Description

Sociology is the scientific study of human social behaviour, its origins, development, organizations, and institutions. Sociologists study human society and social behaviour by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as social, religious, political and business organizations.

They also study the behaviour and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyse the influence of group activities on individual members.

Subject Combination

English, Three Social Science or Arts subjects.

Employment

Sociologists are typically employed in management consulting firms, NGO, (Non-Government Organizations) or NPO (Non-profit organizations), advertising and marketing firms, governmental and regional planning departments, social services and universities.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE CAREERS

  • Strong analytical skills,
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Computer skills
  • Project management skills
  • Organization skills and management skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Leadership skills

Read: The overview – Social Science