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Sociology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
Sociology, offered by Vanderbilt University, is a way of understanding the social world around us. Sociologists study the behavior of people as members of groups rather than as individuals, and they also study how individuals are shaped by their social environments.
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Overview

The Sociology Skill Set

A degree in Sociology offered by Vanderbilt University provides several skills that can be the basis for a successful career in many fields:

  • Sociology majors are trained to weigh controversies and develop complex analyses of social and organizational problems, a skill set that is important in many careers.
  • Sociology majors understand how to review the social science literature on a problem. The capacity to digest, analyze, and synthesize a diverse set of sources is valuable in a wide range of careers.
  • Sociology majors are trained to translate research into policy analysis and develop policy based on research.
  • Sociology majors are trained in hypothesis generation and testing, data analysis, and both qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Sociology majors gain a broad understanding of our changing world and emerge well-equipped to adapt to new careers and to help organizations adapt to changing economic, political, and social environments.

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 included:  

  • Culture, Institutions, and Socialization
  • Health, Environment, Population, and Migration
  • Politics, Law, and Conflict
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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General Requirements

  • All required parts of the Coalition Application, Common Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Optional for students applying for fall 2021 entry:  SAT or ACT scores 
  • Official results of the TOEFL, TOEFL Special Home Edition, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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