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What is Sociology?

In simple words Sociology is the study of society. It is the study of human social relationships and institutions. It is comparatively new a social science involving the study of the social lives of people, groups, and societies.

“What makes it unique among academic disciplines is its focus from a many of angles, on the linkages between our individual experience and the context of the wider society in which we live. Investigating the social ties between individual and society, between our private domain and the public life, and between freedom and constraint – these are the heart of Sociology. Adopting this way of seeing – C. Wright Mills called it “the sociological imagination” – helps us understand how powerfully the world in which we live shapes what we do and how we do it.”

A degree in Sociology gives you the skills needed to see society and human interactions in a different way. You will learn qualitative and quantitative methodologies related to social research, along with gaining a theoretical base. The skills learned from your degree will benefit you in future job positions or academic pursuits in a graduate program.

What can you do with a Sociology degree?

With a BS in Sociology, many opportunities open up to you. You can decide to continue on into graduate studies, working towards a MS, Mphil and a PhD. From there you can focus on teaching, researching, or both. You can also leave the University after the completion of your BS or MA completed graduate degrees and joins the broader workforce. Many Sociology graduates find themselves in unique and fulfilling jobs, in areas such as politics; teaching and education; administration, business, and communication; public relations; community affairs; and research. You could find yourself working with the federal government or with a National or International non-profit organization. Maybe you'll be working for Government or private sector. The possibilities are endless because with a BS or MA in Sociology, you are given the tools to think critically, apply problem solving strategies using your acquired researching tools, and communicate your ideas both written and orally in an organized fashion.

Sociology at the University of Chitral

The Department of Sociology is committed to linking the aims of the discipline with the mission of the University of Chitral. Sociology is oriented to teach students to think critically about society, to collect and analyze information about social issues, and to provide training for career opportunities and scholarly pursuits among diverse student bodies. At the University of Chitral, the Department of Sociology has a multitude of programs for undergraduate students, with an array of topics to explore and with combination to other social sciences core modules. As a graduate student in the department, you can take your topic interests even further working with one of our faculty members towards an Mphil or PhD.

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To serve the society by developing in students a delicate intellectual, cultural, ethical, and humane sensitivity through a pleasant blend of ancient and modern wisdom; to foster a scientific temper and to promote professional and technological expertise. Pivotal to this vision is a commitment to contributing in local, national and international development, concomitantly adhering to the dictates of our social ethics, traditions and environment.

  • To achieve distinction in teaching and research
  • To generate, disseminate and preserve knowledge
  • To meet the challenges of a complex, and modern society through informed social outreach
  • To empower through knowledge and information
  • To build up a responsible and dynamic citizenry
  • To expand, improve, and advance the quality of human resources
  • To contribute in building a just, responsible and dynamic society
  • To develop moral and ethical values
  • To meet contemporary local and national demands and anticipate future social and economic objectives & preserve and promote cultural traditions, humanistic and spiritual values.
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