Institute of Sociology

Bachelor in Sociology

Sociology can be studied as a major or minor subject. The standard period of study is 6 semesters. Application for/enrolment in the 1st semester is only possible in the winter semester.
The main subject Sociology is subject to limited admission - each year up to 88 students can begin their studies in the BA main subject. In addition to the major subject Sociology, it is necessary to choose a minor subject. You can find possible minor subjects in the current examination regulations.
The minor subject Sociology is free of admission. A major subject must be combined with the minor subject Sociology. The possibilities in this regard result from the examination regulations of the respective major subject.
Of the 180 credit points, 120 must be acquired in the major subject and 60 in the minor subject. The study of sociology at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Tübingen offers an intensive methodical and diverse content-related education in the following areas of focus

  •  Qualitative and quantitative methods
  •  Diversity, migration, life course
  •  Gender, body, knowledge
  •  Social inequality and institutions

I was positively surprised that you can already set your own focus during the Bachelor's programme.

Joao Peixoto-Figueiredo, SC of Sociology


It is only possible to apply for the Bachelor’s program in Sociology (main subject) for the winter semester and only using the Student Administration's online application site. On the pages of the Student Administration you can find information about the application start date. The application deadline is July 15. There are probably rearrangements for the winter semester 2021/22. Please inform yourself here about the current status.

No application is necessary for the minor subject Sociology. Enrollment in the 1st semester in the respective winter semester is possible until September 30 of the respective year. All important information on enrollment can be found on the online enrollment page of the Student Administration.

At a Glance

University degree: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

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

Admission requirements: General university entrance qualification or vocational qualification