Sociology (J.B.A.)


Sociology (Joint Bachelor of Arts)

(Soziologie, J.B.A.)


General Information

Degree: Joint Bachelor of Arts
Duration: 6 semesters
Language: German
Internship: Completing an internship or even several internships throughout the programme is recommended particularly regarding professional orientation. With a duration of four weeks or more, full-time internships in the optional area of the programme can be recognised; internship regulations.
Requirements for Admission: General university entrance degree, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas; further information
Admission Procedure: Restrictions on admission; procedure results (n.c. figures)
Part-time Degree: possible under specific conditions
Programme Start: winter semester
Application Deadline: July 15
Application: online application
Particularities: English language skills on a B2 level (CEF) are an admission requirement for the last subject exam.

Degree Programme Structure (please click to read on)


Semester Course Schedule (print version) – click to enlarge
Semester Course Schedule (print version) – click to enlarge

The Joint Bachelor of Arts consists of the studies of two different subjects/components.

The component Sociology addresses the social order of human life and the institutions created thereby: cities, businesses, organisations, universities, marriages, familial relations and friendships. All of these social phenomena are the subject of sociological research in regard to their social relativity, their structure, function and meaning as well as their potential for change and development.

Sociology as a discipline offers a variety of instruments and methods for this. It also has branched out into a multitude of different schools of thought that allow for various perspectives on the matter. Students learn scientific methods and and how to critically analyse social contexts and interrelations. The study of sociology teaches competencies for analysing, presenting and influencing social processes.

Working areas or focus areas of the Institute for Sociology at TU Darmstadt are General Sociology; Organisation Sociology; Culture and Knowledge Sociology; Empirical Social Research; Gender Relations; Education and Lifestyle as well as Sociology of Space (city).

See the course structure and content in detail on the schedule aside (click to enlarge).

The study programme starts with the Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.

Further information may be found at: Institute of Sociology


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