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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Hanover College
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

About this program

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

As a Hanover sociology student, you'll learn to step outside your own class, ethnicity and gender to see the world from other points on the social spectrum. You'll quickly apply your class work in practical settings.

Maybe your class will visit the penitentiary or homeless shelter. Maybe you will travel to Arizona to study Native American sociology or to a major European city to study urban society. You'll grow to understand the large social forces and structures that impact lives and how we can affect them. With highly dedicated and accessible faculty, you'll build the scientific and interpersonal skills needed for success in the social sciences.

Admission requirements

As a selective liberal arts college, Hanover is looking for those students who have completed a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum. To be eligible for admission, an applicant must have completed the following high school courses:

  • Four years of English (literature and composition)
  • At least two years of foreign language
  • At least two years of mathematics, including Algebra II

The following courses are recommended as part of a well-rounded college-preparatory curriculum:

  • At least three years of laboratory science
  • At least three years of social studies
  • At least one year of fine or performing arts

Students who have taken AP, IB and dual-credit courses may be eligible for Hanover College credits.Hanover College has adopted a test-optional admission policy. If you choose to submit test scores as part of your application, there is no preference for either the SAT or ACT. Hanover College's school code for the SAT is ""1290"" and our ACT code is ""1200"". For international applicants, the TOEFL, IELTS or SAT-I score minimums must be met.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

  • Globalization
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Deviance and Social Control
  • Social Problems
  • World Ethnographies
  • Art & Social Life in Taiwan
  • Sociology of Families
  • Sociology of Public Places
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Confronting Poverty in Indiana
  • Social Justice in the Internet Age
  • Immigration and Transnationalism
  • Political Sociology
  • Race & Ethnic Relations
  • Urban Sociology
  • Research Methods & Statistics
  • Sociology of Children and Youth
  • Sociology of Mental Health
  • Sociological Theory
  • Self and Social Interaction
  • Sociology of Sport
  • Crime and Corrections
  • Social Class and Inequality
  • Race, Gender and Sexuality
  • Sociology of Change
  • Social Movements
  • Senior Seminar

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.


Tuition fee for the course is $39,400 per academic year. Visit the university's website for more information.

Career paths

Previous graduates' career and professional placements have included:

  • Executive, Fifth Third Bank (Cincinnati)
  • Statistician, U.S. Government (Washington D.C.)
  • Urban Planner, City of Indianapolis
  • Human Rights Activist (Central America)
  • Fashion Designer (Denver)
  • Sociology Professor, University of Maryland
  • Attorney (Lexington, Ky.)
  • Social Worker (Los Angeles)
  • School Counselor (Bloomington, Ind.)

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Hanover College

Hanover College is small, private college located in Hanover, Indiana. Established in 1827 as Indiana’s first private college, Hanover has a longstanding history within the state and recognition for Alumni success. With about 1,100 undergraduate students, over 600 acres of...

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Why study at Hanover College

Hanover College gives students the best of all worlds. There are renowned professors at the top of their discipline, but classes small enough to get 1:1 interaction and mentoring from those professors.

We are located in a small midwestern area near one of Indiana's most historic small towns (Madison, IN), but less than an hour away from some of the largest and most touristic cities of the Midwest.

We have a one-of-a-kind naturally beautiful campus with over 600 acres of space, hiking trails, over 30 waterfalls, and endless hammocking spots. Hanover is also Indiana's first and oldest private, liberal arts, college. Hanover is also a global institution with about 18 different international partner universities and a variety of study abroad options to participate in during your 4 years here.

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Hanover College

517 Ball Drive
47243 Hanover IN
United States of America (USA)

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