Do you want to make a difference? Our vast network of undergraduate and graduate alumni is making an impact every day in fields like social work, juvenile justice, victim advocacy, public policy and law. Arm yourself with the knowledge and training you need to fight for positive social change.
Sociologists are driven by the need to improve the lives of others. As a sociology major, youll study how humans relate to one another and why they thriveand flounderin different societies. By asking important questions about human behavior, family structures, socioeconomic differences, and gender gaps, youll become a catalyst for social change. Suffolk encourages students to think globally, and youre urged to challenge the status quo and seek ways to improve our world. Sociologists often go on to careers in government, nonprofits, business, and law. A popular major, this department is the second-largest at Suffolk with a robust faculty and a helpful peer-to-peer tutoring program.Helping the Underserved
Suffolk underscores the importance of real-world experience. In addition to your coursework, juniors and seniors have the chance to engage in practicums to conduct fieldwork and help underserved segments of the population. Our well-connected faculty help students find internships at local courts, youth services centers, law firms, and crisis centers. Suffolk also offers a respected Masters program in Crime and Justice. Youll benefit from those resources, most notably our renowned Center for Crime and Justice Research. Suffolk is noted for expertise in:
Men in prison
Choose from concentrations in:
The General Sociology concentration gives students a broad base of knowledge in the social sciences by exploring issues of social injustice, progress, and economic disparity, and human behavior. This is an excellent choice if youre interested in human services and community advocacy work. The broad base of courses in research, analysis, and the social sciences gives you a strong foundation for graduate work, too.
Crime & Justice
The concentration in Crime & Justice gives students the knowledge and skills to be effective in the various fields of adult and juvenile justice, youth development, community justice, criminal justice, victim advocacy, and human services. Suffolk is also home to the renowned Center for Crime & Justice Research. Youll have the opportunity to work with the center to conduct specialized research projects to assist government agencies, private businesses, community groups, and academic institutions, and local courts.
Health & Society
The Health & Society concentration prepares students for employment in the health care sector. You'll gain an understanding of the ways in which cultural patterns influence bodies and health globally, as well as the health experiences of men, women, children, the elderly, and other populations. Many Health & Society students seek jobs in the health care sector upon graduation. These jobs may be in hospitals, government agencies, insurance companies, and community organizations. Or you can continue your education at the graduate level in education, public health, social work, hospital administration, or public administration.
Youth & Community
Full-time: 12-17 credits per semester $16,265Start date 2016 Credits 126 credits
Students must complete a minimum of 126 credits for graduation.Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
Students must complete a minimum of 126 credits for graduation.Major Requirements: 9 courses, 36 credits
The major in sociology consists of 9 courses (36 credits). Students will select one of four concentrations: (1) General Sociology, (2) Crime and Justice, (3) Health and Society, or (4) Youth and Community.
All sociology majors are exposed to the foundations of the discipline; the study of sociology beyond their concentration; and a focus within a selected concentration.
Regardless of concentration, all sociology majors are required to take 4 core courses:
Due to the sequencing and prerequisites of some required courses, students should plan to take their introductory-level course during their first year at Suffolk. Students must complete at least 20 credits in the major in residence at Suffolk.
Students who successfully fulfill the requirements for programs in Crime and Justice; Health and Society; or Youth and Community may apply for certificates of completion. Students should consult with their advisors on proper procedures for certificate awards.
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
We do not use specific minimums for scores or grades in the decision process, but weigh all factors together to gain a whole view of you and your potential for success as a Suffolk University student:
In high school, you should have completed:
We may also consider other factors in the review process, such as:
We are also very interested in personal qualities that will offer us further insights into you as an applicant, including:
No work experience is required.
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The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.
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