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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Parkville, MO, United States| Online
The Sociology programme offered by Park University is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in business, government, human and social services, and social research and data analysis. 
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Overview

The Mission of the Sociology Program is to provide academic excellence fostering students’ critical examination of society. The Sociology programme offered by Park University combines scientific and humanistic perspectives to understand the causes and consequences of the social order and social behaviors. 

Applying sociological theories and research methods, students will recognize the significance of power structures, cultural systems, and inequalities creating diverse positions in society. By analyzing and interpreting valid and reliable data and explanations, students will gain the capacity to think rigorously, empirically, critically, and creatively about the interconnections between self and society.

As a student in our Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program, you’ll able to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus or at one of over 40 campus centers nationwide. You may also take classes online. Students who choose to pursue a minor in sociology may take classes face-to-face in Parkville or online.

Careers

Our programs will prepare you for a career as a:

  • Demographer
  • Market Researcher
  • Urban Planner
  • Policy Analyst
  • Nonprofit Director

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Ethical Issues in Social Sciences
  • Social Issues in Contemporary Society
  • Social Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics for Social Sciences

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    69

    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:

    6

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed online Park University application form. Please indicate your country of citizenship and country of residence, even if they are the same as the country of birth.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $75.00 paid as part of application form.
  • Application fee includes express I-20 mailing fee if admitted
  • Official or unofficial transcripts from your high school/college. Certified English translations of the transcripts should be provided for transcripts that are in a language other than English. A 2.5 cumulative (overall) GPA is required for full admission.
  • Students must meet one of the following to meet the English requirement of Park University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    427 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 427 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    427 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 427 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Parkville

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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