Bachelor of Science - Sociology (Online)


About This Program

The Sociology program seeks to cultivate in our students a sociological imagination that will enable them to understand the influence intersecting social identities on shaping both individual and group behavior. We prepare our graduates to be well-equipped critical thinkers and engaged citizens of an increasingly knowledge-intensive and globally diverse society. Graduates of the program are prepared to enter graduate or law school as well as take positions in a wide variety of governmental and private organizations. 


Degree Requirements

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice awards the Bachelor of Science, Sociology degree.  To obtain the degree, students must complete 120 semester hours of coursework at both the upper and lower levels including all general education and university requirements with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.00 scale.

To major in sociology, a student must take courses in social theory, research methods, and appropriate substantive material by completing at least 30 semester hours in sociology.  The basic prerequisites for all sociology majors are Introduction to Sociology and Social Problems followed by 15 hours of core courses in theory and research. The additional 15 semester hours are to be taken from among the courses in sociology and anthropology. Students may select elective courses from the following areas: social stratification and inequalities, social organizations and processes, environmental sociology, and anthropology. Internships are available to students and are recommended for students who do not plan to do graduate work.

A minor is required for Sociology majors.  The minor requires eighteen (18) credit hours in an approved discipline. The curriculum for the minor follows the requirements specified by the minor discipline.


What can I do with a degree in Sociology?

Graduates from the sociology program are well prepared for graduate school or may find employment in a variety of occupations including but not limited to:

  • Community Organizer
  • Diversity Manager
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Non-profit Manager
  • Policy Analyst
  • Research Associate*
  • School Counselor*

*Some fields may require additional training or graduate school

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