Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior, social groups and society. It's a framework of analysis for understanding how groups form and function as communities and how social habits evolve and influence community development.
Few undergraduate programs offer the cross-disciplinary options of SNHU's BA in Sociology. From geography to psychology to business, the sociology major draws on a number of fields to help you better understand common problems communities face today and develop strategies to address these challenges. In the process, this uniquely comprehensive program helps pave the way for diverse career choices.
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Most graduates work in research organizations, colleges and universities, state and local government, and consulting service firms. Careers span many fields, including business and planning and urban development.
A sociology degree can also serve as a gateway major to exploring other areas of interest, including fields like law, social work, and education that require additional degrees.
Whether you move on to graduate school or begin or advance in a career, you'll leave the BA in Sociology program at Southern New Hampshire University with a broad set of skills.
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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).
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International Merit Scholarship: As part of the commitment to international students and their academic achievement, Southern New Hampshire University offers merit-based scholarships to international students who are applying for admission to SNHU.
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