Sociology Program FAQ

  1. What are the benefits of online learning?

    The biggest benefit of online learning is that you can work to earn your degree from your own home while raising a family, working full-time or experiencing particular life circumstances that make commuting to campus difficult or impossible.

  2. How is the online program different than the campus program?

    At UofL you are taught by the same world-class faculty as our on-campus students. You read the same books, do many of the same assignments and earn the same degree. Neither your transcript nor your diploma notes your degree was completed online, only that you completed courses at the University of Louisville. The biggest difference is that you are able to do coursework on your own time and in a way that best fits your learning and lifestyle.

  3. Can I receive credit for courses completed at another school?

    On a case-by-case basis, credit transfer is allowed from any regionally-accredited university to fulfill general education requirements.

  4. I noticed that the Department of Sociology offers both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Sociology. Can the Bachelor of Science in Sociology also be completed fully online?

    No, at this time only the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology will be offered fully online. The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sociology requires an internship-type course that includes an in-class component, so completing the BS online is not currently an option for fully online students.

  5. Is the Sociology Student Association (SSA) available for online students?

    Unfortunately, the SSA meetings and activities are campus-based. However, you are encouraged to join the international association for sociology - the American Sociological Association. Their Student Forum website links students to career information for sociology majors, networking possibilities, and invitations to upcoming events.

  6. I have never attended college (or I have earned less than 24 credits so far). Can I earn this degree online?

    Yes, you may begin – or continue – your college degree at UofL by choosing a fully online degree.

  7. Are courses taught by UofL faculty?

    Yes, all sociology courses are taught by full- and part- time faculty who work in the Department of Sociology and also teach our on-campus sociology courses. As such, our instructors are already familiar with the UofL system and are committed to the success of UofL and its students.

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