What will I learn?

We've got a dynamite faculty who teach small classes, so you can really unpack and explore the patterns and challenges that make up society. You'll study areas like





Popular Culture


Career Path

A degree in Sociology from Longwood means you'll be able to thoroughly examine social life, and demonstrate the people skills that employers find very attractive. You'll be prepared for any of these jobs:

Hospital Caseworkers

Travel/Recreational Liaisons

Social Workers

Community Planning and Development Professionals


Law Enforcement Officers


Achieve a deep understanding of the rich diversity of the modern world with a degree in Sociology from Longwood as you study social forces, institutions, organizations and how individuals interface with society. You'll develop skills in oral and written communication, critical thinking, scientific research methods, statistics and computerized data analysis. A great choice if you're preparing for graduate study in the social sciences and law.

Family Studies

A dynamic and collaborative field, Family Studies encompasses sociology, psychology and social work. Our curriculum is the only undergraduate program in Virginia designated by the National Council on Family Relations as a Certified Family Life Educator curriculum. This distinction allows you an abbreviated track to becoming a Certified Family Life Educator and a competitive edge pursuing careers working with families.

Which department am I in?

Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$23,900.00 per year
Tuition fee: USD $11,950 per semester (12-18 Credit Hours)
Application deadline

Expected December 2021

Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences

Ruffner 104,

Longwood University,



23909, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have Proof of successful completion of secondary education (e.g., secondary school transcripts, final exam scores, diploma) with certified English translations. Longwood recognizes the value of the International Baccalaureate diploma and will award transfer credit for IB exams.

Other English language requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 550 (paper).

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


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