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Bemidji State University

48 months
18416 USD/year
7976 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Sociology program of the Bemidji State University is interdisciplinary in nature and excels at integrating knowledge from various disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.


What is Sociology?

The American Sociological Association describes sociology as “a social science involving the study of the social lives of people, groups, and societies” — a discipline that provides “an overarching unification of all studies of humankind, including history, psychology, and economics”.

Simply put, sociology undertakes a study of the complex ways in which humans interact with each other in large and small groups. We do so using something called the sociological lens – a technique that allows us to uncover the hidden social factors that influence behavior.

Sociology combines social theory with evidence that challenges our common sense understanding of the world around us. Using cutting edge research, we discover how factors like race, gender, nationality, sexuality, social class and social inequality affect us and our life chances.

Sociology’s professional strengths include developing an improved capacity to learn new information, improving writing and speaking skills, and becoming more statistically literate–all of which are in high demand across fields including medicine, law, law enforcement, human resources, education, non-profit organizations, “public sector”/government jobs, data analysis, and political organizing.

Some majors in the Sociology program of the Bemidji State University also attend graduate school, and may find themselves working as analysts or researchers for public or private firms, and/or earning a doctorate and entering the professoriate, where opportunities for teaching, research, and interdisciplinary collaboration are numerous.

Career Directions

  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Office Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Corrections
  • Rehabilitation
  • Judiciary
  • Market Research
  • Teaching
  • Advocacy groups and organizations
  • Consulting firms
  • Health agencies
  • City planning
  • Demography
  • Policy analysis
  • Research and statistics
  • Non-profit management

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Society and Social Issues
  • Social Movements and Change
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Men, Women, and Society: A Sociological Interpretation
  • Social Statistics
  • Social Explorations: Classic and Contemporary Sociological Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

All international applications are processed on a rolling basis.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee of $20.00
  • Application (online or paper) International Student Application
  • Official transcript
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Statement of Purpose
  • International Agreement Form
  • Authorization to Release Student Information Form (if applicable to you)
  • Financial documents
  • A copy of passport ID Name Page
  • Transfer verification form & a copy of your I-20 or DS 2019 if you are currently in the F or J status in the U.S.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9208 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    7976 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3988 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Bemidji

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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