- Course Delivery
- Fully Online
- Total Credits
- In-State Tuition Per Credit
- Out of State Tuition Per Credit
Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney
Get the same diploma as on campus students
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
Suzanne Maughan's philosophy stems from her commitment to be an effective teacher and provide students with the foundation to integrate and implement interdisciplinary knowledge to benefit oneself and the community. She is committed to teaching students and learning from them in quality environments through engaging class interaction, diversity, hands-on experience and by challenging student thought processes.
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
High school diploma
To apply to this program:
- Complete and submit the online application for admissions
- Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee
Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.
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.
|Introduction to Statistics for Social Sciences||3|
Course Number: STAT 235 GS
An introduction to statistics for educational and sociological research. The course will include descriptive statistics, normal distribution and an introduction to correlation and hypothesis testing.
Cost for Nebraska Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $261.00
- Fees: $57.25
- Total: $318.25
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $783.00
- Fees: $171.75
- Total: $954.75
Cost for Out of State Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $396.00
- Fees: $57.25
- Total: $453.25
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $1188.00
- Fees: $171.75
- Total: $1359.75
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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.