BA in Sociology

BA in Sociology

A B.A. in Sociology from NU will provide you with a solid foundation for graduate study in the social sciences, and can prepare students for careers in such fields as social services, social research and data analysis, non-profit and charity organizations, government and human resources. The program helps students develop communication, research, organizational, and problem-solving skills.

About

A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

Students learn how to collect and critically analyze information using both quantitative (statistical analysis) and qualitative (in-depth interviews, ethnography, focus groups, textual analysis) methods. These skills can subsequently lead students to pursue careers in marketing, education, research, policy analysis, data analytics, counselling, journalism, social work, and more. 

Requirements

FOR GRADUATES OR CURRENT STUDENTS OF IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM

English Language Requirements
IELTS – no less than 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each sub-score)
or
TOEFL IBT – 79-93 (Reading – no less than 13, Listening – no less than 12, Speaking – no less than 18, Writing – no less than 21)
or
TOEFL PBT** – 574-599
Academic Requirements (Minimum requirements for IB DP scores)
not less than 30 total score and 4, 4, 5 for 3 subjects of HL

GRADUATES OR STUDENTS OF THE FINAL YEAR

English Language Requirements
IELTS – no less than 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each sub-score)
or
TOEFL IBT – 79-93 (Reading – no less than 13, Listening – no less than 12, Speaking – no less than 18, Writing – no less than 21)
or
TOEFL PBT* – 574-599
Academic Requirements (Minimum requirements for SAT Reasoning Test и ACT)
SAT Reasoning Test – no less than 1240. Essay is required, no minimum score
OR
ACT – composite score no less than 27. Writing part is required, no minimum score

Duration

4 years

Work after graduation

Social services
Academia (universities)
Research organizations
Social research organizations
Government Entities
Non-governmental Organizations
United Nation and other international organizations

Program outline

BA program runs 4 years (8 semesters) where you are required to complete 240 ECTS credits.

Sociology Courses:
Introduction to Sociology
Qualitative Methods
Quantitative Methods
Classical Sociological Theory
Sociology electives
Senior Capstone

Distribution requirements:
History Course
History of Kazakhstan
Philosophy/Religion
Rhetoric and Composition
Humanities Electives
Social Science Research Methods
Three Social Science electives
Natural Sciences and Math
Any courses from SHSS, SST or SEng