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General Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Indiana, PA, United States
How and why people act as they do can represent a fascinating puzzle. As a sociology major pursuing the General Sociology track at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you’ll study theories and examine research as you explore the way human beings behave both independently and in concert with one another.
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Among the majors offered by the Department of Sociology, the General Sociology track from Indiana University of Pennsylvania is considered a good option for those planning to pursue graduate studies. In arranging your schedule, you’ll choose a variety of courses in your major. Some of the courses you may choose to take include Social Stratification, Social Welfare Policy, Delinquency and Youth, Disability and Society, Sociology of Aging, Native Americans, and Sociology of Education.

This track also offers a host of free electives, making it possible to add a double major, minor, or internship. Some minors to consider are women’s and gender studies, anthropology, child and family studies, criminology, or psychology. You could also explore another area of interest with a minor in art, theater, dance, journalism, or religious studies.

What You’ll Become

  • The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology following the General Sociology track prepares you for graduate school or for careers in areas such as human services, counseling, medical social work, administration and planning, probation and corrections, community organizing, and research.

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:


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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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