Sociology: Online bachelor’s degree
Bachelor of arts in sociology (BA)
- Program type: Bachelor’s degree
- Academic home: College of Arts and Science | Department of Sociology
- Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
- Delivery mode: 100 percent online
- Total credit hours: 120
- Typical transfer student needs: 60 credit hours
- Typical program cost: $21,379.80*
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
How an online sociology bachelor’s degree can help you
As we live in an increasingly diverse society, sociology plays an extremely important role. A bachelor’s degree in sociology helps prepare independent-thinking citizens to influence social change and
- Understand cultural, economic and geopolitical conditions and how race, gender, age and social class affect them;
- Apply sociological knowledge to improve organizations, individuals and communities;
- Contribute to improving society by understanding how humans work together in groups.
No matter where you are in your career, a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Mizzou will help you stand out. Prepare to enter the workforce, change your career or advance your current position with MU. Our faculty and staff are active in conducting sociological research that helps them provide a high-quality education to our students. Read more about some of our faculty’s cutting-edge research.
Program structure and topics
The online bachelor’s in sociology is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.
Online courses have varying lengths. The length of your program depends on how many credit hours you transfer and whether you study part time or full time.
Core course work covers
- Social inequalities
- Youth in today’s world
- The sociology of sport
- Social policy analysis
- Recent theories in sociology
Meet our faculty
Professor and Chair
Dr. Brent’s research program has two recurring themes: using computing technologies to practice research and reason sociologically, and examining the nature and mechanisms of social interaction in work settings with relationships of power. Brent is fascinated by the process of social interaction and ways in which computers can help us study that interaction.
Dr. Avery teaches courses on population health, criminology and statistics. She is interested in the ways in which economic, social and built residential contexts are associated with health and wellbeing and social control. She has published articles on the relationship between neighborhood context and health and mortality, fear, cohesion and experiences with police.
Ask us about this program
This program is administered by the Department of Sociology.