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BA in Sociology

USA

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What will I learn?

Sociology majors at Sacred Heart study the social self, human relationships, social diversity, and our complex social world. They conduct qualitative and quantitative research as well as data analysis.

Why Earn Your BA in Sociology at Sacred Heart?

Here at SHU, you’ll join a value-driven program with a course of study that fosters students’ interest in social justice and one that highlights practices and structures that promote healthy self-development, positive interpersonal relationships, cohesive family and community, and a fair, supportive society.

In the Sociology major, you will also:

  • Take required courses in research methods, data analysis, and social theory, along with electives covering areas such as family, gender, health care, technology, human rights, and social movements
  • Gain an understanding of social problems such as class inequality, ethnic conflict, excessive consumerism, environmental threats, family strain, and learn to think in terms of solutions
  • Complete a senior thesis project
  • Have research opportunities throughout your entire course of study
  • Learn from supportive faculty who serve as teachers, advisors, and mentors
  • Benefit from a 3-to-1 faculty/student ratio within the major
  • Complete an internship
  • Have the chance to join Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society
  • Have the option to study abroad

SHU sociology graduates have been hired by:

  • Counseling centers
  • Fashion companies
  • Hospital administrations
  • Human resource departments
  • Investment firms
  • NGOs and other non-profit organizations
  • Public relations firms
  • Publishing houses
  • Research organizations
  • School systems
  • Social welfare and criminal justice agencies

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$45,230.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

5151 Park Avenue,

FAIRFIELD,

Connecticut,

06825, United States

Online/Distance with attendance (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$45,230.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

5151 Park Avenue,

FAIRFIELD,

Connecticut,

06825, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International students are eligible to apply to the undergraduate program for full-time study at Sacred Heart University if they have completed the equivalent of a United States secondary-school education (approximately twelve years of formal education) and have the appropriate diploma or satisfactory results on leaving examinations.

For international students

International students are eligible to apply to the undergraduate program for full-time study at Sacred Heart University if they have completed the equivalent of a United States secondary-school education (approximately twelve years of formal education) and have the appropriate diploma or satisfactory results on leaving examinations.

For all non-native English speakers, an official English language proficiency examination is required. The following examinations and minimum scores are accepted:

  • TOEFL 550 (paper-based test)
  • TOEFL iBT - 80 (internet-based test)
  • iELTS - 6.5
  • SHU ELI online placement exam – 90%
  • PTE – 62
  • iTEP – 5
  • ELS English for Academic Purposes - Level 112
  • Education First (EF) - C1
  • Cambridge C-1 - Advanced - 180
  • Cambridge C-2 - Proficiency - 180
  • Duolingo English Test - 110
  • GTEC - 1200
  • EIKEN - Pre 1

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

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