Bachelor - Sociology

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Are you interested in a career that allows you to utilize an understanding of human societies and sociological phenomena? If so, then you might consider enrolling in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program. Read on for more information about this online bachelor's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Students of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program have the opportunity to study introductory and advanced courses in social science, social justice, ethics, and public policy. Program coursework covers sociology theories, social behavior, crime, ethnicity, family and social relationships, cultural diversity, and public policies regarding social services. Other topics addressed include societal problems such as racial issues, homelessness, caring for the elderly, poverty, and drug use. A capstone course requires the application of theories and concepts studied throughout the program to the development of an in-depth research paper.

What are the Prerequisites?

Before enrolling in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program, you should have strong communication, problem solving, and analytical skills and have an interest in working with people. All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent and be 22 years of age; some programs may have more specific requirements.

What are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program at Ashford University requires the completion of 120 credits. This credit total includes 36 credits in major courses, 52 credits in general education courses, and 41 credits in electives. Some courses might satisfy both major and general education requirements.

Sociology Course Requirements

Course NumberCourse Title
Major Course Requirements
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology
SOC 203Social Problems
SOC 315Cross-Cultural Perspectives
SOC 305Crime & Society
SOC 308Racial & Ethnic Groups
SOC 312Child, Family, and Society
PSY 325Statistics for the Behavioral & Social Sciences
PSY 326Research Methods
SOC 304Social Gerontology
SOC 320Public Policy & Social Services
SOC 331Social Justice & Ethics
SOC 490Social Science Capstone

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program, you could be eligible to pursue entry-level positions in the public or private sector. You could seek work in community centers, government agencies, elementary or high schools, mental health clinics, or in the criminal justice field.

Entry-level positions you could pursue include but are not limited to:

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

Advanced Degrees

Upon completion of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program, you could be eligible to enroll in master's degree programs in academic areas incorporating sociological principles and practices. A graduate degree will typically be required for those interested in career advancement.

Master's degrees you could pursue include:

  • Master of Sociology
  • Master of Social Services
  • Master of Social Work

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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