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BA Sociology - Law and Society

Catalog id : SO31
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

13672 USD
13672 USD

Application fee

International 70 USD
National 70 USD
Department of Sociology
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)80
TOEFL-PBT (min)550
SAT (avg)1350
ACT (avg)30

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About this course

Sociology is the study of society: its composition, organization, culture, and development. It combines scientific methods with humanistic perspectives, integrating the findings of economics, political science, psychology, and history.

Sociology is about understanding "the big picture." Sociologists examine both broad and narrow social phenomena. In doing so, they integrate the findings of other social science disciplines, including economics, political science, psychology, and history.

Rather than viewing our world only through one lens, sociologists view the world though lenses that combine these diverse perspectives. In addition, in sociology one can study many of the substantive topics that the others social sciences examine. Thus, the fields of ethnic studies, gender, and cultural studies build on important sociological traditions and findings.

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Eligibility Criteria

Students with equal to or more than 1350 in the SAT are eligible to apply. 

ACT scores can also be used as eligibility. 30 is the score as eligibility for admission.

TOEFL score of 83 is minimum for admission.

IELTS score of 7 in Internet Based Test is minimum for eligibility.

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Course Modules

  • SOCI 1: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 2: The Study of Society
  • One lower division elective (SOCI 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50)
  • SOCI 60: The Practice of Social Research
  • Sociology 100: Classical Sociological Theory
  • One methods course from SOCI 102 - 110
  • SOCI 60
  • 115 Social Problems
  • 138 Genetics and Society
  • 140 Sociology of Law
  • 40F Law and the Workplace
  • 141 Crime and Society 

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How to Apply


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Test scores.

If you're a freshman or sophomore applicant, you'll have to include your scores from the ACT with Writing or the SAT Reasoning Test. (If you're applying for fall, be sure to complete these tests by December). All applicants should report scores for any SAT Subject Tests, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, TOEFL or IELTS exams they have taken.
Annual income for last year and the current year (your parents' if you're a dependent; your income if you're independent). This is optional unless you're applying for an application fee waiver or for the Educational Opportunity Program.

Social Security number, if you have one.

We use this to match your application to things like your test score report, final transcript(s) and, if you're applying for financial aid, your Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Citizenship status.

You must enter your country of citizenship (or "No Selection"). If your country of citizenship is outside the United States, you'll need to provide your immigration status and your visa type.

California Statewide Student ID (optional)

Each K-12 student in California public schools is assigned an ID number. If it's not printed on your transcript, ask your counselor or registrar.

Credit card.

If you prefer to pay by check, you can mail your payment.

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