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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Watervliet, NY, United States
The Sociology program of Siena College addresses the most challenging matters facing society today. Saints strive to better understand the complex social forces that affect people’s lives, in addition to becoming engaged in the study of and solutions to these issues.
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As a major in the Sociology program of Siena College, your experience will include applied media studies, team-based learning, service learning programs, internships and a senior capstone course provide the perspective and experience necessary to prepare you for a successful career in a number of fields such as human resources, law, research, public policy, public relations, media and more. An 18-credit minor is also offered.

Topics you can explore include:

  • Social institutions: family, religion, state, media, law and education.
  • Social processes: globalization, neoliberalism, conflict, development and more.
  • Social identities: gender, race, class, sexuality, religion and ethnicity.
  • Social problems: public health crisis, crime, mass incarceration, digital divide and environmental degradation.

Your future success

Sociology majors get an excellent foundation for graduate study in a wide range of fields including sociology, law, business, social work, medicine, public health, public administration etc. They are  well-prepared for a variety of careers. Alumni are working in roles like housing director, non profit manager, human resources specialist, attorney, mental health counselor, school counselor, transportation manager, community prevention specialist and communications consultant.

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:

  • The Sociological Perspective
  • Global Social Problems
  • The Family
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods

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.

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General Requirements

  • Complete an online application
  • Send all transcripts and school results from each secondary school and post-secondary school that you have attended
  • Submit a personal essay of 1-2 pages describing your interest in Siena College and your goals for studying in the United States
  • Submit one letter of recommendation
  • The SAT and ACT are optional
  • Non-native English speakers are required to submit an English proficiency score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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