48 months
722 USD/credit 21660 USD/year
362 USD/credit 10860 USD/year
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The Department of Sociology at Northern Illinois University will give students the opportunity to take courses reflecting the diversity of subject areas prominent in the field. 


Program Details

Sociology is study of the dynamics of social life, social change and the underlying social causes and consequences of behavior. Students take courses reflecting the diversity of subject areas prominent in the field, including social psychology, criminology, social inequality (race, class, gender), terrorism, social change, health and medical sociology, urban sociology, social theory and research methods. Students majoring in sociology may earn either a B.A. or B.S. degree.

The Sociology program offered by Northern Illinois University provides students with a variety of opportunities to become even more engaged in the field and in doing so develop new skills, experiences and credentials of distinction:

  • Internships
  • Honors
  • Undergraduate Research


Baccalaureate graduates in sociology find employment in a wide range of careers: research, community development, criminal justice, health services, policy development, public relations, and social services.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Foundations of Sociology
  • Classical Sociological Theory
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Sociological Inquiry
  • Basic Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • High school diploma: You must have graduated by the time you start at NIU in order to be admitted
  • Grades: You must have passing grades equivalent to a U.S. C+ average on all transcripts and/or exam scores
  • A completed NIU application
  • Official transcripts from all high schools attended
  • ACT/SAT score

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 722 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    10860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 362 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for DeKalb

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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