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Bachelor of Science in Sociology Online

Complete Coursework: Varies Credit Hours: 120 Tuition: $441 per credit hour

Overview


Bachelor of Science in Sociology Online

In the Bachelor of Science in Sociology online program, examine sociological concepts, theories, and methods as powerful analytical tools for making connections between personal problems and larger social issues, and for understanding how communities are intertwined. Develop your ability to think critically about societies and learn to understand and appreciate behavioral and values differences among people.

This program includes a senior seminar capstone course. Elective coursework includes criminology, marriage and the family, the sociology of work and occupations, and popular culture. In this program, you will:

  • Study dominant-minority intergroup relations, prejudice, discrimination, and other intergroup processes
  • Study theories of social class, distribution of wealth, power, and prestige in the U.S.
  • Study technology and social change, analyze the interaction of technology and society, and study social issues that arise with technological advancement

Courses

In order to earn the Bachelor of Science in Sociology online, students must complete eight core courses (24 credit hours), 37 general education credit hours, 12 credit hours of required electives, 21 minor credit hours, and 26 credit hours of free electives—for a total of 120 credit hours. Not included is a 3-credit hour prerequisite. All courses are seven weeks in length.

To see the full list of Bachelor of Science in Sociology courses, view courses.

Admissions

Applicants for the Bachelor of Science in Sociology online degree program must submit an ACT score of 18 or higher or an SAT score of at least 430 for math/science and 450 for critical reading. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 undergraduate GPA.

To learn more about Bachelor of Science in Sociology online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Tuition for the Bachelor of Science in Sociology online degree program can vary depending on transfer credits. Tuition is $441 per hour and includes all required fees. The application fee is $40. Tuition is the same for students living inside or outside Kentucky and can be paid by the course.

To learn more about Bachelor of Science in Sociology online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

With multiple start dates each year, the Bachelor of Science in Sociology online degree program is convenient and accessible. After selecting the desired start date, students should consider deadlines for completing an application, turning in all required documentation, registering for classes, and paying tuition.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the Bachelor of Science in Sociology online, view calendar.

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Courses


For the Bachelor of Science in Sociology online, students must complete eight core courses (24 credit hours, including one math course), 37 general education credit hours, 12 credit hours of required electives, 21 minor credit hours, and 26 credit hours of free electives—for a total of 120 credit hours. Not included is a 3-credit hour prerequisite. Students should consult with their academic advisor to devise their individual degree plan and to answer any questions about required and elective courses.

Note: SOC 100 is a prerequisite for all courses.

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Students must take the following courses and one additional mathematics/statistics or free elective course:

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Sociology is the scientific study of society. More specifically, it is the study of ways in which humans construct meanings and organize social relationships and activities. This discipline seeks to develop students' ability to observe and think critically about their own and other societies and to become more sensitive to behavioral and value differences among people (which powerfully shape attitudes and opinions). Serious students of sociology will learn that sociological concepts, theories, and methods are powerful analytical tools for making connections between personal problems and larger social issues and for understanding how local, regional, national, and global communities are intertwined. Such understanding and skills will facilitate decision-making and constructive ethical and responsible action to address the issues we face today.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers major classical sociological theories and their exponents.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides students with an analysis and an understanding of the major contemporary theories that underlie both quantitative and qualitative sociological research.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to database creation, management, and analysis. Designed to give students hands-on experience assessing, building, evaluating, applying, and drawing conclusions related to large data sets.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an overview of the research process; principles of research design; major methods of data collection; interviewing techniques; hand-on experience with selected research design and analysis.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the theories of social class; distribution of wealth, prestige, and power in U.S.; patterns of social mobility.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an interactionist approach to study of development of the self; social roles; identity; social relationships; creativity; deviance; social control.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Senior seminar is a required capstone experience for seniors majoring in sociology.

Students must take the following courses:

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the major sociological theories of sickness and health; social and cultural aspects of disease definition, help-seeking, and response to illness; provider-patient roles and relationships; healthcare delivery systems in various societies.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers dominant-minority intergroup relations; prejudice, discrimination, and other intergroup processes; racial and ethnic minorities in U.S. society.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the social and demographic characteristics of the elderly population; sociological theories and methods for studying the elderly; adjustment problems of aging; prejudice and discrimination against the elderly.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the sociological analysis of interaction of technology and society; social issues arising with technological advancement; sociological factors influencing the direction of technological change and the adoption of technology; issues of the role of science in contemporary society.

Students must take 21 credit hours in a declared minor.

Students must take 26 credit hours of free electives. Remember, some of these may have to be at the 300/400 level to reach the required 45 total hours of 300+ work for graduation.

Students must take 37 credit hours of general education courses, selected from the following categories. Note, some general education courses may be part of the major/minor/focus requirements. If so, those courses may be used to count for both general education and the major/minor/focus.

  • General Education Courses:
    • Communication; Written (3)
    • Communication; Written II (3)
    • Communication; Oral (3)
    • Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry;
  • Mathematics and Statistics (3)
    • Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry;
  • Natural Sciences with lab (4)
    • Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry;
  • Natural Sciences without lab (3)
    • Self and Society;
  • Cultural Pluralism (3)
    • Self and Society;
  • Individual and Society (3)
    • Self and Society;
  • Individual and Society (3)
  • Culture and Creativity (3)
  • Culture and Creativity (3)
  • Global Viewpoints (3)
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Admissions


It's time to get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Sociology online program, along with information on required documentation.

Bachelor of Science in Sociology Online Requirements

Applicants for the Bachelor of Science in Sociology online program are evaluated on a holistic basis and must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Adult learners who are 21 years and older may submit ACCUPLACER or COMPASS scores to be considered for admissions.
  • Required ACT scores for undergraduate admission: 18 (English, math, reading). Required SAT scores for undergraduate admission: (prior to March 2016) 430 (math and writing subscores), 450 (critical reading), or (March 2016 forward) 23.5 (math), and 25 (reading, writing, and language).

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

NKU Office of Admissions
Lucas Administrative Center
400 Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099

Have a question? Call us at 800-985-7215 800-985-7215.

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Tuition


Tuition for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Sociology online is $441 per credit hour. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included in the total tuition cost.

Tuition is subject to change at any time.

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Calendar


Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Spring 2 March 12, 2018 February 26, 2018 March 5, 2018 March 7, 2018 March 11, 2018 April 27, 2018
Summer 1 May 7, 2018 April 23, 2018 April 30, 2018 May 2, 2018 May 7, 2018 June 22, 2018
Summer 2 June 25, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 18, 2018 June 20, 2018 June 25, 2018 August 10, 2018
Fall 1 August 20, 2018 August 6, 2018 August 13, 2018 August 15, 2018 August 20, 2018 October 5, 2018
Fall 2 October 17, 2018 October 8, 2018 October 10, 2018 October 12, 2018 October 17, 2018 December 7, 2018
Spring 1 January 14, 2019 January 2, 2019 January 7, 2019 January 9, 2019 January 15, 2019 March 1, 2019
Spring 2 March 18, 2019 March 4, 2019 March 11, 2019 March 13, 2019 March 19, 2019 May 3, 2019
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