Bachelor of Arts Sociology

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Program Description

Scholarships up to USD 25,000

Moravian College offers an International Student Merit Award based primarily on academic achievement: grades, the strength of your academic program, your TOEFL or IELTS scores, and your SAT scores if submitted.

With strong foundations in sociological research and theory, you'll learn about self and society, social interaction, the role of culture and social institutions, and the importance of structured inequality (race, class, and gender) in social life. The department has a particular strength in the analysis of legal institutions. You have two tracks to pick from:

Sociology

Designed to prepare students for a wide range of professional careers and advanced study. This track is particularly useful background for careers in education, human services, social policy, business, or the media.

Sociology (Criminal Justice and Law)

Designed for students with an interest in careers in the legal profession or other aspects of the justice system, as well as for the kinds of advanced study expected of professionals in those fields.

Admission Requirements

First-year international students are required to submit the following:

  1. Moravian College online application or the Common Application. (You may submit an online application free of charge)
  2. Official secondary school academic records. (original and certified translations)
  3. Official Test Scores (SAT or ACT.) If English is not your native language, you must submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing Scores) scores, and this is required of all freshmen applicants. Requirements may be waived for transfer students contingent on college or university transcripts. Please note that Moravian College does not offer an English as a Second Language (ESL) program.
  4. "Certification of Finances" form that confirms that you and your sponsor understand the total cost of education, and there are adequate funds to cover your educational expenses under normal conditions through the full program.
  5. A letter from a bank official or bank statement must accompany all figures indicated on the "Certification of Finances" form for verification. However, all documents must be dated within 6 months of application.
  6. Proof of Financial Support. The student must prove that they have at least the equivalent of $59,664.00 (US) readily available to them for educational expenses. The monies can be in any country and in any currency. Acceptable sources of financial resources are saving accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit. If Moravian awards you a merit scholarship, you may deduct the amount of the scholarship from the total of $59,664.00 (US).
  7. A letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor.
  8. A personal statement or essay.

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Clubs and Organizations

  • Sociology Club
  • Pre-Law Club
  • Alpha Kappa Delta: International Sociology Honor Society
  • Moravian College Radio
  • And more! 

Internships

The Sociology and Anthropology Department internship is available as an elective course for the major. Students who wish to take part in the internship program should register for SOC 375. The course requires 160 hours on-site as well as weekly classroom meetings. Each student must make arrangements for his or her own internship, including contacting the internship agency and submitting all required application materials required by that agency, before the semester of the internship begins.

Why Moravian?

It's all about the experience! The opportunities here are life-changing—some may even say revolutionary. Here’s a preview of what you’ll experience as a Moravian College student:

  • A tech-friendly campus: Every student receives a MacBook Pro and an iPad as soon as they deposit.
  • Personalized learning: We have an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 17 students.
  • Classic college town: Moravian is located in historic downtown Bethlehem, PA.
  • Lifetime support: Say hello to the Center for Career and Civic Engagement!
  • Global education: Choose from more than 20 study abroad programs.
  • Opportunities beyond the classroom: Participate in research, civic engagement, scholarship programs, internships, and more.
  • A vast and active network: There are more than 17,900 Moravian alumni across the world, ready to help you get a job.
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About the School

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Moravian College sits at the intersection of historic and history-making. As the 6th oldest university in America, we’ve earned our reputation as an eye-opening and a world-changing place to learn and explore. Plus, we’re ranked among the “best colleges in the U.S.” and the “best college campuses in PA.” Read less