Sociology, BA or BS

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology or Bachelor of Science in Sociology

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Fully Online
  • 120
    Credits
  • $259.00
    In-State
  • $452.00
    Out-of-State

Why Pursue This Program

This online Sociology bachelor's degree program provides the analytical skills needed to understand the challenges of a rapidly changing and increasingly diverse world. You'll discover that sociology and anthropology have a distinct perspective on social inequality, patterns of behavior, culture and social change.

Graduates acquire the tools necessary to improve our societies at all levels from the neighborhood to the world community. Whether you are interested in advancing within your career or changing careers, sociology and anthropology courses will help you develop the practical skills employers want. Practical skills gained through this program include:

  • Learn to interpret and analyze data
  • Design and conduct a research project
  • Improve written communication and presentation skills
  • Solve problems and identify solutions
  • Navigate issues of global diversity

Careers you will be qualified for:

  • Family and Social Services Program Support Specialist
  • Business Management and Leadership
  • Marketing Analysis and Research
  • Survey Research Analyst
  • Health and Human Services Advocate
  • Health Care Administration
  • Nonprofit Organizational Administration

Health and Society Concentration

The Health and Society concentration allows students to focus their degree in Sociology on contemporary issues in health and illness, health care organizations, public health policies and health inequalities.

The courses offered in this area may be of interest to students seeking careers in the medical and health-related fields as they provide students with a broader understanding of health care policy, interactions in the healthcare setting, the experience of illness, the provision of care, health disparities and particular patient populations.

What is Sociology?

Sociology is the scientific study of human relationships. Sociologists seek to understand the ways that often unseen social forces shape our lives. Sociologists have broad interests ranging from families, racial and ethnic identity, organizations, social inequality, sex and gender, sexuality, the welfare system, education reform, human rights, to peace and war. Sociology has a distinct perspective on social inequality, patterns of behavior, forces for social change and resistance, and how social systems work. A degree in Sociology provides a well-rounded liberal arts education that emphasizes:

  • Critical thinking
  • Decision-making skills
  • The ability to make connections across disciplines.

Study Sociology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha draws from the research and teaching expertise of 15 full-time faculty. They have interested in health, work and organizations, family, social justice and inequality and anthropology.

What's it like to take a program online?

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.

Flexibility

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 a 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.

About Faculty

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 optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.