Because human behavior is diverse, the field of sociology covers a diversity of subjects. Sociologists may specialize in the family, the urban community, education, health and medicine, social movements, deviance, crime and law, religion, politics, work and occupations, sports and leisure, race and ethnic minorities, gender and sex roles, or other areas of human behavior. Sociology is a liberal arts/social science major that provides graduates with the scientific tools and the perspective necessary to better understand social issues and complex societal problems.
Students in the Sociology program from The Ohio State University will:
- develop comprehensive knowledge of the discipline of sociology;
- understand sociological theories and concepts;
- apply research methods and statistical analysis to examine social issues and complex societal problems;
- prepare for employment or graduate school through a series of academic and experiential learning opportunities.
An undergraduate major in sociology is good general preparation for a variety of careers. Major sectors of employment for undergraduate sociology majors include: health and social services (in family planning, substance abuse, group work with youth or the elderly, recreation, or administration); community work (in fundraising, social service organizations or child welfare agencies); criminal justice and corrections (in law enforcement, probation and parole); the business community; and the federal, state or local government (in transportation, housing, agriculture and labor).
Many sociology majors go on to postbaccalaureate work in law, business, public administration, social work, public health and urban planning.
Many students also use the undergraduate major as preparation for graduate work in sociology. Graduate degrees lead to teaching and/or research positions in universities or colleges, governmental agencies, business and industrial firms, or research institutes in the nonprofit sector. Some sociologists are employed in clinical or applied roles and help identify problems, define their root causes and implement possible solutions.
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- Social Stratification: Race, Class and Gender
- Research Methods in Sociology
- Introduction to Sociological Theory
- Statistics in Sociology
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Successful completion of university preparatory courses
- High school performance (class rank or GPA), including participation in accelerated programs like Honors, AP and IB; Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for class rank or GPA
- Standardized test score (ACT or SAT); Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for ACT or SAT scores
- Ability and desire to contribute to and engage with a diverse campus community
- Experiences that demonstrate leadership or engaged involvement(e.g., co-curricular activities, work experiences or military service)
- Status as a first-generation university student
- High school performance if adversely affected by physical, mental or learning environment factors
International36430 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 36430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National33502 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 33502 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
In-State11508 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11508 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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