What will I learn?

The UH Hilo Sociology program provides students with broad preparation in the basics of scientific sociology. Both the major and minor options are organized around a core of basic courses in statistics, research methodology, and theory. In addition, the faculty offers topical courses in a variety of subfields including criminology, social problems, social stratification, race and ethnicity, gender, the sociology of disaster, education, family, social psychology, organizations, globalization, island studies, social movements, and politics. Although students are given a lot of freedom in choosing electives, ideally they are able to focus their studies on the subfield that is most relevant to their desired career path.

Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts. The field also offers a range of research techniques that can be applied to virtually any aspect of social life: street crime and delinquency, corporate downsizing, how people express emotions, welfare or education reform, how families differ and flourish, or problems of peace and war. Because sociology addresses the most challenging issues of our time, it is a rapidly expanding field whose potential is increasingly tapped by those who craft social policies and create social programs

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$20,304.00 per year
USD $10,152 per semester
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

University of Hawaii at Hilo,

200 W Kawili St,

HILO,

Hawaii,

96720, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have above-average (75%) performance in high school and/or qualifying exams. English Language Requirements: Students with a test score of TOEFL iBT 61, IELTS 5.5 or Eiken 2A may be admitted directly into a degree program at UH Hilo providing the academic requirements have been met.

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students have to complete High school qualification equivalent to U.S.

English Language Requirements:

Students with a test score of TOEFL iBT 61, TOEFL Paper-delivered 46 (total score), IELTS 5.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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