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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Quantitative and qualitative research methods are used for analysis and provide foundations for graduate and professional training in sociology, social work, organizational management, and allied fields. Opportunities are given to practice critical thinking, oral and written communication skills, and applied experience. Internships in the metropolitan Chicago area are strongly encouraged. An additional focus of the department is the development of biblical advocacy in the promotion of social justice and equity.

A B.A. in sociology can take a graduate into a wide variety of jobs in such sectors as business, the health professions, the criminal justice system, social services, and government. Sociology majors who enter the business world may work in sales, marketing, customer relations, or human resources. Those who enter human services may work with youths at risk, the elderly, or people experiencing problems related to poverty, substance abuse, or the justice system.

Because sociology teaches students to analyze patterns of behavior around them, it offers valuable preparation for careers in journalism, politics, public relations, business, or public administration—fields that involve investigative skills and working with diverse groups. Many students choose sociology because they see it as a broad liberal arts base for professions such as law, education, medicine, social work, and counseling.

 A BA in sociology is also excellent preparation for future graduate work in sociology in order to become a professor, researcher, or applied sociologist  (ASA, 1995 'Careers in Sociology').

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  •  Culture, Media, and Society
  • The Family
  •  Social Change 
  • Introduction to Sociology
  •  Sociological Theory
  •  Statistics 
  • Sociology of Sexuality 
  •  Contemporary Social Concerns 
  •  Social Psychology
  •  Culture, Media, and Society
  •  Sociology of Economic Life
  •  Social and Political Movements
  •  The Family
  •  American Suburbanization
  •  Urban Sociology

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • A minimum of 18 units should be earned in high school. (A unit is one full year of a subject.) Only courses taken in grades 9-12 are counted. 
  • An applicant should plan to complete at least 14 units by the end of his/her junior year. 
  • Of the 18 units, 15 must be earned in the academic areas of English, mathematics, science, social studies, and foreign language. 
  • Applicants are expected to have completed at least two years of one foreign language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36420 USD/year
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    Based on the original amount of 36420 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36420 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Wheaton

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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