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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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A major in Sociology at Otterbein University is exceptionally flexible. You can easily complement a sociology major with an additional major and minor. Many students combine sociology with psychology, political science, communication, English, history, business, or a modern language.

About

If you are interested in understanding why people behave as they do in social situations, sociology is for you. For instance, in elevators why do most people press the button, face front, and avoid eye contact? Why are women and men expected to be different? Today, why can’t we have essential conversations about gun control, immigration, or healthcare without vitriol and animosity? We use sociology – the systemic study of groups and society – to investigate these issues during the Sociology course from Otterbein University.

Because sociology teaches a distinctive way of looking at the world, we pose unique questions and insights into behavior and social outcomes. Featuring global perspectives, we offer coursework in:

  • nonprofits and community organizing
  • criminal and environmental justice
  • economic inequality
  • family diversity
  • gender
  • healthcare
  • race and ethnicity
  • social movements

Sociology students at Otterbein University customize the major and faculty help to align their courses with specific career paths or graduate and professional degree goals. The study of sociology guarantees the kind of broad knowledge and skill set that enables students to prepare for a number of professional paths.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

The following items are required in order for international students to be considered for freshman or transfer admission to Otterbein University. Once all your application materials have been submitted, we can typically send you an application decision within 2-4 weeks.  Our application review is holistic, meaning it takes into consideration many factors such as your test scores, essay, and involvement outside of the classroom.

  • Common Application, including essay.
  • $50 Application fee.
  • Official transcripts/documents for four years of high school/secondary school (grades 9-12).

Admission to Otterbein is based on a student’s overall potential for academic success. Decisions are made after a holistic review.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32042 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32042 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Westerville

  • 1189 - 1970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

International Undergraduate Scholarships ($12,000 – $15,000)

  • Students are automatically considered for this merit-based scholarship at the time of application. This award is based on a combination of factors including test scores and academic performance. 

Talent & Departmental Scholarships ($500 – $4,000)

  • Otterbein recognizes individual talents, experiences and passions through special interest awards in art, dance, music, theatre, community service, student leadership, and other talents.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Scholarships ($1,000 – $5,000)

  • Awarded to recognize participation in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. Students taking at least two courses are eligible.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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