This program aims to educate highly qualified specialists providing students with the knowledge and skills on how to analyze the performance of organizations and institutions in public, private, and non-governmental sectors, how to develop reasonable and sound proposals in order to address problems in the sphere of organizations and public administration.
The program consists of compulsory courses and elective courses, students are required to elaborate on their own research project. The full–time Bachelor’s degree program covers 3 academic years. The study courses of the 1st year provide general knowledge and skills in Sociological Theory, Research, Management, Philosophy, Social Problems, Community Development, and Sociology of Groups and Organizations. The 2nd year courses focus more specifically on Research Methodologies and Techniques, Regional Development, Rural Sociology, Social Statistics, Social Psychology. In the 3rd year, students are offered a number of elective courses including Demography, Social Entrepreneurship, Sociology of Work, Sociology of Family, Social Work, Project Management, Management of Stress, and Time. This program is completed with the elaboration and defense of a Bachelor’s thesis.
Applicants with completed secondary education are approved for admission to the program. Applicants must be able to present good English knowledge (minimum - CEFR level B2, IELTS score 5.5, TOEFL score 520, TOEFL-iBT score 68 ) and need to pass an online aptitude test in social sciences.
Career prospects and further studies
Our graduates are specialists having successful careers in a number of professional areas including teaching, research, politics, public administration, municipalities, social and health services, the media, personnel management, NGO, and trade unions. Bachelor’s degree entitles graduates to continue studies in a respective Master’s study program at universities in Latvia or abroad.
Why the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies?
Quality Assurance – According to QS EECA ranking, LLU is one of the best Universities in Europe and Central Asia and the best Life-science University in Baltic states. Besides LLU holds an “Investment in Excellence” standard!
Worldwide Recognised Degrees – diploma supplement acknowledged by the European Commission. Graduates can continue studies or work all over the world.
Advanced Facilities – modern laboratory equipment, comfortable dormitories, studies in an outstanding architectural monument – the Jelgava Palace.
Advantageous Geographical Location – major European cities can be conveniently reached by bus, airplane or ferry.
Reasonable Costs – be smart and spend less by studying at LLU!
Safe And Green Environment – a great way to experience Latvian culture. Despite the variety of many different national and international events, Jelgava is a very safe city for everyone.
Studies with Added Value – Practice and research-based teaching with close linking to the labor market and business. Students acquire multidisciplinary knowledge and gain international exposure with the help of different mobility programs.
Student Life – well-balanced studies and cultural life, a wide variety of sports activities for free. Gain international experience by using international exchange opportunities!