What will I learn?

A background in sociology can enhance human interactions in just about any business or profession and provides excellent training for professions such as law enforcement, education, medicine, social work, and any field that involves investigative skills and working with diverse groups. The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology engages you in the study of social life, social change, and the causes and consequences of human behavior. By applying research, theory, and knowledge about social relationships, you’ll learn to understand the structure of groups, organizations, and societies. You’ll explore human relationships from those as close as the intimate family to those as broad as global interactions between nations.

Sociology addresses many of the most challenging issues of our time. It’s a rapidly expanding field and sociologists can assist in positive change by sharing their understanding of social inequality, patterns of behavior, forces for social change, and resistance and how social systems work.

Program Learning Outcomes

Identify and distinguish between sociological research methods.

Describe the roles of individuals and groups in the social construction of reality.

Apply major sociological theories to real world situations.

Identify the roles of gender, race, ethnicity and social class in social change at the micro social and macro social levels.

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (180 quarter units)

Tuition fees
US$13,320.00 per year
USD $370 per Quarter Unit for Course level 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500

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

Start date

Every month

Venue

College of Letters and Sciences

11255 North Torrey Pines Road,

LA JOLLA,

California,

92037, United States

Online/Distance (180 quarter units)

Tuition fees
US$13,320.00 per year
USD $370 per Quarter Unit for Course level 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500

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

Start date

Every month

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High school graduates transferring from regionally accredited colleges and universities are admitted as degree students if their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher.

For international students

Successful completion of year 12 or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.0. ACT/ SAT recommended.

TOEFL score - 70 (IBT); IELTS score - 5.5, with no band lower than a 5; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA) – 50; International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) – 5; Certificate of Proficiency in English with a C grade or higher; Certificate of Advanced English with a C grade or higher.

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About this uni

Degrees are WSCUC accredited, and graduates join a global network of over 150,000 talented alumni who are making a positive impact on the world.

  • Campuses in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Jose
  • Average student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1
  • Concentrated learning model, one-course-per-month
  • International and domestic students pay the same tuition rate