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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology


What will I learn?

The Sociology and Anthropology Department supports the University's goals of providing a liberal arts education for our students. We emphasize in our programs the ability to examine and understand an increasingly complex, diverse, and ever-changing world. We actively work with our students to apply sociological and anthropological perspectives towards the improvement of the human condition.

The Sociology program at Illinois Wesleyan University expands our students' abilities to improve the human condition through the application of the sociological perspective while advancing the IWU mission and promoting the goals of our general education program. The sociological perspective enables students to think critically about our increasingly complex, diverse, and ever-changing social world by fostering an awareness of social systems and patterned behaviors in our everyday lives and the interactive relationship between those systems and the actions of individuals. Through a variety of courses addressing issues of social justice and inequality, students gain an understanding of key concepts in sociology, its major theoretical traditions, and the ways in which sociologists empirically study the world. Our curriculum provides for hands-on, experiential learning opportunities while students engage the larger community beyond the classroom and campus. Working in close collaboration with faculty, sociology majors acquire the analytic tools to understand social relationships, the nature of power and influence in complex societies, and how our social characteristics affect our lives. This familiarity with contemporary research and theoretical analyses of the social world equips students with the knowledge and skills leading to a wide range of successful careers and to active global citizenship.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$49,284.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2023


College of Liberal Arts

1312 Park Street,



61701, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must showing a secondary school/college background that would indicate a high probability of success at Illinois Wesleyan both in terms of grades received and types of courses completed. Other English language requirements: A minimum score of 500 on paper-based TOEFL.

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students have to complete secondary school/college equivalent to U.S.

English Language Requirements:

Students with a test score of TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS 6.5

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


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