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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

If you have a desire to learn about how society influences individual behavior and the social justice issues that can seem invisible in today’s culture, then the Sociology program offered by the McKendree University could be the major for you.

Students majoring in sociology develop a greater appreciation for how society influences individual behavior and an understanding of how societies are structured. Majors develop the skills to think more critically about their own lives and the many social issues confronting us in society today.

Career prospects

Sociology incorporates a wide range of job opportunities and more specified fields of study, such as criminology, demography, cultural traditions, family relations, gerontology, social welfare, race relations, social status, and social change.

Some of the companies that our recent graduates are working for include:

  • Hospice of Southern Illinois
  • Illinois State Police
  • Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department
  • Trinity Services
  • U.S. Marshals of Southern Illinois

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    You are invited to apply as early as August 1 preceding your senior year of high school.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social Problems
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Juvenile Deliquency
  • Police and Urban Society

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    520

    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

  • You will need to complete and submit an application for First Year admission.
  • You will need to submit an official copy of your secondary school transcripts and completion certificate. All transcripts must be translated into the English language.

Proof of English:

  • TOEFL Paper Based - 520
  • Computer Based - 190
  • Internet Based - 70
  • IELTS 6.0
  • SAT Critical Reading - 500
  • ACT English - 20

Optional:

  • Essay
  • Recommendation Letter

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Mascoutah

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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