What will I learn?

Sociology is concerned with social relations: how people relate to each other as individuals, in families, or in groups; how they communicate in business and governmental situations; and how their behavior is judged as socially acceptable, deviant, illegal, or immoral. The Bachelor of Arts program in sociology trains students to observe and measure these interactions, predict outcomes, and determine how we can develop programs to change behavior for the good of individuals and society.

Sociology graduates typically find careers that involve dealing directly with people. Graduates work for large businesses and organizations, perform community service, and work in public relations. Sociologists teach and conduct research.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major social institutions (family, education, moral order, political and economic orders)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the socialization process (social psychology)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the role individuals play within organizations such as work, community, political and urban areas and change within these organizations (social organizations)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical formulations that serve as the foundation of the major (classical and contemporary theory)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic fundamentals of social statistics and methodology
  • Demonstrate knowledge of elective courses in substantive areas, such as social inequality and criminal justice.
  • Demonstrate competence in human relations skills, including working with others in groups, making decisions for organizations and supervising others
  • Demonstrate competence in analytical skills, including the ability to evaluate solutions for urban social problems
  • Demonstrate competence in communication skills, including writing formal reports and speaking in front of groups
  • Demonstrate competence in ethical and moral awareness skills, including the honest portrayal of data
  • Demonstrate critical understanding of a theoretical model
  • Demonstrate critical evaluation and testing of a theoretical model
  • Demonstrate development of social policy to provide solutions to a unique problem (e.g., poverty in urban cities

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$18,398.00 per year
USD $9,199 per semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January, August 2022


College of Liberal Arts

163 Millett Hall,



45435, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International student must have earned a certificate of completion of secondary education that would enable the student to be admitted to a university in his or her home country. Students should have studied mathematics and science subjects at the secondary level. Students must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). Other English Language Requirements: PEARSON PTE – 51; satisfactory completion of LEAP level 4 TOEFL Waiver Track.

For international students

Students must have earned a certificate of completion from a secondary education school that would allow you to attend university in your home country. You should have studied mathematics and science subjects at the secondary level.

You must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and minimum score of English proficiency from one of these tests:


IELTS: 5.5 with no sub score lower than 5.0

Pearson PTE: 51

Satisfactory completion of LEAP level 4 TOEFL Waiver Track

Graduation from a United States high school

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


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