Online Bachelor of Science in Sociology

If you’re curious about how humans interact, create change and coexist in social structures, a degree in sociology might be an ideal fit for you. The bachelor’s in sociology from Arizona State University is offered by the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics. Graduates will gain a strong ability to conduct research, analyze information and think critically about topics like relationship building and community interactions.

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Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 39

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What will I learn with a sociology degree?

With a sociology degree, you’ll learn sociological theory and research techniques. By pursuing this degree, you’ll dedicate yourself to studying and understanding how social institutions function. We offer a particular focus on gender and race inequality, health, aging, technology, and workplaces.

You’ll also develop an overall knowledge base about concerns related to multiculturalism, diversity and other social issues. Additionally, you’ll improve your ability to communicate, interpret information and comprehend statistical methods.

Is sociology a good degree for me?

 

Pursuing a sociology degree might be a good choice if you’re interested in learning about social institutions like family, educational environments and workplaces. It can also be a desirable option for you if you want to improve your writing abilities, technical proficiencies and familiarity with research methods. A sociology degree is useful for people entering careers in social services, as well was business and government or students entering graduate school.

This ASU Online sociology degree sets itself apart, as a Bachelor of Science rather than the more standard Bachelor of Arts in sociology. As a Bachelor of Science, this degree focuses narrowly on sociology subjects and courses. Our sociology degree also focuses on research methods and the history of social and racial issues in our communities. This program is highly recognized. Our bachelor’s degree in sociology is #1 according to the Best College Reviews’ ranking of the 35 Best Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Sociology 2020.

Featured courses

To earn your sociology degree, you can complete courses in topics ranging from research methods to gender and social thought.


SOC 101: Introductory Sociology (SB)


SOC 390: Social Statistics I (CS)


SOC 483: History of Social Thought (SB)


SOC 270: Racial and Ethnic Relations (SB & C)


SOC 241: Modern Social Problems (SB)


SOC 264: Gender and Society (SB & C)


SOC 391: Research Methods (L or SB)


FAS 361: Research Methods (L or SB)


What can you do with a sociology degree?

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Science in sociology have career opportunities in business, education, government, law and social services. The bachelor’s degree may also pave the way toward graduate work and careers in sociological research. Career examples include but are not limited to those shown below. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Advocate


Growth: 16.4 %
Salary: $33,120

Behavioral Health Specialist


Growth: 8.3 %
Salary: $61,980

Counselor (General)


Growth: 14.3 %
Salary: $43,370

Human Behavior Researcher


Growth: 4.3 %
Salary: $46,000

Medical Social Worker


Growth: 20.1 %
Salary: $54,870

Probation Officer


Growth: 5.7 %
Salary: $51,410

Social Services Director


Growth: 18.0 %
Salary: $64,100

Social Worker


Growth: 14.2 %
Salary: $44,380

Sociologist


Growth: 1.3 %
Salary: $79,650

Study with experts in the field of sociology

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Study with experts in the field of sociology

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Apply to earn your degree in sociology

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Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Learn with largest and most diverse college at ASU

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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