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Sociology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Sherman, TX, United States
Learning to think sociologically requires more than just the acquisition of knowledge—it demands that we break free from the immediacy of personal circumstances and experiences. The sociology major offers students the opportunity to engage their sociological imaginations so that they might stand outside their experiences—and the experiences of others—and consider them anew.
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Students learn to see and appreciate the complexities of social life, and learn to understand society and individuals in a variety of settings. Sociology majors find themselves prepared for graduate study in sociology, law, social work, gerontology, communication, criminal justice, urban planning, the ministry, and a variety of other fields.

The programme

Additionally, they are equipped to navigate in business and corporate settings, work in social agencies, formulate public policy, contribute to and evaluate community-based programs, and prepare for teaching (especially at the secondary level).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Socio-Cultural Anthropology
  • Native North America 
  • Anthropology of the City 
  • Human Rights and Social Justice 
  • Indigenous Societies and States

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Common Application for Admission
  • One Admission Essay (250-650 words; topic of your choice)
  • School Report or Counselor Recommendation Letter
  • Teacher Evaluation or Teacher Recommendation Letter
  • High School Transcript
  • Testing Options
  • Submit Standardized Test Scores

International Students:

  • Common Application for Admission
  • One Admission Essay (250 word minimum)
  • Counselor Recommendation Letter
  • Teacher Recommendation Letter
  • High School Transcript
  • Official Standardized Test Score

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41155 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41155 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    41155 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41155 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Sherman

  • 869 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Academic scholarships in amounts ranging from $13,000 to $26,000 per year are available to international students. To qualify, a student must complete all admission procedures no later than January 15 and be admitted to Austin College. No additional scholarship application is necessary.

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