Sociology at College

Sociology at College


August 31, 2022

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What is a sociology major?

A sociology major is a part of social science that encompasses the study of the development of social groups. 

What do students in this major do?

Students majoring in sociology research society and behavior. They study individuals, groups, communities, organizations, cultures, and societies since sociology is a social science that examines how people interact with one another. Students pay close attention to both contemporary interactions and historical civilizations.

Students will take classes in critical thinking, research, and data collection. This might involve tackling health care inequalities, religious discrimination, and family strife.

In sociology, students can pursue associate, bachelor's, master's, or doctorate degrees.

Career options with a sociology degree include:

  • Social Worker
  • Urban Planner
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Public Relation Specialist
  • The local and central government
  • Police and public service
  • Journalist
  • Media and Marketing
  • Sociologist

Why choose sociology?

Studying sociology provides a better understanding of the following: Reasons for social differences, including differences in social behavior. The causes of differences in group opportunity and results. The relevance of social hierarchies and social power in everyday life.

For those who would like to study sociology, here are five great reasons to major in sociology:

  1. You can make the world a better place
  2. A sociology major can prepare you for a wide range of occupations.
  3. If you are interested in developing your society then sociology is the best choice
  4. You’ll feel good working in a people-serving profession
  5. You will have more perspective about the community you live in. 

The basic knowledge that you need to know to study this major is: Khmer literature and mathematics.

Study for a bachelor's degree in this field: 4 years, at least 120 credits.

Knowledge gained by students after graduating for 4 years:

  • Understand social science theory and research methods
  • Understand, describe, analyze, explain and predict social phenomena
  • Understand policies, strategic plans, action plans, and project development.

Institutions where graduates of this major can go to work:

  • By private companies and NGOs
  • Lecturer in higher education
  • Work in the Ministry of Information and institutions related to the health sector.
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