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. Arizona State University's bachelor’s in sociology 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.
Next start date: 03/13/2023
Total classes: 41
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, business and government. This degree can also prepare you for a variety of graduate school programs.
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 2021.
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 201: Careers in Sociology
SOC 290: Introduction to Social Science Research
SOC 483: Sociological Theories (L or SB)
SOC 491: Advanced Sociological Perspectives
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.
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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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