Delve into the scientific study of society and its social rules and processes, including social relationship patterns, social interaction and culture with your Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Ashford University.
Dr. Matthew Laubacher is an Associate Professor at Ashford University and Chair of the History program in the College of Liberal Arts. He earned his doctorate in History from Arizona State University, a Master's in Education from National University, and a Bachelor's in History and Biology from the University of California, San Diego. Read his full bio.
Online Sociology Bachelor's Degree Focus
Your Bachelor of Arts in Sociology will provide you with the ability to demonstrate knowledge of basic sociological concepts, apply major sociological theoretical perspectives and analyze critically major sociological issues. You will study the social lives of humans, groups and societies from the anonymous contact of individuals to the global social process that will instill an appreciation for cultural and social diversity. Focus on how and why people are organized in society, separately as individuals as well as together as members of professional organizations, groups, or voluntary associations.
You may also choose to delve deeper into other areas of sociology when you add a specialization to your degree program. A specialization consists of four (4) courses, each worth three (3) credits. These courses are taught online as part of your degree program. For more detailed information, see the Courses tab. This program offers one specialization:
Political Science & Government
Learn about the complex inner workings of the United States government and the global environment. Discover how your elected officials represent your interests with a specialization in Political Science & Government.
Your courses in this program are taught by graduate-degreed faculty with real-world experience in the fields they teach. In addition, you can transfer up to 90 approved credits toward your Bachelor's degree and accelerate your degree completion.
If this program fits your personal and professional goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.
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Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, Ashford University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate's application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.