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Sociology (Honors emphasis), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, NY,
The Sociology Major provides students with an understanding of the social world grounded in  social theory and the scientific method. Students are given opportunities to collaborate, to perform effective community or campus service, evaluate and engage in social research, and develop critical sociological thinking skills to understand social issues, problems and situations.  


Sociology Major Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Sociology’s theoretical perspectives and core ideas including: The social construction of reality; Culture and social structure;  Stratification and inequality; Order, conflict, and change
  • Design a basic research project.
  • Evaluate research as it applies to everyday life (such as those used in marketing research, opinion polling, sales, etc.).
  • Show skills in interpreting basic social statistics.
  • Write as appropriate to the discipline of sociology.
  • Demonstrate ethical reasoning.

In addition to those student learning outcomes listed for Sociology majors, Sociology – Honors Emphasis graduates will be able to:

  • Construct a literature review of sociological research.
  • Defend methodological choices for their research project.
  • Defend theoretical choices for their research design.
  • Demonstrate cross-cultural literacy.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • introduction to peace and social justice
  • sociology of science fiction
  • workshop
  • travel study
  • applied sociology
  • special studies
  • independent study
  • senior honors thesis
  • sociology of law
  • juvenile delinquency
  • sociology of violent crime
  • white-collar crime: corporate and governmental deviance
  • sociology of terrorism
  • sociology of police and courts
  • restorative justice
  • social problems 
  • sociology of news and the mass media
  • social movements and collective behavior
  • urban society
  • social psychology
  • political sociology
  • organizations and society
  • race and ethnic relations 
  • the African American community: a sociological perspective 
  • Asian Americans 
  • race, ethnicity and film 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Online application (Submit application first and then send the supporting documents. That would facilitate the processing of all the materials)
  • Academic Records (If your academic record is not issued in English, we will require physical copies of the official English translation in a sealed envelope. We do not accept translations done by the applicants themselves)
  • English Language Scores
  • Financial Documents
  • Copy of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16235 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16235 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16235 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16235 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7662 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7662 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Minnesota Resident: $8,180 
  • Discount for nonresident students whose parent or grandparent received a degree from UW-Whitewater: $12,517 

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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