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Sociology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (ARWU) Akron, OH, United States
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.
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Overview

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Methods of Social Research
  • Sociological Theory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    48

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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

  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11635 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Akron

  • 890 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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