Online Bachelor of Science in Sociology
Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Science in sociology explores how humans interact, create change and coexist in social structures. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to conduct research, analyze information and think critically about various topics, such as relationship building and community interactions.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 41
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is sociology?
Sociology is the study of social life, social change and the underlying social factors and outcomes of human actions. Sociologists explore the dynamics of groups, organizations and societies, as well as the intricate ways individuals interact within these frameworks.
As human behavior is inherently social, sociology's scope encompasses a wide array of subjects, ranging from close-knit families to confrontational crowds. It encompasses the study of organized crime and religious traditions, as well as societal divisions related to race, gender and social class.
What you’ll learn in this online sociology program
Throughout this sociology degree, you’ll examine sociological theory, research techniques and how social institutions function. This sociology degree sets itself apart as a Bachelor of Science, rather than the more standard Bachelor of Arts in sociology. As a BS, this degree focuses on sociology subjects and research methods, as well as the history of social and racial issues in our communities.
Coursework offers a particular emphasis on the real-world application of gender and race inequality, health, aging, technology and workplaces. Additionally, you’ll develop an overall knowledge base about concerns related to multiculturalism, diversity and other social issues. Upon completion, you’ll graduate with an improvement in your ability to communicate, interpret information and comprehend statistical methods.
Throughout this sociology degree’s coursework, you’ll engage in interactive online discussions, written projects and experiential projects. Course topics specialize in sociological theory and research methods. As you progress in this degree, you may customize your learning experience with a variety of sociology elective topics, such as gender, social thought, race and ethnicity and more.
SOC 101: Introductory Sociology (SB)
SOC 201: Careers in Sociology
SOC 290: Introduction to Social Science Research
SOC 483: Sociological Theories (L or SB)
SOC 491: Advanced Sociological Perspectives
The jobs you can get with a sociology degree
This online sociology degree provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue career opportunities in business, education, government, law and social services. This degree may also pave the way toward graduate work and careers in sociological research, as advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.
Career examples include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
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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.