Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology
Why Pursue This Program
The online Sociology, Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program is designed to prepare students to make a positive difference in the world through the study of social life, social change and social causes and consequences of human behavior.
Students choose the Sociology, BS program because they:
- Have a need for fully online courses that allow for convenience in earning their degree.
- Have a passion to advocate for the dignity and well-being of all people in a diverse society.
- Gain analytical skills and the ability to understand issues from different perspectives.
The field of sociology is vast from the intimate family to organized crime, politics, race gender and social class and the career options are just as vast. Through study in the program, students will be prepared to make a positive difference in the world.
Career Outlook: Career advancement in a diverse society requires the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with people from different cultures, ethnicities and nationalities. Therefore, a degree in sociology prepares you for work in a variety of fields.
This program is ideal for professionals who wish to work in professions such as:
- Social services
- Market Research
- Public Policy
- Social science research
- Public relations
- Human resources
- Data Analysis
Graduates of this program have gained employment at the following organizations:
- Greenpeace USA
- Nebraska AIDS Project
- S.A.F.E. Center
- Colonial Life
- County Probation Office
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Improve Care Management
- Lyons Living Center
- Public High School
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.
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.