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Sociology, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Springfield, FL, United States
Sociology majors tend to be fascinated with people and interested in helping others. Sociology is the systematic study of human interactions—that range from two people to global relations. Sociologists at Springfield College analyze the complex dynamics within and between groups, organizations, communities, institutions, and societies.
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Overview

At Springfield College, Sociology majors learn not only about how the world works, but also how to actively contribute to make the world a better place. The sociology program offers a variety of educational experiences, including classroom-based instruction, service learning, and internships.

Upon graduation, Sociology majors become valuable and valued professionals and citizens in workplaces and communities because they have the skills, knowledge, and understanding to be effective team members in today’s changing workplaces, communities, and world. Sociology majors are also prepared for graduate school in fields such as law, social work, sociology, and public policy.

Students studying sociology at Springfield College may choose a concentration in social work or community and leadership development. Minors and double majors in related fields are encouraged.

Careers and Internships

Careers

Students majoring in sociology acquire knowledge and skills that lead to a wide variety of careers that contribute to human lives. For example, sociology majors are prepared for graduate school and for careers in law, politics, social justice, community development, social work, and human service organizations. Sociology majors can make a contribution to any organization that needs people who can identify and analyze problems and thus contribute to their resolution.

Internship Opportunities

Organizations that address social problems such as the following.

  • Homeless shelters and housing first programs
  • Emergency food pantries and meals programs
  • Tenant rights and low-income home ownership programs
  • Departments of children and families
  • Social and youth services
  • Organizations that assist youth who are having trouble in school
  • Unions
  • Criminal justice (e.g., district attorneys, probation offices, police departments, human and legal rights)
  • Health organizations (e.g., AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts, hospice)

Other service organizations such as the following.

  • Community centers
  • Family services
  • Child-care services
  • After-school youth programs
  • Organizations that serve immigrants
  • School counseling programs
  • Legal services
  • YMCAs, YWCAs, and JCCs

Political organizations such as the following.

  • Legislative offices
  • Political campaigns
  • Advocacy organizations (e.g., environmentalist groups)
  • Social justice organizations
  • Anti-poverty organizations
  • Gender-equity organizations
  • Organizations whose goal is to improve the lives of gay/lesbian/bisexual people
  • Organizations whose goal is to improve the lives of Latinx-Americans, African-Americans, and other people of color

Schools and other education-focused organizations, such as the following.

  • Schools and educational advocacy organization (teachers’ unions, support service organizations) working with teachers, counselors, social workers, and administrators

Sociology students have taken on internships in a variety of locations where they’ve explored their interests and gotten a feel for the types of work they may be doing after graduating.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Springfield College accepts applications on a rolling admissions basis but international students should apply as soon as possible.

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Introduction to American Government 
  • Public and Human Services Administration 
  • Public Policy 
  • Introduction to Sociology 
  • Social Problems 
  • Women and Society 
  • Racial and Ethnic Relations 
  • Cities and Communities 
  • Poverty and Wealth: Class in Society 
  • Fieldwork in Sociology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    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:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    523

    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

To apply to Springfield College, submit the following items.

  • $50 application fee or fee waiver
  • Essay 
  • SAT/ACT Scores 
  • Official High School Transcript 
  • One Academic Reference

For international Students

  • Submit your application through the Common Application online or a paper application.
  • Complete the Springfield College member screen questions and pay the application fee.
  • Submit Official Transcript(s) in English.
  • Submit proof of English proficiency.
  • Submit completed Dean’s Report Form (for transfer students only).
  • Financial Guarantee Form and $1,000 tuition deposit. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38770 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    38770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38770 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Springfield

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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