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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.
Official nameBachelor of arts in sociology
CampusUniversity of Missouri
Program typeBachelor's degree
Academic homeCollege of Arts & Science | Department of Sociology
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
Freshman credit hours120
Freshman estimated cost$43,758.00
Transfer credit hours60
Transfer estimated cost$21,879.00
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
Graduates tend to possess highly valued skills such as
- Critical thinking
- Oral communication
- Computer proficiency
This degree may help you qualify for positions in
- Community and urban planning
- Human resources
- Social research
- Criminal justice
- Government research
- Social services
- Marketing and market research
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
Typical program lengthVaries
Typical course loadVaries if full time or part time
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
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.