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Sociology

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Sociology (also known as Social Science) is the scientific study of human group behaviour and application of scientific methods of inquiry to the puzzles of social life.

Pathway

The good news for sociology majors is that your studies are uniquely suited to help you develop the skills you need for a successful 21st century career.

Start early by seeking relevant summer, part-time and volunteer opportunities that will help you gain experience and develop the skills that employers want.

Subject Focus

SPM:

  • Bahasa Melayu
  • History
  • English

University:

The best college program encourages the performance skills which sociology excels in moulding in its students.

The prudent undergraduate will take a well-rounded course of study, with a few practical career-skill courses interwoven in her or his overall program.

Sociology provides a good counterpoint to business courses, foreign language study, technical training, fine arts, and so forth.

Personality Type

Do you like observing people and how they associate with others? Love to know why there behave in such a manner?

A course in Sociology will help you understand the different patterns of interaction amongst people, which is necessary to our existence.

You don’t necessarily need to be a sociable person to pursue this course.

These personality type codes serve ONLY as a guideline and can be taken with a pinch of salt. Always consult with your school counsellor or ask our experts for further guidance!

You should also realize that ANY type can be successful in ANY major or career.

Myers-Briggs: INFJ

Find your Myers-Briggs personality type here.

Holland Vocational Code: IES

Find where you belong in the RIASEC model here.

Career Info

Given the breadth, adaptability, and utility of studying Sociology, employment opportunities abound for graduates from this course.

Major industries for Sociology graduates in Malaysia include:

  • Social Services
  • Health Services
  • Community Work
  • Business
  • Law
  • Publishing
  • Teaching

Work Environment:


Most sociologists work in research organizations, colleges and universities, and state and local government. They typically work full time during regular business hours.

Salary

Government: RM 63,000 / year

Job Demand

Job opportunities are generally forged by the individual, not by the program which one follows in college.

Today’s sociologists do not just work in faraway countries. They can be found in corporations, all levels of government, educational institutions and non-profit organisations. Anthropologists even work in disaster areas.

USEFUL LINKS TO ORGANISATIONS

American Anthropological Association (AAA)
The American Sociological Association (ASA)
British Sociological Association (BSA)

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