Road ahead for Sociology aspirants
I heard about this college from one of my school seniors, the admission process wasn't tedious at all, the website clearly briefs about what they would want well before-hand, the application fees that I had to submit was about $90. I was interested in Sociology and Psychology but was able to enter through Sociology which broadened my horizon for a variety of cultural demarcations. I easily fulfilled all the criteria required for the program, so the online application process went quite smoothly.
BA in Sociology opens a whole new world for you, it just doesn't adhere to the basic Arts knowledge, it changes your perspective towards how you view the world. People have done this course usually take to going ahead with Masters and then Ph.D., like I am carrying on with Ph.D. in the same. Apart from academics my friends of the batch even switched to politics, research, public relations and human rights
I took just the English Proficiency test that is IELTS for the program, in which I managed to secure 7.5, other than that my marks in the high school sufficed the admission process, with a decent percent and the relative study fields in the high school.
If you're living on campus the fees can hike up to $16,400, including tuition, room and dining, but if you opt to live off campus the fee structure differs. Fees for Fall, Summer and Spring also vary. There are plenty of scholarships available that can land you a feasible $110000, but that depends on the overall scores of your IELTS and high school scores.
I lived on-campus because I was unable to get an off-campus budget place to reside in, plus I grew accustomed to living in the beautiful surroundings with students of the same interest as mine which intrigued me.
The placements and job opportunities are mainly for the Master's program but we in Bachelors got plenty of campuses and opportunities to work as an intern in several fields of study, we had the option to either extend our study or take towards the work permit.
I along with many of my batchmates insisted on working as an intern or a co-author of the research paper with our guides, the college regularly posts an ample amount of internships across the city during the time of summer and winter break, so if we are to explore, we were given complete independence. The stipend was near about $100- $200 since it was an internship rather than a job.
The events are spread across in the form of Education, Technical, Regional services, Learner services, University and Adult Basic Education, apart from that the student body keeps on engaging in varied clubs and events held at an individual or program based level.
I took a study loan, but there are scholarships available upto $110000 for full-time trade, technical and other programs, us being International students were eligible for general awards that are upto 500-2000$ during March, every academic session. There is a separate slot on their website where you can look for the ones most beneficial scholarship, their email contact is fairly responsive.
Monthly Expense : $500 - $1500