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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #651 (QS) Williamsburg, VA, United States
Of all our concentrations, the Generalist Sociology concentration at the College of William & Mary provides the most flexibility. Students will gain substantive knowledge while investigating a wide array of institutions and social processes. 
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We offer a bachelor degree in Sociology at the College of William & Mary. Strong analytic skills are developed through the major’s rigorous theory and research methods requirements. Students who are considering multiple career paths will benefit from the breadth of knowledge developed in this concentration.

In the Globalization concentration, students will master core theoretical approaches to understanding the political-economic, social, and cultural dimensions of globalization. Courses will analyze pressing global issues including development and inequality, immigration, the environment, work, gender, and sexuality .The concentration prepares students to work in an array of globally-oriented careers in public agencies, NGOs, and private firms.

Undergraduate Research

  • Research is the foundation of a degree in sociology at William & Mary. You will learn to apply research theory and methods in the classroom, and have the opportunity to conduct your own independent research or participate in a collaborative research project lead by one of your professors. 
  • All of our majors take at least 4 courses focusing on the theory and methods of sociological research. These classes will teach you will both quantatitative and qualitative methods of conducting research, and to interpret the results of sociological research. 
  • But even if you are only taking one sociology course, you will learn something about how we study human social life. 

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: 
  • Sociological Theory 
  • Research Design 
  • Quantitative Research Methods 
  • Qualitative Sociology 
  • Global Social Problems
  • Globalization and International Development 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

General Requirements

  • A submitted application through The Common Application or The Coalition Application
  • The Secondary School Report form complete with a high school transcript and counselor letter of recommendation
  • The Midyear School Report form, should be submitted to the admission office with an updated transcript as soon as first semester grades are available.
  • $75 application fee payment, or a fee waiver requests

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40089 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40089 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    17434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17434 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Williamsburg

  • 1306 - 2140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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