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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

We are committed to our majors and concentrators learning the basics of the theories, methods, and core content of the discipline through coursework, research, and field experiences. We are further committed to our majors and concentrators being able to apply their sociological learning to the understanding and solution of complex problems. Finally, the program is committed to faculty development to encourage quality teaching, service, and research.

Students completing the Sociology major (B.A.) will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the core content of sociology.
  • Use sociological theory to understand the relationship between larger social forces and individual experiences.
  • Apply methods, both quantitative and qualitative.
  • Apply sociological insights to complex problems.

Sociology provides students with a deep understanding of the sociological perspective, its theoretical foundations, and its methods. The sociology core is combined with a broad set of liberal arts courses and an array of business courses to produce a solid foundation for a rewarding career in a variety of profit and nonprofit settings. Because of this broad foundation in the liberal arts, sociology graduates are not limited to a narrow range of employment opportunities; they are able to apply the sociological perspective to a wide variety of jobs in such sectors as business, the health professions, the criminal justice system, social services, and government. Further, the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program provides an excellent foundation for later graduate work in such areas as sociology, business, law, education, and public policy.

The Sociology program aims to foster the sociological perspective in all students, from those taking just one course, to minors, to concentrators, and to majors.

Students completing the Sociology concentration will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the core content of sociology through the foundation courses, research methods and sociological theory.
  • Use sociological theory to understand the relationship between larger social forces and individual experiences
  • Analyze the complex problems via the sociological lens and insight
  • Use research methods to connect questions about the sociological world to ways of studying the very same world.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Community Engagement and Service Learning
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Honors Sociology
  • Research Methods in Sociology
  • Social Theory: The Study of Isms and Phobias

For more information please visit the program website page.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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General Requirements

  • Completed Common Application or completed Universal Application with Universal College Application supplement 
  • Essay/personal statement
  • Letter of recommendation from your guidance counselor
  • Secondary school report, also from your guidance counselor. This tells Bryant about your high school, how many students it has, the types of courses they teach, and so on.
  • Official transcript showing senior courses and most recent grades. Minimum of 16 units must include:
  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of math
  • 2 years of language 
  • 2 years of social science
  • 2 years of lab science
  • 2 years of additional academic discipline (math, language, etc.)

For more information please visit the program website page.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43076 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43076 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43076 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43076 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Smithfield

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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