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BA in Sociology

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program gives students the opportunity to study society and its social rules and processes. Read more about the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students seeking admission to Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program should have graduated high school before 2008 and should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Earn your Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree from Ashford University and discover the intricate framework of relationships between individuals and the societies they create: their composition, organization, culture, and development. Study 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. Upon graduation, you will possess a practical understanding of important sociology concepts.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology:

Course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Introductory Course Requirements

  • EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education (3 credits)
  • PSY 202: Adult Development & Life Assessment (3 credits)

Major Course Requirements

  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • SOC 203: Social Problems (3 credits)
  • SOC 315: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (3 credits)
  • SOC 305: Crime & Society (3 credits)
  • SOC 308: Racial & Ethnic Groups (3 credits)
  • SOC 312: Child, Family, & Society (3 credits)
  • PSY 325: Statistics for the Behavioral & Social Sciences (3 credits)
  • PSY 326: Research Methods (3 credits)
  • SOC 304: Social Gerontology (3 credits)
  • SOC 320: Public Policy & Social Services (3 credits)
  • SOC 331: Social Justice & Ethics (3 credits)
  • SOC 490: Social Science Capstone (3 credits)

Electives

Students must complete 41 credits in elective courses.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, students could choose to go on to earn a master's degree. Completing a graduate degree program may allow students to explore new areas of study in the sociology field or additional employment opportunities.

Master's degree options include but are not limited to:

  • Master of Arts in Sociology
  • Master of Arts in Social Science
  • Master of Arts in Social Services

Career Paths:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program helps prepare students to pursue positions in social services, human services, mental health, or research. Graduates may also be able to find employment opportunities in areas of business, such as public relations or human resources.

Entry-level positions that graduates can pursue include:

  • Human services
  • Public relations
  • Mental health
  • Research
  • Gerontology

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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