48 months
29736 USD/year
29736 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Sociology program of Rutgers University offers students the opportunity to study a great number of topics pertaining to the organization of social life.


Majoring in Sociology can take you where you want to go!

At a large research university such as Rutgers, sociology students experience a liberal arts college atmosphere—in both lower-level lecture courses and small, seminar-style upper-level courses, they gain a sociological imagination from our award-winning research faculty. Students explore how larger social structures of power, economics, and culture shape individual opportunities, attitudes, and behavior, critical for understanding our increasingly diverse and complex society and its challenges from growing social and economic inequality to mass incarceration and discrimination.

Students in the Sociology program of Rutgers University prepare for career opportunities that require excellent writing, communication, and analytical skills that are enhanced by a sociological perspective. A sociology degree opens doors to many graduate programs and careers in social services, consumer research, education, publishing and journalism, and policy analysis. Students in our health and society minor study health-related questions through a social and cultural lens, gaining excellent preparation for medical school or careers in health services. The criminology minor provides theoretical and practical knowledge about crime and an important social perspective relevant to work in the criminal justice system or as preparation for law school.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociological Analysis of Social Problems
  • Minority Groups in American Society
  • Criminology
  • Six Great Reads: Explorations in Sociology
  • Sociology of Medical & Health Care
  • Immigration and Society

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 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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