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Sociology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Abilene, TX, United States
Sociology from Abilene Christian University is designed for you if you want to know why people believe weird things, join clubs, or commit crimes, then a bachelor’s degree in sociology is for you.
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Overview

At Sociology from Abilene Christian University you’ll learn how people interact, behave, and function in society – within large and small groups. As a sociology major, you’ll also explore complex social issues and work on solving social problems.

Sociology is the scientific study of social change and a lens into the complexity of the causes and consequences of human behavior. Since all human behavior is social, the subject matter of sociology is vast. It ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from organized crime to religious cults; from the divisions of race, gender and social class to shared cultural beliefs; and from the sociology of work to the sociology of sports. In fact, few fields have such a broad scope of research, theory and application. 

A sociology degree prepares you for careers and service across a variety of fields by providing a platform and tools to deeply examine the complexities of society and the culture of humanity. You’ll learn the skills you need to analyze complex problems and provide effective solutions for all types of employers. Additionally, our program supports ACU’s mission by providing you with meaningful community service opportunities.

Careers

A degree in sociology provides a multitude of opportunities post-graduation. You will have a strong foundation for graduate, medical or law school and also be prepared to enter a variety of career paths, including:

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Statistician
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Social Researcher
  • Career Counselor
  • Consumer Researcher
  • Housing Coordinator
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Public Relations Associate
  • Foreign Service Officer

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociology of Aging
  • Urban and Community Studies
  • Social Statistics
  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • Ethnography of U.S. Culture 
  • International Poverty and Development 
  • Social and Ethnic History in U.S. 
  • Social Psychology 
  • Diversity, Power, and Oppression 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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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General Requirements

  • Complete an Application for Admission. There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Send your official high school and/or college transcript(s) 
  • Standardized Test Scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Abilene

  • 932 - 1730 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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