Online Bachelor's Degree in Sociology (B.A.)

Program Description

The online Bachelor's Degree in Sociology (B.A.) teaches students how people connect to other individuals in networks, teams, and organizations. Students gain insights into stereotyped groups such as race, class, and gender, as well as how to distinguish these from voluntary membership in social clubs, political associations, and professions. Learning how to frame issues as problems to be solved, how to conduct social research, how to communicate effectively and how to apply learning to new complex settings puts students on course for influential leadership positions in diverse organizational, community, cultural, and job settings.

Based on models and recommendations from the American Sociological Association, students completing the Online Bachelor's Degree in Sociology will:

General education courses complement this specialized study and emphasize critical thinking, qualitative reasoning, effective communication and the exploration of the foundations of knowledge and culture. 

Career and Academic Advancement Prospects

Career and life planning, with guidance from faculty and student advisors, are integrated into the course work of the online B.A. in Sociology. The emphasis on critical thinking, communication, ethics, research, and multiculturalism prepares students for programs in public policy, higher education, nonprofit management, human rights, urban studies, public health, labor studies, law, and criminal justice. The degree also provides the essential foundation for admission to graduate programs in sociology.

The online B.A. in Sociology degree opens the doors to careers in social policy analysis and advocacy; marketing and market research; law enforcement and corrections; social and community services; and organizational analysis and change management.

Admission Criteria

To qualify for admission to any of the Bachelor's Degree programs applicants must have:

The online application requires students to complete a personal essay that will help us understand your educational goals and readiness to return to college.

*International students may enroll in fully online degree programs. However, our online programs do not qualify for student visas.

Application Deadlines


For more information about the program, contact or 212.652.2869.