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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology


What will I learn?

Program Overview

Take on the issues of social justice, inequality and diversity. Learn to solve real-world problems using data-driven research and build a better understanding of modern social life and contemporary culture.

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

Sociology majors study societies: how they develop, how they evolve, how they work (or don’t) and how they fit together. As a sociology major here, you’ll build a stronger understanding of our shared humanity - our unity as well as our diversity.

In the classroom, you’ll dive deep into topics such as social inequality, adolescence, human trafficking and gender and culture. Beyond the classroom, you’ll have opportunities to conduct research - including surveys and interviews - in collaboration with faculty members.

A sociology major builds your understanding of human relationships - a valuable attribute no matter what your goals are. The major leads to rewarding careers in social services, corrections, education, youth support and many other fields.

Program Highlights

As a sociology student at CMU, you can:

Tailor your studies to match your interests with courses in class and poverty, the sociology of childhood, gender and sexuality, race relations and more.

Pursue an optional concentration in social and criminal justice or youth studies.

Expand your horizons by being inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society, or another of our many student-run organizations.

Apply for scholarships designed specifically for students of sociology.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS)

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$19,200.00 per year
Lower Level Tuition (less than 56 credits): USD $19,200 Per Year; Upper Level Tuition (56 credits or more): USD $20,400 Per Year
Application deadline

Expected May 2024

Start date

28 August 2023


Central Michigan University

1200 S Franklin St,



48859, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have attended all secondary and post-secondary institutions.

For international students

  • Students are required to complete all secondary and post-secondary institutions.

English Language Requirements:

  • (TOEFL): A score of 500 PBT/61 IBT is required for admission with stipulations or 550 PBT/79 IBT for regular admission.
  • (IELTS): A score of 5.5 required for admission with stipulations or 6.5 for regular admission.
  • Pearson Test of English: A score of 44 for admission with stipulations or 53 for regular admission.
  • Michigan English Test (MET): A score of 52 is required for regular admission.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): A grade of 5 in English at the Higher Level is required for regular admission.
  • Advanced Placement (AP): A score of 4 on the English Language or English Literature Exams.
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) or General Certificate of Education (GSE): a score of A or B on the English Language Exam.
  • SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing (EBRW) score of 520
  • ACT English score of 21.
  • ELS Language Center Program: Completion of Level 112 for regular admission.
  • ELI (CMU English Language Program): Successful completion of the required CMU ELI courses with confirmation by the ELI Office.

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


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