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Sociology BA (Degree Completion)

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An Online Sociology Bachelor's Degree Completion Program

The Online Sociology Bachelor of Arts program is a flexible liberal arts degree. In this bachelor's completion program, you will develop transferable job skills that are valuable for a wide range of professions in virtually any industry. You'll also engage in personally interesting curriculum that will enrich your ability to succeed in any job or organization.

The Benefit of a Bachelor's Degree

Why finish your degree? Besides the knowledge and skills you'll gain, you will also open the door to better employment opportunities and earnings. Based on final 2017 earnings data, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that – compared to those who have only completed some college credit – those with a bachelor's degree...

  • Earned 51% more money each week ($1,173 compared to $774).
  • Had a lower unemployment rate (2.5% compared to 4%).

Visit the full Bureau of Labor Statistics article to view the full interactive charts for earnings and unemployment data by education level.

Chart of 2017 median weekly earning by level of education, from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

You'll develop applicable skills in...

  • Effective communication, critical analysis, writing and research
  • Analysis of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Application of social context and cultural issues to problem solving at the group, organizational and societal level

Career Options

Graduates will be prepared for a variety of positions in market analysis, research, policy development, human resources, politics, journalism, law, education, social work, non-profit organizations, counseling and health care administration.

For those who will pursue careers directly within Sociology, job growth in Sociology and related professions is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations, with Sociologist and Political Scientist jobs expected to grow 21% between 2008 and 2018!

A Liberal Arts Program Designed for Adult Learners

This online bachelor's degree completion program is designed for busy adults of any age who need to fit their college completion into busy lives, no matter where they live.

  • Open Entry: You can begin the program any term (Fall, Spring or Summer) and even start in the middle of a term because of our 6 and 8-week course options.
  • Fast Progress That Won't Overwhelm You: The program is designed to allow for 12 credits to be taken each term while only taking 2 courses at one time (you can take more credits each term if your situation allows).
  • Quality Brought to You Online: This Sociology Bachelor of Arts degree is the same as our on-campus program.
  • Transferable Skills: A broad liberal arts degree is highly valued by employers because it prepares you with communication and research skills that can be applied to any industry, providing you with more career options.

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Credits Required:
41 in Sociology
120 total (including transfer credit) for graduation
Time to Completion:
About 2 years, varies by student
$360/credit hour

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Program Coordinator:

Sandra Harmon


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What Students Say

nancy carol

“I really enjoyed the Sociology coursework. I also appreciated the quick feedback from instructors and connecting with the other students online.”

– Nancy Carol, Graduate

Dala niesent

“With work, a husband and three children, when I saw that the program was offered online, I jumped. I loved the program.”

– Dala Niesent, Graduate