48 months
38746 USD/year
38746 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Mercer University’s Sociology major curriculum is designed to help you understand unique approaches to studying human behavior and how societies change. Through each of our courses, you will learn critical thinking, research, and communication skills that are useful in a number of careers. 


Key facts

You will study topics such as:

  • Forms of human interaction
  • Globalization
  • Culture
  • Social class inequality
  • Social institutions
  • Social problems
  • Social theory

Build a foundation for success

While studying as a Sociology major at Mercer University, you will build a strong base of knowledge in sociological theories, research methods, and data analysis skills. This knowledge base provides you with the tools you need for a successful career or for admission into a related graduate program.

A Sociology major leads to careers in many sectors of employment including nonprofits, government, and business. Job titles for Sociology majors include:

  • Physician
  • Attorney
  • Research director
  • Social worker
  • Urban planner
  • Higher education administrator
  • Detective/investigator
  • Counselor
  • Teacher
  • Hospital administrator
  • Human resources manager
  • Legislator

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Introductory Topics in Sociology 
  • Social Problems
  • Social Movements 
  • Sociology of Race & Ethnicity 
  • Sociological Theory
  • Social Science Research Methods 
  • Social Work

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application: Mercer University offers two ways to apply for admission: The Common Application or the Mercer Application.
  • Standardized Test Scores: Submit your official SAT score(s) and/or ACT score(s), if your native language or language of instruction is English. Submit an official TOEFL score of at least 80 or an IELTS score of at least 6.5, if your native language or language of instruction is not English.
  • Official School Transcript(s): Ask your school counselor to send us your official secondary school report(s) or high school transcript(s), translated in English. Upon admission, submit a course-by-course evaluation of transcript(s), including Grade Point Average, translated in English by World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny & Associates.
  • Letter of Recommendation: We want to hear from one of your high school teachers or counselors about your work ethic, school engagement, academic achievement, and more, translated in English

Tuition Fee

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    38746 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38746 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Macon

900 - 1400 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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