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Northeastern Illinois University

48 months
824 USD/credit 24926 USD/year
824 USD/credit 24926 USD/year
412 USD/credit 12463 USD/year
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The Sociology program of the Northeastern Illinois University sharpens students’ sociological imaginations through close study of social structures and processes in which our personal biographies are embedded. As a Sociology major, you will have the opportunity to analyze society with an intersectional lens that challenges the status quo.


What is Sociology?

What difference does it make if we join a gang, have a baby, or go to college? What difference does it make to have money? What do changes in the family mean for future generations? What do social policies, such as AlDS legislation, or social campaigns, such as anti-choice or anti-drug activities, mean to society? How do military and governmental activities or changes in technology affect people’s everyday lives? What is the social significance of cultural diversity, race, social class, and gender? What can we do in our everyday lives to effect positive changes in our families, communities and society?

Sociologists try to answer questions like these in order to understand what society is and how it affects individuals. One of the main insights of sociology is the understanding that groups and group life influence every aspect of our lives. Sociology is the systematic study of human societies, their patterns and arrangements, and their processes of development and change. The faculty of the Sociology program of the Northeastern Illinois University have a strong commitment to critical analyses of social structure and social arrangements, emphasizing analyses of race, class, gender inequality and social change.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociology
  • Social Inequalities And Social Change
  • Sociological Theory
  • Social Statistics
  • Sociological Research Methods
  • Writing Intensive Program: Critical Writing For Sociology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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121 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission Application
  • Official ACT/SAT scores (required if you have earned fewer than 24 semester hours of college credit)
  • Official transcript from high school (required if you have earned fewer than 24 semester hours of college credit)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (Courses taken at colleges or universities outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. or World Education Services, Inc.)
  • Application fee
  • Notarized Undergraduate Financial Statement 
  • Notarized bank letter(s) from each sponsor’s financial institution
  • TOEFL or IELTS official score report
  • Copy of passport photo page
  • Copy of Form I-94 and Form I-20 (if applying from within the U.S.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24926 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 824 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    24926 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 824 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12463 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 412 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

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


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