Sociology (Bachelor)

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Whether it's the family, youth, the economy, the world of work, life in the city or the countryside, our communication behavior or attitudes toward religious issues - nothing stays the same. Sociology deals with the causes of social change and analyzes social trends.

Anyone who is interested in the developmental dynamics of societies and curious about how people live together has good prerequisites for studying sociology. Prospective sociologists should be prepared to engage in abstract thinking and not be irritated by the complexity of society, but see it as a challenge.

The Bachelor's program in Sociology at the University of Kassel provides theoretical and methodological tools for reflecting on and researching the social. In contrast to other subjects, students are not trained for a (single) specific profession; instead, the courses impart a profile of competencies that qualifies students for work in various areas of society. Whereas at many universities the course of study is highly over-schooled, the University of Kassel offers freedom for self-study, options for setting one's own priorities in terms of content and concentration on a small number of examinations. The six-semester Bachelor's program is divided into three study phases and includes a minor subject, an internship, a (voluntary) stay abroad, and the acquisition of integrative and additive key competencies.

At a glance

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Start: Winter semester

Duration/Scope: 6 semesters

Language of instruction: German

Combination Bachelor

Admission restriction (NC): No

8-week internship at home or abroad

Access requirement

For this degree program you need one of the following degrees:

A good overview of the various degrees and their differences can be found on the website "Zugangsvoraussetzungen" of the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art.

Combination Bachelor

This program is a "combination bachelor": you take " Sociology" as your major and also study another minor.

Possible minor subjects

English and American Studies
Protestant Religion
French Studies
German Studies
German History
Catholic Religion
Art History
Sustainability Studies
Political Science
Spanish Studies

Language certificate

For this degree program, you must provide proof of language skills at level B1 in English. Without proof, admission to the study program is not possible.

Information on the language requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

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Application and enrollment procedure for the winter semester

Application with German certificates

Application deadline

annually 01.06. - 01.09.

You apply for this degree program via our online application portal "eCampus".

How do I apply for this study program?

Application with foreign certificates

Application deadline

with foreign certificates:
annually 01.03. - 15.07.

With a  school-leaving certificate acquiredabroad, you must apply via the central assessment office in Berlin, uni-assist.

How do I apply for this study program?

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