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Sociology and Anthropology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Decatur, TX, United States
Sociology is the study of human social behavior and social processes. It encompasses all types and levels of social organization ranging from interpersonal and small group interaction to large-scale (such as institutional and global) levels of social organization. The Sociology and Anthropology program is offered by Agnes Scott College.
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Sociologists at Agnes Scott College investigate the interconnections of race, class, gender, and sexuality in the lives of members of our society, with particular attention to uncovering the mechanisms and consequences of social inequality. Among other things, students in our sociology courses learn about the sources of media images, government policy, the educational system, and globalization, and their effects on different social groups.

Anthropology is the study of humanity in all its complexity, from biological variation to cultural and linguistic diversity. In short, anthropology seeks to understand the varied ways that we are all human. Anthropologists at Agnes Scott investigate how different cultures, particularly those in Africa and Latin America, structure marriage, make sense of supernatural forces, perceive their bodies in relation to others and the environment, and understand the concepts of illness, health, and health care.

In our Sociology and Anthropology courses, students learn to appreciate and understand different cultures around the world, including their religions, economies, languages, medical systems, and political and family organization, while considering the profound effects of anthropologists’ engagement with other peoples and cultures.

What You'll Learn

This major’s curriculum requires students to think critically, applying a range of theoretical approaches to interpret cultural-social phenomena. Students hone qualitative and quantitative research methods that emphasizes written and oral communication, international experience and internships.

  • think critically by incorporating different theoretical approaches in interpreting social-cultural phenomena
  • demonstrate understanding of and appreciation for cultural and other diversities and of the relations between micro- and macro-level phenomena
  • examine human inequalities (including race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, national, and ability, among others)

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction To Sociology
  • Research Statistics 
  • Marriage And The Family 
  • Schools And Society Social Problems In Global Contexts 
  • Race, Class And Gender 
  • History Of Social Theory.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • An application for admission, via the Common Application, which includes:
  • Agnes Scott Supplement
  • Teacher Evaluation Form (teacher invitation sent via Common App)
  • Secondary School Report and International School Supplement from counselor or school official (invitation sent via Common App)
  • Official High School Transcript in English
  • Application fee of US $30
  • SAT/ACT Test Scores, evaluative interview with Agnes Scott admission counselor, InitialView Interview, or Duolingo English Proficiency Test
  • Agnes Scott's SAT school code is 5002; ACT school code is 0780.
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Find details on our Admission Requirements page.
  • Agnes Scott's TOEFL school code is 5002.
  • International Student Certification of Finances (PDF)
  • Copy of Passport Biographical Page or National ID Card
  • Midyear Report (submit as soon as available)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Decatur

  • 1072 - 1990 USD/month
    Living Costs

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