Sociology

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Overview

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.

Quick facts

Official name

Bachelor of arts in sociology

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Bachelor's degree

Academic home

College of Arts & Science | Department of Sociology

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Freshman credit hours

120

Freshman estimated cost

$43,758.00

Transfer credit hours

60

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.

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Career prospects

Graduates tend to possess highly valued skills such as

  • Critical thinking
  • Writing
  • Oral communication
  • Computer proficiency
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
4.76%
employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$51,000
median salary

This degree may help you qualify for positions in

  • Community and urban planning
  • Human resources
  • Social research
  • Criminal justice
  • Government research
  • Advertising
  • Counseling
  • Social services
  • Marketing and market research

Program structure

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

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

Varies

Typical course load

Varies if full time or part time

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Faculty spotlight

Eileen Avery

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.

Eileen Avery
Associate Professor

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Sociology