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B.A. and B.S. in Applied Sociology
B.A. and B.S. in Applied Sociology

B.A. and B.S. in Applied Sociology

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  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Official transcripts of all secondary school coursework and grades translated in English. (“Official” means that you must request your school to send transcripts directly to the UT admissions office. If that is impossible, send copies that have been certified by your school as “true copies” of the originals after they are copied. An official at your school should sign the document as “true copy of original.”)

  • Essay written in English.

  • A recommendation written by a counselor, teacher or headmaster.

English Requirements

  • TOEFL: minimum acceptable score is 550 or 213 (computer based) or 79 (Internet based) exam.

  • IELTS: International English Language Testing System – minimum grade of 6.5.

  • DuoLingo: minimum acceptable score is 105. The Duolingo English test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on demand, in under an hour for only $49. The test is taken online via a computer with a webcam and microphone. The test includes a proficiency score, video interview and writing sample which are shared with The University of Tampa when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session.

  • Successful completion of the English 112 certificate offered by ELS Language Centers accompanied by a letter of recommendation from an administrator and a 500-word English writing sample.

Other Requirements

The following documents should be submitted:

  • Completed application

  • Official high school or secondary school transcript or GED results (plus official transcripts from all university or dual enrollment courses completed, if applicable)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee

  • SAT and/or ACT scores (Have questions about the new SAT? See SAT FAQ.)*

  • Guidance counselor or teacher recommendation (not required if you already graduated from high school and have completed some college credits)

  • Essay (not required if you have already graduated from high school and completed some college credits)

Course Information

As one of three undergraduate programs in the United States accredited by the  Commission on the Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology (CAPACS), the  Bachelor of Arts in Applied Sociology and the Bachelor of Science in Applied Sociology each equip students with the knowledge, skill-set, training and experience necessary to apply social theory and research methods to real-world settings and problems. From internships, independent studies and community-service learning, to one-on-one mentorship, collaborative research and professional development, students are provided with exceptional, practical learning experiences that broaden and enhance the scope of their future opportunities and successes.  

As evidenced by our prestigious accreditation, the applied sociology program is committed to internship experiences, students' career aspirations, vigorous involvement and mentorship. Students are provided with an array of transferrable skills that render them particularly competitive for both graduate school and the 21st-century job market. Applied sociology majors are taught how to think, write and present critically, scientifically and creatively as researchers, problem-solvers, decision-makers and consultants who offer important and insightful evaluations and solutions to a vast-array of professionals, organizations, communities and individuals. Throughout the program, students receive training that enables them to apply their expertise of social life and human behavior to purposes and problems defined by interest groups, community leaders, businesses, agencies, for-profit/nonprofit organizations, governments, activist groups, public/private think-tanks, university partner(s), community service organizations and/or to their scholarly communities, universities and classrooms.   

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Topics of Study 

  •      Clinical and Counseling Sociology

  •      Medical Sociology

  •      Sociology of Childhood

  •      Social Stratification

  •      Race/Ethnicity

  •      Gender

  •      Sexualities

  •      Social Research Methods

  •      Social Theory

  •      Social Statistics

  •      Qualitative Research Methods

  •      Demography

  •      Popular Culture

  •      Social Psychology

  •      Religion

  •      Deviance

  •      Global Sociology  

  •      Marriage and Family   

  •      Sports

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The skills acquired throughout the applied sociology program ensure that students are competitive applicants to graduate schools around the country. UT's applied sociology alumni have entered graduate programs in sociology, social work, mental health counseling, law, medicine, psychology, communication, public administration, library sciences, gerontology, and business. These same skills are also greatly desirable in occupations that involve working with diverse customers or clients and positions that require cultural sensitivity, due process, and/or the responsible collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. As such, students are well-primed to enter an expansive range of occupational settings and graduate programs, including those related (but not limited) to the following:

Mental/Physical Health and Wellness: Includes social work, advocacy, mental health, interpersonal therapy, counseling, child welfare, intervention, substance abuse, and positions that involve collaborating with doctors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists and nutritionists.

Legal Systems and Criminal Justice: Includes positions that involve legal council and/or the coordination, evaluation, implementation, and management of legal services and programs (e.g., case managers, lawyers, council and service coordinators, program specialists, human rights officers/specialists, juvenile probation officers, etc.) 

Policy, Administration and Education: Includes public policy, public administration, human resources, and positions that involve policy and/or program evaluation and analysis, expertise in culture and diversity, and those that involve working as instructors/professors, administrators, and consultants within primary and secondary educational settings.  

Business, Marketing and Media: Includes advertising, management consultation, market research analysis, media planning, public information/relations, impact planning and user research. 

Social Research and Analytics: Encompasses many positions listed above, as well as numerous others that involve the collection and analysis of data, often through the use of statistical, qualitative and/or mixed-method analysis software. Such positions include research analysts, directors, associates, officers, fellows, project managers and/or specific types of social research, such as network analysis, social demography, ethnography, geographic information systems, etc. 

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