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What will I learn?

As a sociology major, you will use scientific methods to study societies and social groups, uncovering how we relate to one another and how we can make peoples’ lives better. By developing strong research and evaluation skills, you’ll be prepared for most any kind of community leadership or applied research and evaluation position, whether in the for-profit or nonprofit realm.


UIndy sociology and criminal justice majors can follow a 4+1 program (four years for the bachelor's degree and one for the master's degree)

Faculty have expertise in many areas that reflect the breadth of the discipline such as the family, crime, urban renewal, social class, racial and ethnic relations, gender relations, inequality, poverty, education, work, and organizations

  • Cross cultural comparative studies
  • Small classes and individualized instruction
  • Flexible class scheduling and evening courses
  • Practicum opportunities (field placement)
  • Integration of pure and applied science
  • Practicing professionals as adjunct faculty and guest lecturers
  • Modern laboratory, research, and library facilities
  • Extensive computer facilities available
  • Interactive learning opportunities
  • A strong foundation moving on to a PhD program



Prepares you for work in administrative positions for nonprofits, in macro-level community or social service agencies, in city planning, or in other government agencies


Prepares you for work in professions that require you to use data collection and analysis skills to solve complex social problems


Prepares you to teach sociology courses in community colleges (including dual-credit high school courses) or part-time at universities

Which department am I in?

Shaheen College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (36 hours)

Tuition fees
USD $488 per credit hour
Start date

17 January 2023


Shaheen College of Arts and Sciences

University of Indianapolis,

1400 East Hanna Avenue,



46227, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Official academic transcripts with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 with STEM major/minimum 3.0 GPA for STEM content.

For international students

Applicants must have

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or the equivalent of a bachelor's degree for students applying from outside the United States
  • A 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA (scale of 4.0)
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 for international students; TOEFL - 100 IBT required, IELTS - 7.0 required

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


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