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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.

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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:

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree program, 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

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Your Courses in Sociology

Engage in the study of humans in their individual and collective aspects as well as their economic, social, political, and religious activities. Tackle such areas as social issues, cross-cultural perspectives, community, aging, and family. Learn how to statistically measure and analyze sociological research data to further understand the laws governing human behavior 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, and information analysis.

Introductory Courses
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.)

BA in Sociology

Discover the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Ashford University. In this video, Dr. Matthew Laubacher, Associate Professor in the College of Liberal Arts, 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.

Sociology Careers

Online Sociology Club


This student group is a collaborative effort between Ashford's sociology faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and students who are interested in sociology. Join the online LinkedIn club for sociology students.

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