The Bachelor of Science in Sociology offered online through Arizona State University studies social life, social change and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. As part of the School of Social and Family Dynamics, you will be provided with an excellent liberal arts education that enables you to develop strong research, analytical and critical thinking skills.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
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The Bachelor of Science in Sociology offers you a variety of courses on both contemporary social issues and traditional social institutions. These courses cover such topics as courtship and marriage, the family, social change, the impact of technology on society, the globalization of work, deviance, social networking, population characteristics, and the politics of race, ethnicity, religion, gender and health in today's society. Through this broad range of courses and learning opportunities you will develop proficiency in written communication, statistics and research methods.

As a Sociology student in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you will also be required to complete two Science and Society courses, which include courses such as Introduction to Global Health, Technology and Society, and Women and Health.

The largest and most diverse unit at Arizona State University:

  • Top 5 for best qualified graduates, according to Wall Street Journal.
  • Top 20 for humanities research, according to the National Science Foundation
  • 20,000 enrolled students, 89 undergraduate majors, 134 graduate degrees and 22 interdisciplinary schools and departments
  • $115 million in research expenditures
  • #1 most innovative university in the U.S.


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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 including:

  • 306 Endowments
  • 12 Named Chairs
  • 14 Named Professorships
  • 1 Pulitzer Prize Winner
  • 1 MacArthur Fellow
  • 3 Nobel Laureates

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Related Careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Science in Sociology have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Example Careers

Graduates of the online sociology program are prepared for careers in a wide range of fields, including:

  • Law
  • Medicine and Counseling
  • Social Work
  • Sociological Research
  • Business
  • Government
  • Social Service

ASU Online Story

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