BA in Sociology

Shorelight- American University, United States

ba-in-sociology

Next enrollment cycle

December 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 54,354

Course Accredited By

MSCHE

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
The Department of Sociology of the College of Arts and Sciences serves the university and students from the DC area, the United States, and throughout the world as a center for the advanced study of social institutions, global affairs, and social justice.
  • Its programs offer in-depth training in sociological theory and emphasize research methodology at the BA and MA levels, through a BA/MA program (allowing students to complete a BA and MA in 5 years), and two graduate certificates: one in Public Sociology and another in Social Research.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2021
  • March 2022
  • July 2022
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms B-/8
  • Undergraduate AAPA 2 Terms B-/8
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms B-/8
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms Second Class Honours, Lower C Satisfactory, 55%
  • Undergraduate PS AAPA 2 Terms Second Class Honours, Lower C Satisfactory, 55%
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms Second Class Honours, Lower C Satisfactory, 55%

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 no sub-score below 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6 With no sub-score below 5.5
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 6.5 With at least one sub-score of 5.5 and no sub- score below 5.5
  • SE (1 Term) 6.5 no sub-score below 6

TOEFL

  • PSE (2 Terms) 50 – 59
  • PSE (1 Term) 60 – 67
  • EAP (3 Terms) 68 no sub-score below 14
  • AAP (2 Terms) 74 with all sub-scores above 15 and at least one sub-score below 20
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 80 with at least one sub-score below 20 but above 17 (minimum subscore required).
  • SE (1 Term) 85 No sub-score below 20

Duolingo

  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90 No sub-score below 80 (subscores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100 No sub-score below 90 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 110 No sub-score below 100 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • SE (1 Term) NA

Uganda

  • Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms B5 and C's (2)
  • Undergraduate AAPA 2 Terms B5 C's (2)
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms B5 C's (2)
  • Bachelor's degree, including Bachelor of Medicine or Bachelor of Surgery; Postgraduate and professional diploma or certificate
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 70, Class 2 Honors Upper
  • Undergraduate PS AAPA 2 Terms 70, Class 2 Honors Upper
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 70, Class 2 Honors Upper

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 no sub-score below 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6 With no sub-score below 5.5
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 6.5 With at least one sub-score of 5.5 and no sub- score below 5.5
  • SE (1 Term) 6.5 no sub-score below 6

TOEFL

  • PSE (2 Terms) 50 – 59
  • PSE (1 Term) 60 – 67
  • EAP (3 Terms) 68 no sub-score below 14
  • AAP (2 Terms) 74 with all sub-scores above 15 and at least one sub-score below 20
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 80 with at least one sub-score below 20 but above 17 (minimum subscore required).
  • SE (1 Term) 85 No sub-score below 20

Duolingo

  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90 No sub-score below 80 (subscores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100 No sub-score below 90 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 110 No sub-score below 100 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • SE (1 Term) NA

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D/4
  • Undergraduate AAPA 2 Terms D/4
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 no sub-score below 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6 With no sub-score below 5.5
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 6.5 With at least one sub-score of 5.5 and no sub- score below 5.5
  • SE (1 Term) 6.5 no sub-score below 6

TOEFL

  • PSE (2 Terms) 50 – 59
  • PSE (1 Term) 60 – 67
  • EAP (3 Terms) 68 no sub-score below 14
  • AAP (2 Terms) 74 with all sub-scores above 15 and at least one sub-score below 20
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 80 with at least one sub-score below 20 but above 17 (minimum subscore required).
  • SE (1 Term) 85 No sub-score below 20

Duolingo

  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90 No sub-score below 80 (subscores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100 No sub-score below 90 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 110 No sub-score below 100 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • SE (1 Term) NA

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate AAPA 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Bachelor's degree; Diploma in Technology or Technological Engineering or Arts and Design
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 60, Second Class (lower division)
  • Undergraduate PS AAPA 2 Terms 60, Second Class (lower division)
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 60, Second Class (lower division)

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 no sub-score below 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6 With no sub-score below 5.5
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 6.5 With at least one sub-score of 5.5 and no sub- score below 5.5
  • SE (1 Term) 6.5 no sub-score below 6

TOEFL

  • PSE (2 Terms) 50 – 59
  • PSE (1 Term) 60 – 67
  • EAP (3 Terms) 68 no sub-score below 14
  • AAP (2 Terms) 74 with all sub-scores above 15 and at least one sub-score below 20
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 80 with at least one sub-score below 20 but above 17 (minimum subscore required).
  • SE (1 Term) 85 No sub-score below 20

Duolingo

  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90 No sub-score below 80 (subscores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100 No sub-score below 90 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 110 No sub-score below 100 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • SE (1 Term) NA

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 College Preparatory subjects passed; Students must also meet the GCE A/AS Level requirement after completing IGCSEs
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C or 4
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C or 4
  • 5 College Preparatory subjects must be passed; Students must also meet the GCE A/AS Level requirement after completing IGCSEs
  • Undergraduate AAPA 2 Terms C or 4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 no sub-score below 5.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6 With no sub-score below 5.5
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 6.5 With at least one sub-score of 5.5 and no sub- score below 5.5
  • SE (1 Term) 6.5 no sub-score below 6

TOEFL

  • PSE (2 Terms) 50 – 59
  • PSE (1 Term) 60 – 67
  • EAP (3 Terms) 68 no sub-score below 14
  • AAP (2 Terms) 74 with all sub-scores above 15 and at least one sub-score below 20
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 80 with at least one sub-score below 20 but above 17 (minimum subscore required).
  • SE (1 Term) 85 No sub-score below 20

