Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Format: Online

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. 

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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 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.

Borough of Manhattan Community College - A.A. in Sociology (PDF)

Kingsborough Community College - A.A. in Liberal Arts (PDF)

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

Applications for Fall 2018 are due by July 9, 2018

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Student/Alumni Profiles

Joshua Weitz

BA in Sociology

"Our understanding of how we relate to each other and why is really invaluable I think, especially as the world becomes increasingly interconnected across geography and culture."

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.

Harris Kline

BA in Sociology

"My professors at CUNY SPS have all shown themselves to be top of the line educators dedicated to expanding knowledge, encouraging freedom of expression and supporting exploration"

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