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Sociology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Boston, MA, United States
Are you fascinated by society and the social behavior of groups? Do you want to learn how to use knowledge to help people, such as at-risk youth and the elderly, and to bring about social change? You can make a difference as a Sociology major at Suffolk University.
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Sociology is a social science that studies our behavior as social beings. It covers everything from the analysis of short contacts between anonymous individuals to the study of global social processes. Often, sociologists are driven to understand and improve the lives of others. 

On this Sociology major at Suffolk University, you can pursue a general degree or choose a concentration in Crime and Justice, Health and Society, or Youth and Community Engagement. The Sociology Department is home to the Center for Restorative Justice and Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights. You can partner with the faculty experts at these resources to conduct important research and fight for positive change in your world.


A major in sociology is excellent preparation for “helping” careers in human services, government, law enforcement, and the nonprofit sector. The major also provides excellent preparation for graduate study in social work, law, criminology, and more.

Recent graduates are working at:

  • BrightStar Care
  • North American Family Institute
  • Brigham & Women’s Faulkner Hospital
  • City of Boston
  • Attorney General of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • MassHousing
  • Boston Police Department
  • State Street Corporation
  • SecurAmerica

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    126 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Students will select one of four concentrations:

  • Crime & Justice
  • General Sociology
  • Health & Society
  • Youth & Community

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Common Application or Suffolk Application and a $50 application fee
  • Essay/personal statement
  • Official high school transcript or GED/HiSET results
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Proof of English Proficiency Option

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    38420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19210 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    38420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19210 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


International students are automatically considered for merit scholarship funding when applying to Suffolk. U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents may apply to be considered for financial aid.

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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