Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

BA Sociology ·
4 years

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology offers altogether 8 papers including a elective paper in third year. Out of them there are seven compulsory papers for sociology group; two in each first year, second year and fourth year and one elective in third year. The student may opt for one optional courses in the third year outside from any other social sciences. 

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology is four-years course designed to make the students familiar with the disciplines of Sociology and Anthropology and thereby make them able to analyze social and cultural institutions and process. It introduces students with important theoretical approaches and enables them to explore and interpret the meaning of social events and process from different perspectives, familiarize with the structure of Nepali society and culture, dominant global perspective on development and comprehend and analyze the unfolding developmental processes in Nepal. It also provides students with basic knowledge and skills required to undertake research studies in the fields of sociology and Anthropology.


The objective of these courses is to impart up-to-date knowledge on introduction to sociology with basic ideas on sociological theories, methods and relevant empirical studies including primary training in field-work and secondary data analysis throughout the courses of study from the first year to the fourth year. It also provides skill with analytical capability understanding different aspects and dynamics of Nepalese of society. 

The second objective is to provide semi-skilled human resource for Nepal's development needs. The third objective is to inculcate in the students the spirit of human rights and social justice. Thus the overall objective is to develop professional skill, in both theory and research, in sociology in the students of this discipline at a par with those of other countries. 

Salient Features

Duration of the Course and Examinations

The duration of the course is of four years with four academic sessions. There is an university examination, in each year, at the end of each year. The student should meet the criteria set by the Dean's Office, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Tribhuvan University and also by Campus to appear in the final examination. 


 A student holding a proficiency certificate level or 10+2 degree or its equivalent degree in any of the following subjects recognized by Tribhuvan University is considered eligible to apply for admission.

  • Sociology; Anthropology; Social Work; Nepalese History, Culture and Archaeology; Psychology; history; Home Science; Geography; Economics; and Political Science.
  • Any discipline from faculty of education, management and law
  • Any discipline from institute of medicine, engineering, forestry, agriculture, animal science, and science and technology

Admission Criteria

An applicant seeking admission to B.A. Sociology must meet the criteria set up by the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tribhuvan University. The applicant who fails to meet the set criteria or does not hold a minimum qualifying degree will not be given admission. Admission of the students will be based strictly on the rules and regulations and on the enrollment capacity of the Department of Sociology in any campus.

Curricular Structure

Students are required to take Compulsory English in the first and the third years and Compulsory Nepali in the second year. University offers Alternative English in the second year for International students as an alternative to Compulsory Nepali.

Compulsory Subjects

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

C.Eng.401 Reading and Writing in English

C.Nep.402 Compulsory Nepali

C. Eng.403 Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines


Alt. Eng. 402 Alternative English

Curricular Structure of BA in Sociology

First Year

  • So421 Introduction to Sociology 
  • So422 Dynamics of Nepali Society 

Second Year*

  • So423 Sociological Theories 
  • So424 Research Methods in Sociology 

Third Year*

  • So425 Sociology of Democracy, Diversity, and Inequality
  • So410 Program Designing and Evaluation

Fourth Year*

  • So427 Sociology of Development 
  • So428 Academic Research and Writing 

Curriculum details of Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.pdf