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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Fort Wayne, IN, United States
Courses in sociology provide an understanding of society and of the relationship between the individual and society.  Studies in sociology help to prepare you for graduate school and careers in the social services, law, human relations, criminal justice, government, education, and mass media.
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Overview

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this degree, students will: 

Theoretical:

  • analyze and evaluate major theoretical perspectives in sociology
  • identify the general theoretical orientation
  • apply theoretical analyses of social structure and social processes
  • interpret social issues in terms of the major theoretical perspectives

Methodological:

  • utilize and evaluate research methods and data analysis used in sociology
  • demonstrate appropriate use of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies
  • evaluate different research methods
  • interpret the results of data gathering
  • demonstrate appropriate use of statistical techniques
  • demonstrate competent use of statistical software

Critical Thinking:

  • evaluate critically arguments and situations
  • critically evaluate theoretical arguments
  • develop evidence-based arguments
  • critically evaluate published research

Communication Skills:

  • communicate effectively in both written and oral form
  • write a research report
  • develop an oral research report

Professional Ethics:

  • be knowledgeable of appropriate ethics concerning both professional conduct and the use of human subjects
  • demonstrate a mastery of the ethical standards for conducting research with human subjects
  • demonstrate an understanding of the ethical standards of the American Sociological Association

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International students outside of United States:

    • Fall - May 1
    • Spring - December 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intermediate Expository Writing
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Social Theory 
  • Social Statistics
  • Methods of Social Research
  • Senior Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • High school GPA
  • Successful completion of a Core 40 diploma (for Indiana residents) or a strong college-prep curriculum
  • SAT or ACT exam scores
  • Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10143 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10143 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8448 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4224 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fort Wayne

  • 830 - 1270 USD/month
    Living Costs

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