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Sociology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Fairmont, MN, United States
The mission of the Sociology Program at Fairmont State University is to support students in developing sensitivity to matters of local and global justice, understanding their responsibilities as citizens in a democracy by engaging with the community, and cultivating an ethical view that respects the life, property, opinions, and feelings of others.
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Overview

Fairmont State University Sociology majors study:

  • How social policy intersects with culture and values
  • How norms are formed and influence our behavior
  • What problems face our society, and how we can use the scientific method to learn about and attempt to correct them
  • How society is organized and what our place in it means for our lived experiences

The Fairmont State Sociology courses provide knowledge of:

  • Substantive areas of sociological and anthropological inquiry such as race, class, geography, culture, and communication.
  • The application of the scientific method and statistical analysis  for sociological inquiry.
  • The historical evolution of sociological theory describing the competing explanations for the function and organization of society.

Students can earn a degree with an emphasis on population studies, take sociology as a minor or earn their undergraduate degree to go on to graduate school.

The Sociology Program at Fairmont State University strives to meet the needs of the local community and broader society by preparing all majors for immediate entry into social service positions and graduate programs that develop specializations across the many fields of sociology. (Graduation rates and alumni surveys)

The program supports the Scientist-Practitioner model by providing experiences for all majors in the broad spectrum of scientist and practitioner roles in academics, business, criminal justice, education, and many social service fields.

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:

  • Written English
  • Intro to Sociology
  • Social Problems
  • Cultural Anthropology

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:

    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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General Requirements

  • Applicant must have completed a satisfactory program of secondary school studies equivalent to an American high school. 
  • An officially certified English translation of high school transcripts or college transcripts, if applicable, must accompany applications. 
  • In cases where high school graduation is expected after the application deadline for admission, acceptance at Fairmont State would be given to the prospective student with the understanding that the student successfully complete the necessary academic requirements and submit proof of graduation. Photo copies will not be accepted. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8407 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8407 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7738 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3869 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fairmont

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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