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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology online degree at the University of Louisville Online

The online bachelor in sociology is a 121 credit-hour program that follows the requirements of the College Arts & Sciences.


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General Education Hours
Minimum Requirements (total credit hours) 31
Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements
General 101: A&S; Orientation 1
Foreign Language (completion of the intermediate level of a single foreign language) 12
Electives in Humanities or Natural Sciences (in addition to courses counted toward General Education; 6 hours must be at 300 level or above) 9
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above (may be incorporated into other degree requirements  
Total 22
Department of Sociology Requirements
Sociology 201, 301, 303, 320, 323 15
Sociology electives at 300 level or above 9
Sociology electives at 400 level or above 12
Sociology electives at any level 3
Total 39
Supporting Courses
Electives in Social Sciences other than Sociology of which 6 hours must be at 300 level or above (in addition to courses counted toward general education) 18
Minimum Electives: 11
Total: 29
Minimum Total: 121


Course Descriptions

GEN 101 Arts and Sciences Orientation

An introduction to essential skills for Arts and Sciences students: constructing a course-sequence plan for a coherent liberal arts education; understanding academic policies and requirements; selecting and declaring a major; choosing a career path; making use of the diverse resources of a metropolitan research university to prepare for life and work. Note: Required of students with fewer than 24 hours credit.


SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to the study of human societies. How societies are organized and changed and the implications of social organization on everyday life.


SOC 301 Introduction to Social Statistics

Prerequisite: Completion of General Education Math Requirement. Statistical concepts used in the social sciences: descriptive statistics, probability, sampling, hypothesis testing, estimation, regression and correlation, categorical data analysis, and statistical control. Note: Credit may not be earned for this course and MATH 109, PSYC 301, BSTA 201, or CJ 326.


SOC 303 Introduction to Research Methods

An overview of research methods commonly used in sociology. Elements of quantitative research design, the logic of inquiry, and ethical issues. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication.


SOC 320 Social Theory

Prerequisite: SOC 201. General introduction to the classical origins and modern forms of social theory; examination of the major and influential schools of social theory. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication.


SOC 323 Diversity and Inequality

Dimensions, sources, and problems associated with social inequality. Includes discussions of social class, gender, and race/ethnicity. Focus on American society, with international phenomena also considered.



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