Develop and deepen your understanding of human behavior, social groups and society with an online bachelor's degree in sociology from Southern New Hampshire University. In SNHU's Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program, with an optional concentration in community health, you'll delve into society's historical, economic and political issues and explore experiential assignments, observation and case studies to solve real-world problems.
Whether you choose the general sociology degree or the sociology degree with the concentration in community health, you'll graduate ready to contribute to the public good in fields such as:
Best of all, you'll have the benefit of classes that weave together theory and practice and prepare you for meaningful work in an increasingly interconnected world.
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Soccer mirrors much of what sociology studies, Dr. Frank Catano, SNHU’s social sciences chairman, told former MLS player Calen Carr. Both players and members of society have identities, skills and ways they interact that tell us where we belong and how to play off one another.
SNHU’s online sociology degree gives you the skill set to advocate for change by analyzing the interdependency of global cultures. You’ll study the complexities of human society, define and redefine the dynamic nature of the family and other social institutions, and learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively. Even better, many of the courses take advantage of virtual experiences, from case studies to role-playing exercises, to combine theory and problem-solving skills in an authentic and innovative way.
As you learn about religion, cultures, stereotypes and the relationship of social behavior to social conditions, you’ll be able to identify the needs of the community. With a degree in sociology, your ideas and efforts could make you an integral part of programs enacted to positively affect marginalized groups.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor’s in sociology online at SNHU include:
The bachelor's in sociology puts you in a great position for employment - and enjoyment - in a range of fields, including social advocacy organizations, community health centers and government relief agencies. With SNHU's online degree, you'll be prepared to take on jobs such as:
The online bachelor's in sociology covers major theoretical perspectives and emphasizes the use of sociology to solve social inequalities. The degree courses at SNHU provide you with a background in world civilizations and a wide breadth of sociological studies to give you a well-rounded education. During your core sociology degree courses, you'll examine the dynamics of the human condition and how the principal beliefs that we hold are shared across religions and geographical distance.
The coursework includes a host of assignments that make abstract concepts applicable to real-world issues, including field experience and a capstone project.
SNHU's bachelor's in sociology program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.