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BA in Sociology

Learn the theories and methods necessary to analyze society. This online sociology degree program prepares students to successfully pursue careers in social and community service professions, academia, education, management, marketing, criminology, international relations, law and social justice.

Sociology Degree Overview

With a bachelor’s degree in sociology, you can apply major sociological theories and methods to gain a greater understanding of society on both a national and global scale. Graduates will be prepared to work in a broad range of careers.

As a student you will:

  • Analyze U.S. and global diversity, including the social inequalities that result. 
  • Apply major sociological theories to explain societies.
  • Master scientific writing for sociological research.
  • Employ various sociological methods to study social groups and occurrences.
  • Evaluate the structure of major social institutions and organizations.

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Summer II (Jun 27, 2022)

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Ways to Learn

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Available Campuses

Fairfield Campus
2450 Martin Road, Fairfield, CA 94534
San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Antelope Valley Campus
39115 Trade Center Drive, Suite 203, Palmdale, CA 93551
Ontario Campus
3990 Concours Street, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764
Santa Maria Campus
1300 E. Cypress Street, Building A-1, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Victorville Campus
13911 Park Avenue, Suite 100, Victorville, CA 92392
Yuba City Campus
3301 East Onstott Road, Yuba City, CA 95991
Modesto Campus
5222 Pirrone Court, Salida, CA 95368
Palm Desert Campus
75-105 Merle Dr, Suite 800, Bldg. B, Palm Desert, CA 92211
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ALL MAIL TO: PO Box 3104 Visalia, CA 93278 CAMPUS LOCATION: 337 N. Plaza Drive Visalia, CA 93291
Riverside Campus
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507
Irvine Campus
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92618

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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process and submit required documents. Documents required vary based on the number of transferable credits and include:

    0 - 11 TRANSFERABLE CREDITS

    • High school diploma or GED equivalent
    • Official high school transcript indicating the date of graduation

    12 OR MORE TRANSFERABLE CREDITS

      • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
      • Provide official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
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      Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts.

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    MAT Program Curriculum

    • Bachelor degrees require students to complete a minimum of 120 semester units which include a combination of General Education requirements and program specific requirements. In the absence of sufficient transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the 120 total units for the degree which a UMass Global Academic Advisor will help you evaluate.

       

      Basic Skills 12
      ENGU103 Writing Communication I: Writing and Rhetoric 3
      ENGU 104 Written Communication II: Writing About Literature 3
      Quantitative reasoning 3
      Oral communication 3
      Breadth Requirements 24
      Humanities Select from 3 different areas: Communications, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies 9
      Natural Sciences Select 6 credits 6
      Social Sciences Select from 3 different areas: Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Economics, History, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Political Science/Legal Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology 9
      Liberal Education Foundations 6
      LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity 3
      LBSU 304 Liberal Arts Core Foundations 3
      Total Credits 42
    • SOCU 101 Introduction to Sociology

      3

      PSYU 301 Scientific Writing in Behavioral Social Sciences

      3

      SOCU 301 Social Research Design

      3

      COMU 315 Intercultural Communication

      3

      SSCU 317 Quantitative Methods and Social Statistics

      3

      SOCU 350 Human Diversity

      3

      SOCU 401 Sociology of Social Conflict, Analysis, and Resolution

      3

      SOCU 415 Sociology of Organizations and Institutions

      3

      SOCU 436 Globalization and Social Change

      3

      SOCU 448 Social Inequality/Stratification

      3

      SOCU 484 Social Theory

      3

      SSCU 494 Social Science Capstone

      3

      Sociology Core Subtotal

      36

      Sociology Electives (9 Upper Division Credits)

       

      Take courses from communications (COMU), criminal justice (CJCU), environmental sciences (ESCU), history (HISU), legal studies (LEST), marketing (MKTU), organizational leadership, (OLCU), political science (POSU), integrated social sciences (SSCU), social work (SOWK) or sociology (SOCU). Students may also select LBSU 492, Experiential Learning for 3 of the elective credits if they are interested in engaging in service learning, an internship or another type of experiential learning.

       

      Sociology Electives Subtotal

      9

      Total Credits

      45

    • SOCU 101  Introduction to Sociology

      3

      PSYU 301  Scientific Writing in Behavioral Social Sciences

      3

      SOCU 301  Social Research Design

      3

      SOCU 350  Human Diversity

      3

      SOCU 448  Social Inequality/Stratification

      3

      SOCU 484  Social Theory

      3

      Total Credits

      18

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