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Sociology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #351 (WUR) Worcester, MA, United States
As a sociology major or minor at Clark, you will examine social processes and institutions. Through the exploration of social stratification, social movements and social change, as well as diverse social institutions such as the law, family, medicine and religion, you will acquire the conceptual and analytical tools to enhance your understanding of your own life and the world in which you live.

Overview

At Clark, our approach to studying sociology is grounded in empirical social science and classical theoretical traditions. Our sociology students and faculty are deeply concerned about the world and want to find effective ways to improve it. This creates a compelling learning community where you can both satisfy your intellectual curiosity and make a commitment to causes you care about.

  • Charter member of the International Sociology Honor Society Alpha Kappa Delta
  • Intentional integration of research, teaching and practice
  • One-on-one faculty mentorships and joint research with professors
  • Student-organized seminar courses
  • Small class sizes

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Sociology in a Global World
  • Who Rules America?
  • Classical Sociological Theory
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Cities and Suburbs
  • Genocide
  • Race and Ethnicity Across Borders: Comparing the Local and Global
  • Problems of Globalization
  • The Sociology of Families
  • Aging and Society
  • Class, Status and Power
  • Social Research Process

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

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

  • First-year Common Application
  • Secondary school report: Your guidance counselor will submit the secondary school report along with an official high school transcript, which will give us a picture of your academic career.
  • Teacher evaluation form: This must be from a teacher in a traditional academic area such as mathematics, science, foreign language, English, social science or academic elective.
  • SAT/ACT scores, if you choose to submit (Clark is a test-optional school). 
  • Application fee of $60 through the Common Application website or a fee waiver

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44050 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    44050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44050 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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