Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Delve into the study of humans and their experiences in society with your Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Ashford University. Focus on their identifying groups (race, gender, sexuality, etc.) and the unique issues they can face in society such as: discrimination, inequality, equity and access, when interacting with social policy, institutions, workplaces and communities. Throughout your sociology degree, you will develop a deep appreciation for cultural and social diversity.
What you will learn
Your Bachelor of Arts in Sociology will provide you with the ability to defend knowledge of human identifying groups and their societal problems using varied social research perspectives. Sociology majors study social theory and social structures, research methods and the making and implementation of social policy. You will study the diversity of society, the cause of social issues, how to provide solutions, and how advocates influence positive social change in communities and through social policy. Upon completion of your degree in sociology, you will be able to:
- Defend knowledge of foundational sociological concepts; specifically, concepts of diversity, social responsibility, human rights, and dignity and respect for others in society
- Assess a variety of classical and contemporary sociological theoretical perspectives
- Evaluate research methodologies within the sociological context
- Critically evaluate sociological issues
- Apply sociological tools to impact societal issues
Your Courses in Sociology
Engage in the study of humans in their collective aspects in society as well as their membership in identity groups and social class. Tackle such areas as social issues, identity group experiences, social inequality, discrimination, community, and aging. Learn how to statistically measure and analyze sociological research data to further understand the experiences of humans in social contexts. By taking such a variety of courses, you will be exposed to learning opportunities that will help you develop a proficiency in written communication, research methods, information analysis, evidence-based decision and policy making.
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.
Major Course Requirements (33 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)
Emphases for Sociology
An emphasis provides you with additional opportunities to broaden and enrich your education that is distinct from and enhances your major. It may be taken as a way to expand career options, to prepare for graduate study, or simply to explore in greater depth an area different from your major. An emphasis consists of three (3), three (3) credit courses. Choose from the following emphases:
Environmental Management & Sustainability
Web & Mobile App Technology
BA in Sociology
Discover the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Ashford University. In this video, Dr. Matthew Laubacher, Lead Faculty in the Center for Enhancement of First-Year Experience in the College of Arts and Sciences, explains what you can expect to learn during the sociology degree program and how it will prepare you for a rewarding career in sociology.
Careers in Sociology
When you complete your bachelor’s in sociology, you will be prepared for a career in which a broad background and general knowledge in the field of sociology are requirements. Take a look at your potential career options below.
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