Online Bachelor of Science in Sociology

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.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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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. 

Featured courses


SOC 101: Introductory Sociology (SB)


SOC 390: Social Statistics I (CS)


SOC 483: History of Social Thought (SB)


SOC 241: Modern Social Problems (SB)


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


SOC 264: Gender and Society (SB & C)


SOC 391: Research Methods (L or SB)


FAS 361: Research Methods (L or SB)


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:

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 %
Salary: $64,100

Social Worker


Growth: 14.2 %
Salary: $44,380

Sociologist


Growth: 1.3 %
Salary: $79,650

Prestigious faculty

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.

Prestigious faculty

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.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman 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).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. 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 earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. 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.

The largest and most diverse college at ASU

ASU’s 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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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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