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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
Indeed, it would be fair to say that there is no form of human behavior or experience which is outside the interests of sociologists. Some sociologists study systems of inequality based on class, race, and gender. Other sociologists examine social institutions, such as work and occupations, the family, politics and government, education, health, and religion. 
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Overview

Nonetheless, sociology can be characterized by its focus and method. We define sociology as the scientific study of human societies. Sociologists are social scientists; they study the social forces that shape human behavior and experience. The purpose of sociology is to develop and test theories that account for the regularities of human conduct. These theories are grounded in research and data of one kind or another. In short, the essential attribute of sociology is the application of scientific methods to the study of human societies.

The subject matter of sociology concerns your community, your society, your world. Thus, it offers virtually unlimited opportunities for the kind of gratification that comes from understanding what is going on around you. Moreover, such knowledge is liberating. In his book, Invitation to Sociology, Peter Berger puts it this way: “Sociology is justified by the belief that it is better to be conscious than unconscious and that consciousness is a condition of freedom.”

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Statistical Methods
  • Social Stratification
  • The City
  • Self and Society
  • Deviance
  • Gender and Society
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Time and Temporal Systems
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Sex and Society
  • Social Interaction

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Common Application or Eckerd College Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official Test Scores (SAT or ACT): SAT code: 5223/ ACT code: 0731
  • Official High School Transcript and/or G.E.D. results
  • Admission Recommendation Letter
  • Personal Essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42428 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42428 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 1132 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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