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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #120 (WUR) Washington, D. C., DC, United States
The Department of Sociology from Georgetown University offers a major and a minor in Sociology. Students applying to the major in Sociology with a grade of C+ or better in the introductory course will normally be accepted as majors in the department.
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Overview

The Sociology faculty is a community of scholars with diverse intellectual interests and expertise committed to excellence in teaching and research, and is intellectually innovative and informed, grounded in but not bound by our disciplines.

With students, we are committed to developing scientific, interpretative, and critical capacities for understanding the social and cultural forces that shape the human experience. We strive to foster a lifelong engagement with questions of social justice.

Mission Statement

The Sociology faculty bring the intellectual traditions of our discipline in a systematic way to the Georgetown curriculum and to our own research and scholarship.

In the Sociology program from Georgetown University, we teach students the scientific, interpretative and critical skills needed to conduct theoretically sound, methodologically rigorous and multifaceted analyses of human social phenomena at both the local and global levels. We offer students direct opportunities to develop and apply those skills through research and experiential learning activities in the Washington, D.C. community.

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
  • Methods of Social Research
  • Sociological Theory
  • Social Statistics
  • The Contemporary City
  • The City and Urban Studies
  • Criminology
  • Death and Dying

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    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.

General Requirements

  • Our application is conveniently located online for you to complete at your own pace. There is a $35, non-refundable fee. 
  • Submit an up-to-date version of your resume or CV.
  • Write an essay explaining why you are interested in pursuing this degree. Your essay should be two to three pages in length, typed, and double-spaced.
  • Your writing sample should be no longer than 500 words.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official High School transcripts of GED Certification
  • Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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