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Sociology, Social Science Education, B.S.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Indiana, PA, United States
High school is often where adolescents form their ideas about the world. As a social sciences teacher with a concentration in sociology, you will be responsible for teaching students about the origins of social groups and history. We offer a bachelor degree in Sociology, Social Science Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 
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With an emphasis on patterns of social organization in modern industrialized societies, you will show them how religious, political, and cultural organizations influence modern culture. In the end, you will give them a perspective of how society really works.

At Indiana University of Pennsylvania we offer a bachelor degree in Sociology, Social Science Education. Although job descriptions rarely use the word sociologist, the fact is these degrees provide abundant career possibilities. Your skills may take you to the varied arenas of human services and business, or you may choose to advance to higher education degrees or law school.


With a BA or BSEd in Sociology, your job choices are numerous and include:

  • Human services, case management
  • Medical social work
  • Counseling
  • Administration and planning
  • Probation and corrections
  • Community organizing
  • Policy development
  • Research
  • Academics
  • Caseworker

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Professors Mentor You, Explore Groundbreaking Research

  • Our professors are drawn to IUP in part because the Sociology Department includes advanced studies, which attracts the best students, like you.
  • Excellent mentoring goes beyond classroom requirements. Your professors have the experience to guide you to your highest professional goals.
  • Faculty members take great care in exploring and analyzing what is most appropriate for your undergraduate studies.
  • Your interaction with master’s and doctoral students expands your grasp of what is available to you as you plan for a career based on sociology. This interaction often occurs outside the classroom since our full-time professors teach all classes.

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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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7916 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indiana

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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