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Sociology students from University of the Pacific are very active in campus and community organizations, enriching their experience as sociology majors. The department works closely with other organizations and programs, such as the Gender and Ethnic Studies programs.

Educational Opportunity

Students should begin the major with two courses, taken in sequence—Foundations of Sociology and Social Research Methods. At the same time, we encourage majors to take Social Psychology and a lower division elective. These four courses will prepare students to move into the upper division's required core and elective courses, of which students must take a minimum of six.

Students will also need to take a course in statistics and a course centered around experiential work such as our Field Work course.

The final course, required of all seniors in their spring semester, is our Capstone Seminar, in which students reflect on how sociology has enabled them thus far, and look ahead to what their sociological imagination has prepared them for, as they graduate from our program and Pacific.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and interpret the meaning of contemporary and historical social events and policies, both micro and macro.
  • Define, design and implement significant and ethically sound research.
  • Clearly and effectively communicate work in writing and in oral presentations.
  • Act and interact effectively in community settings.
  • Describe and analyze community settings and one's own experiences and research with them.
  • Analyze and evaluate social and cultural issues of diversity and inequality in society; be engaged as citizens in addressing these issues in a sociologically informed manner.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Culture and Society 
  • Deviant Behavior
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Urban Society
  • Introduction to Social Services
  • Sociology of Sport 
  • Food, Culture and Society

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Required Personal Statement (Personal Essay on the Common Application)
  • Application Fee
  • Official Records of Study
  • Demonstration of Proficiency in English
  • Recommendation
  • Certification of Finances
  • Clear copy of Passport Photo Page

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Tuition Fee

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    50438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50438 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Stockton

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
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