The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Memphis is proud to offer the online Bachelor of Science in Sociology. The degree requires a total of 120 credit hours.

The BS in Sociology serves as preparation for a wide array of careers in business, government, education, social service, law, and more.

Read about some examples of jobs that build on a sociology degree.

Students in the degree program work closely with the departmental academic advisor to design a program of study that best aligns with their future career goals. Students can draw from courses that make use of faculty expertise in such areas as medical sociology, social inequality, sociology of the family, social psychology, criminology and deviant behavior, and methods of social research.

After students successfully complete the Bachelor of Science in Sociology they will have developed the skills identified by the American Sociological Association as resume assets: data analysis, communication proficiency, critical thinking, a global perspective, and preparation for graduate school.

Courses in the Sociology curriculum also support students in developing competencies identified by the National Association of Colleges and Employers as preparing students for career readiness. These competencies are:

  • Career & Self Development
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Technology

Read more about Career Resources for Sociology Undergraduates from the American Sociological Association. The BS in Sociology requires a minimum of 120 hours to graduate. You may complete this degree entirely online through UofM Global or in combination with previously completed college level learning from other sources. Students already in the workforce also have the opportunity to draw from their work experiences and earn credits towards their degree.