B.A. On Campus


The University of Akron

48 months
15500 USD/year
15500 USD/year
11880 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students in the Sociology program of The University of Akron will study social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.


Sociology Fundamentals

Students in the Sociology program of The University of Akron acquire social science research skills and cover the theories and methods of sociology.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology/Criminology and Law Enforcement is available.

Professional Preparation

Studying sociology prepares students for

  • careers requiring research skills and training;
  • work in community and social services;
  • jobs in the criminal justice field; and
  • graduate training in sociology.

Our Faculty

  • are award-winning teachers;
  • conduct research on topics such as religion and spirituality, teaching and learning, violence and victims, work and family, immigration, health and health care, work and organizations, and compassion and altruism; and
  • serve as advisors to student groups on campus, including Sociology Club, UNICEF,
  • Women’s Basketball Club and Alpha Kappa Delta.

Hands-on Research

In sociology, students learn methods and techniques of research and have the opportunity to apply these skills in classes that involve experiential learning and engagement in community-based research projects.

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in sociology opens the door to many career opportunities.

Possible positions with a bachelor's degree:

  • teaching
  • research and administration in the public and private sector
  • social service agencies
  • personnel work
  • corrections
  • civil service

Graduates with advanced degrees pursue careers in:

  • law
  • business
  • architecture
  • medicine
  • social work
  • politics
  • colleges and universities
  • top-level research and administrative posts

Career Outlook

Opportunities are expected to grow in the field of sociology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociology
  • Methods of Social Research
  • Sociological Theory
  • Data Analysis
  • Social Research Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11880 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Akron

890 - 1300 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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