Sociology degree

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:

  • 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 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.

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.)

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:

Cognitive Studies

Environmental Management & Sustainability

Public Administration

Public Relations

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.

Sociology Careers

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What are the Benefits of Studying Sociology?

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Choosing an online degree program can sometimes be an overwhelming journey, as there are a variety of different factors to take into consideration. A bachelor’s degree in sociology is a multifaceted subject area that can prepare you with transferable and marketable skills that can benefit you across many different industries. More importantly though, studying sociology can provide you with a better understanding of society in all its diversity. Studying sociology can help you better understand things such as:

  • The unique experiences of identity groups and social inequality in society  
  • The way social change can specifically impact identity groups and collective society
  • How social structures, policies and institutions impact the experiences of humans in society
  • How sociologists use research to understand social issues and influence policies related to society

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