Online Bachelor’s in SociologyOnline Bachelor’s in SociologyOnline Bachelor’s in Sociology

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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. To help you find your path in an expansive field of opportunity, we offer career-related concentrations in social work, social justice, and criminology.

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Careers for those with a bachelor’s in sociology include:

  • Community service manager
  • Community specialist
  • Social services specialist
  • Family support worker
  • Social researcher

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Why choose our bachelor’s in sociology?

At Maryville, our online sociology degree prepares you for a career path that’s aligned to your passion. Our courses cover relevant, real-world topics that often spark new areas of interest. Each of the concentrations is uniquely designed to guide you into different areas of opportunity. The ultimate goal of our curriculum is to help you learn and grow in ways that are relevant to what you want to do next.

Here’s what you can expect with our program:

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Start in fall, spring, or summer

Study 100% online

Choose a concentration in your desired field

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Maryville’s online Bachelor of Arts in Sociology comprises 128 credit hours and includes coursework in general education, your sociology major, and your concentration or general electives. Students may choose from three 15-credit concentrations, including Social Justice, Criminology, or Social Work. Alternatively, you can personalize your experience to fit your interests by choosing any two 100 or 200-level courses and three 300 and 400-level courses. Students also have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by undertaking an optional internship.

Choose your track:

General. Build your sociology degree across many disciplines.

Criminology. 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.

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Accreditation and rankings

Maryville University is a nationally ranked private college recognized for comprehensive and innovative education focused on student learning, outcomes, and success.

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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Ranked by Forbes among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2019

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Ranked among Money’s “Best Colleges” 2020

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