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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #561 (QS) New York City, NY, United States
The Sociology program of The New School teaches students to investigate and interpret data about group behavior and institutions; explore the operation of categories like class, gender, and race; and to design strategies for responding to social problems.
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Overview

During the Sociology program of The New School students develop a foundational understanding of the key texts, concepts, methods, research tools, and evolution of the sociology discipline. The program includes training in qualitative research methods, such as participant observation, interviews, discourse analysis, and historical sociology. The interests of the faculty range from the micro (interactions of individuals in urban neighborhoods) to the macro (global political economy).

As a Sociology student, you develop a foundational understanding of the key texts, concepts, methods, research tools, and evolution of the sociology discipline. The program includes training in qualitative research methods, such as participant observation, interviews, discourse analysis, and historical sociology. The interests of the faculty range from the micro (interactions of individuals in urban neighborhoods) to the macro (global political economy). 

Three themes define the Sociology program at Lang:

  • Discourse, meaning, and identity
  • Publics and politics
  • Social inequality

Sociology students benefit from on-campus speaker series and conferences featuring leading academic and applied sociologists from around the world. They also engage in interdisciplinary dialogue with programs in history, economics, environmental studies, psychology, urban studies, philosophy, and media studies

Career Paths

Eugene Lang College helps students develop as well-rounded, engaged citizens who are thoughtful, articulate, and creative. Sociology majors go on to pursue advanced studies in social science and careers in social and public service, business, law, policy research and analysis, and education.

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 Imagination
  • Gender, Work and Worth
  • Race Critical and (Post)Colonial Sociology
  • Blind Spots of NYC: Capitalism and Exclusion
  • Sociology of Art Sociology of Art
  • Contemporary Social Theory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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:

    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.

General Requirements

  • All applicants are required to apply online using the Common Application
  • Application fees are $50 for U.S. domestic applicants, and $75 for international applicants
  • Official Transcripts
  • Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • The New School does not require submission of SAT, SAT Subject Tests or ACT scores for applications to be considered complete
  • All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24380 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24380 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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