Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Format: Online
Application Deadlines
  • Spring 2022 Priority Deadline: November 8, 2021
  • Spring 2022 Regular Deadline: December 1, 2021

The BA in Sociology online degree prepares students to adapt and succeed in career paths shaped by rapid social change and an increasingly global, technology-driven labor market.  Students in the program develop the research and communication skills they need to address challenges posed by their changing and culturally diverse social worlds. They develop the creative, critical thinking, research, problem-solving, and communication skills required to resolve social problems and issues in their communities, organizations, and the broader society.

Students in the program:

  • Frame questions and analyze data
  • Examine global and local inequalities and their impact on human lives
  • Explain the effects of immigration and demographic transitions on social institutions
  • Provide explanations for enduring and transient patterns of inequality
  • Write a clear and concise sociological analysis

Career Prospects

The BA in Sociology degree prepares students for graduate or law school and for careers in a variety of settings and fields:

  • Human resources research and administration
  • Health and human services research and management
  • Criminal justice, law enforcement, and corrections
  • Education & training, teaching, and administrative support services
  • Marketing, marketing research, and sales
  • Arts organizations research, development, and administration
  • Government and demographic research
  • Social policy analysis and advocacy
  • Organizational analysis and community building

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements are formal agreements between CUNY School of Professional Studies, (CUNY SPS) and two-year colleges and universities, allowing students to transfer the maximum number of credits with ease to our BA in Sociology program from institutions with which we have an established transfer process in place.

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Admissions Criteria

Applicants must possess at least 24 transferrable credits from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants need to demonstrate basic proficiency in reading, writing, and math.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2022 Priority Deadline: November 8, 2021
  • Spring 2022 Regular Deadline: December 1, 2021
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Student/Alumni Profiles

Yolanda Ransom

BA in Sociology 2016

"After graduation, my role in supporting students expanded into facilitating and/or co-facilitating both CUNY SPS orientations each semester.”

Leticia Arroyo

BA in Sociology

"My degree has helped me shape and view how entertainment impacts society.”

Stephen Ippolito

MA in Disability Studies and BA in Sociology 2017 and 2014

"I was able to use what I learned to help create a more efficient management system for our district at the LCI as well as bring awareness of disability accessibility to my employment at NYU.”

Giselle Bonet

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology 2013

Setting goals is easy but knowing how to reach them isn’t always clear. I learned how to turn my passions into career-oriented practices. CUNY SPS gave me the tools to formalize the skills needed in the workforce and taught me how to apply those skills in the real world.

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