BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (BSSC)
|Course Duration / ECTS||6 semesters / 180 ECTS|
|University degree||Bachelor of Social Science (BSSc)|
|Faculty||Faculty of Cultural and Social Science|
|Department||Political Science and Sociology|
|Study ID||D 033 613|
|Admission Requirements||Matura or school leaving certificate (e.g., Abitur (GER), GCE|
levels (UK), Diplome du Baccalaureat de l’Enseignement du
Second Degre (F), Titulo de Bachiller (E), Attestat (RSF)),
which is comparable in length and quality to the Austrian Matura.
|Language of instruction German||Proof of language proficiency|
What will I learn?
Besides general key competences such as self-management, communication skills, and the ability to process and impart knowledge, students acquire specifically sociological knowledge in the Bachelor’s degree course in Sociology. Graduates in Sociology have knowledge of sociological theories, sociological ways of thinking and basic concepts, and are able to apply this knowledge to the analysis and interpretation of social circumstances. Furthermore, graduates are acquainted with the methods of empirical social research, know basic techniques of the statistical analysis of data, and possess factual knowledge of a diversity of empirical regularities. They are able to deal critically with the literature of social science, possess basic research skills and techniques, and are able to cooperate in sociological research projects.
Which career opportunities do I have?
Sociologists can choose from a number of different occupations. Depending on students’ personal interests, but also on specialization and additional competences acquired within and outside of the course, graduates work in different fields. They are distinguished by a profound training in the methods of social sciences and by their critical-analytical view at social structures and processes. Exactly these competences make them attractive for employers. Potential occupations include research at universities and non-university institutions, market research and opinion polling, public administration, adult education, analysis and counselling for social problem situations (e.g., social work, social services) and social planning (e.g., the planning of social work in private and governmental institutions), as well as occupations in business enterprises (e.g., human resource management, organizational consulting, human resource development, internal counselling and planning), in Social Profit Organizations and NGOs, or in leisure and culture institutions.
How is the course structured?
|Introduction to Sociology (incl. STEOP)||18 ECTS|
|Sociological Basic Knowledge||18 ECTS|
|Methods of Empirical Social Research||18 ECTS|
|Culture Sociology||9 ECTS|
|Social Structure||9 ECTS|
|Social Change||9 ECTS|
|Culture Sociology and Sociological Theory||15 ECTS|
|Social Structure and Methods||15 ECTS|
|Social Change and Special Sociologies||15 ECTS|
|Optional subjects||24 ECTS|
|Bachelor’s thesis||8 ECTS|
|Bachelor’s examination||4 ECTS|