• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

In the Sociology program of Southwest Minnesota State University students will gain an understanding of how social forces influence individual behavior and how interacting individuals, groups, and organizations affect society and social change.

Sociologists address the most challenging issues of our time. Since all human behavior is social, the subject of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob, from the divisions of race, gender and social class, street crime and delinquency, to the problems of war and peace.

Criminal justice and women’s studies minors complement the sociology major. Sociology, criminal justice, and women’s studies minors also complement other major areas of study such as justice administration, political science, social work, and business.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Sociology graduates find exciting careers in social service agencies, businesses, and local, state, and national government. A sociology major is excellent preparation for law school and other professional and graduate programs. Sociology, criminal justice, and women’s studies minors enhance preparation for graduate school in many disciplines as well as preparation for careers in any field that requires an understanding of people and society.

  • Administration
  • Business
  • Corrections
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Investigations
  • Journalism
  • Politics
  • Public Relations
  • Research
  • Senior Services
  • Youth Services

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 Seminar
  • Self and Society
  • Sociological Theory
  • Applied Social Research
  • Senior Capstone in Sociology
  • Introduction to Sociology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    5.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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.

General Requirements

  • Complete your entire application online and to send your documents to us either by mail or electronically upload them
  • Evidence that they have completed their secondary education within their home country (usually 12 years) and be entitled to acceptance into the universities in their home countries
  • You would have to complete your visa application from your home country

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3860 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3860 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Marshall

  • 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.

Funding

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