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  • 48 months
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Springfield, MA, United States
American International College students who major or minor in Sociology learn about the differences and similarities between human groups, and how those factors change over time.The Sociology department also oversees courses in Cultural Anthropology and Social Work.
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Overview

As part of the social sciences, sociology increases the awareness of the impact that group behavior has on the individual. Students will learn sociological concepts, demonstrate use of sociological explanations, and develop an ethical understanding of cultural relativism and social justice.

Learning Outcomes 

The following are learning outcomes for successful completion of the Sociology major from American International College:

  • Students will know sociological concepts and assumptions, demonstrate use of sociological explanations, and demonstrate ethical understanding around cultural relativism and social justice.
  • Students will understand how institutions and culture influence behavior and self-identity.
  • Students will be able to produce multidimensional descriptions of social situations, identify structural and interactional processes, and explain structural influences on events.
  • Students will be able to identify the basic approaches used in sociological research, assess the quality of research findings, critically read research articles, and design an empirical research study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    AIC reviews applications on a rolling basis. Once a complete application is received a decision is typically made within two weeks.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Sociology
  • Social Problems
  • Sociological Research Methods
  • Classical Sociological Theory
  • Complex Organization 
  • Crime and Delinquency 

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript
  • Standardized test scores (optional)
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)
  • Personal statement (optional)
  • English proficiency
  • Activities summary
  • Personal interviews

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38220 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    38220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38220 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Springfield

  • 1020 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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