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Sociology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Houston, TX, United States
Sociology is the study of human behaviors and interactions within group contexts. The study of sociology provides a framework for examining complex social problems including poverty, deviant behavior, and substance abuse. Courses in Sociology from University of Houston Downtown also address the significance of social institutions such as family, religion, government, and mass media.
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Overview

While majoring in Sociology at University of Houston Downtown, students will:

  • Learn how societies create opportunities and perpetuate inequalities in economics, education, gender, ethnicity, and race relations.
  • Study ways in which communities develop in relation to culture, religion, and kinship.
  • Learn about the connections of social life and the emergence of a global cultural system

Career options:

UHD Sociology majors learn skills in analysis, organization, research, and communication, which will serve as a foundation for graduate studies or a variety of occupations. Some examples of sectors served by a sociology degree include:

  • Counseling and Human Services
  • Law Enforcement and Corrections
  • Education
  • Market Research
  • Public administration
  • Government

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Fall deadline for international students is 1 May.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Human Sexuality
  • Death and Dying
  • Culture of the Urban School
  • Statistics in the Social Sciences
  • Disparities in Health in America
  • Directed Study in the Social Sciences
  • Special Projects in the Social Sciences
  • The Study of the Future
  • Field Experience in the Social Sciences

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Submit an Affidavit of Support indicating that a sponsor will be responsible for all of your educational and living expenses.
  •  In order to protect your privacy rights, the office of International Admissions requires that you give written permission specifying the person(s) who may access information concerning the status of your application and/or admission to the University of Houston-Downtown.
  •  You must provide a certified bank letter indicating that your sponsor is financially capable of meeting your education and living expenses. The bank letter must indicate, either in U.S. dollars or in the local currency, the amount maintained in your sponsors’ bank account(s)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13180 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13135 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13135 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5117 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5117 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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