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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Atlanta, TX, United States
Majors in Sociology and in sociology and anthropology are part of the B.A. degree program at Spelman College. Elective courses taken at other institutions (i.e. summer, study abroad, or domestic exchange) must be approved by the department chair.
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The senior thesis, an original and independent research project, is required of all seniors majoring in sociology or in sociology and anthropology.

Designated faculty advisers and readers supervise the research projects. While majors may take Contemporary Social Theory or Anthropological Theory during the same semester that they are enrolled in thesis, all other major core courses must be successfully completed prior to enrolling in Senior Thesis. 


Upon completion of the prescribed program for a major in Sociology or a major in sociology and anthropology at Spelman College , the student should be able to

  • demonstrate knowledge essential for understanding society and culture from sociological and anthropological perspectives on a global scale
  • identify and critically evaluate the contributions of female and Black sociologists, anthropologists, social scientists and scholars
  • identify and critically evaluate the social and historical forces and institutions that influence her life
  • pursue graduate study or careers in sociology, anthropology, law, medicine, public health, criminal justice, social work, and other fields in which social and cultural expertise is essential
  • apply the analytical and research methods analysis of sociology and anthropology to social issues and conflicts in preparation for participation as an agent of creative social change.

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 included:

  • The Sociological Imagination
  • The History of Social Thought
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Special Topics in Sociology
  • Ethnographic Methods
  • Contemporary Social Theory
  • Urban Sociology
  • Comparative Race and Ethnicity
  • Violence against Women
  • Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • Sociology of Law

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Completed application for admission through the Common Application
  • Two teacher recommendations
  • Official high school and/or college transcript(s); if not in English, an official translation is needed
  • Official TOEFL score (non-native English-speaking students only)
  • Essay
  • Non-refundable $40 application fee
  • Copy of completed application for your files
  • Official SAT or ACT scores
  • Affidavit of financial support (in U.S. dollars)
  • Copy of passport with Visa and I-94 card
  • School leaving certificate  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12971 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    25942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12971 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Atlanta

  • 945 - 1760 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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