Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Online Program Overview
A sociology degree can transform how you approach your role in society by examining social structures and how they shape one’s attitudes, actions and opportunities. Rooted in the liberal arts, the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology offered 100% online by the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisville teaches valuable critical thinking skills and can equip you with a greater understanding of how social structures form, evolve and influence individuals.
In this program, you learn to take an analytical, evidence-driven approach to social issues, as well as gain the interpersonal communication skills necessary to craft persuasive narratives grounded in critical thought. Sociology students focus on diversity and inequality and use their analytical insight into social structures for effective formulation and implementation of democratic social policy.
School: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology
Delivery: 100% online (on campus options available)
Total Credits: 121 ( 60-61 upper-level credit hours)
Tuition: $489 per credit hour (+$50 distance learning surcharge)
- Research-based sociology degree focused on diversity and inequality
- A liberal arts foundation builds versatile skills for which employers around the country recruit
- Program taught by published faculty within the Department of Sociology
- Credit may be transferred from other regionally-accredited institutions
- Financial aid is available for online students who qualify
By combining robust critical thinking and research skills with an understanding of the root causes of social issues and how to address them, a Sociology degree prepares you for a wide variety of careers in fields such as:
- Social services
- Government and policy-making
- Non-profit institutions
- Public and private research
- Marketing and public relations
- Human resources and organizational change
According to a study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, hiring managers look for leadership, teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills above all others. Sociology graduates are well-prepared to meet those demands.