Vision:

To be a leading department in the field of Sociology and Gender Studies. Our vision is to create a dynamic academic environment where the interdisciplinary fields of sociology and gender studies intersect, fostering critical thinking, social awareness, inclusive dialogue, and impactful research. We envision graduates who are catalysts for positive change, actively shaping a more equitable and just world.

Mission Statement:

To advance knowledge and understanding of the intersections between gender, race, class, and other dimensions of identity. Our mission is to empower students with the analytical tools, research skills, and ethical values needed to critically engage with and challenge social inequalities. Through rigorous academic programs and hands-on learning experiences, we prepare students to analyze and address social challenges effectively. We prioritize inclusivity, diversity, and ethical engagement, preparing graduates for roles in social welfare, academia, research, government, community development, and the corporate sector.

BS (Sociology) 4 Years Degree Program is a broad interdisciplinary degree, which gives students an insight into a wide range of basic and social sciences subjects. This program will enable students to deal with the issues of the contemporary world. They will learn about diversity of culture and different social systems. The BS in Sociology is versatile and launches students into many wide-ranging career options in diverse fields.

 

Employability

  • Graduates in Sociology have career opportunities in:
  • The Government’s Social Welfare Department (BPS-17)
  • Non-government organizations
  • International Community Development and Mobilization Programs
  • Police and Prison Departments, Human Service Programs
  • University and College Lectureship (BPS-17/18)
  • Research and the Corporate Sector

 

BS GENDER STUDIES

Why study Gender Studies?

 

This program enables its students to learn about the interdisciplinary field of Gender Studies and is focused on the ways in which sex and gender manifest themselves in social, cultural, economic, and political contexts. Since Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary academic field, it is fundamentally devoted to studying and analyzing various aspects of identity and representation across societies and cultures.

 

Employability

  • Directorate of Women Development Department (BPS-18/17)
  • University and College Lectureship (BPS-18/17)
  • Heads of Women Shelter Homes (BPS-18/17)
  • Non-Profit Organizations (National & International)
  • Research Offices

 

MPHIL SOCIOLOGY

Why pursue an MPhil in Sociology?

The MPhil in Sociology program is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of Sociology and equip them with advanced research skills. This interdisciplinary program focuses on contemporary social phenomena and enables students to critically analyze societal issues. Graduates will be prepared for diverse career opportunities and further academic pursuits in the field of Sociology. The MPhil in Sociology program includes coursework, research, and practical training. The curriculum provides a broad sociological foundation while allowing for specialization.

Employability:

An MPhil in Sociology equips graduates with valuable skills and knowledge that enhance their employability in various sectors. With a deep understanding of social phenomena and advanced research skills, MPhil Sociology graduates are well-positioned for careers in research institutions, think tanks, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and policy analysis. They can contribute to addressing social challenges, designing evidence-based interventions, and formulating effective policies to promote social well-being and equality. Additionally, their ability to critically analyze complex social issues and conduct empirical research makes them valuable assets in fields such as community development, social services, and academia.

BS Programs

  • 12 years of formal education with a minimum of 50% marks in Intermediate.

 

MPhil Sociology

Admission Requirements/Eligibility Criteria

  • At least 16 years of education (Masters or 4 years of BS Degree) or equivalent qualifications in Sociology, Anthropology, Gender Studies, Population Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Education and Media Studies, Criminology or any other relevant discipline.
  • At least 2nddivision, from a recognized university is required to be eligible for admission to this program.
  • Final admission will be granted based on scoring 50% marks in GAT-General (Sociology) or a Departmental Test UGAT and an interview conducted by the program admission committee as per HEC policy (50% UGAT marks and 20% interview marks)

BS Programs

Eligibility Criteria:

(Minimum Criteria for Admission)

12 years of formal education
Duration:

(Years of Study)

04 years
Semesters Duration:

(Weeks)

 

16 weeks
Semesters: 08
Course Load Per Semester: 15 – 18 Credit Hours
Number of Courses Per Semester: 5-6
Structure of Scheme
Course Credit Hours
General Courses 30 Credit Hours
Disciplinary/Major Courses:

 

72 Credit Hours
Interdisciplinary/Distribution Courses:

 

12 Credit Hours
Minor Courses 12 Credit Hours
Internship/Field Experience

 

3 Credit Hours
Capstone Project

 

3 Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours: 132

 

MPhil Sociology

Eligibility Criteria: (Minimum Criteria for Admission) 16 years of formal education
Duration:

(Years of study)

02 years
Semester Duration: (Weeks) 18 weeks
Semesters: 04
Course Load per Semester:

(Credit Hours)

12
Number of Courses per semester: 04
Structure of the Scheme
Courses Credit Hours 24
Major Courses:

(Credit Hours)

15
Technical Electives:

(Credit Hours)

N/A
General Electives:

(Credit Hours)

09
Supporting Science:

(Credit Hours)

N/A
University Electives:

(Credit Hours)

N/A
Research Thesis

(Credit Hours)

06
Total Credit Hours: 30

 

Q1.       Is the University of Home Economics (UHE) degree recognized?

Yes, UHE is a public sector university, and all degrees are recognized by Higher Education Commission, Islamabad.

Q2.      How long is the duration for BS Degree programs?

Four (04) years/eight Semesters

Q3.      From where can I obtain the prospectus, admission forms and challan forms?

From University of Home Economics website:

              https://uhe.edu.pk/bs-degree-programs/

            https://uhe.edu.pk/associate-degree-programs1/

Q4.      Are there any specific quotas in admissions?

Yes, visit page 55 of prospectus 2022.

Q5.      How do I know if I am eligible?

Candidates having an age not more than 24 and obtained at least 50% marks in intermediate are eligible to apply. Candidates are required to visit the eligibility criteria of each program    placed at University of Home Economics website before applying to any degree program.

Q6.      How many programs I can apply to?

A candidate can apply to as many degree programs as she may deem fit.

Q7.      What is the admission processing fee for each application?

Rs 1000/-

Q8.      What was the last merit of degree programs?

Each year’s merit depends on candidates applied however last year merit of degree programs. For BS Sociology, merit closed at 75%.

Q9.      What is the last date and mode of submission for admission forms?

The last date of submission of admission forms will be 31st October, and they can be submitted via hand.

Q10.    What criteria is set for applicants who missed the documents (e.g., Fee Challan, Admission Forms, Matric / inter result etc.?

The applicants must submit their missing documents by 31st October positively otherwise application forms with missing documents will not be entertained.

Q11.    Are there any Scholarship programs available?

Ehsaas program by HEC, UHE need based scholarship, UHE merit-based scholarship are available.

Q12.    Who can apply for scholarships?

All students admitted are eligible for scholarships as per criteria.

Q13.    Are there any provisions for students applying in UHE from outside of Lahore to have hostel facility in University of Home Economics?

Yes, the hostel facility is available on first come first serve basis.

Q14.    Do you offer weekend classes?

No.

Q15.    Is there a fee refund policy?

Yes, the fee can be refunded within one week of the commencement of classes.

Q16.    What if I want to migrate to another program?

As per HEC Policy, you can migrate from one program to another only once.