Institute of Sociology

Bachelor's in Sociology

The Bachelor’s program in Sociology at the University of Tübingen’s Department of Sociology offers an intensive and manifold eduaction in the fields of qualitative and quantitative methods of empirical social research, social structure analysis and social inequality, educational and family sociology as well as gender and migration sociology.  

The Bachelor’s program in Sociology has a regular duration of study of six semesters. Besides a major in Sociology, students are required to select a minor subject (here you can find a list of possible minor subjects). Of the 180 credit points, 120 are to be completed in the major subject and 60 in the minor subject. Applications are only possible for the winter semester.

Admission to the main subject Sociology is restricted. Admission to Sociology minor is not restricted.

Applications and Selection Test


It is only possible to apply for the Bachelor’s program in Sociology for the winter semester and only using the Student Administration's online application site. The online application for the BA in the winter semester can be filled out starting on 1 June. The application deadline is July 15.

Selection test (for the main subject Sociology only)

Once you have submitted your application documents for the BA in Sociology, you will automatically be invited to the selection test. There will be no seperate invitation! The selection test is intended to complement the Abitur grade. Applicants for the BA in Sociology as a major subject can increase their chances of being admitted to the program with this selection test. Participation is not compulsory.

In terms of content, the test includes basic understanding of statistics as taught at schools, logic, argumentation skills, reading comprehension of English texts, and general knowledge (to prepare, reading the newspaper can help).

The selection test for the Bachelor's program in Sociology (main subject) with the start of studies in winter semester 2019/20 took place on 18 July at 2.15 p.m. in lecture hall 25 in the Kupferbau. The processing time was 60 minutes. Information on the next selection test will be published here on time.

At a Glance

University degree: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor

Duration of studies: 6 semesters (regular duration of study)

Start of program: in each winter semester

Application deadline: 15 July

Applications: Online to the application

Selection test (only for Sociology as a main subject): tba

Admission requirements: General university entrance qualification or vocational qualification

Orientation week: tba

Introductory session: tba