48 months
29286 USD/year
29286 USD/year
10386 USD/year
Tuition fee
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A bachelor's degree in Sociology at Portland State University will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to understand modern social problems. You will learn about the way people create and maintain social forces and its effect on them. 

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PSU's sociology program prepares you to become a lifelong learner and well-informed global citizen. 

You will learn to challenge norms and come up with creative solutions to create meaningful change. 

Our graduates go on to careers in government, nonprofits, health services, education and research. They also use their major as preparation for graduate and professional degree programs. 

The sociology major can be a gateway to graduate and professional programs in sociology, social sciences, social work, management, and the law. We equip our graduates with skills to apply new ideas to unleash positive change.


A bachelor's degree in Sociology  at Portland State University can prepare you to succeed in graduate or professional school.Your degree will prepare you for work in sociology, social sciences, social work, management and law. Our graduates go on to work in a variety of fields, including:

  • government;
  • nonprofits;
  • health services;
  • education;
  • research;
  • public service; and
  • communications.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Classical Theory
  • Contemporary Theory
  • Social Research Methods
  • Social Research Project 
  • Social Statistics
  • US Society
  • Alcohol & Other Drugs

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To enroll as a freshman (first year), you must have completed secondary school or high school. Your education must be equivalent to United States secondary school or high school education.  
  • You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scale.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You may be admitted to Portland State University and an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) pathway if you do not meet PSU's English Language Proficiency Requirement. Learn more about PSU’s English language programs.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29286 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    29286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29286 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10386 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10386 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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