The Bachelor of Science in Sociology online degree completion program is ideal for working adults interested in advancing within their career or changing careers. Students with a degree in Sociology provide human and social services, such as:
University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that enables maximum learning and because technology provides students with maximum access to education.
Student must have completed most general studies courses required for a bachelor's degree. Request information or call to speak with an adviser about transfer credit or meeting these minimum prerequisites.
Course Number: PSY 250 GS
|Introduction to Sociology||3|
Course Number: SOC 100GS
Prereq: none The development of social systems, group formations and types of social organizations, and the nature of cultural and subcultural variations.
Course Number: SOC 201
Prereq: none An examination of the American social class system and its impact on the lives of the members of society. Theories of the development of social classes are offered as a basis for class discussions. Alternative social class systems are examined along with the American system. The course concentrates on power relationships, ownership of assets, and the impact of class membership on values, beliefs, attitudes, life styles and life chances.
|Global Cultures and Diversity||3|
Course Number: SOC 225
Prereq: none This course acquaints the student with a broad range of cultural, racial, and social groups which are recognized as different by the community. It focuses on the causes of the differential treatment, the problems created for these groups and the community, and suggests some solutions that practicing social workers and human service professionals will find useful in dealing with these groups.
Course Number: SOC 237
Prereq: none Systematic treatment of the design and conduct of social research and of the logical foundations of empirical research. Includes guided practice in the collection and analysis of data and an individual experience in the formulation and design of a research project. (Offered in the Fall semester.)
Course Number: SOC 250GS
Prereq: none Reviews the physical evolution of humans and the origins of culture. The concepts of culture and cross-cultural comparison are utilized to understand the various ways of life humans have created throughout history.
Course Number: SOC 275
Prereq: none Group influences on individual behavior, including role theory, socialization, personality development, and attitude change.
Course Number: SOC 300
Prereq: SOC 100, a 200-level SOC course or permission This course develops analytical approaches to the examination and use of sociological theory in social systems. Basic comprehension of the various paradigms and schools of thought are examined as well as critiques using classical, contemporary, and emerging theoretical writings. Evaluation of the application of social theories is also attempted. (Offered in the Fall semester.)
Course Number: SOC 370
Prereq: SOC 237 or permission of the instructor A sociological research project will be undertaken by the class in order to master the basic components of research. The project will be defined at the beginning of the semester and may have components of quantitative and/or qualitative methods.
Course Number: SOC 468
Prereq: 18 hours completed SOC coursework Seminar serves as a capstone for the general degree option in sociology. The philosophical underpinnings of the basic issues in sociology will be examined. Students come to see how the pieces of sociology form a cogent whole.
|Statistical Techniques for Research||3|
Course Number: STAT 235 GS
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.