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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Berea, KY, United States
The Sociology program of Berea College provides an understanding of human social behavior and analysis of the social processes that unite as well as separate us. Sociologists study structures that organize society such as social institutions, race, social class and gender as well as processes that divide us such as crime and deviance.
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Overview

Sociology courses contribute to the liberal education of students regardless of major. The Sociology program of Berea College will prepare students for graduate work in sociology, social work, applied sociology or any field of study related to the sociological perspective. Majors are expected to develop writing and quantitative analysis skills that enable them to carry out research in topics in which they have an interest.

Graduates of the Berea College Department of Sociology are prepared for employment in a wide variety of applied sociology and social science careers.

What Can You Do with a Sociology Degree?

Since sociology promotes an understanding of society and people’s interactions with others, it can be beneficial in many careers and employment opportunities. Employers look for people with the knowledge and skills that an undergraduate education in sociology provides.

Although the job market has many set careers in this field, individuals are often able to create opportunities suited to their own unique talents and interests. Having a B.A. in sociology can be helpful in a number of positions throughout the social service, corporate, and government sectors.

Since at its heart, sociology offers an understanding and critique of contemporary social issues, sociology offers valuable preparation for careers in journalism, politics, public relations, business, and public administration–fields that involve investigative skills and working with diverse groups. Many students choose sociology because they see it as a broad liberal arts base for professions such as law, education, medicine, social work, and counseling. The B.A. in sociology is also excellent preparation for future graduate work in sociology in order to become a professor, researcher, or applied sociologist.

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 include:

  • Sociology of Everyday Life 
  • Cultural Anthropology 
  • Methods of Social Research 
  • Theories Guiding Sociology 
  • Sociological Methods in Action 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    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:

    520

    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: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • International Application for Admission and Scholarship form.
  • International Personal Essay and Essay Cover Sheet.
  • Copy of official secondary school records.
  • Personal Statement of Financial Circumstances.
  • International Financial Questionnaire (IFQ).
  • International Financial Recommendation Form.
  • Two (2) Admission Recommendation forms, at least one of which should be written by a current or former teacher.
  • Copy of official scores from at least one of the following exams: TOEFL, IELTS, ACT or SAT. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22050 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    44100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22050 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Berea

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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