Placeholder image for Sociology

Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Worcester, MA, United States
With a broad-based liberal arts foundation, sociology courses help students understand the extent to which social structures impact our lives through the study of sociological theory, methods, and data analysis. This Sociology program is offered by Assumption College.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised


In addition, students choose elective courses in the areas of inequality, institutions and community, social change, criminology and deviance. This Sociology program is offered by Assumption College.

Assumption's sociology program helps students better understand the richness and diversity of social life in an increasingly interconnected, complex, and multicultural world. Through both courses and co-curricular activities, faculty help students learn to thoughtfully consider their world, their society, and themselves.

The Sociology, Criminology & Anthropology program provides the foundation for a wide range of occupations in which knowledge of human behavior, social relationships and institutional practices is important.

Sociology majors take 12 courses: six required and six electives. This breadth of coursework prepares students for a variety of engaging career paths.

Benefits & Features of a Bachelor's in Sociology at Assumption

  • The option to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in sociology and criminology in just 18 courses, providing students the opportunity to double major and receive a degree in only four years.
  • Develop an empirical understanding of social structures, social interactions, and the linkages between the two.
  • The Reach Out Center places Assumption students in a variety of nonprofit settings assisting children, families, elderly and the disenfranchised.
  • Community service learning courses enable students to put classroom theory to work in a community setting, providing significant benefits to local residents while enhancing their own personal knowledge and skills.
  • Apply learning in the real world and explore careers through Internships
  • Acquire skills that are most sought by employers, including writing, oral presentations, data analysis, and the ability to analyze organizational structures.
  • Opportunities to conduct research with faculty.
  • Present your own research project at the Undergraduate Research Symposium and regional and national professional meetings.
  • Develop mentoring relationships with faculty; our small department allows students to get to know the faculty well.
  • Flexibility in selecting elective courses to match your special interests.
Career Opportunities

The Department of Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology prepares students for graduate study in anthropology and in related fields such as social work, urban planning and policy analysis, gerontology, education, law, journalism, and criminal justice. The Sociology and Anthropology program also provides an important background for a wide range of occupations in which knowledge of human behavior, social relationships, and institutional practices is important. 

Assumption students who have graduated with a degree in sociology have found careers in:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Gerontology
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Social Work
  • Urban Planning and Policy Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:


    • Early Decision: November 1
    • Early Action: November 1
    • Early Action II: December 15
    • Regular Decision: February 15
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Sociological Theory
  • Sociological Research Methods
  • Senior Seminar

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.

    Get a free IELTS practice test
  • Minimum required score:


    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

  • Common Application
  • A personal statement or essay (part of the Common Application)
  • Official Educational Records from secondary schools
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, waived if applicable
  • Assumption College requires SAT or ACT scores if your language or language of instruction is not English.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • Bank statement which must be officially certified or notarized indicating that the candidate has sufficient funds to study at Assumption College. 
  • $50 application fee made payable to Assumption College (You can pay this fee through the Common Application.) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43178 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43178 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?