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Behavioral Sciences - Sociology and Social Work, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Manhattan, NY, United States
Prepare for a career in social work by studying social systems including the family, gangs, religious cults, medical systems and explore the impact of inequalities based upon the divisions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, and social class. 
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Overview

Once you complete the Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science, with a concentration in Sociology/Social Work, you will be qualified to apply for a graduate degree in social work or sociology, which is generally required for private counseling practice or senior positions in the field. 

You may also pursue entry level positions in areas and organizations including youth and family services, adoption agencies, mental health and substance abuse counseling, or hospice care. Alternatively, a background in sociology is an advantage in any ‘people-centered’ field—from marketing and public relations to college admissions to teaching or training to customer service.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing I: Foundations of College Composition
  • Writing II: Foundations of Research Writing
  • Foundations of Speech Communication
  • Foundations of Scientific Process
  • Foundations of Inquiry
  • Professional Communication choice
  • Literature choice
  • Philosophy choice
  • Behavioral Science choice
  • Social Science choice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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

    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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.38

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.38 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

  • Average GPA: 3.38 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Middle 50% for SAT: 1050-1240 (scores are concorded to the new 1600 SAT scale)
  • Average SAT: 1150 (scores are concorded to the new 1600 SAT scale)
  • Middle 50% for ACT: 21-27
  • Average ACT: 25

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35585 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35585 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    35585 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35585 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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