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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Spokane, WA, United States
Sociology from Gonzaga University helps students to develop an awareness of the connections between our individual experiences and the groups to which we belong.
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Overview

At Sociology from Gonzaga University, learning the theories and methodologies of sociology, provides students with an excellent foundation for a variety of careers, including law, government service, teaching, and business. The requirements for a major in sociology have been designed to facilitate the acquisition of skills in social scientific theorizing and research design. The student may use the credits available in electives to pursue an interest in a specific content area of the discipline such as social inequality, social psychology, social institutions, or deviance.

Graduates with Sociology from Gonzaga University will:

  • demonstrate a vivid awareness of the relationship between personal biography and historical conditions. They develop an understanding of how structures of inequality, social institutions, and public policies shape the life courses and life chances of individuals.
  • examine pieces of writing, information, and data in order to distinguish practices of representing the social world from the social world being represented.
  • make sense of empirical facts and findings as instances of more general social forms, processes, or relationships. They invoke concepts to envision the particulars of social life in context.
  • use sociological methods to systematically investigate social phenomena. They organize and analyze empirical materials to develop findings that illuminate social processes and problems.
  • are uniquely attuned to the vantage points and understandings of those around them. They express themselves thoughtfully and articulate ideas with a continuous respect for others.

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:

  • Sociology
  • Social Probl, Sol & Soc Change
  • Statistics for Social Science
  • Sex, Gender and Society
  • Sociology of Sport
  • Sociology of Literature
  • Sociology of Health & Medicine
  • Classical Social Theory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 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

  • Complete the online Common Application.
    • Proof of English Proficiency
    • Students must achieve a 3.2 cumulative GPA, with junior year being no less than a 3.1 GPA, in a college preparatory curriculum that results in a high school diploma.
    • Personal Essay and Activities List (found on the Common Application).
    • Official transcripts in native language and English from all high schools, colleges and universities attended.
    • Common Application School Report (found on the Common Application).
    • One Common Application Teacher Evaluation (found on the Common Application).
    • Copy of Passport 
    • Submit a $50 non-refundable application fee.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    46060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spokane

  • 880 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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