B.A. On Campus


Rutgers University

48 months
29178 USD/year
29178 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Sociology is the study of society and culture and seeks to explore how societies develop.  Majors of the Sociology program of Rutgers University find employment opportunities in a wide variety of areas including government, business, law, politics, social service, and education.


Opportunities also exist at the managerial level in county, state, and federal agencies and with research centers. Students are also prepared to pursue graduate coursework in law, public policy, or political science.

The Sociology program of Rutgers University is a part of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice which provides students with a foundation in the theory and methods used to understand society, culture, or crime.

Learning Objectives

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice offers major programs in criminal justice and sociology and minor programs in anthropology, criminal justice, and sociology. Despite their difference in emphasis, the sociology and criminal justice programs have sufficient overlap to merit a single set of learning objectives, with relatively minor variation in terms of some specific areas.

We hope that all students in our major programs shall:

  • Acquire a basic understanding of key concepts and propositions in classical and contemporary theories, and be able to apply these theoretical ideas to specific content areas and to evaluate theoretical hypothesis with empirical data.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the logic of sociological analysis, both quantitative and qualitative, and mastery of a range of basic research skills.
  • Be able to apply an understanding of social and cultural processes to such issues as diversity, conflict and inequality, deviance, and global social change.
  • Possess a broad knowledge of social systems and institutions and be able to analyze them in terms of the concepts, methods and processes noted above. (Note: Criminal Justice students will focus primarily on the criminal justice system and its relationship to the rest of society.)
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, information and technological literacy, and discipline-specific appropriate reading, writing and presentation skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Methods & Techniques of Social Research
  • Sociological Theory
  • Psychological Anthropology
  • Individual & 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

    29178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14589 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14589 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 Camden

832 - 2048 USD /month
Living costs

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


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