Sociology (Online BA)

The Department of Sociology offers an affordable, high quality online program that is identical to our on-campus BA degree program in terms of program requirements and course offerings.

Why Choose an Online Sociology Degree?

You can complete your entire course of study leading to the B.A. in Sociology without needing to attend classes on campus. The online degree completion program in sociology is designed to meet the needs of the military community and other students whose circumstances will not permit them to attend classes on campus. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in attempted coursework at Fayetteville State University is required for acceptance into the undergraduate degree program in Sociology. To be admitted to an ODC program, students must already have completed the University College Core Curriculum or be dual enrolled with a partnering community college.

About the Courses

Faculty are extremely responsive to the needs of students in our online program. Courses are delivered via the Canvas Learning Management System and are taught asynchronously with students interacting with their professor and other students via the internet at convenient times for each person. Online students usually spend 5-6 hours per week (per course) reading and studying course materials. Typically, you will be evaluated based on participation in online discussions and group projects, individual papers, written homework, and online quizzes and examinations.

What will you Learn Online in Sociology?

Our Department prepares students by developing their appreciation of diversity, knowledge base about human behavior, social organization, culture, and social change. Our department also helps students develop valuable transferable skills that are useful in their everyday lives and transferable to any job they obtain.

Discipline Specific Program Learning Outcomes:

  • You will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the main subfields of sociology through proficient performance in statistics, research methods, theory, demography, deviant behavior, social institutions, and social inequality/social processes.
  • You will demonstrate application of sociological theories to various social issues.
  • You will implement important components of the research process by designing a research project.
  • You will apply statistical strategies to social issues.

Important transferable skills learned in our department that employers find desirable:

  • Research & Project Developmental Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Interpersonal/Cross-Cultural Skills
  • Communication Skills
What Will You Do?

The good news for sociology majors is that your studies will be uniquely suited to help you develop the skills you need for a successful 21st century career. There are many career opportunities available for sociology majors.

Possible Career Options with a Sociology Degree

Human Services:

  • Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Advocacy
  • Mental Health Services
  • Programming
  • Administration

Criminal Justice:

  • Corrections
  • Rehabilitation
  • Law Enforcement
  • Judiciary


  • Teaching
  • Research


  • Social Statistics
  • Demography
  • Public Administration
  • Policy Analysis
  • Research
  • Program Development
  • Human Services
  • City Planning
  • Law Enforcement

Social Science Research:

  • Research
  • Data Analysis
  • Demography
  • Market Research
  • Information Sourcing


  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • SalesMarketing
  • Public Relations
  • Office Administration


  • professional writing
  • research
  • editing
  • journalism

Community Service:

  • non-profit agencies
  • urban planning
  • childcare
  • community development
  • environmental groups
  • advocacy