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Sociology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Newburg, KY, United States
The Sociology program at Bellarmine University emphasizes a combination of rigorous classroom preparation in sociological theory/ research with hands-on experience in the real world. Numerous sociology students have presented scholarly papers at undergraduate research conferences around the mid-west.
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The Sociology program at Bellarmine University embraces a strong social justice philosophy and encourages student activism to bring about a more just and humane world as envisioned by Catholic social teaching.

Graduates of Bellarmine’s sociology program have successful careers in corrections, police work including the F.B.I. and other law enforcement agencies, administrative or research positions in various social agencies, private sector business enterprises such as marketing and sales, and counseling positions for adult and juvenile offenders. Graduates also go on to do graduate work in sociology, social work, and related disciplines or enter law school.

Hands on Experience Opportunities

  • A Police Ride-along: Students ride with a Louisville or Jefferson County police officer for an 8-hour shift. A great way to study crime and law enforcement as well as to get a real experience of a multicultural city.
  • Internships: Internships for three hours credit are offered in numerous criminal justice placements, including Dismas half-way houses, Kentucky State Reformatory, the Kentucky Department of Probation and Parole, the Public Defenders Office, The F.B.I., and the Louisville Police’s Child Abuse and Exploitation unit. 
  • United Way, Dare to Care, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, The Family Place, The Spouse Abuse center, the State Data Center, and numerous other local agencies.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Theory and Methods in Anthropology
  • The Anthropology of the Supernatural and Sacred
  • Special Topics in Anthropology
  • The Anthropology of Mind and Body
  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Special Topics in Anthropology
  • Introduction to Human Geography

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.

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    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

  • A completed online application through CommonApp or Bellarmine App.
  • Entrance exam (ACT or SAT I) or a request to have your application reviewed as Test Optional.
  • An official transcript and school report from the high school last attended or, for those who have not completed their high school work, a General Educational Development (GED) test score.
  • Recommendation letter from high school counselor or teacher.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43070 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43070 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    43070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43070 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Newburg

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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