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Sociology, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
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Overview

The curriculum is designed to stimulate your intellectual growth and prepare you to participate in the local, national, and world communities. The curriculum includes a through introduction to the methods and perspectives of the discipline and also provides opportunities for students to pursue studies in the diverse subareas of sociology either though coursework or through the pursuit of directed readings or independent research.

Sociology examines the forces that shape your life at both the broad societal level and the level of daily interactions. It addresses a variety of intellectual as well as policy- related issues and concerns, such as socioeconomic and demographic change, social institution (such as law, medicine, education, the family, politics, the professions), and the structure of social inequality.

As a discipline, sociology is concerned with the methods of inquiry as well as with the substance. As a Sociology student at Presbyterian College, you will ask questions not only about social phenomena, but also use a set of methods for their systematic analysis. A sociological education goes beyond the structure of societies and social relations to encourage the development of critical and analytical thinking abilities.

Career options:

Some of our graduates work in social research positions in government and industry, while others have taken jobs in the fields of business, personnel management, teaching, and journalism. Some even continue their education and become lawyers, ministers, social service agency administrators, or even sociology professors. 

Students may choose courses to pursue various interests such as social/human services, global studies/international issues, administrative or criminal justice, or graduate studies.

Accreditation

Presbyterian College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Social Problems
  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Marriage and the Family
  • Sociology of the Contemporary South 
  • Criminology
  • Urban Sociology
  • Sociological Theory and Social Policy
  • Social Psychology
  • Medical Sociology
  • Sociology of Aging and the Life Course
  • Sociology of Work and Occupations
  • World Population Issues
  • Social Inequality 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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.

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

  • Submit a PC application or submit the Common Application.
  • Photocopy of your passport photo page
  • Official translated transcripts from secondary/high school. We can accept copies of transcripts for your application review, but original transcripts are required for us to issue an I-20.
  • Proof of English Language proficiency document
  • Completed Financial Statement Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Clinton

  • 920 - 1610 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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