology imagine sociological tests, which is really one of the main sources of information for sociologists.
Entry requirements for Sociology applicants
Applicants for undergraduate study programs in Sociology need to have excellent grades in Social Sciences. Of course, those who wish to study in a prestigious university need to have excellent grades in all other subjects too, but Social Sciences came first.
Those who are applying for graduate study programs in Sociology need to complete a relevant education in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Anthropology, History, Communication Studies, etc.
Admission for many study programs in Sociology includes an interview with university stuff, during which applicants should demonstrate their interest in Sociology and briefly tell about their future plans in this area.
Applicants for foreign universities, whose native language is other from English, need to prove their language proficiency, since most of the study programs are usually taught in English. All universities accept the results of TOEFL or IELTS.
According to QS Top Universities Ranking by Subject 2016-2017, the best institution in the world with study programs in Sociology is Harvard University in the USA. The profile of this university (and a lot of others) can be found on our website, including requirements for international applicants and study programs. Some other world leading universities with study programs in Sociology are: University of California Berkeley, University of Oxford, London School of Economics and Political Science, Stanford University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Chicago, University of Cambridge, Yale University, Princeton University, University of California Los Angeles. All these universities are located in UK and USA, so you can find some specific requirements for applicants for universities in these countries on our website.