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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Glenside, PA, United States
With a core curriculum around equity and injustices in social institutions and systems, the Sociology program at Arcadia University features a strong commitment to social justice.
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All Sociology majors take a group of core courses and then choose Sociology electives based on individual career goals. The major can be applied in a variety of employment settings, including

  • Universities
  • Public agencies at the federal, state or local level
  • Businesses or industrial firms, and
  • Research institutes in the non-profit or advocacy sector.

For example, sociology is one of the majors recommended by the Physical Therapy department for students who plan to pursue a career in physical therapy. Sociology provides a well-rounded background in liberal arts advocated by the American Physical Therapy Association, while allowing students ample time to complete the requirements for admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. In addition, the Sociology major can be designed with an emphasis on health and healthcare systems to strengthen the foundation for a career in physical therapy or other health professions.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • The Family
  • Social Issues (Anthropology)
  • Myth, Magic and Religion
  • Cultures, Conflict and Power
  • Contemporary Social Problems
  • Social Psychology
  • Crime and Punishment

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Application
  • Transcripts. Official High School Transcripts (in English )
  • Test Scores. International students must submit either SAT/ACT or Proof of English language proficiency
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Declaration of Financial Support.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Glenside

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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