OFO No: 263204
What is a Sociologist?
Sociology is a science. A Sociologist studies the ‘functions’ of society.
- Human Interaction (relationships etc)
- Social Class
- Criminality and Law
- Tribes / Races
- Political Groups
- Culture etc.
Some Sociologist specialise in one or two fields.
What does a Sociologist do?
- does lots of research
- gives lectures
- specialises in particular studies
- writes papers
- attends conferences
Are you . . . ?
- interested in human behaviour?
- good at research?
- a people’s person?
- a good communicator?
- able to speak and write well?
How do I become a Sociologist?
Sociology can be studied at all SA universities.
This can be done through a Bachelor’s of Arts degree (BA) with a major in sociology or as part of a degree in Commerce, Economics or Administration.
There are postgraduate degrees in this field as well.
- CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
- Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
- To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions.
Is becoming a Sociologist the right career choice for me?