Online Bachelor's in Sociology

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Take a brave step forward.
Spark social change.

Social issues exist everywhere. Today’s organizations need critical thinkers like you — brave individuals with the desire to learn new skills and address complex challenges. At Maryville, our goal is to support your mission to build a better world. That’s why we offer a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in a convenient online format. We connect research-based coursework to relevant career paths, so you have the skills to stand out and step up to new opportunities. You can also tailor your studies to support your specific interests and career goals. Choose your concentration: 


Build your sociology degree across many disciplines.


Focus on criminal justice and learn to help address criminal and violent activity in your community.

Social Justice

Study social issues and mental illness and seek community solutions.

Social Work

Prepare to become a vital resource for families and individuals.

Not sure which concentration is right for you? No problem. You can choose the program’s general track — or connect with an advisor to talk through a degree plan. Either way, we provide support through every step of your journey. Let’s be brave together.

  • 100% online coursework with no campus visits required
  • Research-based projects and field experience align with your interests
  • Supportive, industry-leading faculty connect coursework to career paths
  • No entrance exams or fees required to apply
  • Programs start in fall, spring, or summer
  • Get transfer credits for eligible courses

What can you do with a sociology major?

A sociology major can prepare you to pursue a diversity of job opportunities in human, social, and community services. At Maryville, your online bachelor’s degree in sociology can launch a career trajectory that takes you to the top of a nonprofit organization, or it can serve as a foundational step in your educational journey toward starting your own private practice. Our comprehensive degree program can give you the skills and knowledge to grow your career in any number of directions.

You can work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Community schools
  • Community centers
  • Research centers
  • Privately owned practices
  • Hospitals or health organizations
  • Child welfare or human service agencies
  • Community development organizations
  • Law firms

Career opportunities include:

  • Community service manager
  • Community specialist
  • Social services specialist
  • Family support worker
  • Social researcher
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Case manager
  • Probation officer
  • Youth supervisor
  • Social services assistant