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What will I learn?

When you major in Sociology and Anthropology at Saint Michael's, you gain an understanding of the complexities of social life through reading, discussion, and research. Sociology and Anthropology work is conducted in the real world of ghettos, workplaces, soup kitchens, hospitals, corporations, stadiums and homes - as well as in the classrooms, library and computer labs on campus. Such study is how the wisdom of these extraordinary fields is brought to bear on understanding ourselves and our relationship to society.

About

The distribution of power and wealth - social classes, from the homeless to the extreme rich, from Guatemala to the Bronx

Gender and social relations - social construction of masculinity and femininity, gender specialization, inequalities

The basis of social cohesion - social integration, shared values, agreements

The dynamics of global population change - fertility, mortality, population growth

Modern-day cultures of the world, including Nepal, Africa, India, Australia, Europe, and Japan

Cross-cultural thinking - conceptions of the self, mind, body, emotions and what is considered "normal"

The role of symbols in our social lives, including in non-verbal communication

Careers

After graduation, Sociology/Anthropology majors go on to careers like:

Community Integration Facilitator

Case Manager

Study Abroad Counselor

Social Studies Teacher

Human Resource Manager

ESL Teacher

Program Coordinator

Applications Specialist

Many of our graduates choose to serve in AmeriCorps or the Peace Corps following graduation.

Which department am I in?

Saint Michael's College

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$46,175.00 per year
Start date

18 January 2021

Venue

Saint Michael's College

One Winooski Park,

COLCHESTER,

Vermont,

05439, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Application must have completed a high school record and strength of college preparatory curriculum (including the senior year of high school). Applicants should have at least sixteen Carnegie Units of college preparatory course work in high school including some combination of the following (in order of importance). Four years of English; While courses like speech and other English electives are interesting, students are recommended to take those in addition to (not as replacements for) English courses with a strong emphasis on writing and the reading of literature. Two to three years of the same foreign language; A minimum of two are required, but it is highly recommended that applicants pursue as many years of language as possible. Three to four years of theoretical mathematics; Three to four years of science, including at least two lab sciences; Three to four years of history and social sciences.

For international students

Students must complete their high school from a recognized institution.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS - 6.5

TOEFL (IBT) - 79

Cambridge - C1

Duolingo - 110

Application Deadlines for Fall Semester: June 7; for Spring Semester: November 1.

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

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