The basic purpose of introducing Bachelor of Science in Sociology program is to prepare students in the field of Sociology as per progressive requirements and challenges. The students graduating from this discipline will be able to acquire the necessary skills for understanding the multi-cultural views and aspects of the social world.
The discipline of sociology is mainly concerned about social analysis. In a way, it provides an opportunity to deeply understand and analyze human societies and cultures under the umbrella of sociological perspectives. It also attempts to understand the evolutionary process of societies along with historical transformations. Discipline of Sociology has also paid premium attention to methods of research as contemporary sociology is more empirical and research oriented rather than theoretical. The BS Degree Program is explicitly aimed at preparing the students for advanced graduate study in Social Sciences and Social Science-based professions.
The aims of program are to:
Equip the students with conceptual tools, scientific knowledge and practical skills to gain a deeper understanding of social world in general.
Enhance the ability of the students to interpret the dynamics of varying human behavior and society in a wider context.
Articulate how sociological principles can be used to explain and understand the dynamics of social issues and their consequent possible solutions.
Train the students practically and make them capable of applying sociological approaches to redefine the national goals for a sustainable and progressive Pakistan.
Admission Eligibility Criteria
Intermediate e.g. FA/F.Sc. (equivalent to 12 years of education) with at least 45% marks.
Candidates having ‘A’ levels are required to provide equivalence certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad. (http://www.ibcc.edu.pk/
Candidates having less than 45% marks will be eligible for admission after the successful completion of “Zero Semester
Course(s) exemption is allowed.
It is a four-year study program spread over eight semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations etc.
Courses of Study
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Assessment of Study Progress
The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Discussion Boards (GDB), mid-term and final-term exams. The mid and final term exams are conducted at VU’s designated exam centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.
The students are required to complete a Project/Internship Report in the final semester of the Program. The choice of the Final Project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. The students have to submit a detailed write-up of the Project and may be required to give a presentation.
The students taking Internship course are required to complete 6 to 8 weeks internship in the organization and shall get an Internship Letter from the concerned organization. The students who are already in service will be exempted from internship but required to submit the Project.
Award of Degree
To become eligible for the award of BS Sociology degree, the student is required to complete prescribed course work of 132 credit hours with a minimum CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of 2.0 out of 4.
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The courses may be revised from time to time to keep pace with the latest developments in the domain of sociology. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.