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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Denver, CO, United States
The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of Colorado Denver requires a total of 120 credits, including 34 credits earned in sociology. In addition to required sociology courses, CU Denver has a set of core university requirements for all undergraduates. 
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Overview

These include courses in the humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, and natural/physical sciences. CU Denver also requires that students demonstrate competency in mathematics and writing, either through testing or coursework.  Details on these requirements are available from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

​Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts in sociology through on-campus classes or by doing the degree entirely online. Of the 34 credits of coursework required in sociology, at least 16 credits must be earned in 3000 or 4000-level courses. The maximum number of credits permitted in the major is 56.  Within the major, 19 credits are earned in required sociology courses, leaving 15-29 elective credits in sociology. 

The mission of the Sociology Department at the University of Colorado Denver is:

  • to offer a multifaceted learning experience to students that provides an understanding of how individuals and institutions interact to shape our social world
  • to conduct empirical and theoretical research in order to advance and expand knowledge in the field of sociology
  • to participate actively in programs of interdisciplinary research and education
  • to bring sociological theory and research to bear on social problems in the communities where our faculty, staff and students live and work

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Inequalities in the Social World 
  • History of Sociological Theory
  • Statistics
  • Quantitative Methods & Analysis
  • Sociological Theory
  • Senior Capstone: Worklife Practices & Policies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    75

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    537

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Application Fee: You can pay the non-refundable $50 application fee via credit card
  • Request an official high school transcript be mailed from your high school directly to the CU Denver Office of Admissions
  • Official transcripts are those that arrive at our office in an envelope sealed by the institution or local ministry of education
  • The University of Colorado Denver requires official transcripts from your US high school, as well as transcripts for any secondary school coursework completed prior to enrollment in the US. SAT/ACT tests are required for international students who have graduated from a U.S. high school

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27342 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    25818 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25818 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Denver

  • 1310 - 2220 USD/month
    Living Costs

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