Duolingo

  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90 No sub-score below 80 (subscores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100 No sub-score below 90 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • AAP Advanced (2 Terms) 110 No sub-score below 100 (sub-scores effective Fall 21)
  • SE (1 Term) NA

Course Requirements

Foundation (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

  • SOCY-100 U.S. Society in a Global Perspective FA4 (3 Cr ) 
  • SOCY-120 Ethics, Neoliberalism and Social Change (3 Cr  )
  • SOCY-210 Power, Privilege, and Inequality FA4 (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-215 The Rise of Critical Social Thought FA2 (3 Cr)  
  • Research Methods and Social Theory (9 credit hours)
  • SOCY-320 Introduction to Social Research (3 Cr)
  • SOCY-412 Social Theory: From Classical to Contemporary Thinkers (3 Cr)
  • SOCY-421 Introduction to Quantitative Research (3 Cr) 

Capstone (3 credit hours)

 Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

  • SOCY-491 Internship (1-6 Cr)
  • SOCY-492 Major Seminar in Sociology (3 Cr)

Department Emphasis (12 credit hours)

Complete 12 credit hours from one of the following areas of department emphasis, or other approved courses:

  • Health, Medicine, and Society
  • SOCY-275 Epidemiology of Everyday Life FA5 (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-335 Birth and Death (3 Cr)
  • SOCY-350 Social Problems in a Changing World (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-375 Gender, Poverty and Health (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-389 Society and the Global Environment (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-475 Health and Rights In Transnational Perspective (3 Cr)

Inequalities and Social Justice

  • SOCY-210 Power, Privilege, and Inequality FA4 (3 Cr)
  • SOCY-215 The Rise of Critical Social Thought FA2 (3 Cr)  
  • SOCY-310 Language, Culture, Power (3 Cr)
  • SOCY-351 Race, Racialization and Power (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-354 Interrogating Whiteness: Privilege, Racism, and Anti-Racism (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-368 The City after Civil Rights (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-370 Power, Politics and Society (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-375 Gender, Poverty and Health (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-451 Latinx Studies (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-453 Intersectionality: Theory and Practice (3 Cr)
  • SOCY-475 Health and Rights In Transnational Perspective (3 Cr)

Migration and Transnational Processes

  • SOCY-205 Diverse and Changing Families FA4 (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-350 Social Problems in a Changing World (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-351 Race, Racialization and Power (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-369 Urban Lives (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-385 Globalization and Education (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-389 Society and the Global Environment (3 Cr)
  • SOCY-451 Latinx Studies (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-454 Topics in Transnational Perspective (3 Cr) 

Place, Space, and Environment

  • SOCY-275 Epidemiology of Everyday Life FA5 (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-350 Social Problems in a Changing World (3 Cr)
  • SOCY-367 City and Place (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-368 The City after Civil Rights (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-369 Urban Lives (3 Cr)
  • SOCY-389 Society and the Global Environment (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-450 Social Movements and Social Change (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-452 Popular Culture (3 Cr)
  • SOCY-454 Topics in Transnational Perspective (3 Cr)

Politics and Social Change

  • SOCY-210 Power, Privilege, and Inequality FA4 (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-215 The Rise of Critical Social Thought FA2 (3)
  • SOCY-310 Language, Culture, Power (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-352 Gender Relations and Social Change (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-368 The City after Civil Rights (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-369 Urban Lives (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-370 Power, Politics and Society (3 Cr) 
  • SOCY-450 Social Movements and Social Change (3 Cr)
  • SOCY-452 Popular Culture (3 Cr)

Electives (15 credit hours)

  • 15 credit hours from SOCY coursework with no more than 9 credit hours at 100- or 200-level unless approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies

 

  • Tuition 54,354 
  • Housing 21,250 
  • Dining 6,320 
  • Other 2,000 
  • Program Cost Per Semester Academic Accelerator 
  • Fall 2021 $27,177 
  • Spring 2022 $27,177
  • Summer 2022 $26,421 

Academic Accelerator Program, Advanced (2 semesters) 

  • Fall 2021 N/A 
  • Spring 2022 $27,177 
  • Summer 2022 $26,421 
  • Housing Option Description Cost Per Semester 

Off Campus Two-Bedroom Apartment (Double Room) 

  • The Off Campus Two-Bedroom Apartment (Double Room) option, offers a shared bedroom with one other person in a fully furnished off-campus apartment. Each apartment has two bedrooms, so common areas such as the bathroom, dining room and kitchen are shared with three other roommates. 
  • Fall 2021 $10,034 
  • Spring 2022 $10,034 
  • Summer 2022 $6,562 

Off Campus One-Bedroom Apartment (Double Room) 

  • The Off Campus One-Bedroom Apartment (Double Room) option, offers a shared bedroom with one other person in a fully furnished off-campus apartment. Each apartment has one bedroom, so common areas such as the bathroom, dining room and kitchen are shared with just one roommate. 
  • Fall 2021 $10,611 
  • Spring 2022 $10,611 
  • Summer 2022 $6,939 

On Campus Double Room 

  • The On Campus Double Room option is a shared room with two twin beds and a shared, common hall bathroom, in one of American University's on campus residence halls. 
  • Fall 2021 $5,048 
  • Spring 2022 $5,048 
  • Summer 2022 $4,720

 

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