Sociology is the critical study of the social world. As a sociology student, you will gain a rich understanding of a range of social processes and concerns, including such pressing issues as public health crises to social movements for racial justice. Through your course work, you will develop skills to examine social problems and work collaboratively to identify solutions. You will also gain experience and apply insights to important social issues through community engagement.
Our online BA in Sociology is a program for undergraduate students who want to earn a valuable, high-quality degree in a field that is full of professional opportunities. We offer three optional certificates for our majors as well as non-majors, including Families & Social Welfare, Criminology, and Sociology of Health and Medicine. The BA in Sociology program is designed for traditional undergraduate students as well as working adults who wish to pursue a new credential or complete college coursework. Thus, it is for students who are returning to coursework after a long break, transfers from other universities and community colleges, and high school graduates who want to complete their degree entirely online.
Although the BA in Sociology is entirely online, the program is taught by the same high-quality award-winning faculty as the on-campus program. Most of our courses are taught by full-time doctoral-level faculty, the majority of whom are actively engaged in social research. Their expertise and experience offer online students the opportunity to complete faculty-supervised research remotely and graduate with university honors, which is very uncommon for an online program.
A BA in Sociology will provide you with numerous professional opportunities and career options. You could work as a human resource manager, urban planner, criminologist, policy analyst or social science researcher, among many other roles in corporations, education, government and nonprofit organizations. Some sociologists also work in higher education as researchers, writers and professors.